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Late first half explosion lifts Pitt past Terps, 73-59

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Jamel Artis scored 15 of his 22 points before halftime, and the Panthers held off previously unbeaten Maryland 73-59 Tuesday night in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

The Panthers put on a shooting exhibition in the first half before cruising the victory, handing the Terps their first loss of the season.

Maryland held a one point lead, 16-15, with 12:26 remaining in the first half before Pitt went on a 30-8 run. Artis led the way as the Panthers (6-1) shot 67 percent from the floor in the first half, including 5 for 10 beyond the arc, and used a 25-4 run to build a 46-25 lead at the break.

The Panthers led by as many as 25 points but the Terps (7-1) pulled to within 8 points at 63-55 with 3:36 left in the game. Pitt eventually pulled away and got a critical early season road win out of conference.

Michael Young added 25 points and Cameron Johnson added 11 points for Pitt. Terps star guard Melo Trimble shot only 4 for 13 from the field and scored 13 points. Maryland who shot just 34 percent as a team for the game and committed 14 turnovers. Anthony Cowen added 11 points for the Terrapins.

The Panthers will play the Duquesne Dukes in the annual City Game at PPG Paints Arena on Friday night.

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