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@GTMBK Falls to Pitt Late, 70-65

Jan. 17, 2015

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 | Coach Gregory post-game press conference

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jamel Artis and Cameron Wright led all scorers with 20 points apiece and Michael Young added 16 as Pittsburgh beat Georgia Tech 70-65 Saturday.

Pitt (13-5, 3-2 ACC) held Georgia Tech scoreless for over five minutes after Robert Sampson’s layup for the Yellow Jackets with 6:14 to play. The Yellow Jackets were scoreless for 5:12 before Charles Mitchell made two free throws with 1:12 left in the game.

Sampson led Georgia Tech (9-8, 0-5 ACC) with 16 points, Marcus Georges-Hunt scored 13 and Charles Mitchell and Quinton Stephens each had 10.

The contest featured 10 ties and seven lead changes.

Pitt seemed to take control in the first half and took a nine-point lead with 8:29 to play in the period.

Georgia Tech responded with a 13-4 run and the teams went into the halftime break tied at 31. The Yellow Jackets only made seven field goals and shot 37.5 percent but converted 11-of-13 free throws to stay in the game.

Georgia Tech shot 39.6 percent for the game while the Panthers connected on 43.6 percent of field goals.

After shooting 0-for-6 from 3-point range in the first half, Wright and Artis made 3s for the Panthers to start the second half.

The Yellow Jackets later took a four-point lead on a 3-pointer by Travis Jorgensen, 46-42, with 13:20 to play for their largest advantage of the game.

Pitt tied the game on a layup from Young with 9:21 left in regulation and did not trail again.


Georgia Tech: The Yellow Jackets have lost five games in a row to start conference play and haven’t won since beating Charlotte 67-66 on Dec. 30.

Pittsburgh: Jamel Artis scored 20 points to tie his career-high in scoring. It was his second 20-point game after scoring 20 in Pitt’s over Manhattan Dec. 17.


Georgia Tech plays at No. 2 Virginia Thursday.

Pittsburgh plays at No. 4 Duke Monday.


— GT Men’s Basketball (@GTMBK) January 18, 2015


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