Posted December 23, 2011 on AP on Fox
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Travon Woodall's groin and abdominal injuries can't heal fast enough for No. 15 Pittsburgh. With their point guard and unquestioned floor leader on the shelf for at least another week, the Panthers bobbled their way to a shocking 59-54 loss to Wagner on Friday night. Pitt saw its nine-game winning streak end thanks to 40 percent shooting, 18 turnovers and a seeming unwillingness to scrap with the smaller, quicker Seahawks. ''I can't really point to a lot of things that we did well,'' Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. ''It was disappointing in every way.'' Ashton Gibbs led the Panthers (11-2) with 14 points but made just 5 of 16 shots and turned it over four times while filling in for Woodall. The ballhandling burden appears to be wearing on the preseason Big East Player of the Year, who is shooting just 36 percent from the field since Woodall went down. The Panthers miss Woodall's leadership, and the Seahawks (8-3) made Pitt pay while ...
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