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Pittsburgh 67, Miami 61

February 19, 1995

PITTSBURGH (AP) _ Andre Alridge scored 23 points and had a career-high 10 assists and Garrick Thomas added 20 points as Pitt used hot 3-point shooting to beat Miami 67-61 in the Big East Saturday night.

Thomas made six 3-pointers and Alridge made four as the Panthers tied the school record with 14 successful 3-point shots. The record was set in 1990 against Marshall and matched earlier this season against Georgia.

Pitt made the 14 shots on 24 attempts. The .538 percentage was a season best.

Pitt (7-15, 3-11) won for the third time in the last 13 games. The Panthers have won consecutive conference games for the first time this season and are 7-0 against Miami in regular-season Big East games.

After making just eight of 29 overall shots from the floor in the first half, the Panthers scored on nine of 11 3-point attempts in the second half.

Alridge made all three of his 3-point tries in the second half and Thomas made four of five attempts. Alridge, a junior guard, topped his career best of nine assists, set against North Carolina earlier this season.

Steven Edwards led Miami with 15 points, all on 3-point shots. Kevin Norris scored 13 and Constantin Popa added 10. Miami is 11-10 and 6-8.

Thomas came off the bench early in the game to replace starting guard Mahdi Spruill and wound up playing 32 minutes.

Pitt trailed by two points at the half and fell behind 34-29 five minutes into the second half as Edwards made three consecutive 3-pointers. Alridge tied the score with 12:52 left, and then put Pitt ahead to stay with a pair of free throws.

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