Tray Woodall's 24 points boost Pittsburgh at West Virginia

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. -- Tray Woodall scored a game-high 24

points and Pittsburgh won its third straight Big East game with a

72-66 defeat of West Virginia on Monday night.

While the Panthers improved to 14-9, 3-7, West Virginia dropped

to 15-8, 5-5 with the Mountaineers' third straight loss in the Big


Ashton Gibbs added 15 points for the Panthers.

West Virginia freshman forward Kevin Noreen broke his ankle near the 12-minute mark of the first half, West Virginia MetroNews reported.

West Virginia's Kevin Jones produced his 16th double-double for

the Mountaineers with 21 points and 13 rebounds. Darryl "Truck" Bryant had 14 points, Deniz Kilicli finished with 12 and Jabarie

Hinds had 10.

A layup by Nasir Robinson and a 3-pointer by Woodall in the

final minute of the first half gave Pittsburgh a 33-29 halftime


The Panthers held the lead throughout the second half, although

West Virginia never trailed by more than 10 points and twice got

within two.

Information from The Associated Press was used in this report.