PITT CRUISES PAST ROBERT MORRIS
February 3, 2009
Pittsburgh stepped out of conference and the No. 6 Pitt Gets Win over Robert Morris (Tribune-Review), a local opponent coached by former assistant Mike Rice.
Pitt led 53-33 at the half and coasted home 92-72 against the NEC opponent as Pitt has No Problem with RMU (Tribune Review). Robert Morris had won nine consecutive games before the Colonials Experienced the Heat of the Pete (Post-Gazette).
Sam Young had 23 points, DeJuan Blair 18 in 23 minutes, Jermaine Dixon added 15 and Levance Fields scored 12 and doled out 13 assists against just two turnovers.
The Pitt defense was a little soft, allowing RMU to shoot well over 50% and hang with the Panthers on the boards, looking like the crowd and players were still basking in the glow of the previous evening's festivities surrounding the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl win.
Pitt returns to conference action with a meeting at DePaul on Saturday afternoon.
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