No. 11 Pitt routs misfiring No. 6 Iowa State

Nelly Cummings scored 13 points and 11th-seeded Pitt routed sixth-seeded Iowa State 59-41 in a battle of cold-shooting teams in the NCAA Tournament Midwest Region on Friday afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.The Panthers (24-11), won despite having more turnovers (15) than field goals (14) while shooting 34.1 percent from the floor and 31.6 percent (6 of 19) on 3-pointers. Jamarius Burton added 11 points and Greg Elliott had 10.Gabe Kalscheur and Jaren Holmes scored 12 points each and Trey King added 11 to lead the Cyclones (19-14), who shot 23.3 percent from the floor and 9.5 percent (2 of 21) on 3-pointersKalsheur’s layup started the second-half scoring and pulled the Cyclones within 30-25.But Cummings scored six points during a 10-1 run that gave the Panthers a 40-26 lead midway through the half.Kalscheur made a jumper and King added two free throws to pull Iowa State within 10, but Pitt scored 10 straight to take command. The Cyclones had a nearly eight-minute field-goal drought.Pitt took command early as Iowa State missed its first 11 field-goal attempts.Guillermo Diaz Graham started the scoring with a 3-pointer and the Panthers scored the first five points before King made one of two free throws for the Cyclones.