PITTSBURGH (AP) - Ashton Gibbs scored 19 points and Brad Wanamaker led a first-half surge in which No. 5 Pittsburgh rapidly opened up a 16-point lead, carrying the hot-shooting Panthers past Marquette 89-81 on Saturday.
Wanamaker scored 15 points and Gilbert Brown added 14 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers (15-1, 3-0 in Big East), who were tied at 26 before going on a 22-6 run lasting six minutes that put them ahead 48-32.
Darius Johnson-Odom scored 20 points, Dwight Buycks had 19 and Jimmy Butler 17 for Marquette (11-5, 2-1), which had four players in double figures yet still lost its fourth in a row against Pittsburgh in Big East play.
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