Pittsburgh eliminates Colorado in NCAA tournament

The Pittsburgh Panthers defeated the Colorado Buffaloes 77-48 with Talib Zanna leading the way with 27 points.

“We’ve improved, and gotten better,” said Jamie Dixon the coach of the Pittsburgh Panthers after the game

Colorado’s bleak ending started within the first 3 minutes of the game. Pittsburgh opened up with two steals and four easy fast break points to start the game.

The first half of play was nothing less than pitiful for the Colorado Buffaloes and their atrocious shooting performance.

“Extremely disappointed with our performance,” Tad Boyle the coach of the Colorado Buffaloes said after the game. “We are better than what we played.”

Pittsburgh led 46-18 at the end of the first half but the credit to the large deficit goes to Pitts stifling defense and great shot selections on the other end.

Talib Zanna was simply unstoppable scoring 16 points in the first half.

Pittsburgh caused 10 turnovers which led to the 28 point lead in the first half.

As a team Pittsburgh shot 62% from the field and 50% from the 3-pt line.

Colorado’s defense didn’t show up today and their offense was just lost in a daze, shooting 29% from the field and created 0 assist in the first half.

The second half was just a continuation of the dominance Pittsburgh was displaying from the first half.

Zanne finished the game with 18 points and 5 rebounds.

The Buffaloes attempted to make another run but failed miserably.

Pittsburgh now awaits to play the winner out of the Florida vs Albany matchup.