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Pittsburgh 60, Northwestern 42

December 29, 1996

HONOLULU (AP) _ Jason Maile scored 17 points and Vonteego Cummings added 14 Sunday as Pittsburgh coasted to a 60-42 victory over cold-shooting Northwestern in a consolation round game of the Rainbow Classic.

The Panthers (6-6) put the game away early, going on a 14-2 run to take a 23-11 lead after 11:30 of play. Maile led the run with two of his four 3-pointers and had 12 points by the midway mark.

A 15-6 run gave Pitt a 38-20 lead at the half. The margin was up to 24 points in the second half.

Northwestern (5-5) didn’t help itself offensively, shooting 29 percent (14-of-51), including a 1-for-15 performance behind the 3-point stripe. Meanwhile, Pittsburgh was 24-of-49, including 7-of-15 from beyond the 3-point line.

Backup center Evan Eschmeyer was the Wildcats’ top scorer with 15 points and also had seven rebounds.

Pittsburgh outrebounded the Wildcats 41-32, with Isaac Hawkins pulling down 11.

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