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Jahsyni Knight hits halfcourt buzzer-beater in Pitt matchup with Louisville

Matt Hawley

The Pitt women’s basketball team hosted No. 5 Louisville at the Petersen Events Center on Sunday, and the result was a disappointing 79-47 loss. However, there were a few bright moments before the game got out of hand, and the most notable one was a stunning halfcourt shot by Pitt guard Jahsyni Knight that beat the first-quarter buzzer.

Driving up the court as the final seconds ticked off the clock in the first quarter of Sunday’s game, Knight pulled up as she reached the “P” in the Pitt logo and let loose a long bomb of a shot. Over the outstretched arm of a Louisville defender, Knight lofted a shot and found the bottom of the net to pull the Panthers within one point of the Cardinals, 13-12.

Unfortunately for Pitt, the subsequent three quarters would not be nearly as close. Louisville would outscore Pitt 26-12 in the second quarter and 24-5 in the third. And while the fourth quarter was a tight 18-16 in Louisville’s favor, Pitt failed to erase the deficit and fell 79-47. Knight would finish with five points on 2-of-3 shooting from the field.