Pittsburgh -- Lamar Patterson scored 20 points on Sunday and Pittsburgh shot a school-record 81 percent from the field in the first half to beat Howard 84-52.
Michael Young also set a career-high, scoring 11 points, including his first 3-pointer, and was 4-of-4 from the floor. In control from the tipoff, the Panthers (3-0) reeled off a 9-0 run and never looked back. Howard (2-3) didn't score until more than seven minutes had ticked off the clock, and by then trailed 18-5.
Pitt's defense limited Howard to just 37 percent shooting and in the second half forced 18 turnovers and held Howard to just 17 baskets made.
James Daniel led the Bison with 22 points and Solomon Mangham added 10.
Pitt's 81 percent from the field on 17-of-21 shooting topped the previous school record of 80.8 percent, when the Panthers shot 21-of-26 in a half against George Washington on Jan. 9, 1980.