Pittsburgh's defense allowed only one two-point field goal in the first half as the third-ranked Panthers defeated Jacksonville, 81-67, in a nationally televised game Saturday night at Jacksonville.
Pitt's 6-0 start is the school's best since 1929 when the Panthers won their first 12 games. Jacksonville, which starts three sophomores and a freshman, fell to 4-5 despite a 30-point performance by Troy Mundine.
Rod Brookin came off the bench to score 15 points, and Charles Smith and Demetreus Gore each added 13 for Pitt, which built a 41-19 halftime lead while holding Jacksonville to 25% shooting from the field.
Mundine hit five three-point shots in the first half, but the Dolphins made just one of fifteen two-point shots. Pitt led by as many as 28 points in the second half.