Pitt, Penn State Both Win in ACC/Big Ten Challenge Tuesday

COLLEGE PARK, Md. (EYT) – Behind 47 combined points from Michael Young and Jamel Artis, Pitt cruised to a 73-59 win over previously unbeaten Maryland in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at Maryland’s XFINITY Center Tuesday night.

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Young torched the nets for a game-high 25 points, while Artis scored 22, including 15 in a first half that saw the Panthers (6-1) shoot a blistering 66.7 percent (18 of 27) from the field to take a 45-24 halftime lead.

Falling a rebound short of a double-double with nine boards, Young also helped Pitt outrebound Maryland (7-1) 38-36. Because of the hot-shooting first half, Pitt was able to survive going cold from the field after halftime, 7 of 27 (25.9 percent) helped by the fact the Terrapins only shot 34.4 percent for the game including 34.3 percent in the second half.

Cameron Johnson also reached double digits for Pitt with 11 points.

Melo Trimble paced Maryland with 13 points with Anthony Cowan adding 11 and Michael Cekovsky 10.


UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – A late 8-2 run helped Penn State top Georgia Tech, 67-60, in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge at the Bryce Jordan Center Tuesday night.

The Nittany Lions (5-3) were clinging to a two-point lead, 57-55, following a 3-point by Georgia Tech’s Josh Heath with 2:07 to play. But Josh Reaves answered with a triple with the Nittany Lions to start the late run that ended with a free throw by Terrance Samuels with 32 seconds left that put Penn State ahead by eight, 65-57.

Shep Garner led Penn State with a game-high 17 points, while Mike Watkins had a double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds. Lamar Stevens just missed a double-double collecting 10 points and nine boards.

Quinton Stephens (13 points, 11 rebounds) and Ben Lammers (12 points, 10 rebounds) both had double-doubles for Georgia Tech (4-2), while Josh Okogie added 13 points.

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