Johnson scores 18 as Pitt rolls by Gardner-Webb 99-80
PITTSBURGH (AP) Cameron Johnson scored 18 points and made all four of his 3-point attempts as Pittsburgh rolled by Gardner-Webb 99-80 on Monday night.
The Panthers, who needed double-overtime to slip by Eastern Washington in coach Kevin Stallings' debut last Friday, avoided any major drama this time. Johnson hit a pair of 3s during a 10-0 run midway through the first half that broke it open for Pitt (2-0).
Senior forward Michael Young came off the bench for just the second time in his career to score 18 points. Sheldon Jeter added 14 points and a game-high 13 rebounds while Jamel Artis had 11 points and six assists for the Panthers, who shot 53 percent and had 29 assists on 35 field goals.
LaQuincy Rideau finished with a career-high 23 points for the Runnin' Bulldogs (0-2), while adding eight rebounds and six assists. David Efianayi finished with 20 points and Liam O'Reilly chipped in 14.