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Panthers Score 7 Points in First Half, Lose Big



Pitt sent out its seniors in perhaps the most depressing way possible on Saturday, as the Panthers were completely uncompetitive in a 66-37 loss to No. 1 Virginia on Saturday.

The Panthers started all three of their healthy seniors, with usual reserves Monty Boykins and Zach Smith, who is a walk-on, dressing in the starting lineup, along with backup point guard Jonathan Milligan.

The seniors couldn’t do much, as Virginia started out on a 8-0 run before Kevin Stallings had to call timeout to change his lineup.

The rest of the Panthers didn’t fare much better, as they didn’t make a field goal until the midpoint of the half and finished the first 20 minutes with just seven points, the fewest since 1952.

Pitt fared somewhat better in the second half and Parker Stewart finished with 12 points, but Pitt never closed further than its 23-point halftime deficit.

Boykins, Milligan and Smith walked as Pitt’s only three seniors. Ryan Luther, who is redshirting with a foot injury, didn’t, suggesting that he intends to return in 2018-19.

Pitt will finish its regular season Feb. 28 at Notre Dame.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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