Friday, November 9, 2012

Mt. St. Mary's Falls To PITT in Opener

Pittsburgh 80, Mount St. Mary's 48

PITTSBURGH -- 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. Mt. St. Mary's hosts  University of Hartford on Tuesday November 13.

1 comment:

  1. I thought we looked pretty good at first, then I don't know what happened. Whatever the case is, it was a better opener than last year. It is just gonna take some time. There is a lot of new players and they are playing in a system nearly the complete opposite from Burke. I believe it will ok once everyone gets used to things. There was some flashes of some very good play- especially by Whack, Wiggins, and Owens. The biggest issue is that we did not have any inside game. Krajina did not show up until the game was nearly over. Barber was basically non existent and so was Parker. I found that very odd. I wonder if they were being disciplined for something, he did not play them very much at all? If they get any inside game and if Castellanos can stop running around all over the place bouncing the ball all around, then we will be fine.