PITTSBURGH (Ticker) -- Pittsburgh was missing starting point guard Carl Krauser as well as some of its trademark intensity.
Julius Page scored 11 of his 19 points in the first half as the 17th-ranked Panthers posted a lackluster 52-38 victory over New Hampshire.
Pittsburgh (12-0), which owns the best record in college basketball, learned before the game that Krauser - its leading scorer - was unavailable due to a groin injury. The Panthers did not need him against the overmatched Wildcats, building a 28-13 halftime lead.
"It's day-to-day (with Carl)," Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon said. "He's dealt with discomfort all year. The best thing about Carl is he always wants to play. He's a tough kid, but we have to do what the doctors say is best for him."
But Pittsburgh failed to maintain its focus and was outscored in the second half. The Panthers were lackadaisical and had just 10 baskets after halftime.
Freshman Antonio Graves got the start in Krauser's absence and had five points and a pair of assists in 31 minutes. The Panthers also played without center Toree Morris, who was out for personal reasons after starting every game this season.
"Yesterday I came in and watched film with coach and he let me know Carl would be out," Graves said. "I was ready to step up, play good defense like coach said and come to win."
Pittsburgh extended its school-record home winning streak to 32 games and improved to 12-0 for the first time since the 1929-30 campaign.
New Hampshire (3-6) failed to recover after shooting 19 percent (5-of-26) in the first half. The Wildcats finished with their lowest point total of the season and were held below 50 points for the third time.
"Regardless of who we are missing, our main goal is to always keep them under 40," Page said. "My role is to go out aggressive and be patient to see what everyone else is doing."
Page scored eight points in a 12-1 spurt that gave Pitt an 18-07 lead with 6:34 left before halftime. Freshman Chris Taft, who came off the bench for 14 points and 12 rebounds, scored just before the break for the 15-point cushion.
Page's 3-pointer made it 42-16 with 11:19 remaining before the Panthers' struggles down the stretch. The Wildcats scored the game's final nine points.
The Panthers commanded the glass with a 50-36 advantage. Jaron Brown had 11 rebounds and Chevy Troutman pulled down 10.