Pittsburgh's William Jeffress (24) dives for a loose ball in front of Gardner Webb's D'Maurian Williams, top, as Au'diese Toney chases, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
Pittsburgh's William Jeffress (24) dives for a loose ball in front of Gardner Webb's D'Maurian Williams, top, as Au'diese Toney chases, right, during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 12, 2020, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)
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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Justin Champagnie scored 24 points and set career highs with 21 rebounds and five assists to help Pittsburgh win its fourth straight with a 67-50 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.

Champagnie is the 11th player in program history to have at least 20 points and 20 rebounds in a game for the Panthers (4-1) and the first to do it in back-to-back games. He had 20 points and 20 rebounds in a 71-70 win over Northwestern on Wednesday.

Gardner-Webb missed its first 18 shots from the field and was scoreless until Anthony Selden’s 3-pointer with 7:43 left in the half cut the Panthers’ lead to 14-3. The Bulldogs (0-2) closed within 25-18 before the end of the period but got no closer in the second half.

Xavier Johnson added 12 points for Pitt, including the Panthers’ only 3-pointer. Pitt finished 1 of 18 from 3-point range.

Jaheam Cornwall had 13 points and Lance Terry added 10 for the Bulldogs.

Pitt had a 58-38 edge in rebounding and held Gardner-Webb to 30% shooting for the game.

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