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Pitt beats Kent State 71-59 behind Wanamaker's 18

Dec 12, 2009 - 9:29 PM By ALAN ROBINSON AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH(AP) -- Brad Wanamaker scored 18 points to help Pittsburgh quickly open up a 10-point lead, and the Panthers overcame a poor shooting game by its leading scorer and a sluggish second half to beat Kent State 71-59 on Saturday.

Wanamaker made all three of his 3-point attempts as Pitt (8-2) withstood a 10-point game by Ashton Gibbs, who came in averaging 17 points before being held to three points in the first 33 minutes. Gibbs scored 48 points in his previous two games - 25 in a 74-64 loss to Indiana on Tuesday and 23 against New Hampshire - only to miss seven of his first eight shots.

Despite Gibbs' slow start, the Panthers won a school-record 44th consecutive home game against a non-conference opponent and their 27th in a row at the Petersen Events Center. Justin Greene scored 17 for Kent State (5-4).








  • NCAA BB
    FINAL 1ST 2ND TOTAL
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    KENT STATE 29 30 59
    PITTSBURGH 38 33 71 FINAL

    HIGH SCORERS: KENT STATE - JUSTIN GREENE 15, CHRIS SINGLETARY 13,
    TYREE EVANS 11
    PITTSBURGH - BRAD WANAMAKER 18, NASIR ROBINSON 12,
    TWO PLAYERS WITH 10

    Dec 12 3:56 PM


  • NCAA BB
    KENT ST 29
    PITTSBURGH 38 HALFTIME

    Dec 12 2:47 PM
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    Kent State vs. PittsburghDec 2 5:15 PM