Boxscore
Pittsburgh 74, N.C. Asheville 51
Thursday, March 17, 2011 3:10 PM
Location - Verizon Center, Washington, District of Columbia
Officials - Jeb Hartness, Chris Rastatter, Bret Smith
Attendance - 17578

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
N.C. Asheville 25 26 51
Pittsburgh 30 44 74

Recap


Top-seeded Pittsburgh pulled away from UNC-Asheville in the second half and advanced 74-51 in the second round of the NCAA tournament Thursday at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

Pitt (28-5) led the No. 16 Bulldogs just 30-25 at halftime before exerting dominance on defense and the backboards the rest of the way.

Pittsburgh plays Butler in the third round Saturday.

The Panthers' Ashton Gibbs scored 20 of his 26 points in the second half. Nasir Robinson scored 12, and Gary McGhee had seven points and 11 rebounds.

Pitt won the rebound battle 44-26 and held UNC-Asheville to 30 percent from the field and just 15 percent from 3-point range.

Bulldogs guard Matt Dickey, hero of their first-round overtime win over Arkansas-Little Rock, scored 21 points, and guard J.P. Primm scored 14.

UNC-Asheville (20-14) won the Big South Conference tournament and beat Arkansas-Little Rock in overtime in the Tuesday's First Four round of play-in games..

NC-Asheville Bulldogs

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
John Williams 35:00 1-7 0-0 3-6 1 7 8 0 4 0 0 3 5
Matt Dickey 36:00 7-15 2-9 5-5 0 3 3 2 1 3 3 0 21
Chris Stephenson 28:00 3-11 1-3 0-0 4 3 7 4 2 1 2 0 7
JP Primm 27:00 6-13 0-5 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 2 3 0 14
Quinard Jackson 23:00 0-2 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 0
D.J. Cunningham 14:00 0-3 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 2 0
Eric Stubbs 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0
Jaron Lane 25:00 0-3 0-1 4-4 0 1 1 0 1 1 2 1 4
Toles Hartman 3:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Josh Seligson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
Trent Meyer 3:00 0-1 0-1 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0
Jeremy Harn 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Madison Davis 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 17-55 3-19 14-19 7 17 24 9 21 7 10 6 51
  30.9% 15.8% 73.7% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 10

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Gilbert Brown 31:00 2-8 1-5 4-4 3 6 9 2 2 0 3 1 9
Brad Wanamaker 28:00 2-3 0-0 2-2 0 2 2 3 4 0 3 0 6
Gary McGhee 24:00 3-7 0-0 1-2 6 5 11 2 2 0 1 0 7
Ashton Gibbs 34:00 9-16 6-9 2-3 0 2 2 1 1 1 0 0 26
Nasir Robinson 25:00 4-8 0-0 4-8 2 1 3 2 1 0 2 0 12
Dante Taylor 15:00 3-5 0-0 1-2 3 2 5 0 3 0 1 0 7
Travon Woodall 23:00 1-6 0-2 2-2 1 4 5 6 1 2 1 0 4
Lamar Patterson 16:00 1-5 1-3 0-0 3 2 5 2 2 1 1 0 3
J.J. Richardson 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-2 1 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
Aron Nwankwo 1:00 0-1 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
J.J. Moore 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Nick Rivers 1:00 0-0 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 200 25-59 8-19 16-25 19 25 44 18 16 4 12 1 74
  42.4% 42.1% 64.0% Team Rebs: 6   Total TO: 12
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