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Recap - Pittsburgh Defeats Wake Forest 80-65

Wake Forest was scorched by Lamar Patterson for 27 points as Pittsburgh defeated them 80-65 in NCAA action on Saturday.

Pittsburgh was a 14.5-point favorite in the win, and managed to turn a profit for their supporters.

Talib Zanna had 16 points for Pittsburgh and Durand Johnson chipped in with 11 points. Lamar Patterson had 6 assists for them, while Talib Zanna was the team's top rebounder, grabbing 12 boards.

Wake Forest got 17 points from Devin Thomas in a losing cause and another 10 points from Coron Williams. Codi Miller-McIntyre contributed 4 assists for them, while Devin Thomas had 9 rebounds.

First-half bettors who backed Pittsburgh were victorious, as the score was 40-26 at the break.

The rebound battle favored Pittsburgh as they grabbed 38 boards, while Wake Forest only had 28.