The University of Pittsburgh Panthers forced 27 turnovers on the way to a 79-53 victory over the Binghamton Bearcats men's basketball team at the Petersen Events Center on  Friday night.  The win upped Pitt's record to 9-3.  The loss puts Binghamton's record at 5-7.  The Bearcats have one more non-conference game and that is against Hartwick on Sunday, December 29 at 2 PM at the Events Center.


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Sam Sessoms scored a game high 23 points for the Bearcats including a 5-11 shooting performance from three-point range.,  No other Bearcat scored in double figures.

Pitt had four players score in double digits including 14 points from Justin Champagnie. He also grabbed ten rebounds for a double-double.

The Panthers led 41-21 at the end of the first half and

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WNBF News/Roger Neel Photo

also held a 38-32 advantage in the second period. Binghamton had more problems making three-point shots.  The Bearcats shot just 27 percent from beyond the arc making eight of 30 attempts.

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