Field Goal %
- WICH 38.8
- 35.2 PITT
Three Point %
- WICH 10.0
- 5.9 PITT
- WICH 11
- 15 PITT
- WICH 44
- 36 PITT
- Salt Lake City, Utah 84199
- Line: PITT -4.5
- 0th Half
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.
Jarred Jones grabbed 12 rebounds and scored 23 points, including a go-ahead floater with 45 seconds left, and Loyola (Md.) held off Bucknell 78-77 on Wednesday night to end a two-game skid.
Denzel Gregg scored a career-high 28 points with eight boards and St. Bonaventure rolled to an 83-65 win over La Salle on Wednesday night.
Tevin Glass and T.J. Cromer each scored 16 points, Hanner Mosquera-Perea hit the go-ahead bucket, and East Tennessee State rallied from a late deficit to beat Samford 79-77 on Wednesday night.