Jan. 3, 2009

WASHINGTON (AP) - Fourteen games into the season, No. 3 Pittsburgh took its first major test and passed it with plenty to spare - thanks to the inside muscle of DeJuan Blair.

Blair had 20 points and 17 rebounds to win his duel with Georgetown standout freshman Greg Monroe, and the No. 3 Panthers never trailed in Saturday's 70-54 win over the No. 11 Hoyas.

In a rematch of the last two Big East tournament championship games, Pittsburgh (14-0, 2-0 Big East) broke open a close contest with a 17-4 run midway through the second half.

DaJuan Summers scored 22 points to lead Georgetown, single-handedly keeping his team in the game in the first half. Monroe added 15 points for the Hoyas (10-2, 1-1), who were dealt a sobering reality check five days after their road upset of No. 2 Connecticut.