Pitt guard Ryan Murphy is set to miss his second straight game, as he is still recovering from a concussion with his team set to face Notre Dame in South Bend on Wednesday night. Murphy suffered the injury during a team practice last Thursday and was forced to sit out Pitt’s 62-57 win over Miami on Sunday.
The Panthers have relied on Murphy’s three-point shooting to complement the more aggressive play of Xavier Johnson and Trey McGowens this season, and when all three are producing, the team can be difficult to beat. Murphy leads the team with 110 three-point attempts and has converted on 35.5 percent of those shots. In addition, he is one of the team’s top scorers, as he has contributed 10.1 points per game, which ranks fourth on the team.
Pitt has yet to face Notre Dame this season, but in the two teams’ last meeting, the Panthers were led to a 56-53 victory by Trey McGowens and Jared Wilson-Frame. The duo led the team in scoring with a combined total of 28 points, 18 of which came on three-point shots. This time around, it’s likely Murphy would have been leaned to replace Wilson-Frame’s production had he been available.
Pitt and Notre Dame are set to tip off from the Joyce Center at 6:30 p.m. ET.