Gibbs returns to No. 4 Pittsburgh

Junior guard Ashton Gibbs has returned to play for No. 4

Pittsburgh after missing three games with an MCL injury in his left

knee.

Gibbs, the sixth-leading scorer in the Big East with a 16.3

average, went into Saturday’s game against St. John’s with 15

minutes left in the first half and the Panthers trailing 10-7.

Gibbs, whose 3.2 3-pointers per game is sixth in the nation and

whose 46.3 percent accuracy from behind the arc is seventh in the

nation, missed the Panthers’ wins over West Virginia, Villanova and

South Florida.

Without Gibbs, the Panthers were 6 of 29 on 3s, well off their

38.3 percent that leads the Big East.