Pitt put this game out of reach early and then coasted in the second half. Lehigh never had a chance at Pitt. They made a brief run in the first half to get within 3 points (it was 4 points until the commercial break when the officials reviewed a shot to determine it was really a 3 by Lehigh). From that point, Pitt went on a 22-2 run in a bit under six minutes. Lehigh never got the...
Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points to with 14 rebounds and Pittsburgh made quick work of Lehigh 77-58 on Tuesday night.
Durand Johnson chipped in 15 points for the Panthers (4-0), who had little trouble with the well-traveled Mountain Hawks after racing to an early 23-point lead. James Robinson added a career-high 11 assists without turning it over as Pitt cruised. The Panthers...
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As you would expect, Pitt had little trouble with Lehigh to win their fourth straight game of the young basketball season.
The Panthers were never really challenged in this one. The start wasn't quite as lopsided as it was against Howard when Pitt opened the game 18-1, but after a three-pointer by Lehigh's Austin Price cut the Pitt lead to 12-9, the Panthers got serious and...
Last night, the Pete was rocking as the Pittsburgh Panthers played host to nearby Slippery Rock for a little preseason basketball. The following dunk got the Oakland Zoo extremely fired up: forward Durand Johnson threw down a vicious dunk in transition: [Pittsburgh Panthers]
Jamie Dixon means it this time. No, really, he does.
The Pittsburgh coach insists he's not kidding when he says it might be time to loosen the reins as the Panthers move from the bruising and brutal Big East to the more wide open ACC.
''We'll run a little better and be a little bit more skilled on the floor,'' Dixon said. ''I think we've got...
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October 28, 2013
And it already feels like Pitt has had its share of the latter.
Pitt got the job done. The front court continues to scuffle. James Robinson is finding out just how much tougher it is to go night-in-and-night-out in the Big East as opposed to getting up for a game or two in the non-con. Lamar Patterson had a bad night.
Thankfully Villanova was even worse. Some bad shooting by both...
Durand Johnson and Trey Zeigler each scored 13 points points to lead Pittsburgh to a 58-43 win over Villanova on Wednesday night.
The Panthers (14-4, 2-3 Big East) snapped a tie game with a 15-0 run to end the game and they held Villanova without a point for the final 5 minutes, 13 seconds.
The Panthers opened conference play with consecutive losses before a 28-point win at Georgetown...
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January 16, 2013
Durand Johnson has only been at Pitt a few months. Yet the freshman forward is a quick study on how the Panthers like to play.
And getting pushed around by the likes of Cincinnati and Rutgers is not part of the brand coach Jamie Dixon has built over the last decade.
That's why Dixon didn't need to give any table-flipping speeches after a stunning 67-62 upset loss to the...
So this one is a patsy’s patsy. Kennesaw State — which is not named for MLB Commissioner Judge Kennesaw Mountain Landis — is a former JUCO college that only moved up to D-1 sports in 2009. The Owls are 1-10. Their only win has come against South Carolina State.
Dante Taylor is expected to miss his second straight game with a heel injury. Durand Johnson is unknown with some...