Cameron Wright scored 18 points Saturday and paced his team on defense as the Pitt Panthers (29-4; 8-3 ACC) held off visiting Virginia Tech 62-57 in a double overtime Atlantic Coast Conference game played at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh.
Pitt won despite only five points (none in regulation) from their top scorer, Lamar Patterson, who was playing with a thumb he injured Wednesday in a 62-60 overtime win at Miami. It is the first time since 1998 that Pitt had played back-to-back overtime contests.
Patterson finished with five points, while teammate James Robinson added 16 points, and reserve Josh Newkirk tallied 11.
Jarrell Eddie led Virginia Tech (8-15; 1-10) with 15 points.
On Wednesday night, Pitt will face the challenge of facing top-ranked Syracuse at “The Pete.”