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Cameron Wright had 14 points, 12 in the second half. Lamar Patterson scored all 12 of his points after the break, bouncing back after missing all five shots in the first half.

“I’m really happy with how we did it, how we responded,” Dixon said. “Rebounding is something we have to do to win on the road. To lead by that kind of margin is good.”

Even when something went right for Georgia Tech, it didn’t turn out well.

The crowd roared when Wright drove into the lane and had his shot swatted away by Miller. But Patterson chased down the loose ball, charged fearlessly back into the lane, hit the shot and was fouled by Georges-Hunt. The three-point play pushed the Panthers ahead 59-45 with 7:53 remaining.

The Panthers went just 2 of 7 beyond the arc but didn’t need any long-range shooting the way they were controlling things on the inside.

Pitt beat Georgia Tech for the first time in school history. The Yellow Jackets came into the game holding a 5-0 lead in the series, but that didn’t mean much since the teams had not played since Dec. 28, 1989, when Georgia Tech won 111-92 at the long-since-demolished Omni in downtown Atlanta.

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