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Pitt wrecked in 69-54 loss to Georgia Tech at home

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Shamiel Stevenson and Jared Wilson-Frame each finished with nine points in the team's fifth straight loss Saturday afternoon.

Pitt Coach Kevin Stallings was “a little more disappointed today” than he had been with his team this season.

“We weren’t ready to go,” Stallings said.

Georgia Tech ran away with it early, slicing through Pitt’s zone defense to build a quick 8-0 lead. Pitt called a timeout and switched to man, but the Yellow Jackets kept rolling, expanding their lead to 21-1. Freshman guard Jose Alvarado recorded nine points in that stretch.

‘You can’t really spot a team that many point and really expect that everything’s going to be easy coming back from that,” forward Shamiel Stevenson said.

Pitt did pull back to within seven thanks to nine point performances from Stevenson and fellow forward Jared Wilson-Frame, but the Yellow Jackets retook control in the paint. Georgia Tech had 26 points in the paint compared to Pitt’s six in the first half.

While Pitt went into halftime down 40-29, Georgia Tech started rebuilding their lead in the second half, eventually calling off the dogs after running the score to 64-41.

The Yellow Jackets out-rebounded the Panthers 39-20. No Pitt player finished with double-digit points. Georgia Tech had five: Alvarado (10), Tadric Jackson( 13), Josh Okogie (12), Ben Lammers (11) and Abdoulaye Gueye with a game-high 16. Lammers also picked up 16 rebounds.

Pitt falls to 8-10 and 0-5 in ACC play. Georgia Tech is 10-7 and 3-1 in conference.

NUMB3RS:

Pitt has been outscored by 104 points in their five conference games this year (381-277.)

ON DECK:

Pitt will travel to Syracuse Tuesday to take on the Orange at 9 p.m.

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