ATLANTA (AP) – Adam Smith scored 23 points, Nick Jacobs added 19 points and 12 rebounds and Georgia Tech beat Pittsburgh 63-59 on Saturday.
The Yellow Jackets (18-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast Conference) finished their best regular season under fifth-year coach Brian Gregory. Georgia Tech has won five of six.
Michael Young finished with 24 points for Pitt (20-10, 9-9). Despite winning last Sunday at home against then-No. 15 Duke, the Panthers have dropped two straight and are trying to avoid missing the NCAA Tournament for the second straight year.
Pitt missed all 11 of its 3-point attempts, marking the first time this season the Panthers were scoreless beyond the arc. Chris Jones missed a 3 and James Robinson a layup in the closing seconds for Pitt.
Smith’s 3-pointer with 6:24 remaining gave the Jackets a 56-55 lead, and they never trailed again. Smith went 5 for 7 beyond the arc.
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