PITTSBURGH -- Shayla Scott scored a career-high 18 points and Pittsburgh (No. 18 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) got out to a 20-3 lead before holding off a late charge for a 57-47 win over Mount St. Mary's on Thursday.
The Panthers (11-2) won their final nonconference game before their Big East opener Saturday. They had lost two of their previous four.
Pitt scored the game's first 13 points before the Mountaineers (4-7) scored 6:43 into the game. The Panthers led 28-12 at halftime.
Freshman Cassie Cooke had 24 points in her second game for Mount St. Mary's, which has lost four of five. The Mountaineers shot 24.6 percent from the field, including going 3 for 24 in the first half.
The Mountaineers had a 20-8 run during the second half, but got no closer than eight points.
Twenty years after winning gold in Atlanta, members of the 1996 U.S. Olympic team reunited and walked down memory lane while being honored by the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame.
At Saturday's Women's Basketball Hall of Fame induction, this year's class -- including Natalie Williams and Jackie Stiles -- spoke about the ties that bind everyone in the women's hoops world.
Disappointed by being left off the U.S. Olympic volleyball team? Just reach the Olympics in another sport. Natalie Williams, one of six Hall of Fame inductees, was that athletically gifted.