PITTSBURGH — Pitt once again continued to show fight, but the No. 16 Florida State Seminoles were too much for the Panthers in the end, as Pitt fell 79-72 at Petersen Events Center.
Florida State’s size and depth of lineup were both issues for the Panthers, as nine Florida State players scored and four finished in double digits.
Justin Champagnie once again led the way for the Panthers with 21 points and 11 rebounds.
The Panthers’ big men both dealt with foul trouble, challenged by the size and depth of size possessed by the Seminoles. Starter Abdoul Karim Coulibaly had eight points and three rebounds in 23 minutes. Terrell Brown had 1 point in 12 minutes.
Pitt forward Au’Diese Toney did not play in the game with an undisclosed injury. Nike Sibande started in his place and had his best game with the Panthers, putting up 12 points and grabbing seven rebounds.
Pitt’s next scheduled game is for next Sunday at NC State, though the ACC could schedule a game for them in the middle of next week.