THE FLATS – Deivon Smith recorded his second-straight double-double, however a 17-5 mid-game run by Pitt proved to be the distinction in Georgia Tech males’s basketball’s 71-60 loss to the visiting Panthers on Saturday afternoon at McCamish Pavilion.
A 6-foot-1 guard, Smith scored 15 factors and grabbed a career-high-tying 11 rebounds for his second double-double of the week (he had 16 factors and 10 rebounds in Tuesday’s additional time loss at Notre Dame). Nonetheless, Smith’s efficiency couldn’t overcome the Yellow Jackets’ mid-game lull, which noticed Tech’s 31-29 lead with 3:21 to go in first half flip right into a 46-36 deficit with lower than quarter-hour to go within the recreation.
The opposite defining stat in Tech’s 11-point loss was a 17-point differential on the free-throw line, as Pitt made 17-of-20 free throws whereas the Jackets went 0-for-3.
Along with Smith’s double-double, Deebo Coleman scored 13 factors and Rodney Howard pulled down 10 rebounds to assist lead the Yellow Jackets (8-9, 1-6 ACC). As a workforce, Tech made 12 3-pointers, three greater than it had beforehand made in an Atlantic Coast Convention recreation this season. Nonetheless, the Jackets made simply 12 pictures contained in the arc and was outscored 30-16 within the paint.
4 gamers scored in double-figures for Pitt, led by Nike Sibande’s 21 factors.
Georgia Tech continues a three-game homestand on Tuesday when it hosts NC State. Tipoff is about for 7 p.m. at McCamish Pavilion and the competition can be televised nationally on ACC Community.