PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Julius Page scored 16 points and Chevon Troutman added 14 as No. 4 Pittsburgh continued to scythe its way through inferior competition, handing Norfolk State a 96-51 defeat.
The Panthers (4-0) led by 20 points midway through the first half and took a 54-15 lead into halftime. Page and Donatas Zavackas each scored 10 points in the opening period.
Zavackas and Ontario Lett finished with 13 points apiece for Pittsburgh, which shot 10-of-19 from 3-point range and 61 percent (38-of-62) overall.
The victory was Pitt's 10th straight at home and 20th in a row at home against non-conference foes, a streak dating back to December 23, 1999.
The Panthers' three previous victories this season - all by double-digit margins - have come against Duquesne, St. Francis of Pennsylvania and Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
Chakowby Hicks finished with 10 points and Karandick Ogunride added six for the Spartans (1-2), who shot 39 percent (19-of-60) from the floor and had nine shots blocked.
Pitt hit more shots in the first half than Norfolk State did all game, shooting a scorching 64 percent (21-of-33) and holding the Spartans to 6-of-25 from the field.
Brandin Knight and Jaron Brown got the Panthers started in the opening minute with 3-pointers before the Spartans managed a free throw by Nicholas Byrd to cut the deficit to 6-1. With 13 1/2 minutes to go, Byrd hit a bucket to bring Norfolk State within 13-7, but Lett and Zavackas got hot, scoring six points apiece in a 12-0 run.
Zavackas capped the burst with a 3-pointer at the 10:24 mark and Pitt never looked back.
Knight, who entered the game with 599 assists, dished out six to join Sean Miller and Darelle Porter as the only players in school history with at least 600 assists.
Zavackas added eight boards while playing just 19 minutes for the Panthers, who held a 39-26 advantage on the glass.