CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) London Perrantes scored 22 points in his final home game and No. 23 Virginia beat Pittsburgh 67-42 on Saturday.
Freshman Ty Jerome, the likely replacement as Virginia's starting point guard next season, added 13 points as the Cavaliers (21-9, 11-7 Atlantic Coast Conference) won their third straight. They also avenged an 88-76 loss in overtime at Pittsburgh in January.
Michael Young scored 14 points to lead Pittsburgh (15-16, 4-14).
Pittsburgh missed 13 of its first 14 field goal attempts. It was the Panthers' 12th consecutive road loss against a ranked opponent.
Perrantes was removed with 1:57 remaining to a standing ovation. He hugged Jerome at midcourt, acknowledged the cheers from the crowd and then hugged coach Tony Bennett before taking a seat on the bench.
Pittsburgh: The Panthers head into the ACC Tournament having lost four in a row, and of greater concern to first-year coach Kevin Stallings might be the idea that Young (20.1 ppg) and Artis (18.9 ppg) have been their dominant offensive weapons, and both are seniors.
Virginia: The Cavaliers appear to have their swagger back, not only on defense, where they lead the nation is scoring defense, but on offense. Perrantes has emerged from a shooting drought and Jerome and fellow freshman Kyle Guy have played, and scored, more of late.
Both teams will play next in the ACC Tournament in Brooklyn, New York.
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