Pitt

Mistakes add up in Panthers’ loss at N.C. State

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Maverick Rowan (left) and Dennis Smith Jr. combined for 32 points Tuesday night against Pitt. — GETTY (File)

RALEIGH, N.C. — Michael Young believes Pitt is capable of beating any team in the country. If only the Panthers could stop beating themselves.

After mounting a comeback to take a seven-point lead, Pitt made only one field goal in the final eight minutes, and North Carolina State pulled away with a 79-74 win Tuesday night at PNC Arena. The loss dropped the Panthers to the bottom of the 15-team conference standings and extended their losing streak to four games.

“It's very frustrating knowing what we’re capable of,” said Young, who scored a game-high 25 points.