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MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) -- 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, 3-6, West Virginia dropped to 15-8, 5-5 with the Mountaineers' third straight loss in the Big East.

Ashton Gibbs added 15 points for the Panthers.

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 lead.

The Panthers held the lead throughout the second half, although West Virginia never trailed by more than 10 points and twice got within two.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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