Fri. Final: No. 21 Pittsburgh 86, MU Women 54
PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous scored 31 points and No. 21 Pittsburgh won its fifth straight game, 86-54 over Marquette on Friday night.
Zellous, the leading scorer in the Big East, moved within 21 points of becoming Pitt's third 2,000-point scorer. Pepper Wilson had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and Taneisha Harrison added 15 points for the Panthers (16-4, 6-2).
Krystal Ellis scored 13 points for Marquette (12-9, 3-4), which leads the series 4-2.
The Golden Eagles struggled from the start and finished 16-for-61 from the field (26 percent). They didn't make more than nine shots in either half.
Zellous shot 6-for-12 and scored 17 points in the first half as the Panthers raced to a 43-21 lead.
Pittsburgh outrebounded Marquette 50-36 and outscored the Eagles 32-20 in the paint.
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