Pitt wins thriller in 3OT

Shades of Syracuse and Uconn. This game had it all. When you go into three overtimes you know it’s something special. WVU missed some key free throws at the end of regulation and were unable to close out the game and they lost 98-95. Ashton Gibbs made six three pointers and some clutch ones at that.

In regulation Pitt was unable to rebound and WVU was getting offensive boards all night long. At the end of regulation Pitt tied it up when Wannamaker had a great steal and passed it around to Gibbs and he hit the 3. The place exploded and we were in OT. In the first OT Pitt jumped out to a 5 point lead but let WVU tie it up with a last second three to send it to another 5 minutes of play. In the second OT I jumped out of my seat when Woodall seemingly hit the game winning shot. It too late though and a 3rd overtime was played. Brad Wannamaker was fouled out at this point which led to Nasir Robinson being brought in. He played huge and hit a key putback to give Pitt the lead. WVU tried a buzzer beater but it would not go. Pitt had won Round 2.

Pitt won this game down the stretch due to their strong bench play. They outscored WVU’s bench 34-7.

So what does this mean?

  • Pitt has two wins against top 5 teams
  • They will stay in the top 25
  • They have 19 wins and should get 20
  • They are now tied for 3rd in the Big East(top 4 teams get 2 byes in the BE Tourny)

Overall a great win and Marquette comes Thursday. Go Pitt.

Ashton Gibbs had 6 threes in the win

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