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No. 8 Pittsburgh cruises past No. 9 Colorad 77-48

NCAA Tournament

Colorado guard Xavier Talton, left, and guard Askia Booker defend Pittsburgh forward Talib Zanna in the first half of a second-round game in the NCAA basketball tournament on Thursday in Orlando, Fla.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Talib Zanna helped Pittsburgh jump out to a huge lead and the Panthers cruised the rest of the way.
Zanna scored 16 of his 18 points in the opening half and Pitt built a 28-point advantage on the way to a 77-48 rout of Colorado in the second round of the NCAA tournament on Thursday.
The Panthers (26-9), seeded ninth in the South Region, shot 51 percent and played stifling defense in advancing to a third-round matchup Saturday against either No. 1 seed Florida or No. 16 seed Albany.
Colorado (23-12) was eager to make amends for an ...


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