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Jamarius Burton Leads Pitt in Convincing Win Over Louisville, 65-53



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.

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.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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10 months ago

congrats….great game and a nice win. let’s keep it up against the cadavaliers ! H2P

Richard Ellison
Richard Ellison
10 months ago
Reply to  TJ

Stay focused an bring that same attitude an hard work.

Mark Recker
Mark Recker
10 months ago

Balanced scoring & great defense, two staples of a well coached team. Congrats to Capel & his staff for a winning game plan & finding a way to neutralize Williams for the second time. Amazingly, there is a poster who guaranteed that Williams would dominate Hugley because he considers Hugley to be out of shape.

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10 months ago

Burton’s experience playing in 2 winning programs (Wichita & TT) is certainly paying dividends for Pitt. He and Big Bird were 2 pretty good portal gets.


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