Once again, the Panthers played a vastly inferior team but with the victory they are now 10-1.
Ashton Gibbs shot horribly going 6-18 from the field and 2-12 from three. He ended up with 14 points, 6 assists, and 3 rebounds.
The leading scorer for the Panthers was Lamar Patterson who scored 16 points, thanks to shooting 7-11 from the field and 2-5 from three. He also added 6 rebounds, 3 assists, 2 blocks, and a steal. Needless to say, the sophomore is really coming on and turning into a pretty good player.
With Khem Birch no longer on the team, Dante Taylor once again got his chance to start, but he disappointed with 2 points and 4 rebounds in 25 minutes.
Picking up the slack for both Birch and Taylor was Talib Zanna who was impressive with 12 points and 14 rebounds in 26 minutes. He did have some trouble holding onto the ball though and had 3 turnovers. But for the most part, if he played like this the rest of the way, Birch may not be that missed that much this year. But consistency has been Zanna's weakness for all of his career.
Nasir Robinson had another decent all around game with 8 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 2 steals.
Once again Cameron Wright started and didn't score, and once again John Johnson got more minutes than him off the bench. He did good with 8 points in 20 minutes.
The Panthers won the rebounding battle with a 38-24 advantage.
Pitt held SC State to 38.9% from the floor but also shot 5-21 from three, 21.7%, and 57.1% from the line.
The Panthers next host St. Francis (PA) on Tuesday.