WASHINGTON (Ticker) -- Brandin Knight, Donatas Zavackas and No. 9 Pittsburgh were willing to wait an extra day to snap their three-game road losing streak.
Knight scored a season-high 23 points and Zavackas 17 off the bench as the Panthers defeated Georgetown in a weather-delayed Big East Conference contest, 82-67.
The game was postponed from Monday afternoon due to the massive snowstorm that dropped nearly two feet of snow on the nation's capital.
"I think the actual snowout on Monday helped us," said Pitt coach Ben Howland, whose team lost at Seton Hall on Saturday. "Typically I would say being on the road for five straight days would hurt you more than help. It gave us after a disappointing loss a chance to get a good practice. It showed how we played today. Practice paid off."
"We practiced hard yesterday," Knight said. "It helped us prepare. We were ready for all the things they did. And it gave us a chance to regroup and get the loss out of our minds."
Pitt held a 48-46 edge midway through the second half before Knight nailed a 3-pointer to commence a 10-2 run over the next 3 1/2 minutes, and Georgetown got no closer than five points thereafter. Knight scored seven points during the burst.
Knight connected on 7-of-12 shots for the Panthers, who shot 58 percent (25-of-43) and limited the Hoyas to 41 percent (23-of-56).
"It's like Jason Kidd," Howland said of Knight. "He doesn't have to shoot well to help our team win. When he shoots like he did tonight, that's just a bonus. He's still the best point guard in our league and I wouldn't trade him for anybody."
Jaron Brown added 12 points and Julius Page 10 for the Panthers (18-4, 8-3 Big East West), who had lost three of their previous five contests, all on the road.
With the win, Pitt remained in a second-place tie with Notre Dame, one-half game behind first-place Syracuse in the division.
"Winning is all that matters to me," Knight said. "We're at the same point we were last year with three losses. We just want to put it together for these last five games."
Mike Sweetney scored 28 points and Tony Bethel fouled out with 12 for Georgetown (11-11, 3-8), which lost for the seventh time in eight games.
Georgetown is in last place in the division and in danger of not qualifying for the Big East tournament for the first time.
"That was a big win for us," Howland said. "After a disappointing loss on Saturday, to come back and get a league road win, that is so huge. I'm very pleased with how Brandin and Dontas played tonight. They're two seniors that have been with us for four years. They played great."