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Pitt Hosts Wake Forest Wednesday in Key ACC Contest

Pitt Hosts Wake Forest Wednesday in Key ACC Contest


Pitt (13-7, 6-3 ACC) vs. Wake Forest (14-6, 6-3 ACC)
Wednesday, January 25, 2023ย  โ€ขย  7:00 PMย 
Pittsburgh, Pa.ย  โ€ขย  Petersen Events Center
ACC Networkย  โ€ขย  93.7 The Fan
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THE OPENING TIP
โ€ขย  Pitt (13-7, 6-3 ACC) hosts Wake Forest (14-6, 6-3 ACC) Wednesday, Jan. 25 at the Petersen Events Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. with Mike Monaco and Seth Greenberg calling the game on ACC Network.
โ€ขย  Wednesday’s contest features two of the top three three-point shooting teams in the conference. Pitt (8.70 3pg.) and Wake Forest (9.20 3pg.) combined for 17.9 threes per game.
โ€ขย  The Panthers have matched their conference victory total from each of the past three seasons. Four of the six ACC wins have come against teams in the top half of the conference standings.
โ€ขย  Pitt ranks 65th in the latest NCAA Net rankings and 68th in KenPom. Pitt is 3-2 in Quad 1 games with wins at Northwestern, at NC State, and against Virginia.
โ€ขย  Jamarius Burton is averaging 19.1 points, 4.2 rebounds, and 4.7 assists per game in conference play. He is shooting 54.5 percent (66-of-121) from the field and 89.7 percent (35-of-39) from the foul line in ACC play. Burton has scored 20 or more points four times in conference play.
โ€ขย  Blake Hinson has posted 18 double figure scoring games, including 11 games with 15 or more points and four 20+ point games. He is one of three players in the Atlantic Coast Conference averaging 15.5 or more points per game (15.8 ppg.) and 6.5 or more rebounds per game (6.5 rpg.).
โ€ขย  Federiko Federiko is shooting a team-high 64.6 percent (51-of-79) from the field, while also leading the Panthers in offensive rebounds (48), blocks (34), and dunks (22).
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BY THE NUMBERS
โ€ขย  Pitt has won 12 of its past 15 games with its 12 wins since Nov. 20 tied for 22nd most (tied for 12th most among power conference teams) in the NCAA in that span.
โ€ข The Panthers’ backcourt quartet of Jamarius Burton, Nelly Cummings, Greg Elliott, and Nike Sibande has combined for 5,180 points in 13,513 minutes over 526 career games. Per ESPN Stats & Info, Pitt is one of four programs (along with UAB, Chattanooga, and Texas) in the NCAA with four or more players with 125+ games played.
โ€ข Pitt is 9-2 on the season when winning the rebounding battle. The Panthers rank fourth in the ACC in rebound margin (+3.05) but have a -7.0…

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