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Pitt Snaps Virginia’s 23-Game Home Winning Streak with Massive Win



On Tuesday night, Pitt shocked No. 21 Virginia at John Paul Jones Arena, ending Virginia’s eight-game winning streak. 

The Panthers also snapped the nation’s longest home winning streak – 23 games. Virginia had won 23-straight home games in Charlottesville, but now, will have to start that streak over. 

Pitt was led by Blake Hinson, Jaland Lowe, and Ishmael Leggett in the win. After a hot start from three-point land propelled Pitt to a four-point halftime lead, the Panthers continued their surge in the second half behind double-digit second-half scoring from Hinson and a strong defensive performance to hold the Cavaliers.

Pitt has now won four-straight games and six of its last seven contests. The Panthers, after starting 1-5 in ACC play, are sitting at 7-6 in conference play and 16-8 overall this season. Pitt advances to a stellar 6-2 on the road this season, in year six of the Jeff Capel era.

Pitt will now return home to play against Louisville on Saturday, Feb. 17 at the Petersen Events Center at 6:30 p.m.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
3 months ago

Have not been a fan of a Capel. I think he’s made some terrible character and recruiting decisions.

But, this team is playing well and looks disciplined and well coached.

Keep it up!

3 months ago
Reply to  Kelvin Byrd

He certainly inherited a bare cupboard. I’ll acknowledge mistakes along the way. Things have changed. I’m happy PITT has a tendency to stick with coaches. It doesn’t always workout, Stallings, but in this case? Heck yeah. H2P

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