GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) – Justin Champagnie scored a career-high 31 points, and Pittsburgh defeated Wake Forest 81-72 in the opening round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament.

Trey McGowens scored 14 points and Xavier Johnson added 10 points and eight assists for the Pitt (16-16), the tournament’s 13th seed.

GREENSBORO, NORTH CAROLINA – MARCH 10: Justin Champagnie #11 of the Pittsburgh Panthers is guarded by Andrien White #13 of the Wake Forest Demon Deacons during their game in the first round of the 2020 Men’s ACC Basketball Tournament at Greensboro Coliseum on March 10, 2020 in Greensboro, North Carolina. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

Twelfth-seeded Wake Forest was led by Olivier Sarr’s 20 points and 13 rebounds.

Isaiah Mucius had 19 points and Brandon Childress added 17 for the Demon Deacons (13-18).

Pitt advances to play NC State in the second round on Wednesday.

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