Monday, December 22, 2014
Pittsburgh Pounds Clemson 76-43
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Talib Zanna scored 22 points on near flawless shooting and No. 20 Pittsburgh drilled Clemson 76-43 on Tuesday night.
Zanna connected on 9 of 10 shots, most of them dunks or layups, as the Panthers (17-2, 5-1 ACC) bounced back from a loss to No. 2 Syracuse by crushing the upstart Tigers.
Lamar Patterson added 13 points, six rebounds and four assists for Pitt as the Panthers put a halt to Clemson's three-game winning streak.
K.J. McDaniels battled early foul trouble and finished with 11 points for the Tigers but Clemson was never in it. Pitt needed less than 10 minutes to build a double-digit lead and cruised while handing the Tigers their worst loss of the season.
Copyright by STATS LLC and The Associated Press
Wind: 7 MPH
Humidity: 93 %