March Madness Scores: Pitt Cruises Past UNC-Asheville

No. 1 seed Pittsburgh had its issues early with No. 16 seed UNC-Asheville, but eventually, the Panthers pulled away for a 74-51 win. Pittsburgh only led by five points at halftime, but slowly enforced their will on the game and got the easy win.

Ashton Gibbs starred with 26 points to lead Pittsburgh, shooting 9-17 from the field and generally looking like the only guy who was really on point for the Panthers. Pittsburgh's defense ultimately did the rest, holding UNC-Asheville to 31 percent shooting from the field for the game. 

Matt Dickey led UNC-Asheville with 21 points. The Bulldogs can take solace in the fact that they competed for one half. 

 

Here is an updated look at the Southeast Region of the 2011 NCAA Tournament bracket.

No. 1 Pittsburgh def. No. 16 UNC-Asheville; 74-51, will face Butler

No. 8 Butler def. No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58; will face winner of Pittsburgh-UNC-Asheville

No. 5 Kansas State vs. No. 12 Utah State, March 17, 9:57 p.m., truTV

No. 4 Wisconsin vs. No. 13 Belmont, March 17, 7:27 p.m., truTV

No. 6 St. John's vs. No. 11 Gonzaga, March 17, 9:45 p.m., CBS

No. 3 BYU vs. No. 14 Wofford, March 17, 7:15 p.m., CBS

No. 7 UCLA vs. No. 10 Michigan State, March 17, 9:20 p.m., TBS

No. 2 Florida vs. No. 15 UC-Santa Barbara, March 17, 6:50 p.m., TBS

March Madness resources: Printable 22011 NCAA Tournament brackett ... Full 2011 NCAA Tournament schedule.

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