Coming off one of the worst performances of his career against Boston College, Pittsnogle responded with a show that Mountaineer fans will long remember. He scored 18 of his points in the second half, from a variety of ranges. From three-pointers to short jumpers to one big dunk off a free ball that squirted to him in the lane, it was the West Virginia native's night.
Pittsnogle played a career-high 34 minutes in the contest and would have played more if he had not picked up his fourth foul with 6:41 to go in the game. However, he returned with just under four minutes to play and made several huge plays in overtime to seal the win. He snared a steal and hit a layup and a free throw on the other end to give WVU a 70-66 lead, then drained a three-pointer to put the Mountaineers up by seven. He also swished two free throws with 16 seconds to go to preserve a six-point lead to help keep the Panthers at bay.