PITTSBURGH — On Saturday afternoon in the Petersen Events Center, Pitt, led by huge performances by Jamarius Burton and John Hugley, took down Louisville by a score of 65-53 to get back in the win column.
The Panthers (7-10, 2-4) dominated the Cardinals, who came into this one with a solid 10-6 record, seemingly throughout the entire game.
Burton took control of this one for Pitt, dropping an efficient 20 points on 8-for-13 shooting. The senior guard played as complete a game as he has since coming to Pitt in this one, hitting all four of his free throws and also grabbing a team-high eight rebounds.
Big man John Hugley came alive in the second half, leading the Panthers to victory with 14 second-half points. He attacked Cardinals big man Malik Williams all game down low and finished the game with 19 points and 7 boards.
Femi Odukale and Mo Gueye also added ten points apiece for Pitt and had the Pitt crowd on its feet with numerous highlight plays, including each of Gueye’s game-high four blocks.
Louisville was led by guards El Ellis and Noah Locke, who finished with ten points apiece.
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The Cardinals, who came into this one averaging more than 70 points per game, shot 33% from the field and 23% from three-point land, both numbers that were well below their season averages coming into the game.
With the win, Pitt improves to 7-10, as well as 2-4 in ACC play.
Pitt will return to the floor on Wednesday, Jan. 19 when it takes on Virginia at 9 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.