No. 10 Pitt beats Kentucky Wesleyan in exhibition
Lamar Patterson scored 22 points and Ashton Gibbs added 20 to lead No. 10 Pittsburgh over Division II Kentucky Wesleyan College 76-67 in an exhibition game Monday night.
Kentucky Wesleyan led for most of the first half and by as many as seven, but Pitt took the lead for good after back-to-back layups by Patterson made it 32-29 with 3:30 to go in the first. Gibbs hit two 3-pointers in the final minute to give the Panthers a nine-point lead at halftime.
Pittsburgh led by as many as 19 in the second half.
Senior forward Nasir Robinson returned to the Pitt lineup following surgery Oct. 14 on his torn right meniscus. A starter the last two seasons, Robinson had six points and four rebounds.
Cardell McFarland scored 16 to lead Kentucky Wesleyan.