PITTSBURGH – The scoring efforts of Kendrick Perry weren't nearly enough to lead Youngstown State over Pittsburgh, as Pitt countered Perry's 28 points with five players scoring in double-figures to notch a 91-73 victory.
Lamar Patterson led Pitt (10-0) with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and added a game-high four assists. Under the basket, Talib Zanna posted his 10th career double-double with 10 points and 15 rebounds while Derrick Randall chipped in 11 points and seven rebounds off the bench.
Behind the efforts of Zanna and Randall, the Panthers out-rebounded the Penguins by a massive 47-21 margin.
Perry scored the Penguins' first seven points of the game and kept Youngstown St. (7-5) close through the first half. But Pitt opened its 43-32 halftime lead to 18 points with a 7-0 run to start the second half.
Kamren Belin added 13 points as the only other Penguin to score in double-figures.