Pitt Basketball Blows Past Mt. St. Mary's
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Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE
Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

Posted Nov 9, 2012


Talib Zanna with a career-high 20 points, Travon Woodall with 14 points and 6 assists, Steven Adams with 8 points, 8 rebounds and 4 blocks in his Pitt debut.

Pittsburgh (AP) -- Talib Zanna scored a career-high 20 points and Pittsburgh had little trouble in an 80-48 win over Mount St. Mary's on Friday night.

Tray Woodall added 14 points and six assists for the Panthers, who improved to 10-0 in season openers under coach Jamie Dixon. Highly touted freshman center Steven Adams had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes for Pitt.

The Panthers set a school record by shooting 70 percent (34 of 48) from the field.

Xavier Owens led the Mountaineers with 15 points and Rashad Whack added 11 but Mount St. Mary's couldn't keep up with the bigger, deeper Panthers.

Pitt outscored Mount St. Mary's 58-14 in the paint and shut Mount St. Mary's down following a slow start. The Panthers broke it open with a 12-0 run to start the second half.



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