Pitt set a school record by not allowing North Florida to shoot a free throw in its 89-47 victory at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt got to the line 25 times and made 21 of its foul shots.
Usually when there is a big discrepancy in free throws the losing coach will voice some displeasure, but that was not the case tonight.
Ospreys coach Matt Driscoll had no issues at all with the officiating.
"I told our guys, it wasn’t the officials,” he said after the game. “You’re not going to get any foul calls unless you go to the rim and play with aggression. We always tell our guys, ‘Drive your elbow through someone’s teeth and you’ll get a foul called.’ Because either that or the guys going to back up. One of the two. I’ve never coached a game where we never shot a free throw."
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was asked if he had ever been involved in a game where one team did not shoot a free throw. He said he had, but did not cite the game.
Pitt senior center Dante Taylor had the funniest remark.
“I didn’t even know that was possible,” he said.
Driscoll, who is a Pittsburgh native, quipped on his way out of the postgame news conference.
“At least we got to go to Primanti’s, so that was good.”
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