PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Carl Krauser had 21 points as Pittsburgh
improved to 8-0 for the fourth consecutive season with a 63-52 win
over Vermont on Saturday.
Aaron Gray added 11 points and 12 rebounds and Levon Kendall had
10 points for the Panthers, who have won 56 of their last 57 home
games against non-conference opponents.Kyle Cieplicki had 12 points to lead Vermont, which has no
seniors and only two juniors on its roster.The Catamounts (3-5), who had won three of their last four, made
their first four shots but then missed nine of their next 11 from
the field.During that span, the Panthers went on a 17-0 run to turn a 15-7
deficit into a 24-15 lead. Pitt, which had trailed by a season-high
eight points, never trailed the rest of the game.Trailing 32-19 at the half, Vermont opened the second half on a
13-7 run, but could get no closer than six points. The Panthers had
a 14-2 run midway through the second half to put the game away.It was the seventh time in eight games this season that Krauser
scored in double figures. He passed three players Saturday to move
into 15th place on Pitt's all-time scoring list. His 1,289 are now
more than Chevon Troutman, Bobby Martin and Sean Miller.