NCAAB Game Recap - Kansas State at Pittsburgh
Mon Nov 25, 2019 6:00 PM EST

VaTec
71
MSU
66
F
Kansas
93
Chami
63
F
Kent
52
OhSt
71
F
Chat
46
Tenn
58
F
Aub
84
NM
59
F
AlSt
62
VACom
78
F
NE
62
SthAL
74
F
ColSt
70
NMSt
78
F(OT)
(N/A)
51
Drex
84
F
Yale
73
W MI
51
F
GrCan
68
IlSt
63
F
LoyIL
55
SoFL
66
F
Drake
59
MiaO
67
F
Seatt
70
Buck
77
F
UGA
61
Dayt
80
F
Ford
64
W Ky
69
F
Detr
62
ULLa
81
F
WriSt
72
Web
57
F
GMas
60
OlDom
53
F
IUPUI
77
LoyMD
81
F
Valpa
77
Cin
81
F(OT)
KansSt
59
Pitt
63
F
(N/A)
83
Winth
127
F
Wisc
52
Rich
62
F
Butl
63
Mizzu
52
F
Ark
62
GaTec
61
F(OT)
Lipsco
78
TNTec
65
F
(N/A)
56
NoKY
86
F
ChiSt
56
FlaSt
113
F
WaSt
71
Nebras
82
F
Murr
64
LaSal
75
F
South
51
NebOm
78
F
Troy
66
AlaAM
80
F
CSNor
84
WIGB
85
F
SeLA
70
Vand
78
F
TAMIn
52
UTRGV
79
F
AbCh
56
TxSt
61
F
(N/A)
45
Oral
99
F
Oakl
50
NIU
74
F
SCSt
66
APSU
92
F
Jacksn
57
Campbl
62
F
Nev
77
BGSU
62
F
ChBap
67
ArkPB
75
F
LaTec
75
Ind
88
F
Brad
51
NW
78
F
TXSo
62
Mont
74
F
Okla
54
Stan
73
F
TNSt
49
SDSU
62
F
BYU
78
UCLA
63
F

Nov 25, 2019, 6:00 PM EST

Final

1

2

T

Kansas State (4-1)

30

29

59

Pittsburgh (5-2)

28

35

63

Johnson helps Pitt hand K-State first loss, 63-59
Mon Nov 25, 2019 11:21 PM

FORT MYERS, Fla. (AP) Xavier Johnson made a short jumper with 10.1 seconds left to give his team the lead, then made two free throws with 4.6 seconds to help Pittsburgh top Kansas State 63-59 in the Fort Myers TipOff on Monday night.

"Coach drew up a play and I'm pretty good at driving to the basket," Johnson said. "It's a great win."

After seeing a 57-51 lead disappear as they couldn't score for 3:56, the Panthers (5-2) scored six points in the last 10.1 seconds. Two more free throws by Justin Champagnie clinched it with 0.1 seconds left.

Ryan Murphy and Eric Hamilton both scored 13 points for Pitt while Johnson and Champagnie added 12 each.

The Panthers won despite making just 1 of 16 3-pointers and committing 21 turnovers. They did hit 47% of their shots, went 18 of 21 on free throws and had a 40-30 rebounding advantage.

"When you have 21 turnovers and two assists, how do you win a game like that?" Pitt coach Jeff Capel said. "You go out and rebound like we did. Show toughness. We're not going to out-talent most teams and they have players and a program that has a culture."

Cartier Diarra scored 13 and DaJuan Gordon added 12, 10 straight in the first half, for Kansas State (4-1), which made just 3 of 13 free throws.

"That's not gonna happen again," Diarra said.

Xavier Sneed, who came in leading K-State with 16 points per game, didn't score until 15:40 remained in the second half. He finished with eight points.

For the first time this season, Kansas State had a first-half lead, going up 30-28. The Wildcats took a 9-0 lead. They also led 27-17 before Pitt rallied.

"We didn't finish off that first half," Diarra said. "If we keep that 10-point lead, it's a different story."

BIG PICTURE

Pitt: The Panthers are starting to build a nice resume with victories over two teams, which made the NCAA Tournament last season. Pitt opened the season by beating Florida State 63-61. However, it does have a big blemish, a 75-70 loss to Nicholls State.

Kansas State: Picked to finish ninth in the Big 12, the Wildcats play defense of an NCAA-Tournament caliber team but offense can be hard to find at times, especially if Sneed struggles to score and Makol Mawien gets in foul trouble like they did Monday night. They came in averaging a combined 25.5 points per game but ended up with 12 against Pitt.

UP NEXT

Pittsburgh will play the winner of Monday's second game between Northwestern and Bradley for the Fort Myers TipOff Championship.

Kansas State will play the loser of Monday's second game for the Fort Myers TipOff third-place game.

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Leaders

Kansas State PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
P. McAtee 0 0 0 0 0 0
D. Sloan 0 0 0 0 0 0
Pittsburgh PTS +/- AST REB ST BLK
A. Coulibaly 0 0 0 0 1 1
O. Ezeakudo 0 0 0 1 0 0

Team Comparison

KansSt Pitt
Points For 59 63
Field Goals 23/58-40% 22/47-47%
Three Pointers 10/20-50% 1/16-6%
Free Throws 3/13-23% 18/21-86%
Offensive Rebounds 13 10
Defensive Rebounds 17 30
Rebounds 36 45
Blocks 1 6
Steals 10 4
Turnovers 14 21
Personal Fouls 24 18
Technical Fouls 0 0
Ejections 0 0

2019-2020 Regular Season - Pitt Leads Series 1-0

Date Result Away Pts Ldr Home Pts Ldr
Mon Nov 25 KansSt 59 @ Pitt 63 L. Stockard 3 A. Toney 2

Game Information

Stadium: Suncoast Credit Union Arena, Fort Myers, Florida
Attendance: 3,013
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