Pitt eases by Mount St. Mary's 80-48 in opener

Pitt eases by Mount St. Mary's 80-48 in opener
November 9, 2012, 8:02 pm
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Pittsburgh's Steven Adams, left, and Mount St. Mary's' Kristijan Krajina jump for the opening tip-off to start their season in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 9, 2012 in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)

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PITTSBURGH (AP) Talib Zanna scored a career-high 20 points and Pittsburgh had little trouble in an 80-48 win over Mount St. Mary's on Friday night.

Tray Woodall added 14 points and six assists for the Panthers, who improved to 10-0 in season openers under coach Jamie Dixon. Highly touted freshman center Steven Adams had eight points, eight rebounds and four blocks in 26 minutes for Pitt.

The Panthers set a school record by shooting 70 percent (34 of 48) from the field.

Xavier Owens led the Mountaineers with 15 points and Rashad Whack added 11 but Mount St. Mary's couldn't keep up with the bigger, deeper Panthers.

Pitt outscored Mount St. Mary's 58-14 in the paint and shut Mount St. Mary's down following a slow start. The Panthers broke it open with a 12-0 run to start the second half.