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Syracuse Orange vs Pittsburgh Panthers Recap - Pittsburgh Wins 96-76

Pittsburgh cruised to victory on Saturday, running Syracuse out of the gym and running up a 96-76 score at Petersen Events Center.

Pittsburgh won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the +3.5-point spread as underdogs.

Pittsburgh got 24 points from Justin Champagnie and another 23 points from Xavier Johnson. Femi Odukale contributed 8 assists, while Justin Champagnie cleaned the glass with 16 rebounds.

Syracuse got 28 points from Alan Griffin in a losing cause and another 18 points from Quincy Guerrier. Buddy Boeheim contributed 5 assists for them, while Quincy Guerrier had 12 rebounds.

Pittsburgh was losing at the break before taking care of business in the second half.

Pittsburgh had a 43-33 advantage in the rebounding department as they won the battle in the paint.

Pittsburgh heads into a battle against Duke. Syracuse, meanwhile, will have their next action against Miami.