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Pitt Falls to Last-Place Georgia Tech on Senior Night, 68-62

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PITTSBURGH — On Saturday night, Georgia Tech spoiled Pitt’s senior night festivities by taking down the Panthers in emphatic fashion at the Petersen Events Center by a score of 68-62.

The Yellow Jackets, who entered Saturday night’s game in last place in the ACC, used a 13-2 run near the middle of the second half to build their lead into double-digit figures.

With just over five minutes left in the game, Pitt caught fire and turned its hot second-half shooting into a 14-0 run, cutting the deficit all the way down to four points.

However, the Jackets weathered the storm with late buckets from Michael Devoe and free throws from Jordan Usher to seal the victory.

Georgia Tech dominated Pitt in fast-break points, scoring 17 to the Panthers’ 4 on the break. The Jackets also scored 19 points off of Pitt’s 16 turnovers, while Pitt could only score six off of Tech’s 11.

Devoe, one of the top scorers in the ACC, led the way for the Yellow Jackets, going 8 for 15 from the field and finishing with 22 points.

Behind Devoe, Rodney Howard added 14 points in the win.

As a team, the Yellow Jackets shot 46.4% from the field, and made six of their 18 three-point attempts in the win.

For Pitt, Graduate transfer Mo Gueye came out of the gates hot on his senior night, scoring 14 points in the first half and adding 13 in the second to combine for a career-high 27 points. He went 10 for 15 from the field and also grabbed 12 rebounds in the loss.

John Hugley delivered his ninth double-double performance of the year, scoring 18 points and snagging 11 rebounds. Ithiel Horton followed Hugley with ten points of his own, hitting three three pointers in the loss.

Pitt (11-17, 6-11) will look to rebound from the loss on Tuesday, Feb. 22, when it hosts Miami at 8 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. The Hurricanes sit at 19-8 (11-5 ACC) and are coming off a loss on Saturday to Virginia.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago

Another disgrace in a season fraught with them. The silence from the Capel apologists who were talking shit a few days ago is deafening.

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

One hour after the game you post this garbage? There hasn’t been enough time for anything to be “deafening” yet genius. Interesting that you consider Pitt fans complimenting the team & head coach after a big win in Chapel Hill talking (crap). This tells us everything we need to know about you…. & Send It In & Krackerjack Kid & Justin Dietrich & Giovanni & all the other lame names that you post under. You’re a gutless psu troll. How’s the weather in State College today Jimmy?

Last edited 3 months ago by Jimbo Grimm
Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

Boy you told me, fanboy. Take the tinfoil hat off, jag off. I’m posting under my name.

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

At this point, you can’t even remember your real name. The BS in your posts is deafening. How’s THON weekend going Jimmy?

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

Jumbo dumbo jimbo mark spitting up again!

Terrence
Terrence
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

So rob speaks his mind that basically another crap game under Capel and you blast him for it just cause you disagree you call him a psu troll maybe you need to take your blinders off Capel needs to go

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago
Reply to  Terrence

Another fake account from the Krackerjack Kid/Send It In! family. You are a disturbed individual who lives a very sad life.

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

That’s the kettle calling the pot black. Jumbo grinn. Aka mark recker!

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

LMAO, wrong again genius. Actually the correct phrase is the pot calling the kettle black. At least you’re consistently wrong on a variety of subjects, not just basketball.

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

Won’t be long before you’re banned again idiot! Aka mark recker

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

Sounds like you have some inside information. Then again, you’re never right about anything. Still laughing about the kettle & the pot.

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

Sounds to me like you’re still a asshole Jumbo Grinn! Aka Mark Recker

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

Should be an, not a. Keep reading my posts & maybe you can improve your cognitive skills to a second grade level. Just wondering, have you ever been tested for autism?

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

Okay jumbo. Aka mark asshole recker

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

Maybe if you refrain from using profanity in your posts people will not see you as an angry, uneducated clown. Then again, it’s probably too late, the die has been cast.

Mark Recker is a jerk
Mark Recker is a jerk
3 months ago
Reply to  Jimbo Grimm

I’m surprised you still have time to post on your honeymoon. Mrs. Jumbo Grinn

Jimbo Grimm
Jimbo Grimm
3 months ago

Looks like you’ve decided to stay with your angry, uneducated clown character for this fake account. I can see why you’re so comfortable with this one.

AMF
AMF
3 months ago

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Krackerjack Kid
Krackerjack Kid
3 months ago

This team will continue to disappoint as long as Capel fails to understand how mentally weak they are. This team has shown flashes of athletic ability and skill but mental mistakes and sloppy play keep them from being competitive.

Michael Roth
Michael Roth
3 months ago

I don’t know how you come out flat riding a 3 game winning streak, playing the last place team on senior night. One could argue it was due to GT being in last place. When you are 11th, you’re not able to overlook anyone. Okudale set the tone of the game in the 1st 5 minutes with 3 TOs, being weak on the ball and not hustling. You can call it a coaching blunder but it’s on the players to not come out flat. I never blamed the coach when I stunk, the mirror held the answer. This was a… Read more »

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