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Jamarius Burton Shines as Pitt Defeats NC State for Fifth-Straight Win, 68-60

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On Friday night, as Pitt looked to extend its winning streak to five and win its first conference matchup of the year against NC State, there was one Panther who was not going to let the team fall.

That Panther was Jamarius Burton, Pitt’s veteran lead guard who hit all seven of his field goals in the second half to finish with a season-high 24 points in the Panthers’ 68-60 upset victory over NC State.

Burton played his usual, physical game from the guard spot, driving to the basket and hitting from the mid-range with elite efficiency and confidence. Along with the graduate student’s star performance, Pitt’s Blake Hinson followed with 13 points, and Nike Sibande followed with ten in the Panthers’ fifth-straight win.

With the victory, the Panthers earn a massive ‘W’ on the backs of their veteran stars.

Heading into the game, NC State was 7-1 and ranked as the No. 49 team in the nation, per Kenpom.com. In Friday’s game, the Wolfpack hit 35% of its field-goal attempts, led by Terquavion Smith who hit five shots to finish with 15 points.

The Panthers held NC State’s leading scorer Jarkel Joiner to just one point in the win, as he went 0 for 12 from the field in the loss.

With the win, Pitt (6-3) extended its winning streak to five games.

Pitt’s next game comes on Wednesday, Dec. 7 at Vanderbilt (3-4) in the Panthers’ third-straight road matchup.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Burton Tee
Burton Tee
2 months ago

This was the most complete game I’ve seen Pitt play in years. They played tough and played well on both ends of the court. Well done Pitt!

Cignetti & Friends
Cignetti & Friends
2 months ago

Burton, the kid from Charlotte, NC….was the big star of the game. Anytime it got a little close….he took over. 9 of 14 FG, 4 assists, 6 of 6 from the FT line. Man among boys tonite.

Mtgj
Mtgj
2 months ago

There is a lot of work to do, but it feels like the program is finally turning the corner. This team has some solid veterans on it, The twins give me a ton of hope moving forward and next years recruiting class is capels best by far. It took Narduzzi about 4 years to start seeing some good results, hopefully capel starts to as well. I’m not the biggest capel fan, but I am a fan of continuity. If you change coaches every 4 years then you may never get to be good. I’m happy the AD gives these guys… Read more »

TJ
TJ
2 months ago

Nice win .. held tough when necessary. What’s up with Cumming’s and his role ? I thought he was a true PG/leader. It looks that on at least 3 out of 5 plays he does not even bring the ball up and/or doesn’t even touch the ball on the possession.

Rob
Rob
2 months ago

I think these are the types of guards Dixon was always lacking and hurt him come tournament time. Guards that could create their own offense. And when was the last time a Pitt team defended the three this well.

Eric payne
Eric payne
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob

No trolling today? Wow. Each bone of the transfers came here with the same purpose. They want to restore this program to its former glory. They are ready. To go into that atmosphere and preform like that shows that they are.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric payne

“Preform”. Dumbass

Pitt guy
Pitt guy
2 months ago

Wow Rob ! That’s actually a positive thing you said about the team , I’m proud of ya ! Mom the meatloaf ! Your still a jerkoff

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Pitt guy

Wrong guy asshat. I have enough balls to use my own name. It’s “you’re” you simpleton. And try and get a different response than the tired old “meatloaf” line. Are you really that stupid and unimaginative? Loser

Thomas McGraw
Thomas McGraw
2 months ago

LOKI !!! Show yourself?! What trickery is this?!

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