ACC and area college hoops
Pittsburgh 77, Lehigh 58
AP Sports Writer
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points to with 14 rebounds and Pittsburgh made quick work of Lehigh 77-58 on Tuesday night.
Durand Johnson chipped in 15 points for the Panthers (4-0), who had little trouble with the well-traveled Mountain Hawks after racing to an early 23-point lead. James Robinson added a career-high 11 assists without turning it over as Pitt cruised. The Panthers have won their four games by an average of 26 points.
Tim Kempton led Lehigh with 20 points but the Mountain Hawks (1-4) couldn't keep pace. Playing its fourth road game in 12 days, Lehigh made just four of its first 19 shots and never got within 18 points over the final 34 minutes.
The Panthers will head to Brooklyn next week for the Legends Classic semifinals against Texas Tech.
Dayton 82, Georgia Tech 72
ATLANTA (AP) — Devin Oliver and Jordan Sibert each scored 20 points, Vee Sanford added 15 and Dayton beat Georgia Tech 82-72 on Wednesday night.
Dayton (4-0) maximized its chances on Georgia Tech's 19 miscues to outscore the Yellow Jackets 33-6 on turnovers.
Daniel Miller finished with 20 points and Marcus Georges-Hunt had 16 for Georgia Tech (3-1).
Sibert, a junior transfer from Ohio State, began his career at Dayton with a buzzer-beating three that gave the Flyers a victory over Indiana-Purdue Fort Wayne in the opener.
Beating Georgia Tech gave Dayton, of the Atlantic 10, five straight wins over ACC opponents.
High Point 80, William & Mary 69
Williamsburg, Va. (AP) — Allan Chaney scored 19 points and a career-high five steals, and High Point upended Williams & Mary with an 80-69 victory on Wednesday night.
The Panthers (2-2) saw four players enter into double-digits, including John Brown's 18 points and Devante Wallace's 17 points including a 4-for-7 effort from beyond the arc. Adam Weary also contributed 10 points off the bench in the teams' first meeting in Williamsburg since 2000.
The Panthers never trailed; up by as many as 17 points in the first period, they led 43-29 heading into the half.
High Point controlled the paint, hitting 32 of its 62 attempts and finishing with a 6-for-17 effort from beyond the arc.
Williams & Mary (1-3) got an impressive performance from Tim Rusthoven with a game-high 20 points, joined by an 18-point effort from Marcus Thornton.