Pitt basketball entered Saturday winless in its 16 ACC games this season. To make matters worse, Virginia entered the game with the nation’s top ranking and No. 1 scoring defense.
It wasn’t going to be pretty for Pitt. But maybe nobody expected it to be this bad.
In the first half — 20 full minutes of basketball … at home — the Panthers scored just 7 points. Seven.
More than half of those points (4) came from the foul line. The Panthers were 1 for 22 from the field — a 4.5 percent shooting effort. They were 0 for 9 on 2-point field goals.
This is a real halftime score. 👀 pic.twitter.com/sLWOVBT8Kn
— ESPN (@espn) February 24, 2018
Here’s the Panthers’ first-half box score (via ESPN):
The loss to Virginia will move Pitt to 8-22 on the season and 0-17 in the ACC. The 2017-18 campaign will mark the third time in four seasons Pitt has missed the NCAA Tournament unless the Panthers can make a miracle run through the ACC Tournament.