Justin K. Aller
Pitt continued it's run through the non-conference portion of its schedule with another blowout - this time an 89-47 win over North Florida. The game was actually fairly close in the first half and the Panthers had only an 11-point lead at halftime. But in the second half, it was all Pitt. The Panthers went on a 15-4 run to start the second quarter and things were over pretty quickly after that.
And how about this - North Florida didn't shoot a single free throw the entire game according to the box score. I didn't see it as I was experiencing the joys of Christmas shopping on a weekend in December, but man. I've never heard of that happening.
Five players scored in double figures and while Steven Adams wasn't one of those, he did have a pretty good game with six points, seven rebounds, four blocks, and two steals. And as you can expect, the bench got plenty of minutes. They responded, contributing 32 points, led by Dante Taylor's team-high 16 and Cameron Wright's 10.
Speaking of Wright, he's gone a bit under the radar this season, but has really improved. A year ago, he looked unsure of himself and I wouldn't have even said a transfer was out of the question. This year, he passed fellow sophomore John Johnson on the depth chart, and has been a solid contributor.
Pitt now gets a week off before their next game next Saturday against Bethune-Cookman.