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Pitt Holds Off Mount St. Mary’s for OT Win

Pitt Holds Off Mount St. Mary’s for OT Win

PITTSBURGH — On a night where Pitt didn’t get much offense from its two senior leaders, the Panthers turned to the freshmen for a spark.

Point guard Marcus Carr came through with two free throws with 10 seconds left in overtime to give the Panthers the final cushion in a closer-than-necessary 82-78 victory over Mount St. Mary’s at Peterson Events Center Tuesday night.

The late free throws were part of a 23-point night for Carr, a new career high. It went along side a career-high 12 for fellow freshman backcourt member Khameron Davis and 14 for Shamiel Stevenson.

It was a game that was closer than it probable should have been against Mount St. Mary’s, the No. 298 team in KenPom.com‘s efficiency rankings. But the Mountaineers used a pressing defense to keep Pitt from setting up in its half-court sets and got penetration from guard Jordan Robinson, who scored 24 points. Robinson also had a big night lending a helping hand, as he dished out nine assists, several to wing Greg Alexander.

It was Alexander on the wing that helped the Mountaineers climb out of a 15-point second-half deficit. He made 5 of 7 3-pointers and Jonah Antonio had 4 of 8 as Mount St. Mary’s made seven straight from beyond the arc to erase the deficit and even take a late lead.

Pitt was never in big danger in overtime despite making just 1 of 7 from the floor. Carr made five free throws and the Pitt defense held the Mountaineers to 1 for 10 from the floor in the extra frame.

Pitt will next host West Virginia on Saturday at 8 p.m.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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