Takeaways from Pitt’s loss to Syracuse

Late Tuesday night Pitt was defeated by Syracuse, 59-45. The Panthers kept the game close until the final minutes where Syracuse took control and ran away with the game. Pittsburgh is now (8-11, 0-6). In this low scoring game there are few things, both good and bad, we can take away from this game.


Parker Stewart

The freshman fromĀ Union City, TN was the reason the Panthers were ever competitive in the game. Stewart finished with a career-high 23 points, outscoring the rest of the Panthers, who combined for 22 points. Parker made, eight of his 14 shots and seven of his 13 3-pointers. Whenever it seemed the Orange were pulling away a Stewart 3-pointer would shock the crowd. Stewart began to get the hot hand at the start of ACC play where he is shooting 48 percent from the 3-point line and averaging 14.8 points per game. Pitt needed a player like Stewart to pickup their scoring with Luther’s absence. Stewart gives Pitt fans hope to see his play develop this year and encouragement for him to be a leading scoring in the ACC next year.