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Keith Srakocic, Associated Press
Pittsburgh's Lamar Patterson (21) steals the ball from St. Francis (Pa.)'s Tony Peters, right, in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Tuesday, Dec. 20, 2011, in Pittsburgh.

PITTSBURGH — J.J. Moore scored 15 points, Dante Taylor added 14 points and eight rebounds as No. 15 Pittsburgh crushed St. Francis (Pa.) 71-45 on Tuesday night.

The Panthers (11-1) won their ninth straight by holding the Red Flash (3-8) to 35 percent shooting and continuing their dominance on the glass. Pitt came in leading the nation in rebounding margin — grabbing 12 more a game than the opponent — and added to those numbers by outrebounding St. Francis 42-21.

Anthony Ervin had 13 points and Stephon Whyatt added 10 for the Red Flash, who never recovered after Pitt reeled off the game's first 13 points

St. Francis came in shooting 48 percent from the field on the season but missed its first eight shots and quickly fell behind by 21 points before settling in.