Pittsburgh rolls past No. 19 Georgetown 73-45

Pittsburgh rolls past No. 19 Georgetown 73-45
January 8, 2013, 11:18 pm
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Pittsburgh forward Dante Taylor (11) celebrates his shot as forward J.J. Moore (44) smiles, and Georgetown guard Jabril Trawick (55) holds the ball during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2013, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)


WASHINGTON (AP) Talib Zanna scored 15 points, and Pittsburgh rediscovered its shooting touch Tuesday night, hitting 55 percent from the field in a 73-45 win over No. 19 Georgetown.

Zanna went 7 for 9 from the field, Tray Woodall added 11 points and seven assists for the Panthers (13-3, 1-2), who dominated the Hoyas from the opening tip to bounce back from two Big East losses that knocked them out of the Top 25.

No player scored in double figures for the punchless Hoyas (10-3, 0-2), who shot 35 percent to lose by more than 20 points at home for the first time in 13 years. They have lost their first two Big East games for the first time since 2001-02.

Georgetown has failed to score at least 50 points four times this season, including a 49-48 loss at Marquette on Saturday.