Feb. 14, 2017
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Quotes: Pitt | Virginia Tech
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PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Cameron Johnson finished with 17 points and 11 rebounds for his first career double-double but Pitt fell to Virginia Tech Tuesday night, 66-63.
Ahmed Hill scored 17 points to lead Virginia Tech.
Seth Allen made a 3-pointer with 1:08 remaining for the Hokies and Pitt missed three 3-point attempts on the final possession.
Virginia Tech (18-7, 7-6 ACC) trailed the entire first half, but caught up with a seven-point possession in the second. Michael Young was given an intentional foul and Hill made both free throws. Justin Bibbs then hit a 3-pointer to give the Hokies their first lead.
Pitt (14-12, 3-10) got out to a big lead early thanks to shooting 69.2 percent from 3-point range in the first half. Cameron Johnson was 4 of 5 from beyond the arc before the break as the Panthers built an 11-point lead.
Virginia Tech had a quick turnaround from its double-overtime win against rival Virginia on Sunday and the Hokies didn't get off to a good start, making 1 of 6 while Pitt started the game on a 12-3 run.
After losing eight straight games, the Panthers had won two in a row to keep their small postseason hopes alive, but they failed to break out of a pack of three teams with three ACC wins.
''We aren't going to change our outlook,'' Johnson said. ''We have to beat teams that people don't think we're supposed to beat.''
Virginia Tech will travel to No. 8 Louisville on Saturday. The Hokies are 0-2 against the Cardinals since they joined the ACC in 2014.
Pitt will stay at home for a visit from No. 17 Florida State on Saturday. The Panthers are 11-3 all-time against the Seminoles.
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