And then there were 3; 3 unbeatens in all the land. Pittsburgh jumped out to an early 19-0 lead over a Syracuse team missing one of their best players (Kris Joseph, concussion) and missing a lot of jump shots. Pitt forward, Nasir Robinson, scored nine consecutive points to start the game, nearly a bucket more than what he came in averaging on the year (7.5 points). But the Orange responded with a 17-0 run of their own, holding the fiery Panthers scoreless for a span of over 6 and a half minutes.
With 13:46 remaining, the score was finally tied, but Pitt was able to score nine of the next 12 points. The Panthers never trailed throughout the game and moved to 6-0 in Big East play for the first time in program history.
The Orange drop from the ranks of the remaining undefeated teams, leaving Kansas (see below), Ohio State and San Diego State in a class of their own. With the Big East lead in their own grasps, Pitt has the early inside track at a No. 1 seed in March, dumping 'Cuse to the top No. 2 seed. With their leading scorer back home in New York, the Orange shouldn't hang their heads with a loss to the Panthers in Pittsburgh. They can't really- Villanova comes to the Carrier Dome this weekend.
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In the later tip-off, Baylor proved it doesn't belong amongst the Big 12 titans. The Morris twins dominated the Bears lengthy frontcourt of Quincy Acy, Perry Jones and Anthony Jones. Marcus scored a game-high 25 points and Markieff followed step with 19 points on a combined 19-of-24 from the field (79.2 percent). In the process, Kansas remained unbeaten and put an end to Baylor's 15-game home winning streak.