Any questions of how the Pitt basketball team would rebound following their overtime loss to Louisville were answered in the first half as the Panthers raced out to a 20 point halftime lead and dominated North Carolina.
The win was their 12th of the season and gets them back in the picture for a postseason play. As you can imagine Pitt fans on Twitter were very positive.
Xavier Johnson looks like that hungry kid from Woodbridge, Virginia who nobody knew about in today’s game. His best game all season.
— Jordan Klein (@AthleticsPittJK) January 18, 2020
— DreamBackfield.com (@IntoPitt) January 18, 2020
UNC started one 3⭐️ player, three 4⭐️ players, and one 5⭐️player. Pitt started three 3⭐️ players and two 4⭐️players.
— So Much Hail (@SoMuchHail) January 18, 2020
Zoo was crazy today‼️Thanks for showing out. Amazing team win by our guys🔥See you Wednesday😈 https://t.co/tXLkoVO65j
— Oakland Zoo (@OaklandZoo) January 18, 2020
Tired of the cry fest already on ESPN about the lack of talent on North Carolina. Welcome to everyone else’s world
— Scaztastic (@Scaztastic) January 18, 2020
Pitt completes a regular season sweep of North Carolina in the 412.
These Tar Heels are far from being vintage, but still a nice accomplishment.
Panthers are improved in Year Two under Jeff Capel.
— Jon Rothstein (@JonRothstein) January 18, 2020
— RickeyShifko (@RickeyShifko) January 18, 2020
Don't feel bad for Carolina. Get 'em while they're down because they'll be back. pic.twitter.com/GKEGAryBuc
— John Wos (@JohnWos10) January 18, 2020
— ForTheCity_412 (@JimStamm22) January 18, 2020
I don’t care the circumstances. I don’t care the players. A two game sweep over Roy Williams’ UNC is damn impressive. https://t.co/wCGurum75O
— Ben Bobeck (@bo_bobeck) January 18, 2020
ESPN pushing the narrative that UNC has no one on roster. They have 4 stars and 5 stars still playing.
— Ryan Platt (@Ryan2434) January 18, 2020
No such thing as a bad win. Fun day and great crowd at the Pete. #H2P
— Gavin Williams (@GavWill13) January 18, 2020
.@Pitt_MBB defeats North Carolina 66-52.
It is the first time the Panthers have swept the Tar Heels since joining the ACC.
UNC has lost 4 straight and is still winless this decade. pic.twitter.com/fUwusV52zt
— ESPN Stats & Info (@ESPNStatsInfo) January 18, 2020
UNC is not good — but it’s still a big deal to sweep them and any team in the ACC. Nice win, Pitt!!!
— Ok, Cool. Hail ‘em (@PittifulFan) January 18, 2020
The last time Pitt swept an ACC team was the 2015-2016 season where they beat Syracuse 2 times in the regular season and beat them a 3rd time in the ACC tournament. #h2p #zooera pic.twitter.com/fcUg6OgNXM
— David Hague (@DHPhoto11) January 18, 2020
Terrell Brown is the most fascinating player on the roster. There are times it looks like he has taken an Ambien. When he decides to flip the switch he can be a formidable #ACC big man. There’s good Terrell / bad Terrell. Here’s hoping ‘good Terrell’ shows up more often.
— Harry G. Psaros (@PittGuru) January 18, 2020