1. We are starting to find the level of Pitt basketball this season and may not be much more than mediocre. After leading by 8 at the half, the Panthers were outscored 44-27 in the second half. The lack of a go to scorer was never more obvious.
2. Talib Zanna led Pitt with 16 points and pitched in with 5 rebounds, but despite those numbers I wouldn't really call him a major factor. And he had trouble holding on to balls all day.
3. Lamar Patterson had 13 points, thanks to 5-5 from the line, but he was also 4-12 from the field and 0-5 from the line. He looked afraid to shoot many open shots and it's becoming a real problem. He did his usual stat stuffing with 4 rebounds, 4 assists, 2 steals, and a block, but he was not effective.
4. Steven Adams played against two good teams in Michigan and Cincinnati and didn't score against either. At least he had 9 rebounds in this game and has averaged 9.2 rebounds over his last 6 games, but he seems way too overpowered, which shouldn't be happening.
5. Trey Woodall is never going to be the top player that many Pitt fans wanted. It's just not going to happen. In this game he was mostly nonexistent and came away with 9 points, though he was just 3-9 from the field and 0-3 from three. He also had 2 rebounds, 3 assists, and 2 steals.
6. James Robinson was forced to do way too much, both from Jamie Dixon and from the Panthers veterans who decided to stand around. He ended up with 7 points, 2 assists, a rebound, a block, and a turnover.
7. Cameron Wright played well with 10 points in 24 minutes.
8. Trey Zeigler was a disaster with 3 turnovers in just 9 minutes.
9. The Panthers shot 44.2% from the field, 0-10 from three, and 60% from the line.