PITTSBURGH — On Tuesday night, Pitt lost its second straight game, this time falling to Miami by a lopsided score of 85-64.
The Canes jumped on Pitt from the very start, taking an early 14-2 lead and never once letting the Panthers grab the lead in the game. Jim Larrañaga’s squad shot the lights out, hitting 55% of their shots in the win. Four players scored in double figures, led by electrifying guard Charlie Moore, who dropped 19 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Kam McGusty also scored 19 points, while Sam Waardenburg added 12, and Jordan Miller 12 to lead the ‘Canes to their 20th win of the season.
Kam hits his third 3-pointer of the night.
Kam McGusty and Charlie Moore have 19 points each.
Miami 80, Pitt 52 | 3:55 2H pic.twitter.com/SapQqu63cs
— Canes Hoops (@CanesHoops) February 23, 2022
Pitt turned the ball over 20 times in the loss, its third game with at least 20. The Panthers shot a solid 48% from the field, but went just 5 for 17 from three-point range.
John Hugley had another strong game down low, scoring 20 points on 7 for 9 from the field and grabbing seven rebounds in the loss. Jamarius Burton followed Hugley with 12 points of his own, rebounding from his four-point performance against Georgia Tech.
After starting out 3 for 3 from the field, Pitt’s Mo Gueye left the game after crashing to the floor hard on a missed dunk attempt. Gueye returned to the floor in the second half and scored three points, to finish the game with a total of 11.
With the loss, Pitt falls to 11-18 overall, along with 6-12 in conference.
Pitt will look to snap its two-game losing streak when it returns to the floor on Tuesday, March 1 against Duke. The Panthers will host Mike Krzyzewski and the ACC-best Blue Devils in Krzyzewski’s final regular season road game of his coaching career.