Pittsburgh 72 – Syracuse 61
Pitt (11-1, 1-0) pulled away from Syracuse (10-4, 0-1) 72-61 on Wednesday night in the ACC Opener to improve to 11-1 on the season. “We’re back to normal, back to where we like to be. We have a lot of good players,” coach Jamie Dixon said of the Panthers showing signs of re-emerging as a top-25 team.
To secure the win, Pitt went on a 14-2 run as Sheldon Jeter scored seven straight points off the bench to finish with 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Jamel Artis led Pitt with 18 points and nearly posted a triple-double with 9 rebounds and 8 assists. Michael Young averaging 17.2 ppg on the season, had 15 points in the win.
Pitt had a 43-25 advantage on the boards, including a 19-8 advantage on offensive rebounds.