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Aug. 6, 2014

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NASSAU, Bahamas--The Pitt Basketball team completed its Bahamas Foreign Tour with a perfect 4-0 record by registering a 71-point, 124-53 victory over the Atlantis All-Stars Wednesday evening at Kendal G.L. Isaacs National Gymnasium.

Leading the way for Pitt was senior Cameron Wright, who finished with a game-high 22 points (10-15 FG) in only 18 minutes of action. Five other Panthers reached double figure scoring, including Michael Young (16 points, 5-8 FG, 2-2 3FG), Jamel Artis (14, 6-9 FG), Cameron Johnson (14, 3-5 3FG), Ryan Luther (14, 6-10 FG) and Chris Jones (11).

Pitt converted 56 percent (50-89) of its field goal attempts, 6-11 3-point attempts and outrebounded the Atlantis All-Stars 56-38. The Panthers committed only 10 turnovers in the contest.

After a fairly close first period, Pitt took control of the game in the second quarter when it went on an amazing 25-0 run spanning five minutes. When the dust settled, Pitt led 66-28 at the half. The rally began on a driving layup by Wright, followed by a driving layup by Josh Newkirk. After a Sheldon Jeter dunk, Wright converted a 3-point play, Artis hit a jumper, Joseph Uchebo followed with a layup and Chris Jones added a 3-point play. Wright scored on three consecutive possessions, then Young hit a 3-pointer with two seconds to close out the half. In the second quarter alone, Pitt outscored the Atlantis All-Stars 28-18 and converted 15-21 field goals.

Pitt continued to attack in the third quarter, scoring the second half's first nine points. Wright began the run with a 3-point play and layup followed by field goals from Jeter and Artis. Pitt led 94-37 at the end of the quarter, outscoring the Atlantis All-Stars 28-9 in the period.

Cameron Johnson put Pitt over the 100-point mark on a layup assisted by Aron Nwankwo.

The Atlantis All-Stars were led by Gameliel Rose's 21 points. Livingston Munnings and Ahmad Boothe added 13 and 11 points respectively.

Pitt starters included Sheldon Jeter and Jamel Artis at forward, Joseph Uchebo at center and Cameron Wright and Josh Newkirk at guard.

In Pitt's four games in the Bahamas, the Panthers won by a combined average of 50.8 points per game. The Panthers averaged 108.0 points per game and scored over 100 points in three of their four contests. Cameron Wright (16.5 ppg.) led the team in scoring, followed by Michael Young (15.5 ppg.). Joseph Uchebo led Pitt in rebounding (12.5 rpg.), while Josh Newkirk paced the squad in assists (22). As a team, Pitt converted 53.8 percent (169-314) of its field goals, 34 percent (16-47) of its 3-point attempts and 79.6 percent (78-98) of its free throw attempts while facing primarily 2-3 zone defenses. Pitt also assisted on 116 of its 169 field goals made.

Earlier this afternoon, pairings were announced for Pitt's upcoming Maui Invitational, Nov. 24-26. Pitt will open Maui Invitational play against host Chaminade on Monday, Nov. 24 at 9 p.m. ET on ESPNU. The Panthers will then face either BYU or San Diego State in the second contest.







Saturday, Aug. 2

Pyramid Food Rockets

The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym


Sunday, Aug. 3

Bahamas All-Stars

The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym


Tuesday, Aug. 5

Street Legends All-Stars

The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym

Win, 94-55

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Atlantis All-Stars

The Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym




Men's Basketball Routs Atlantis All-Stars 124-53

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