Tuesday , Nov , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Gray, Cook lead No. 4 Pittsburgh to rout of Delaware State

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) – Aaron Gray had 17 points and eight rebounds
to lead No. 4 Pittsburgh past Delaware State, 67-50, at Petersen Events
Center.

Mike Cook added 13 points and Levon Kendall and Antonio Graves each chipped in
10 points for the Panthers (2-0), who opened their season last Sunday with a
86-67 romp of Western Michigan.

Aaron Fleetwood had 10 points and seven rebounds and Jahsha Bluntt added 10
points for the Hornets (1-1), who began a stretch of 13 consecutive road
games.

The Hornets scored the first two points of the game, but after that it was all
Pittsburgh.

The Panthers went on a 12-1 run to assume command of the game. Grey scored
seven points during the burst.

A three-pointer by Mark D’Agostino and two free throws by Bluntt got Delaware
State to within 14-11, but Pitt scored the next nine points to again take a
double-digit lead.

A trey in the final seconds by Levance Fields staked the Panthers to a 37-27
lead at halftime.

The closest the Hornets got in the second half was when Troy Roundtree drained
a three-pointer less than a minute in to make it a 39-30 game.

The Panthers, though, scored the next six points and were never seriously
threatened the remainder of the contest.

Game Notes

Delaware State will not play a home game until January 13, 2007…Fields
finished with three points, five rebounds and eight assists…Pitt connected
on 51 percent of its shots while the Hornets only made 35 percent of their
shots from the floor.

DELAWAREST PITT