Feb. 2, 2014
Virginia at No. 18/17 Pitt • Petersen Events Center • February 2, 2014
No. 18/17 Pitt 45, Virginia 48
•Pitt dropped to 18-4 on the season and 6-3 overall in the Atlantic Coast Conference with this afternoon’s 48-45 loss to Virginia. The Panthers are now 13-2 at the Petersen Events Center this season.
•The back-to-back losses marked the first time Pitt dropped consecutive home games since the 2011-12 season (Feb. 19 vs. USF; Feb. 16 vs. West Virginia).
•Neither team led by more than four points in the 40-minute contest. There were 17 ties and seven lead changes in the game. The 17 ties are a Petersen Events Center high for the Panthers, topping the previous high of 10 ties versus Louisville on Jan. 16, 2010. Pitt posted an 82-77 win in that contest, which also featured three lead changes.
•Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon delivered the game-winning shot from beyond-the-arc with 0.4 seconds left in the contest, securing a 48-45 Cavaliers win. Brogdon led all scorers with 16 points.
•The Panthers recorded a season-low 14 paint points. The previous season-low was 16 (occurred twice, vs. Duke and vs. Cincinnati).
•The 45 points were the second-fewest by the Panthers this season (43 is fewest, versus Cincinnati on Dec. 17). In addition, the 31.9 percent field goal percentage marked Pitt’s next-to-lowest on the season (.314 was the lowest, also against Cincinnati).
•Pitt (23) and Virginia (21) combined for 44 points in the first half, the second-fewest combination of points by the Panthers and their opponents in a half this season. The lowest total of combined points this season came on December 17 vs. Cincinnati in the Jimmy V Classic in New York, N.Y. (40).
•The Panthers recorded assists on eight of their nine field goals in the first half and carried a lead into halftime for the 17th time this season. The loss was the first of the season for Pitt when leading at the half (16-1).
•Freshman Jamel Artis scored a career-high 11 points to go along with a career-matching seven rebounds. He paced the team in scoring for the first time in his career and rebounds for the second time (Loyola was the first). The contest marked the first time Artis registered double figures as a Panther.
•Senior Lamar Patterson tallied 10 points, scoring in double digits for the 21st time this season and the 58th time over his career.
•Talib Zanna’s career-best streak of nine consecutive games in double-digit scoring came to an end against Virginia after just two points in 27 minutes played.
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