Pitt basketball improved their NCAA Tournament hopes by defeating Syracuse 65-61 on the road. The Panthers have improved their record to 18-10 overall and 7-7 in the ACC. Pitt is now seventh in ACC standings and would move up to sixth in the tournament since Syracuse has imposed a self ban. The Panthers have sweep the season series against Syracuse.
This was a key win for Pitt since...
PITTSBURGH (AP) James Robinson scored a career-high 23 points and Pittsburgh held off a late surge to beat Duquesne 76-62 in the 83rd City Game on Friday night.
Josh Newkirk added 16 points and Chris Jones scored 12, including a couple of pull-up jumpers late in the second half to turn back one last surge by the Dukes.
The Panthers (5-3) won their 14th straight in the annual meeting...
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December 05, 2014
A day after getting royally thumped by San Diego State, Pitt returned the favor on Kansas State. I saw it suggested on twitter this morning — by someone who only saw the final score — that K-State was having a “hangover” game after playing so tough against Arizona.
That ignores the fact that it was the Wildcats that jumped out early on Pitt. The Panthers didn’t take their...
Chris Jones scored a layup at the buzzer as North Texas held on to defeat Florida International 65-63 Thursday night.
Jones hit a jumper to give North Texas a 13-point lead, 56-43 with 8:09 remaining. The Mean Green then led the entire second half until FIU used a 20-7 run to tie it at 63 with 20 seconds to play before Jones scored as time expired.
Jordan Williams had 16 points...
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February 20, 2014