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Takeaways from Pitt's road loss against Georgia Tech


While Odukale has been effective at times running the point, his free throw shooting continues to be a glaring weakness in the young guard’s game.


The Panthers headed into the locker room for halftime after managing to score only 22 points in the first 20 minutes of play — an unfortunate familiarity for the team, as Pitt possesses a minus 34-point differential in the first half through 11 conference games.


Coming out of halftime behind the eight ball has proven to be a crucial reason for Capel’s squad finishing on the wrong end of several close games.


Despite the strong start to the season and flashes of brilliance from sophomore forward Justin Champagnie and others, this team simply isn’t built for the NCAA Tournament.


We saw glimpses of the Panthers’ potential against Virginia Tech and Syracuse , where Pitt rolled out a prolific offensive attack centering around its three impact players in Johnson, Champagnie and Toney.


Looking back at contests such as those against St. Francis , Notre Dame , North Carolina and Wake Forest , the Panthers’ put their weaknesses on display, specifically on the defensive side of the ball.






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