Scores

Final

(8) Maryland 57

(7-2, 2-2 away)

(24) Pittsburgh 86

(6-1, 4-0 home)

    2:00 PM ET, December 7, 2008

    1 2 T
    #8MD 32 2557
    #24PITT 39 4786

    Top Performers

    Maryland: K. Toliver 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 3 Ast

    Pittsburgh: S. Zellous 26 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 1 Blk

    Zellous comes up big in second half, Panthers pull away from Terps

    Associated Press

    PITTSBURGH -- Shavonte Zellous scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half to lead Pittsburgh (No. 24 AP) to an 86-57 upset of Maryland (No. 11 ESPN/USA Today, No. 8 AP) on Sunday.

    Xenia Stewart had 22 points, Shayla Scott added 13 and Taneisha Harrison had a career-high 12 assists for Pittsburgh (6-1), which won its sixth straight and beat a top 10 opponent for the second time in school history.

    "This is the biggest win in our program's history," Pittsburgh coach Agnus Berenato told the crowd after the game.

    Kristi Toliver scored 12 points and Lynetta Kizer had 10 for Maryland (7-2), which committed 22 turnovers in losing for the first time since a season-opening defeat at Texas Christian.

    "Pitt just outworked, outhustled and outcompeted us for 40 minutes," Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. "All of the credit goes to Pitt. They did everything right. Everything we did was disappointing because we didn't compete."

    Pittsburgh scored the first six points of the second half behind a free throw from Harrison, a basket from Pepper Wilson, and a 3-pointer from Zellous for a 45-32 lead.

    The Panthers handed Maryland its biggest loss since a 74-44 defeat to Duke on March 6, 2005.

    "I just thought it was an awesome performance," Berenato said. "We were well prepared, and it showed. It was a great victory."

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    Team Stat Comparison

     
    MD
    PITT
    Points 57 86
    FG Made-Attempted 20-47 (.426) 32-69 (.464)
    3P Made-Attempted 5-7 (.714) 11-21 (.524)
    FT Made-Attempted 12-18 (.667) 11-16 (.688)
    Fouls (Tech/Flagrant) 14 (0/0) 19 (0/0)
    Largest Lead 2 31

    Game Leaders

     
    MD
    PITT
    PointsK. Toliver 12S. Zellous 26
    ReboundsM. Coleman 9K. Popovec 7
    AssistsS. WileyGatewood 4T. Harrison 12
    StealsS. WileyGatewood 1S. Scott 2
    BlocksL. Kizer 2T. Harrison 1

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