Brad Wanamaker scored 19 points and led a first-half surge in which No. 6 Pittsburgh held American to a lone basket for 10 minutes, and the host Panthers won, 61-46, last night for their 200th victory under coach Jamie Dixon.

Dixon, in his eighth season, reached the mark in his 255th game, faster than all but 11 other coaches in NCAA history. Clair Bee, of Rider and Long Island, accomplished it in a record 231 games during the 1930s.

Pitt has won fewer than 25 games only once since Dixon replaced Ben Howland as coach in 2003.

Gilbert Brown, coming off a 28-point game against Maryland-Eastern Shore, added 15 points.

Vlad Moldoveanu scored 23 points for American (7-5).

In other games:

* At Michigan State, Jordan Hamilton scored 21 points and No. 18 Texas (10-2) beat the No. 12 Spartans, 67-55. Michigan State (8-4) was led by Kalin Lucas' 17 points.

* At St. Louis, Marcus Denmon's 15 points led No. 9 Missouri (11-1) over No. 21 Illinois, 75-64. The Illini (10-3) were led by Mike Davis' 17 points.

* At Massachusetts, Isaac Sosa scored 14 points and No. 24 Central Florida (11-0) held off the Minutemen, 64-59.

* At Notre Dame, Tim Abromaitis had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the No. 22 Fighting Irish (11-1) to a 93-53 victory over Maryland-Baltimore County.

* At Florida, Erving Walker scored 20 points, Kenny Boynton added 11 and the No. 20 Gators (9-3) beat Radford, 66-55.

* At Hartford, Kemba Walker's 20 points led No. 4 Connecticut (10-0) to an overwhelming 81-52 victory over Harvard.

* At Honolulu, Quincy Acy and Anthony Jones scored 14 points each and No. 15 Baylor (8-1) overwhelmed San Diego, 83-50, in the opening round of the Diamond Head Classic . . . Washington State (9-1) got 28 points from Klay Thompson to defeat Mississippi State, 83-57.

* At Kentucky, Doron Lamb set a freshman scoring record with 32 points as the No. 13 Wildcats (9-2) routed Winthrop, 89-52.

* At Las Vegas, D.J. Gay had 16 points as No. 7 San Diego State (14-0) edged IUPUI, 56-54, at the Holiday Hoops Classic . . . Miami (9-3) beat Rice, 73-67 . . . SIU-Edwardsville (3-11) beat Longwood, 78-71.

In women's games:

* At Michigan, Carmen Reynolds scored 18 points to help Michigan (7-5) hand No. 24 Boston College its first loss of the season, 68-55. Carolyn Swords led the Eagles (11-1) with 16 points.

* At Tennessee, Angie Bjorklund scored 16 points as the No. 5 Lady Vols (11-2) beat East Tennessee State, 102-53.


* Minnesota coach Tubby Smith expects to have guard Al Nolen (foot) back for today's game against South Dakota State.

* Louisville will be without guard Mike Marra for up to a month after he sprained his right ankle in practice on Tuesday. *