PITTSBURGH (AP) J.J. Moore netted 20 points to lead Pittsburgh in a dominant 86-51 victory over Fordham Monday night in a nonconference affair.
With the win, Pittsburgh (2-0) advances to the semifinal round of the NIT preseason tournament.
Points were divvied up among several Panthers.
Steve Adams, the Preseason Big East Rookie of the Year, had an impressive game with 13 points and five rebounds. Trey Woodall was not far behind with 12 points.
Bryan Smith led the scoring effort for Fordham (0-2) with 11 points and three rebounds, and was 4 of 9 on 3-point tries. The Rams shot 40 percent (6 of 15) from beyond the arc.
But those 3-pointers could only do so much for the Rams.
The Panther's man-to-man defense slowed down the Fordham 3-pointers in the second half as Pittsburgh took control of the game with fast-paced drives down the court.