Justin Champagnie Records First Back-to-Back 20/20 Games in Pitt History
PITTSBURGH — Coming into the 2020-21 season, a Pitt basketball player had record 20 points and 20 rebounds in the same game just 11 times in the 115-year history of Pitt basketball.
Sophomore Justin Champagnie has now done it twice.
In a row.
Following up his historic performance on Wednesday night against Northwestern, when Champagnie scored exactly 20 points and recorded exactly 20 rebounds while scoring the game-winner in Pitt’s comeback win over the Wildcats, Champagnie performed the feat again on Pitt’s home floor on Saturday.
Facing Gardner-Webb Champagnie scored his 20th point with 11:28 to play in the second half. He recorded his 20th rebound with 5:24 left in the game.
No Pitt player had ever recorded 20 and 20 in back-to-back games. Champagnie is only the third player ever to have more than one in his Pitt career, joining DeJuan Blair and Billy Knight.
Here’s the full list of 20/20 games in Pitt history:
Justin Champagnie, Dec. 9, 2020 at Northwestern: 20 points, 20 rebounds
DeJuan Blair, Feb. 16, 2009 at Connecticut: 22 points, 23 rebounds
DeJuan Blair, Jan. 31, 2009 vs. Notre Dame: 23 points, 22 rebounds
Chris McNeal, March 3, 1992 vs. Boston College: 27 points, 20 rebounds
Bobby Martin, Feb. 7, 1990 at Georgetown: 27 points, 20 rebounds
Brian Shorter, Dec. 28, 1988 vs. Northwestern: 26 points, 20 rebounds
Jerome Lane, Feb. 21, 1987 at Connecticut: 20 points, 21 rebounds
Sam Clancy, Feb. 21, 1987 vs. Duquesne: 20 points, 20 rebounds
Mel Bennett, March 7, 1975 at West Virginia: 22 points, 21 rebounds
Billy Knight, Jan. 20, 1974 vs. Buffalo: 25 points, 21 rebounds
Billy Knight, Feb. 11, 1972 vs. Syracuse: 33 points, 20 rebounds
Billy Knight, Jan. 26, 1972 vs. Lafayette: 26 points, 21 rebounds
Paul O’Gorek, Jan. 6, 1971 at George Washington: 25 points, 20 rebounds
Jim LaValley, Dec. 1, 1966 vs. Carnegie Tech: 26 points, 20 rebounds
Congrats to JC! On a sour note, Drumgoole sighting today. He seems overmatched at this level. A candidate to move down in competition level and open up a scholarship next season in my opinion.