PITTSBURGH, Pa. – The University of Pittsburgh at Bradford men's basketball team fell at Chatham, 98-63, in a non-conference game Wednesday night.
"We did not play a very good game tonight," Head Coach Sean Brown Sr. said. "Our second-performance was really disappointing. We'll get ready for our next conference game Saturday."
Desmond Brogsdale led the way for the Panthers with a double-double of 14 points and 10 boards.
Dylan Niedermeyer scored 11 points and grabbed as many rebounds to also earn a double-double.
Sahlil Harris chipped in 10 points to also score in double-figures for Pitt-Bradford.
Chatham scored the first points of the game on a jumper inside the three-point line, but three straight buckets from Brogsdale put the Panthers up 6-2 at the 16:51 mark.
The Cougars then ripped off a 13-0 run over the next three minutes and took a 15-6 lead at the 13:25 point.
A jumper from Brogsdale ended the Panthers' scoring drought, but the Cougars responded with six-straight points to take a 21-8 lead with 11 minutes left in the first half.
But the Panthers would respond with a run of their own, a 10-2 run capped by a Christian Kelly-Perkins three-ball with Reginald Rogers chipping in four points. With the run, Pitt-Bradford cut the Chatham lead to 23-18 with 7:36 left.
Chatham later went ahead 37-25 at the 3:18 mark, but Pitt-Bradford would end the first half with a 12-3 run, and the two teams went into the break with Chatham ahead, 40-37
Harris opened up the second half with a make, and Dylan Niedermeyer answered a Chatham jumper with a bucket of his own to bring the score back to within one point, 42-41, two minutes into the second half.
That would be as close as the Panthers would get, though, as Chatham would eventually hold the Panthers off and go on an 18-2 run to open up a 60-43 lead with 13:50 and hold the double-digit deficit the rest of the game.
Niedermeyer scored six points in the second half.
Rogers dished four assists to lead the Panthers.
Up next, the Panthers will resume conference play as they travel to Franciscan Saturday.