Team Stats

  • Field Goal %

    • WICH 38.8
    • 35.2 PITT
  • Three Point %

    • WICH 10.0
    • 5.9 PITT
  • Turnovers

    • WICH 11
    • 15 PITT
  • Rebounds

    • WICH 44
    • 36 PITT

Game Information

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Coverage: TBS
Vivint Smart Home Arena
  • Salt Lake City, Utah 84199
  • Line: PITT -4.5
Referees: Verne Harris, Brian Dorsey, Rodrick Dixon
3/22/2013 Associated Press

Armstead, Early help Wichita State bounce Pitt

Malcolm Armstead scored 22 points, Cleanthony Early added 21 and ninth-seeded Wichita State defeated eighth-seeded Pittsburgh 73-55 Thursday in the second round of the NCAA tournament.

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Game Flow

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Shot Chart

Research Notes

  • Pittsburgh is now 0-5 as an 8 seed or lower since the field expanded in 1985, matching the worst record by any current Power 6 conference team in that span. Tennessee is also 0-5 as an 8 seed or lower since 1985.

  • Pittsburgh scored 55 points in 67 possessions in its loss Wichita State. It was the Panthers second-worst offensive efficiency in a game this season. They scored 42 points in 54 possessions against Notre Dame on Feb. 18. Pitt struggled on its first attempt on a possession against the Shockers, finishing with one more field goal (15) than it did turnovers (14).

  • This is the third time since the field expanded to 32 in 1975 that Wichita State won its NCAA Tournament opener. Shockers' fans might want get a jump on booking their flight to Los Angeles. The previous two times they won at least one more game and advanced to the second weekend.

  • Pittsburgh's 55 points were tied for its 4th-fewest in a Men's Basketball Championship game since the shot clock was introduced in 1986.

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