No. 15 Pittsburgh holds off SC State

Lamar Patterson scored 16 points on 7-of-11 55 win over South Carolina State on Saturday night.

Ashton Gibbs netted 14 points to go with six assists, while Talib Zanna donated 12 points and 14 rebounds for the Panthers (10-1), who have won eight straight contests since their only defeat of the season -- an 86-76 loss at the hands of Long Beach State on November 16.

Brandon Riley was high-man in the game with 21 points and Khalif Toombs added 16 points for the Bulldogs (4-7), losers of their last five consecutive games. Shaquil Barber contributed 12 points and five rebounds in a losing effort.