PITTSBURGH (AP) — Gilbert Brown missed only two shots while scoring a career-high 28 points and No. 8 Pittsburgh took off following a slow start to beat Maryland-Eastern Shore 97-64 on Saturday night.

Ashton Gibbs added 15 points and seven assists, and Gary McGhee had 10 points and 10 rebounds for Pitt (11-1). Hillary Haley scored 17 for the Hawks (2-8), who have lost their last four by an average of 30 points.

Pitt quickly opened a 9-2 lead, but Maryland-Eastern Shore came back to make it 26-22 with 6:48 remaining in the first half. Brown, coming off a 15-point game against Tennessee, then scored 10 points in less than three minutes to key a 21-5 run that gave Pitt a 47-27 lead.

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