GREENSBORO, N.C. - Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and Pittsburgh routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Talib Zanna added 17 points to help the fifth-seeded Panthers (24-8) win their ACC tournament debut.They never trailed, shot 50 percent and established a 38-30 rebounding advantage while giving Wake Forest one of the most lopsided ACC tournament losses in school history.
Pitt beat Wake Forest for the second time this season and claiming just its second conference tournament victory in any league since 2008.The Panthers will play No. 15 North Carolina, the tournament's fourth seed, in a quarterfinal Friday.Coron Williams scored 16 points and Codi Miller-McIntyre added 10 for the 12th-seeded Demon Deacons (17-16). They followed their best shooting performance of the year - a 61 percent showing against Notre Dame in the first round - with a dud.