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Pitt men win; PSU ladies falter

Sibande shines for Panther men

PITTSBURGH — Nike Sibande had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Justin Champagnie added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Pittsburgh beat Wake Forest 70-57 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak.

Champagnie gave Pitt the first double-digit lead of the game on a 3-pointer with 5:21 left for a 58-46 lead. The Panthers led by at least 10 points the rest of the way.

Champagnie recorded his league-leading 13th double-double of the season for Pittsburgh (10-10, 6-9 Atlantic Coast Conference), which matched its conference win total from last season. Pitt has not won more than six ACC games since the 2015-16 season.

Sibande and Champagnie were each 7 of 13 from the field to help the Panthers shoot 46.2%. Pitt outrebounded Wake 42-23 and scored 28 points in the paint.

Daivien Williamson led Wake Forest (6-14, 3-14) with 17 points, four assists and three steals. Ismael Massoud added 10 points. The Demon Deacons were looking to sweep the Panthers for the first time since Pitt joined the ACC in 2013.

Pitt is scheduled to face Clemson in its regular-season finale on Saturday.

WAKE FOREST (6-14): Mucius 4-8 0-0 9, Oguama 1-3 3-4 5, DuBose 1-6 2-5 5, Whitt 1-7 0-1 3, Williamson 5-12 4-4 17, Antonio 2-4 0-0 6, Massoud 4-10 0-0 10, Adams 1-2 0-0 2, Neath 0-1 0-0 0, Wilkins 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 19-53 9-14 57.

PITTSBURGH (10-10): Brown 2-3 0-0 4, Horton 0-4 0-0 0, Odukale 1-4 3-8 5, Sibande 7-13 6-6 23, Jeffress 3-9 2-2 8, Champagnie 7-13 4-6 20, Coulibaly 3-5 1-2 8, Ezeakudo 1-1 0-0 2, Collier 0-0 0-0 0. Totals 24-52 16-24 70.

Halftime–Pittsburgh 30-29. 3-Point Goals–Wake Forest 10-29 (Williamson 3-8, Antonio 2-4, Massoud 2-5, Mucius 1-3, DuBose 1-4, Whitt 1-4, Neath 0-1), Pittsburgh 6-15 (Sibande 3-5, Champagnie 2-4, Coulibaly 1-2, Horton 0-2, Jeffress 0-2). Rebounds–Wake Forest 23 (DuBose 7), Pittsburgh 40 (Champagnie 13). Assists–Wake Forest 14 (Williamson 4), Pittsburgh 16 (Sibande 4). Total Fouls–Wake Forest 17, Pittsburgh 13. A–500

Lady Lions’ offense struggles on the road

PISCATAWAY, N.J. — Arella Guirantes scored 21 points with seven assists, Tekia Mack had 12 points and 12 rebounds, and No. 24 Rutgers beat Penn State 74-56 on Tuesday night.

Rutgers (13-3, 9-3 Big Ten) has won eight conference games in a row for the first time since the 2004-05 season — including holding seven straight opponents under 60 points.

Niya Beverley had 20 points and seven assists for Penn State (9-13, 6-12). Anna Camden added 14 points and four steals.

Rutgers is scheduled to close its regular season on Friday against No 22 Ohio State. Penn State’s regular season is over, losing two straight to Rutgers after a 60-55 contest on Sunday.

PENN ST. (9-13): Camden 5-9 0-0 14, Cash 4-7 0-2 8, Beverley 7-12 2-3 20, Hagans 2-9 0-2 5, Marisa 1-12 4-4 7, Burke 0-4 0-0 0, Garcia 1-1 0-2 2, Sabel 0-1 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 20-55 6-13 56

RUTGERS (13-3): Gilles 5-11 2-2 15, Singleton 2-4 0-0 4, Guirantes 7-15 6-6 21, Johnson 5-12 2-2 14, Mack 5-9 2-2 12, Guihon 0-0 0-0 0, Marshall 0-0 0-0 0, Cornwell 1-1 0-0 2, Lafayette 0-0 0-0 0, Martino 2-2 0-0 6, Walker 0-0 0-0 0, Team 0-0 0-0 0, Totals 27-54 12-12 74

SCORE BY QUARTERS

Penn State……………………………………………………………………21 12 12 11 — 56

Rutgers………………………………………………………………………. 12 25 15 22 — 75

3-Point Goals–Penn St. 10-24 (Camden 4-8, Beverley 4-6, Hagans 1-4, Marisa 1-4, Burke 0-1, Sabel 0-1), Rutgers 8-16 (Gilles 3-6, Guirantes 1-3, Johnson 2-4, Mack 0-1, Martino 2-2). Assists–Penn St. 16 (Beverley 7), Rutgers 18 (Guirantes 7). Fouled Out–None. Rebounds–Penn St. 28 (Team 6-8), Rutgers 38 (Mack 5-12). Total Fouls–Penn St. 10, Rutgers 14. Technical Fouls–None. A–60.

The Associated Press

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