The University of Pittsburgh Panthers traveled to Wisconsin to face the Marquette Golden Eagles on Friday night. While the term might not be normally associated with basketball, it was a “Friday Night Lights” showing for Michael Young.
Young had a career game, scoring 30 points against the Golden Eagles in Pitt’s 78-75 win. Young is now a senior, but his last highest game was a 27 point scoring frenzy against Chaminade in his sophomore year.
Jamel Artis also hit double-digit scoring, totaling 21 points. Chris Jones was the other player to reach double-digits, scoring a total of 13 points. Cameron Johnson was the only starter who didn’t score a single point, and coming off the bench, Corey Manigault and Rozelle Nix did not score.
Leading the team in rebounds was Artis, a senior, with eight rebounds. Young followed closely behind with seven rebounds and Johnson totaled six rebounds. Johnson and Jones both tied the team with assists, with four. Young and Jones were the only two players to score all of their attempted free throw shots. Young went to the line and converted 7-7 free throws, while Jones converted 3/3.
As for Marquette, their leading scorer came off the bench. Andrew Rowsey totaled 20 points. Joining him in scoring double-digits were Sam Hauser (11), Duane Wilson (11) and Haanif Cheatham (10). Only one player, Markus Howard, did not score any points.
Leading the Golden Eagles in rebounds was Luke Fischer with nine rebounds. Their team leader in assists was Traci Carter, who notched three assists. Marquette didn’t go to the free throw line a lot, but when they did Katin Reinhard, Jajuan Johnson, Matt Heldt, Cheatham, and Hauser were perfect on their free throw shots.
The Panthers will return to the Petersen Events Center on the campus of Pitt on Tuesday, Nov. 22 to face Yale. The game is scheduled for a 7 p.m. tip-off.
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