PITTSBURGH: Armando Bacot scored a year-higher 21 details and had 10 rebounds to direct North Carolina to a 75-65 victory above Pittsburgh on Tuesday night.
The Tar Heels (11-5, 6-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) have gained 3 straight games and 6 of their past seven.
Bacot was 8 of 10 from the flooring and was two factors shy of his career finest. He also experienced a time-higher 3 blocks. Garrison Brooks scored 16 points and Kerwin Walton experienced 10 for the Tar Heels, who shot 32 of 61 (52.5%) general.
Justin Champagnie scored 23 factors and experienced 10 rebounds to lead Pitt (8-4, 4-3), who has missing consecutive video games for the 1st time this time. Ithiel Horton added 12 factors.
The Tar Heels took the direct for superior 5 minutes in and crafted a 34-27 halftime guide. Consecutive dunks from Leaky Black and Bacot gave the Tar Heels their largest guide, 66-50 with about eight minutes remaining. The Panthers answered with a 13-2 run to pull to 68-63 with 3:50 remaining but didnt get closer.
Pitt observed its two-sport gain streak against North Carolina finish. Pitt has never overwhelmed the Tar Hells in 3 straight game titles.
North Carolina performs at Clemson on Feb. 2. The Panthers host Notre Dame on Saturday.
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