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Pitt doubles Maryland Eastern Shore’s trouble in 78-43 victory

| Saturday, December 15, 2018 4:03 p.m

Pitt completed Maryland Eastern Shore’s miserable three-day stay in Pittsburgh, running away with a 78-43 victory Saturday at Petersen Events Center.

The Hawks (1-10) lost at Duquesne on Thursday night, 72-57.

Maryland Eastern Shore’s 43 points were the fewest allowed by Pitt since an 84-43 victory against Saint Joseph’s College on Nov. 17, 2015.

For Pitt (8-3), it was the Panthers’ first dominant performance in a month and only their second victory since Nov. 21.

Freshman guard Xavier Johnson led Pitt in scoring with 12 points, stretching his career-opening streak of double-figure scoring to 11 games. Jared Wilson-Frame and Terrell Brown, neither of whom were in the starting lineup, scored 11 and 10 points, respectively, for Pitt.

Maryland Eastern Shore scored the first five points of the game, but it was a mere tease for anyone looking for a competitive game.

Over the next 7 minutes, 12 seconds, Pitt went on a 26-3 run, scoring in several different manners.

Johnson and McGowens hit 3-pointers, Toney aggressively hustled into position for an offensive rebound and scored on the follow, Terrell Brown dunked and Khameron Davis came off the bench to record his first points (four) since the Iowa game Nov. 27.

Twice, Pitt led by 21 in the first half, including 38-17 at halftime.

Pitt started the second half on a 9-0 run and built a 47-17 lead at 17:16.

Jerry DiPaola is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Jerry at or via Twitter @JDiPaola_Trib.

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