The 6-11 junior got WVU off to the good start it so desperately needed by scoring the Mountaineers' first 11 points of the game. Pittsnogle opened the scoring with a driving layup, hit a three-pointer, took a pass from Mike Gansey for another layup, made a free throw, then drained another three in front of the Providence bench to help power WVU to an early 11-4 lead. He continued his solid shooting throughout the game, and never let the Friars mount a serious charge to get back into the contest.
In just 24 minutes of action, he snared eight rebounds, which matched Ryan Gomes' and Tuukka Kotti's game high totals. Pittsnogle also dished out an assist, but it was his shooting that paved the way for West Virginia's big win.