No. 23 PITTSBURGH 64, SOUTH FLORIDA 44
PITTSBURGH — Tray Woodall scored 14 points and Pittsburgh pulled away in the second half, handing South Florida its 10th consecutive loss.
Dante Taylor had 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Panthers (22-7, 10-6 Big East), who have won nine of 12. They remained in the middle of the race for a double-bye in next month’s conference tournament.
J.J. Moore added nine points, and 10 players scored in all for the balanced Panthers, who were trailing when they began a 16-0 run with Lamar Patterson’s jumper 4:42 into the second half.
The Big East’s leader in scoring defense, Pitt held South Florida (10-17, 1-14) to 31.9 percent shooting. The Panthers have allowed 50 points or fewer 10 times this season.
Victor Rudd had 16 points to lead the Bulls, who have lost 14 of 15.