Boxscore
Pittsburgh 89, Bethune-Cookman 40
Saturday, December 15, 2012 7:00 PM
Location - Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Officials - Paul Faia, Wally Rutecki, Earl Walton
Attendance - 8115

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 T
Bethune-Cookman 24 16 40
Pittsburgh 44 45 89

Recap


Pittsburgh 89, Bethune-Cookman 40: J.J. Moore came off the bench to score 14 of his game-high 18 points in the first half as the host Panthers crushed the Wildcats.

Freshman center Steven Adams logged his first career double-double with 16 points and 10 rebounds while Tray Woodall dished out a season-high 10 assists for Pitt (10-1), which improved to 99-3 against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.

The Panthers trailed just once in the opening minutes, but could not shake Bethune-Cookman (4-8) until they held the Wildcats to a free throw over the final 5:21 of the first half, allowing them to turn a five-point margin into a 44-24 advantage at the break.

Pittsburgh’s swarming defense continued applying the pressure as Bethune-Cookman could not make another field goal until 4:33 had passed in the second half. By that time, the Panthers had extended the lead to 26 and they kept increasing the bulge throughout the rest of the game.

Paul Scotland led the Wildcats with seven points.

GAME NOTEBOOK: Pittsburgh improved to 23-0 all-time against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents. … Bethune-Cookman’s offensive output was its worst since suffering an 83-39 loss to Baylor on Dec. 15, 2010. … The Panthers, who outrebounded Bethune-Cookman 40-11, recorded a season-high 28 assists and shot 67.3 percent from the field, falling just short of another season-best mark (70.8 percent in a season-opening win over Mount St. Mary’s).

Bethune-Cookman Wildcats

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Paul Scotland 20:00 3-9 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 7
Javoris Bryant 24:00 3-7 0-0 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 1 0 6
Adrien Coleman 24:00 3-5 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 1 1 1 2 0 6
Alex Smith 18:00 1-1 0-0 4-4 0 0 0 0 3 0 1 0 6
Kevin Dukes 33:00 1-8 1-7 0-0 0 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 3
Malik Jackson 20:00 2-7 1-4 0-0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 5
Brandon Stewart 21:00 0-2 0-1 4-6 1 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 4
Ricky Johnson 25:00 0-3 0-0 2-2 1 0 1 4 1 1 2 0 2
Marc Mack 15:00 0-1 0-0 1-4 1 1 2 0 2 0 0 0 1
TOTAL 200 13-43 3-16 11-16 3 3 6 6 14 3 10 0 40
  30.2% 18.8% 68.8% Team Rebs: 5   Total TO: 10

Pittsburgh Panthers

  REBOUNDS  
PLAYER MIN FGM-A 3GM-A FTM-A OFF DEF TOT A PF STL TO BLK PTS
Talib Zanna 20:00 4-5 0-0 3-4 2 3 5 1 1 1 2 0 11
Steven Adams 22:00 7-10 0-0 2-3 5 5 10 1 2 1 0 1 16
James Robinson 27:00 3-7 1-2 2-2 0 1 1 4 1 0 2 0 9
Tray Woodall 21:00 1-1 1-1 0-0 0 0 0 10 2 0 2 0 3
Lamar Patterson 22:00 5-7 1-2 0-0 0 2 2 3 1 2 2 0 11
Cameron Wright 20:00 3-4 0-0 1-2 1 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 7
J.J. Moore 20:00 8-12 0-3 2-2 3 1 4 0 1 1 0 0 18
Dante Taylor 18:00 2-2 0-0 2-2 3 8 11 1 3 0 0 0 6
Durand Johnson 13:00 2-3 0-1 0-1 1 1 2 3 4 0 0 0 4
Trey Zeigler 17:00 2-4 0-0 0-0 0 1 1 2 1 0 1 0 4
TOTAL 200 37-55 3-9 12-16 15 22 37 28 18 5 9 2 89
  67.3% 33.3% 75.0% Team Rebs: 3   Total TO: 9