DUBLIN, Ireland—Pitt outscored the Dart Killester Club Team 29-12 in the fourth quarter en route to an 88-62 win over the hosts Wednesday at Dublin City University. The win improved Pitt to a perfect 4-0 in its Summer Tour to Ireland. The Panthers have claimed their four games by an average of 40.0 points per win.
Following the contest, Pitt senior Gilbert Brown was presented with a golden basketball as he was honored as the Man of the Match. With a team-high 14 points in the game, Brown was the only Pitt player to record double figures in both games during its two contests in Dublin. Sophomore Dante Taylor finished with a double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds, junior Ashton Gibbs and senior Brad Wanamaker each chipped in nine points, and sophomore J.J. Richardson, redshirt freshman Talib Zanna and senior Gary McGhee each scored eight points apiece for the Panthers.
Dart Killester's Jermaine Turner led the way for the hosts with a game-high 27 points on the evening.
Pitt put the game out of reach by outscoring Dart Killester 29-12 in the fourth quarter. Pitt's 7-0 fourth quarter run sparked by Taylor's offensive rebound dunk, a Gibbs 3-pointer and a McGhee dunk off a Richardson pass put the game out of reach.
Dart Killester kept the game fairly close throughout the contest. It cut Pitt's double digit lead down to six points at 47-41, but Wanamaker answered with a key jumper with 5:20 left in the third quarter. The Panthers led just 59-50 at the conclusion of the third quarter.
Brown did much of his damage in the second quarter, giving the Panthers the lead for good with dunks on back-to-back plays. Pitt led 39-30 at halftime after it trailed by its largest margin over its first four games in Ireland—five points (14-9)—in the first quarter.
Once again, the Panthers grabbed over 20 offensive rebounds and outrebounded Dart Killester 50-25 in the game.
Pitt spent Wednesday morning at the Newgrange burial site.
Pitt is off tomorrow. It is back in action when it travels to Belfast, Northern Ireland to play the Melbourne Tigers (Australia) on Friday, August 6 at Odyssey Arena. Tipoff is at 8:30 p.m. Ireland Time.