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Pitt Vs. South Florida: Panthers Off To Sluggish Start In Tampa

Pitt has gotten off to a slow start in Tampa against the South Florida Bulls, trailing 27-23. The Panthers were down only one late, but USF drilled a three-pointer as time expired in the first half to extend their lead.

Poor shooting has been the main culprit as the Panthers have made only about 35 percent of their shots. Conversely, South Florida has been hot, hitting at a clip of nearly 58 percent.

Pitt has also been plagued by sloppy play and several turnovers. And if you’re in need of another reason for the struggles, look no further than the scoreless performances thus far from seniors Ashton Gibbs and Nasir Robinson – the duo is 0-of-6 from the field.

The good news for the Panthers is that they are only down four. The team has looked about as bad as they have all season and still find themselves in the game.

For more on the game and Pitt basketball, check out SB Nation’s Pitt blog, Cardiac Hill.

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