PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — The No. 3 Pitt Panthers extended their winning streak in the annual city game against rivals Duquesne University, 80-66.
This year’s game was a historic one since it was the first college basketball game played at the CONSOL Energy Center.
Pitt’s Ashton Gibbs led the team with 22 points and Gary McGhee had 12 points and 13 rebounds.
The 6-foot-11 McGhee had a double-double with 10 points and 10 rebounds with 5½ minutes remaining in the first half and finished with seven blocked shots, tying a school record held by many.
The Panthers (8-0), who came in with a nation’s best rebounding advantage of 16.2 per game, out-rebounded the Dukes 56-35.
Bill Clark and Damian Saunders scored 20 points each for Duquesne (3-2), which shot 36.2 percent while being held 25 below its season scoring average of 91 points.