Playing against VMI means one thing and one thing only — points will be easy to come by. Pitt proved that on Tuesday night in their 97-70 route at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pa.
It was one of those games that players absolutely enjoy because it gives them the opportunity to stuff the stat sheet.
Ashton Gibbs scored a game-high 20 points on 7-19 shooting. Six of his seven makes were from three-pointers.
Nasir Robinson continued his success in the field goal percentage department after going 8-9 for 19 points. He also grabbed 14 boards and dished out five assists.
Five Pitt players scored in double figures. Three of those five came off the bench. J.J. Moore scored 16 points and grabbed five rebounds, John Johnson scored 13 and dished out five assists and Dante Taylor scored 10 and grabbed seven rebounds.
Pitt, as a whole, shot 48 percent from the floor. They outrebounded VMI 55-27.
It was a complete effort from Jamie Dixon’s squad which is what you would expect playing a team like VMI in your home arena.
Jordan Weethee scored 18, Stan Okoye scored 14 and Keith Gabriel scored 12 to lead the way for the visitors.
With the win Pitt moves to 8-1 on the season.
The Panthers will be back in action on Saturday against Oklahoma State.