The Pittsburgh Panthers will not be continuing their March Madness chase. The team, who were the No. 10 seed in the East, lost to No. 7 Wisconsin, in a tough and close game.
The final had Wisconsin narrowly edging out the Panthers 47-43. The low-scoring game had only one Pitt Panther in double digits when it came to final points. Forward Jamel Artis had 13 points while his other teammates had nine points or less, with forward Sheldon Jeter following Artis with nine points.
The Panthers had low percentages when it came to their shooting. Field goal percentage was on 37 percent while their three-point shots were at an extremely low 27 percent. Their free throws were a bit better, but not by much, at 57 percent.
Guard James Robinson led the Panthers in rebounds with 11 and also led the team in assists with four. Forward Michael Young had two blocks while fellow forward Alonzo Nelson-Ododa had one block. The team also had three steals from Artis, Rafael Maia, and Damon Wilson.
The Wisconsin Badgers had three players score in double digits. Forward Ethan Happ led his side with 15 points, while forward Nigel Hayes had 12 points and forward Vitto Brown had 11 points.
With the Panthers out of the tournament, the Wisconsin Badgers will go on to face Xavier University on Sunday, March 20. The Panthers will now look to recruitment and will celebrate the accomplishments of the their seniors as their season is officially over.
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