PITTSBURGH, PA – Maryland Eastern Shore guard Robert Andino became the 10th player in the school’s history to cross the 1,000-point plateau by scoring six points in a 78-43 loss at Pittsburgh.
Coming off the bench, the Panthers Jared Wilson-Frame had 11 points and was 3 of 7 from beyond the 3-point line. He also led the Panthers with 11 rebounds. Point guard Xavier Johnson led the Panthers with 12 points.
In total, Pitt outscored the Hawks, 41-1 off the bench. Forward Terrell Brown also broke into double figures with 10 points off the bench.
The under-manned Hawks only dressed nine players for the game and that number was whittled when reserve guard Gabriel Gyamfi fouled out early in the second half.
Not only did UMES not have the number of bodies, they were out-classed in size, as well, with just two 6-foot-7 forwards in A.J. Cheesman and Tyler Jones and no one taller. The Panthers handily won the battle on the boards, 51-29 and outscored the Hawks in the paint, 36-24.
Jones led UMES with 16 points before he fouled out late. Cheesman also finished with 16 points.