Connect with us
PSN is sponsored by Beaver County Auto

Pittsburgh Sports Now

Pitt Basketball

Pitt Squanders Double-Digit Second Half Lead, Falls to NC State 72-68

Pitt Squanders Double-Digit Second Half Lead, Falls to NC State 72-68

PITTSBURGH — Pitt came as close as possible to snapping their ACC winless streak, but couldn’t come up with shot down the stretch as the Panthers lost a heartbreaker, 72-68 to North Carolina State on Wednesday.

Pitt went 0 for 14 from 3-point range after hitting 8 of 15 from beyond the arc in the second half and NC State went on a late 13-0 run to escape with victory after it looked like the Panthers, who were 9.5-point underdogs, would come away with a victory.

Pitt held a 10-point lead at the half, their first of the season in conference play, and held a fairly consistent lead until NC State’s late lead with under four minutes remaining.

Jared Wilson-Frame led the way with a career-high 22 points as the Panthers utilized a 2-3 zone defense and a hot night shooting from outside to build their lead.

In addition to Wilson-Frame, Shamiel Stevenson was also in double figures with 11 points.

Pitt is now 8-13 and 0-8 in ACC play. Up next, the Panthers will stay at home and host Syracuse on Saturday. That game will tip off at 4 p.m.

Stay with Pittsburgh Sports Now for more coverage from the Pete.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
Duquesne Men's Basketball

Register Now!

Get PSN in your inbox!

Enter your email and get all of our posts delivered straight to your inbox.

To Top
Like Pittsburgh Sports Now on Facebook!
Send this to a friend