In securing its eighth straight win over the Panthers, Virginia (11-7, 5-3 Atlantic Coast Conference) moved its all-time record against Pitt to 19-4 in a series that started in the 1957-58 season.
In the typical methodical style of play exhibited by the two teams, it took 29 minutes for either squad to record a fast-break basket. Meanwhile, the Cavaliers shot 4 for 17 from 3-point range, while Pitt was 1 for 6 from beyond the arc. Pitt shot 50% overall but only had 42 shot attempts.
The Cavaliers led 29-25 at halftime, and Kihei Clark's 3-pointer with 7:29 left gave Virginia a 54-44 lead. Pitt outscored the Cavs 15-7 over the next six minutes and drew within 62-59 on a pair of Femi Odukale foul shots.
But Armaan Franklin made a layup with 26 seconds to go and Clark buried two foul shots with nine seconds left and Virginia held on.
Kadin Shedrick made all six of his shot attempts and scored 12 points for Virginia. Beekman distributed eight of Virginia's 19 assists on its 27-for-54 shooting.
Virginia, winners of four of its last six, heads to North Carolina State on Saturday. Pitt travels to Clemson on Saturday.
Ohio State to extend football coach Ryan Day's contract two years through 2028 for $9.5M annually
Ohio State coach Ryan Day is expected to receive a two-year contract extension that will run through the 2028 football season at $9.5 million per year, making him one of the top five highest-paid college football coaches in the country.
2022 NBA mock draft: Projecting all 58 picks after the NBA draft lottery
The results of the NBA draft lottery are in. Here's our projection of how the June 23 draft will shake out.
NCAA Bracketology: Projecting the 2023 March Madness men's field
The North Carolina Tar Heels rise to the No. 2 overall seed.