Jan. 17, 2015
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.
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