Scores

Final

Delaware 59

(2-3, 1-1 away)

Pittsburgh 85

(5-1, 4-0 home)

Coverage: ESPN/WatchESPN

2:30 PM ET, November 23, 2012

Madison Square Garden, New York, New York

1 2 T
DEL 21 3859
PITT 41 4485

Top Performers

Delaware: D. Saddler 28 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl

Pittsburgh: T. Zanna 18 Pts, 10 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Blk

Pitt crushes Delaware in NIT consolation game

Associated Press

NEW YORK -- Talib Zanna had 18 points and 10 rebounds to help Pittsburgh bounce back from a loss to No. 4 Michigan by beating Delaware 85-59 Friday in the consolation game of the NIT Season Tipoff.

Lamar Patterson had 16 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (5-1), and Tray Woodall added 13 points and seven assists.

Devon Saddler scored 28 points for Delaware, but the Blue Hens fell behind by 21 in the first half. Even switching to full-court pressure couldn't do much to hold back the Panthers, who relied on superior size and a 10-man rotation.

The Blue Hens (2-3) still have a nonconference game against Duke to navigate before getting to the Colonial Athletic Association schedule, where they are likely to contend for the league title.

Pitt should be favored to remain unbeaten before the Big East opener against Cincinnati on Dec. 31.

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Team Stat Comparison

 
DEL
PITT
Points 59 85
FG Made-Attempted 22-57 (.386) 33-56 (.589)
3P Made-Attempted 4-14 (.286) 4-10 (.400)
FT Made-Attempted 11-14 (.786) 15-17 (.882)
Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 15 (0/0) 17 (0/0)
Largest Lead 0 27

2012-13 Season

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