Saturday's Top 25 Men's College Basketball Capsules

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Brad Wanamaker scored 17 points and No. 5 Pittsburgh pulled away from fatigued North Florida with a 26-6 run in the first half during a 95-49 victory on Saturday, the Panthers’ 50th straight at home against a non-conference opponent.

J.J. Moore, a freshman forward seeing his most extensive playing time this season, led Pitt with 19 points and had eight rebounds. All but three of his points came after Pitt opened a 30-point lead early in the second half.

Despite poor shooting games from guard Ashton Gibbs and forward Gilbert Brown, the Panthers (3-0) had no problem winning their third game in six days — partly because the worn-out Ospreys (0-2) were losing their second game in 19 hours.

North Florida was competitive during a 75-55 loss at Florida State that didn’t start until 9 p.m. EST Friday, trailing 50-45 midway through the second half.

The ensuing, 900-mile, early morning trip on private jets and the quick turnaround before playing a 4 p.m. EST game against a Top 5 team proved to be too challenging for the Ospreys, who went from being down 10-6 to trailing 36-12 in slightly less than 10 minutes.

Andres Diaz led North Florida with 14 points.

No. 13 Illinois 85, S. Illinois 63

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Demetri McCamey had 18 points and nine assists and D.J. Richardson added 16 points for Illinois.

The Illini (3-0) led 41-30 at halftime and opened the second half with a 19-4 run to pull away.

Richardson finished 4 for 5 from 3-point range.

Carlton Fay led Southern Illinois (0-1) with 13 points and five rebounds.

Illinois coach Bruce Weber spent five seasons as the head coach at Southern Illinois before joining the Illini in 2003.

McCamey opened the second half with a 3 that started the deciding run and the Illini pulled away, taking a 71-42 lead with 8:22 remaining in the game.

No. 17 Butler 83, Marian 54

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Shelvin Mack scored 20 points and Andrew Smith added a career-high 10 as Butler won its season-opener.

Before the game, the Bulldogs celebrated their run to last season’s national championship game by unveiling the first Final Four banner in school history.

Jordan Tucker scored 11 points to lead Marian, an NAIA school from Indianapolis. The Knights counted the game as an exhibition and not against their season record.

Butler led 30-16 with 6:51 to go in the first half, and Marian used a 12-3 run to get within 33-28. But the Bulldogs scored the final nine points of the half to take a 42-28 lead and went on a 10-0 run early in the second half to seal it.

No. 18 Washington 118, McNeese St. 64

SEATTLE (AP) — Matthew Bryan-Amaning scored a career-high 28 points and pulled down 13 rebounds for Washington in the season-opener for both teams.

Bryan-Amaning, the Huskies’ 6-foot-9 senior forward, was 11 of 18 from the field. He was two rebounds short of his career high.

He was one of seven Huskies in double figures as they scored the third-most points in team history.

Isaiah Thomas, who played sparingly in the second half, finished with 17 points for Washington, while Aziz N’Diaye, a 7-foot junior-college transfer, had 12 points and 15 rebounds.

Patrick Richard led the Cowboys with 18 points.

No. 25 San Diego St. 81, Long Beach St. 65

LONG BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kawhi Leonard had 21 points and 12 rebounds and D.J. Gay scored 20 points to lead San Diego State to the victory in its first game ever as a ranked team.

James Rahon scored 14 points and Chase Tapley had 11 for the Aztecs, who opened the season ranked for the first time in program history.

Trailing by a point, Rahon hit three consecutive 3-pointers to cap an 11-0 run that gave the Aztecs a 65-55 lead with 8:06 left.

T.J Robinson finished with 19 points and nine rebounds for the 49ers, who lost their 19th straight game against a ranked opponent.


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