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Xavier Johnson's 20 Points Lead Pitt Over Rutgers, 71-60

PITTSBURGH (AP) For Pittsburgh’s Xavier Johnson, defense turned into offense on Tuesday night in a big way.

The sophomore point guard shut down Rutgers’ leading scorer and helped forced 20 Scarlet Knights turnovers and then scored a season-high 20 points at the other end to lead the Panthers to a 71-60 victory in the 2019 ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Standings - Big Ten

Teams W L Pct Conf GB L10 Stk
MD 9 0 1.000 0-0 - 9-0 W9
Ind 8 0 1.000 0-0 - 8-0 W8
OhSt 8 0 1.000 0-0 - 8-0 W8
Mich 7 1 .875 0-0 - 7-1 L1
PSU 7 1 .875 0-0 - 7-1 W2
Ill 6 2 .750 0-0 - 6-2 L1
Iowa 6 2 .750 0-0 - 6-2 W1
Rut 6 2 .750 0-0 - 6-2 L1
MSU 5 3 .625 0-0 - 5-3 L1
Purd 5 3 .625 0-0 - 5-3 W1
NW 4 3 .571 0-0 - 4-3 W1
Minn 4 4 .500 0-0 - 4-4 W1
Nebras 4 4 .500 0-0 - 4-4 L1
Wisc 4 4 .500 0-0 - 4-4 L3

Team Leaders

Name Total
PTS Ron Harper Jr. 13.3
REB Myles Johnson 8.3
AST Geo Baker 4.3
ST Montez Mathis 1.8
BLK Myles Johnson 1.8
FG% Myles Johnson .721
FT% Geo Baker .850
3PT% Caleb McConnell .400
MIN Geo Baker 32.8
PF Mamadou Doucoure 0.7

Team Rankings

Total Big Ten Rank Div I Rank
PF 73.9 9 142
PA 61.2 4 41
REB 44.1 5 39
FG% .474 5 54
3PTM 5.4 14 311
PF 16.2 8 112
ST/TO 0.5 4 139

Latest Game - Dec 3, 2019

Final 1 2 T
Rutgers(6-2) 27 33 60
Pittsburgh(7-2) 35 36 71

PTS REB AST
Rut Yeboah (9) Young (1)
Pitt Brown (4) Toney (2) Hamilton (1)

Player News

Ron Harper Jr. G,F: Harper scored 15 points (5-10... Nov 29, 7:57PM

Geo Baker G: Baker tallied 17 points (6-11... Nov 29, 7:52PM

Caleb McConnell G: McConnell scored 13 points... Nov 18, 5:30PM

Myles Johnson C,F: Johnson tallied five points... Nov 14, 11:37AM

Akwasi Yeboah F: Yeboah finished with 10... Nov 8, 1:03AM

Last 5 Games

Date Team Result
Tue, Dec 3 @Pittsburgh L, 71-60 Boxscore Recap
Fri, Nov 29 Massachusetts W, 82-57 Boxscore Recap
Tue, Nov 26 N.J.I.T. W, 85-58 Boxscore Recap
Wed, Nov 20 Stephen F. Austin W, 69-57 Boxscore Recap
Sat, Nov 16 St. Bonaventure L, 80-74 Boxscore Recap

Next 5 Games

Date Team Time
Sun, Dec 8 @Michigan State 7:00PM EST Preview
Wed, Dec 11 Wisconsin 7:00PM EST Preview
Sat, Dec 14 Seton Hall 4:00PM EST Preview
Sun, Dec 22 Lafayette 1:00PM EST Preview
Mon, Dec 30 (Unknown) 7:00PM EST Preview