PITTSBURGH – It wasn’t pretty at the Petersen Events Center Tuesday night. Pitt (5-2) dropped its second game of the season, 71-64, to the Missouri Tigers in the ACC/SEC Challenge.
Pitt shit only 34% from the floor and 25% in the second half. The Panthers missed six free throws (25 of 31), including two front ends of the 1-and-1. Bub Carrington was 4 of 14 from the field and 1 of 7 behind the arc. Ishmael Leggett missed seven of the eight shots he attempted and missed all five three-point attempts. Eight of his 10 points came at the free-throw line.
Following the game, head coach Jeff Capel and forward Blake Hinson discussed the loss and what the Panthers need to do better entering their first conference matchup. Hinson totaled a team-best 22 points and five triples on eight attempts. The senior played over 38 and a half minutes in the defeat.
Up next, Pitt hosts Clemson in its ACC tip-off game Sunday at 2 p.m.