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J.J. Moore scored 15 points, Dante Taylor added 14 points and eight rebounds as No. 15 Pittsburgh crushed St. Francis (Pa.) 71-45 on Tuesday night.
The Panthers (11-1) won their ninth straight by holding the Red Flash (3-8) to 35 percent shooting and continuing their dominance on the glass. Pitt came in leading the nation in rebounding margin - grabbing 12 more a game than the opponent - and added to those numbers by outrebounding St. Francis 42-21.
Anthony Ervin had 13 points and Stephon Whyatt added 10 for the Red Flash, who never recovered after Pitt reeled off the game's first 13 points
St. Francis came in shooting 48 percent from the field on the season but missed its first eight shots and quickly fell behind by 21 points before settling in.
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The departure of freshman Khem Birch leaves Pittsburgh with some concerns about its depth inside, but it feels confident that it has plenty of viable options to fill his playing time.
While still adjusting to the loss of Birch, the 15th-ranked Panthers don't expect much of a challenge Tuesday night when they try to improve to 29-0 against visiting St. Francis, Pa.
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Khem Birch's decision to leave Pittsburgh may have come as a surprise to coach Jamie Dixon, but, as Seth Davis writes, his departure is reflective of a larger problem plaguing the sport.
By any measure, Khem Birch was having a promising freshman season. A 6-foot-9 forward at Pittsburgh who was just the second McDonald's All-American to play at the school, Birch was averaging 4.4 points in 15 minutes, but he was leading the team in blocks and had started the last six games, making him just the third freshman to start during Jamie Dixon's nine years as head...
J.J. Moore scored 15 points, Dante Taylor added 14 points and eight rebounds as No. 15 Pittsburgh crushed St. Francis (Pa.) 71-47 on Tuesday night. The Panthers (11-1) won their ninth straight by holding the Red Flash (3-8) to 35 percent shooting and continuing their dominance on the glass. Pitt came in leading the nation in rebounding margin -- grabbing 12 more a game than the opponent...
In happier news, Pitt had no problem with St. Francis. This is not exactly a shock. The Flash aren’t exactly a mid-major threat. The only questions coming into the game were the amount of minutes for the players and the size of the win.
Pitt built a lead of as high as 31 before finally ending up with a 71-47 win.
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Dec 20, 7:00 PM | Petersen Events Center
St. Francis PA Red Flash vs Pittsburgh Panthers Odds
The Pittsburgh Panthers will look to boost their win total and cover the spread when they tip off against the St. Francis PA Red Flash at Petersen Events Center on Tuesday in NCAAB play.
The Panthers currently sports a 10-1 record overall in NCAAB action, and...
For nearly the first 12 minutes of St. Francis' (Pa.) game at No. 15 Pittsburgh on Tuesday night, the scoreboard didn't work, simply showing zeroes.
The way those 12 minutes went for the Red Flash, coach Don Friday didn't exactly mind.
''Maybe I would have had a damn stroke, had I seen what the score was in some segments,'' he said.
Using the tough...