The first half didn't start well Thursday for the Colorado men in their NCAA Tournament, and it didn't improve much by halftime against ninth-seeded Pittsburgh.

The eighth-seeded Buffaloes trailed 46-18 at the break, this after getting down 13-0 to start the game.

It was their lowest first-half output of the season, which previously was 22 in the season-opener against Baylor.

CU's first basket was Wesley Gordon's 3-pointer with 14:19 left in the first half to pull within 13-3.

On the first eight possessions, CU had four turnovers and missed four shots. Colorado ended the first half 5-of-17 from the field including 1-of-7 on 3-pointers. Colorado had nine turnovers in the first half.

The Panthers increased the lead to 36-11 with 5 minutes left in the half.

Pitt, which was 18-of-29 from the field, was lead by Talib Zanna with 16 points. Pitt had eight steals and just one turnover.

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