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Moore, No. 15 Pitt cruise to ninth straight victory

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - J.J. Moore scored 15 points and grabbed six rebounds, as No. 15 Pittsburgh cruised to a 71-47 victory over St. Francis-PA at the Petersen Events Center.

Dante Taylor posted 14 points on 7-of-10 shooting and pulled down eight boards for the Panthers (11-1), who won their ninth straight game.

"We got off to a really good start," said Pittsburgh head coach Jaime Dixon. "We did what we wanted to do against the one-three-one. I thought we attacked it very well. It was something we prepared for. We outrebounded them by a big number. That is our strength and we wanted to take advantage of that."

Anthony Ervin had 13 points to pace the Red Flash (3-8), who had won three of four after opening the season with six straight losses.

"Coming in here tonight we knew we were up against a really good Pitt team in a great venue," said St. Francis-PA head coach Don Friday.

The Red Flash missed their first seven shots as Pitt raced out to a 13-0 lead. A three-point play by Lamar Patterson extended the hosts' advantage to 30-7 with just under six minutes to go in the first half.

St. Francis-PA played better down the stretch but still trailed 39-21 at halftime.

The Panthers opened the second half on a 10-0 run and their lead ballooned to 31 at 61-30 on a Moore free throw with about 9 1/2 minutes to play.

Pittsburgh shot 50 percent (28-of-56) for the game and committed only six fouls. The Red Flash were limited to 35 percent shooting.

Game Notes

The Panthers improved to 29-0 against St. Francis-PA...Patterson finished with 11 points, five rebounds, four assists and three steals...Stephon Whyatt chipped in 10 points for the Red Flash, which made 6-of-14 three- pointers...Pitt held a 42-21 rebounding advantage and outscored St. Francis-PA 44-16 in the paint.

12/20 22:57:37 ET

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CHR 4
DUR 3
 
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Final
WAS 1
PHI 2
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BAL 2
SEA 1
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CLE 12
TEX 2
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DET 4
COL 2
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MIA 2
CIN 5
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TAM 3
ANA 5
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BOS 4
NYY 3
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NYM 1
SFG 5
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CWS 10
MIN 8
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HOU 3
TOR 1
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STL 4
MIL 7
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KAN 1
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ARI 4
PIT 9
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SDP 10
ATL 1
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CHC 8
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