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Pitt Panthers listening to coach Jeff Capel during their 79-76 loss to the Miami Hurricanes (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Greensboro, NC – The Miami Hurricanes put an end to the Panthers season slipping past Pitt by 6 points in the first round of the ACC Tournament 79-73.

Panthers Justin Champagnie #11 goes up to block the shot attempt of Miami’s Isaiah Wong #2 in the Hurricanes 79-73 win over the Panthers in the first round of the ACC Tournament (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Isaiah Wong‘s 20 points lead the Miami attack as he knocked down 5 of his 13 shots from the floor and made the Panthers pay for placing him on the charity stripe sinking  9 of his 10 attempts. Wong was 1 of five Hurricanes to score in double figures as Anthony Walker, Elijah OlaniyiKameron McGutsy scored 14 points apiece and Nysier Brooks finished with nine.

Pitt Panther Femi Odukale (#2) on the move against Miami in the Panthers first round loss of the ACC Tournament (Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

Meanwhile Femi Odukale lead the Panthers with 28 points (11 of his 16 shots from the floor) while grabbing  6 boards and dishing 4 assists on the night. Three other Panthers finished with double figures as Nike Sibande added 24 points, Ithiel Horton scored 10 and Justin Champagnie finished the night with a double double (11 points and 10 rebounds).

Coach Jeff Capel’s Panthers finished the season with  10 wins against 12 losses as the Hurricanes move on to the next round in the Acc Tournament with a record of 9 and 16.

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(Information and Photos Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)