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Panther of the Week: Chris Jones

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Chris Jones provided Pitt with something that they have lacked in recent years....three point shooting in a loss to Hawaii.

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It's easy to look at Pitt's 74-70 loss to Hawaii and see the negatives. There were enough of them. Our job here is to find a positive and select a Panther of the Week in a slow week for Pitt. In the only game of the week, Chris Jones gets the nod as he gave Panther fans something that has really been a burden more than something the Panthers can rely on during the Howland/Dixon era: Three-point shooting.

The 6'6" sophomore was five for eight on three-point shooting on the evening (or early morning for Pitt fans) to finish with 19 points in the losing effort. Jones pulled the Panthers within three with ten seconds remaining in the game, but it wasn't enough. Jones also added in two blocks, four assists, and two rebounds to give him a nicely filled out stat sheet against the Rainbow Warriors.

Michael Young put up another strong effort, but the New Jersey native edged him out thanks to the his shooting from beyond the arc. With Durand Johnson out with a suspension, this is an area where every little bit helps and maybe Jones can help ease the pain of losing the much depended on sixth man during the year.

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