Zanna recorded nine rebounds and James Robinson added 16
points for Pittsburgh (16-1, 4-0 ACC), which won its sixth in a
row. The Panthers, in their first ACC season, shot 56.9 percent
from the field.
Trae Golden led Georgia Tech (10-7, 1-3) with 22 points, Marcus
Georges-Hunt added 13 points and Daniel Miller scored 12 points
with five blocked shots. The Yellow Jackets were dominated on
the backboards 38-18, just the second time this season Georgia
Tech has been outrebounded.
Pittsburgh scored nine consecutive points to turn a 37-32
deficit into a 41-37 advantage four minutes into the second
half. Leading 44-42 with 13:28 to play, the Panthers scored 15
of the next 18 points — six coming from Cameron Wright — and
Lamar Patterson's three-point play with 7:53 left pushed the
Pittsburgh lead to 59-45.
Golden scored 12 consecutive points down the stretch to fuel
Georgia Tech's frantic comeback bid and his two free throws with
29 seconds remaining cut the Pittsburgh advantage to 78-74. But
Michael Young hit a pair from the line to answer one second
later to secure the win for the Panthers as the Yellow Jackets
could not counter on their next possession.
GAME NOTEBOOK: Patterson, the ACC player of the week who
averaged 22.7 points in first three conference games, scored his
first points 45 seconds into the second half and finished with
11. … Georgia Tech had won the previous five matchups with
Pittsburgh, the last two coming in 1989. … The Yellow Jackets
played without Jason Morris (concussion) and Solomon Poole
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