Fordham vs Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh 86, Fordham 51

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PITTSBURGH (AP) - J.J. Moore netted 20 points to lead Pittsburgh in a dominant 86-51 victory over Fordham Monday night in a nonconference affair.

With the win, Pittsburgh (2-0) advances to the semifinal round of the NIT Season Tip-Off.

Points were divvied up among several Panthers.

Steve Adams, the Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, had an impressive game with 13 points and five rebounds. Trey Woodall was not far behind with 12 points.

Bryan Smith led the scoring effort for Fordham (0-2) with 11 points and three rebounds, and was 4 of 9 on 3-point tries. The Rams shot 40 percent (6 of 15) from beyond the arc.

But those 3-pointers could only do so much for the Rams.

The Panthers man-to-man defense slowed down the Fordham 3-pointers in the second half as Pittsburgh took control of the game with fast-paced drives down the court.

The Rams kept it close in the first fifteen minutes of the game, pulling the gap to 18-15 before the Panthers ran away with it.

In the first half, Fordham's zone defense challenged Pittsburgh inside the paint and forced the Panthers to do a lot of outside shooting. Pittsburgh adjusted at the half, and finished the game with a 42-12 advantage in points from the paint.

The Panthers' Talib Zanna, who had a career-high 20 points last game against Mt. Saint Mary's, was held scoreless in the first half and finished with eight points.

The Panthers also played without sophomore John Johnson and will be without him for the rest of the season. The university announced before the game that he is transferring to another school.

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Fordham Rams
C. Gaston, F251-42-26124
T. Leonard, F142-32-20056
J. Myers, G301-50-02213
B. Smith, G274-90-032311
B. Frazier, G231-52-22304
M. Thomas180-37-82127
R. Canty170-10-02140
R. Rhoomes171-20-02002
J. Short124-72-201111
L. Zivkovic121-20-01013
J. Fay30-00-00000
K. Robinson20-00-00000
Totals 15-4115-1624111951
 36.6%93.8% 
Pittsburgh Panthers
L. Patterson, F262-50-04625
T. Zanna, F213-72-35318
S. Adams, C195-53-450213
J. Robinson, G263-40-02326
T. Woodall, G265-120-125012
D. Taylor212-40-09214
J. Moore197-113-331120
T. Zeigler183-61-20127
C. Wright141-51-23223
D. Johnson103-51-20128
Totals 34-6411-1736241586
 53.1%64.7% 
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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
Dayton14-425-822
St. Bona.14-422-930
VCU14-425-1137
Saint Joes13-528-821
Geo. Wash.11-728-1068
Davidson10-820-1364
Rhode Island9-917-15120
Fordham8-1017-14176
Richmond7-1116-16121
Duquesne6-1217-17162
UMass6-1214-18170
George Mason5-1311-21202
Saint Louis5-1311-21206
La Salle4-149-22233

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TeamConf. W-LTot. W-LRPI Rank
N. Carolina14-433-75
Virginia13-529-83
Miami (Fla.)13-527-89
Louisville12-623-817
Duke11-725-1120
Notre Dame11-724-1231
Va. Tech10-820-1589
Clemson10-817-14131
Pittsburgh9-921-1253
Syracuse9-923-1472
Florida St.8-1020-1482
Georgia Tech8-1021-1569
NC State5-1316-17123
Wake Forest2-1611-20159
Boston College0-187-25250
 
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