No. 9 Pitt goes long range to beat Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH (Sports Network) – Levance Fields went 6-of-7 from three-point
range for an 18-point night, as No. 9 Pittsburgh cruised past Cincinnati,
67-51, at Fifth Third Arena.
Pitt was a scorching 61 percent from the floor on the night, including 12-
of-19 from long distance.
Ronald Ramon and Sam Young both netted 10 points for the Panthers (18-2, 6-1
Big East), who improved to 5-1 on the road. Big man Aaron Gray just missed a
double-double with nine points and 10 rebounds.
John Williamson scored 15 points and Deonta Vaughn had 13 for Cincinnati
(10-9, 1-4), which has dropped six of its last seven contests.
Pittsburgh was white hot from beyond the arc in the first half, hitting 10 of
its 14 three-point attempts (71 percent) en route to a 38-26 lead.
Fields led the way, going 5-of-6 from three-point land for 15 points prior to
intermission. Ramon, meanwhile, hit all three of his three-point attempts and
got all 10 of his points in the opening half.
One of those Fields’ treys put the Panthers in front 5-4, and Pitt led the
rest of the way.
The Bearcats tried to keep it close, but the Panthers just couldn’t miss.
Cincinnati was unable to make any significant dent in the second stanza, as
the road team coasted to an easy victory.
The Panthers have won eight of their last nine overall…Cincinnati shot 19-
of-52 (37 percent) from the field…The Bearcats got 19 points off turnovers,
compared to just three by Pitt.