Atlantic Coast Conference
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Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points, including 11 of the team’s 13 during a 7-minute stretch in the second half, and top-seeded Florida handled the Panthers 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday.
Talib Zanna helped Pitt jump out to a huge lead and the Panthers cruised the rest of the way.
Anthony Gill hit two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to help No. 6 Virginia hold off Pittsburgh 51-48 in Saturday’s semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pitt beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.
Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and Pittsburgh routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pitt overcame a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
It’s been a successful year so far for the University of Pittsburgh wrestling team.
Talib Zanna scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing 9 1/2 minutes to help Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak with a 66-59 win over Boston College on Wednesday night.
James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
Cameron Wright scored four of his 18 points in the second overtime to help No. 25 Pittsburgh beat Virginia Tech 62-57 on Saturday and snap a two-game home losing streak.
Lamar Patterson scored 25 points to help No. 25 Pittsburgh end a two-game losing streak with a 57-55 overtime victory over Miami on Wednesday night.
Lamar Patterson scored 28 points, and No. 20 Pitt beat Maryland 83-79 Saturday night to complete its first regular-season sweep as a member of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Freshman point guard Tyler Ennis scored 16 points, including two driving layups and two free throws in the final 2 minutes, and No. 2 Syracuse beat No. 22 Pittsburgh 59-54 on Saturday in a battle for first place in the ACC between the two former Big East rivals.
Davis feels that, while Pitt can certainly earn more respect as conference play continues, they still need to strengthen their non-conference schedule, which he considers to be unbecoming of an elite program.