Kihei Clark scores 17 as Virginia holds off Pitt 59-56

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Kihei Clark scored 17 points as Virginia held off a late charge to top Pittsburgh, 59-56.

Trailing by 14 in the second half, Pitt used a 7-0 run to close to within two points in the final two minutes. Guard Trey McGowens’ 3-point attempt with under 10 seconds to play went off the rim, and Ryan Murphy’s last-dash heave didn’t get off before the buzzer.

Mamadi Diakite led the Cavs with 10 rebounds.

Virginia moves to 19-7 on the year.