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Pitt stunned at home by Long Beach State

PITTSBURGH — Casper Ware had a career-high 28 points and visiting Long Beach State ran away from No. 9 Pittsburgh 86-76 Wednesday night.

James Ennis added 19 points for the 49ers, who snapped Pitt's 58-game nonconference winning streak at the Petersen Events Center with ease.

"We got beat every which way," Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said.

Ashton Gibbs led the Panthers (2-1) with 20 points and Nasir Robinson added 19.

Long Beach State took a nine-point halftime lead. Pitt drew within six a few times, but each time the 49ers answered.

"They wanted it more than us," Robinson said.

NO. 15 WIS. 68, COLGATE 41: Sophomore reserve Ben Brust had a career-high 17 points for the host Badgers (2-0).

TAMPA 53, P.B. ATLANTIC 48: The visiting Spartans (1-1) gave coach Richard Schmidt his 599th victory. He can become the fourth active Division II coach to reach 600 when UT hosts Florida Memorial on Tuesday.

ECKERD 90, SOUTHEASTERN 83: Lance Kearse had 31 points for the host Tritons in their season opener.

LATE TUESDAY: Doron Lamb had 17 points, Terrence Jones had 15 and No. 2 Kentucky used a decisive spurt at the start of the second half to beat No. 12 Kansas 75-65 in a matchup of the winningest programs in college basketball. The Wildcats (2-0) committed 19 turnovers but overcame that by blocking 13 shots and holding the Jayhawks (1-1) to 33.9 percent shooting.


NO. 10 MARYLAND 82, TOWSON 46: Freshman Brene Moseley had 26 points as the host Terrapins (3-0) dominated their in-state foe at both ends of the court.

NO. 20 LSU 51, NO. 14 G'TOWN 40: LaSondra Barrett had 11 points and hit 5 of 6 free throws over the final 3½ minutes to help the Tigers (2-0) stop the Hoyas (1-2).

NO. 15 RUTGERS 74, BC 58: Khadijah Rushdan and Monique Oliver scored 15 each for the host Scarlet Knights (2-0).

NO. 19 UNC 91, UNC G'BORO 35: Brittany Rountree had 14 points to lead five players in double figures for the host Tar Heels (3-0).

NO. 25 TEXAS TECH 88, HOUSTON 58: Chynna Brown had 21 points and eight rebounds for the visiting Raiders (2-0).

P.B. ATLANTIC 56, TAMPA 38: The visiting Spartans (0-3) fell behind 15-2 and never recovered.

AVE MARIA 65, ECKERD 60: The Tritons (1-1) rallied from a 16-point second-half deficit but fell short.

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