A Lamar Patterson 3-pointer and a Dante Taylor put-back helped Pitt close out the first half on a 5-0 run to open up a 35-22 lead Saturday.
UConn’s Shabazz Napier, clearly not 100 percent (shoulder), scored five points on four shot attempts. As a team, the Huskies were 7-for-24 from the field. Pittsburgh, which switched to a zone defense when point guard Tray Woodall picked up his second foul, controlled the half defensively.
Pitt forward Talib Zanna, who entered with just seven points on 1-for-11 shooting in his past two games, scored six in the first five minutes to help the Panthers to an early lead