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Pitt Pounces on VMI, 94-55

Pitt Pounces on VMI, 94-55

PITTSBURGH — Pitt dominated VMI, 94-55, on Friday, with senior wing Jared Wilson-Frame scoring 20 points in his return to the lineup.

Wilson-Frame was suspended for the season opener against Youngstown State on Tuesday and came off the bench on Friday, but responded by making each of his first three 3-point attempts and 5 of 9 overall from beyond the arc.

He played 23 minutes, one more than starting wing Au’Diese Toney, who finished with 14 points, tied for second on the team.

The Panthers were up 18 at the half and rolled to a 39-point victory, their largest since 2016.

It was a total effort for the Panthers, who doubled up VMIN rebounds, 42-21, had 24 assists on 33 field goals and held the Keydets to 33.9 percent shooting and 20 percent from 3-point range.

Xavier Johnson posted his first career double-double with 14 points and 11 rebounds, Toney led the team with 8 rebounds and Khameron Davis splashed three 3-pointers to break into double figures with 11.

Pitt’s mens and women’s teams both won on Friday by a combined 91 points.

The Panthers’ next game will feature a step up in competition. They will host Troy on Monday.

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