Jeter shines in rare start, Pitt tops Virginia Tech 90-71

Pittsburgh's Sheldon Jeter (21) is fouled by Virginia Tech's Justin Bibbs after shooting during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016, in Pittsburgh. (Keith Srakocic/AP Photo)

By WILL GRAVES
AP Sports Writer

PITTSBURGH (AP) – Sheldon Jeter scored a career-high 23 points in his first start of the season and Pittsburgh pulled away from Virginia Tech in the second half of a 90-71 victory on Sunday night.

Michael Young overcame a sluggish start to finish with 13 points and seven rebounds for the Panthers (17-4, 6-3 ACC), who bounced back from a lopsided loss at Clemson to hand the Hokies their fourth straight defeat.

Pitt shot 53 percent (36 of 68) from the field and converted 20 Virginia Tech turnovers into 33 points the other way.

Seth Allen scored a career high 28 for the Hokies (12-10, 4-5), including 5 of 5 3-pointers. Jalen Hudson added 13 and Justin Bibbs and Zach LeDay had 12 each but Virginia Tech couldn’t keep pace with the Panthers, who returned to the uptempo and efficient style that served them so well earlier in the season.

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