PITTSBURGH — Freshman Pitt wing Gerald Drumgoole was held out of the Panthers’ game against Monmouth on Monday night with an injury sustained in practice over the weekend.
Drumgoole, a 6-foot-5 wing from Rochester, New York, rolled his ankle on Monday, according to head coach Jeff Capel. Capel said he does not know when Drumgoole may again be available.
Without Drumgoole in the lineup, freshman Justin Champagnie and sophomore Au’Diese Toney played a larger role.
Champagnie made his first career start and earned his first double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. The freshman from Brooklyn, New York set career highs in rebounds. Pitt out-rebounded Monmouth, 26-36.
Averaging 23.5 minutes per game coming in, Toney played 28:02 off the bench and responded with one of his best games of the season, scoring 10 points and grabbing seven boards.
“It was good to see him do some things and get back to who he is, which is just this competitive guy who is on the glass and does the tough, dirty stuff,” Capel said. “He did that.”