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Pitt defeats first ranked opponent since 2019

Pitt notched an 83-72 victory over No. 16 Virginia Tech at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday night, and the win saw the Panthers end an unfortunate streak. It was the first time in two years that the team was able to defeat a ranked opponent, with the last win over an AP Top 25 team coming on Jan. 14, 2019, against Florida State.

The win over Florida State, which was ranked No. 11 in the country at the time, came at the Petersen Events Center on a cold winter night when Trey McGowens scored 30 points against the Seminoles.