Pitt 87 Rider 68

Wanamaker's 16 points pace four Panthers in double-figures. Gary McGhee grabs a game-high 10 rebounds.

Pitt basketball improved to a perfect 9-0 with a 87-68 win over Rider on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center.

Brad Wanamaker had a double-double, contributing 16 points and 11 assists. Fellow guard Ashton Gibbs also added 16 points, while Dante Taylor came off the bench for 12 points.

For a second game in a row, Pitt's perimeter defense showed up against a hot-shooting three-point team. Rider entered Saturday's contest one of the nation's best three-point shooting teams, with a 44.6 percentage. Against Pitt Saturday, they shot just 7-of-21 (33 percent).

Also scoring in double figures for the Panthers was Gilbert Brown with 11. Gary McGhee had a game-high 10 rebounds. Mike Ringgold led Rider with 24 points.

Pitt jumped out to a 42-29 lead at halftime, and never looked back. Paced by McGhee's rebounding, the Panthers held a 35-23 edge on the glass.

Pitt returns to action Wednesday night with a home game against Delaware State. Tip-off is set for 7 pm.

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