Wanamaker leads No. 3 Pitt past Rider 87-68

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PITTSBURGH (AP)—Jamie Dixon is closing in on his 200th coaching victory at Pitt. Perhaps by the time he gets to No. 300, the Panthers will have lost another non-conference home game.

Brad Wanamaker had 16 points and 11 assists and No. 3 Pittsburgh used its man-to-man defense and patient offense to slow down Rider’s 3-point shooters during an 87-68 victory on Dec. 4.

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IN THE PAINT—Pitt’s Brad Wanamaker drives into the paint as Rider’s Mike Ringgold defends during the Panthers 87-68 win at the Petersen Events Center on Dec. 4. Wanamaker finished the game with 16 points and 11 assists. (Photo by Chris Lopez)

Ashton Gibbs also scored 16 points and Dante Taylor added 12 to help the Panthers win their 53rd consecutive non-conference home game and their 102nd in 103 games.

They are 81-1 against non-Big East opponents at the Petersen Events Center, where they are 138-11 overall—a statistic that remained on the scoreboard 40 minutes after the game ended.

Pitt, outscoring its home-court opponents by nearly 27 points per game, is 9-0 for the eighth time in nine seasons.

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