Pitt guard Jared Wilson-Frame likely took the court for the Panthers for the final time Wednesday night at the ACC tournament, and unfortunately, Pitt fell to Syracuse 73-59. However, Wilson-Frame saved the best for last, as he put on the performance of his collegiate career and set a program record by draining eight three-pointers.
On the night, Wilson-Frame accounted for 24 points and went 8-for-16 from three-point range. He did not attempt any two-point shots or free throws but also ranked second on the team with seven rebounds. The senior not only led all scorers in the game, but matched his previous career-high point total, which was set in an 84-75 win over Troy on Nov. 12, 2018.
More notably, Wilson-Frame shattered a Pitt ACC tournament record by converting on eight three-pointers. The previous high-water mark of four was first set by Lamar Patterson on March 13, 2013, and later tied by Cameron Johnson and Jamel Artis.
The senior guard also tied the program record for most made threes in a game, which was set by Jason Maile on Feb. 12, 1997, and he came one shy of tying the ACC tournament record of nine, which was set by Wake Forest point guard Randolph Childress back in 1995.
Wilson-Frame discussed his performance during a postgame press conference.
”I just tried to leave it all out there on the floor for my guys, everybody on the team,” Wilson-Frame said. “I love this group.”
Wednesday night was the culmination of a transformation for Wilson-Frame, as he began his Pitt career as an indiscriminate shooter but has become the team’s most reliable option from beyond the arc. In his first year, he led the team in field-goal attempts and three-point attempts but ranked 11th on the team in field-goal percentage and shot just 32.0 percent from distance. However, this season, Wilson-Frame’s contributions were vital, as he shot 38.8 percent from three-point range and led the team in scoring on 11 occasions.
In all likelihood, Wilson-Frame has donned the blue and gold for the last time, barring Pitt’s participation in a tournament like the CBI, and with that in mind, he took to Twitter on Thursday morning to issue a statement of gratitude to Pittsburgh.
”Pittsburgh, I just want to say thank you. There’s so many things in life that people from where I’m from will never get to do.The life and experiences I got to live through here are at the top of that list. Part of my heart will pump blue and gold for as long as I live. I love you.”