Another good, but not great performance against another good, but not great team. But even though Pitt has not been great yet this season, I still see them having a good chance of going 16-1 as they go into Marquette next month. They're 9-1 now and the only semi-tough game until Marquette is Notre Dame who is 6-4 and has lost Tim Abromaitis for the season.
How great was it to hear Jeff Van Gundy do a Pitt game? Not only is he knowledgable, but he's entertaining and he clearly appreciates the Pitt program. Has to make a Pitt fan proud when people like Van Gundy, Bobby Knight, Jay Bilas, and Rick Majerus says great things about the program.
Lamar Patterson was excellent with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and 7 assists. He also had zero turnovers.
Ashton Gibbs again led all Panthers with 17 points, while Nasir Robinson chipped in 15 points and 6 rebounds.
Think Dante Taylor got a wake up call with Khem Birch starting again? He had another decent game with 8 points, 7 rebounds, and 4 blocks. I think it's safe to say he will never be a star, but it's just as safe to say that he's not a flop. He's a good player, not a great player, but that's okay.
Birch did add 5 points, as did Cameron Wright, John Johnson, and J.J. Moore.
The Panthers shot 53.1% from the floor and they needed it because they made only 4 of 11 threes and 18 of 29 free throws. Robinson was 1-5 from the line and Taylor was 0-2.
Oklahoma State shot just 41.9% from the field and the Panthers out rebounded them 38-23.
Gibbs played 39 minutes, against Tennessee he played 38, and against Duquesne it was 36. Hopefully he doesn't wear down and Travon Woodall comes back sooner rather than later.
Next up the Panthers will host South Carolina State next Saturday. Yippee.