Pittsburgh continues unbeaten start behind stellar guard playDec 6, 2006 - 6:58 AM PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- The backcourt of Xenia Stewart and Shavonte Zellous continued Pittsburgh's unbeaten start.
Stewart and Zellous scored 21 points apiece as the No. 24 Panthers posted a 79-69 victory over Robert Morris.
Stewart, who tied a career high in points, shot 9-of-16 from the field, grabbed six rebounds and handed out five assists as the Big East squad improved to 9-0.
In part to the strong start, Pittsburgh earned its first ranking in the USA Today/ESPN coaches poll earlier Tuesday.
Zellous went 8-of-14 and backcourt mate Jania Sims added 13 points and seven boards for the Panthers, who held a 25-9 advantage in second-chance points despite a 42-41 deficit in rebounding.
Chinata Nesbit scored 20 points and grabbed 12 rebounds for the Colonials (3-3), who shot 40 percent (23-of-58).
- NCAA WOMENS BB
FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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ROBERT MORRIS 29 40 69
PITTSBURGH (24) 45 34 79 FINAL
Dec 5 9:02 PM
- NCAA WOMENS BB
ROBERT MORRIS 29
PITTSBURGH (24) 45 HALFTIME
Dec 5 7:50 PM
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