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Dec 21, 2013 6:30 PM by Associated Press

Patterson sparks Pittsburgh past Cal Poly 73-56

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Lamar Patterson scored a career-high 30 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 73-56 victory against Cal Poly Saturday.

Patterson made a career-best 11 field goals on 15 attempts, and became the first 30-point scorer for Pitt since Sam Young scored 32 against Oklahoma State on Mar. 22, 2009.

Patterson scored nine points during a 14-2 first-half run that gave the Panthers (11-1) a 22-8 lead.

Cal Poly (4-7) battled to cut Pitt's lead to single-digits, but the Panthers responded each time behind Patterson.

The Mustangs relied on the 3-point shot to stay close, starting 5 of 13 from beyond the arc, but finished 2 of 13 as Pitt built its lead to the final 17-point margin.

Chris Eversley led the Mustangs with 16 points, while Kyle Odister scored 13 and Dave Nwaba added 10.

Durand Johnson was the only other Panther to hit double-figures with 12 points.

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