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Panthers looking to toughen up for brutal stretch

PITTSBURGH (AP) Michael Young isn't a numbers cruncher. The Pittsburgh sophomore center admits he didn't even understand what the Ratings Percentage Index was until given a crash-course in the formula recently. What Young does understand, however, is simple addition. The more victories, the less math required by the NCAA tournament selection committee when it considers Pitt in March...
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January 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Preview: FSU Looks to Bounce Back at Pitt

Florida State hopes for its first road win and to even its ACC record as the Seminoles continue conference play on Wednesday night at Pittsburgh. Florida State was handled on the road Sunday night against Syracuse and will be facing a Pittsburgh team that also comes in 1-2 in ACC play after falling at home to Clemson on Saturday. Florida State (9-7) struggled on Sunday with Rakeem...
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January 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt basketball edges past St. Bonaventure

Coming into Saturday’s game Pitt Basketball was an eight point favorite. The Panthers defeated St. Bonaventure 58-54, a score that is too close for some fans liking’s. The Bonnies (6-2) are a decent team from the Atlantic 10 Conference and you cannot take the day off against them. In Cam Wright’s first game of the season he played 21 minutes and only scored one point. He is...
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers roll over Swords 81-68

LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) Michael Young had 27 points and 15 rebounds, and Pittsburgh rode a dominating performance on the glass to beat host Chaminade 81-68 Monday in the opening round of the Maui Invitational. Pittsburgh (3-1) used its size to a big advantage, out-rebounding the Silverswords 51-17, while scoring 34 points on 27 offensive boards. Derrick Randall had 11 points and set...
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November 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers basketball: Previewing the big men

The Pitt Panthers do not have a lot of height on the roster for next season. They will feature a more athletic crop of players that can stretch the floor and get back on defense quickly. Sophomores and Michael Young and Jamel Artis will log major minutes for the Panthers next season. They will be joined by Senior Derrick Randle, and two freshmen Shaquille Doorson and Tyrone Haughton...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt basketball: Michael Young’s report card

Player: Michael Young Position: Forward Year: Freshman 2013-14 Averages: 21.6 mpg, 6.0 ppg, 4.1 rpg What he did well: The freshman forward was a nice addition to the Pitt Panthers this past season. At 6’8, he possesses a fairly lethal outside jumper that compliments his inside game. He was fairly effective on the defensive side of the ball as well, helping stabilize the inside...
May 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: How is transfer JJ Moore doing this year at Rutgers?

Following the 2012-13 college basketball season, Pitt’s JJ Moore elected to leave the program.  Since Pitt and Rutgers are no longer in the same conference, the two teams have not crossed paths. The former Pitt power forward transferred from the program to Rutgers for his senior campaign.  Moore, originally from Brentwood, NY, cited his grandfather’s ailing health as one reason...
February 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Panthers off to hot start in ACC

Durand Johnson caught the ball on the wing and rather than take an open shot, decided to dribble to the top of the key. When a Maryland defender closed in, the freewheeling Pittsburgh sophomore swingman threw up a contested 3-pointer that splashed through the net. Rather than peek over his shoulder at Jamie Dixon to see if he'd violated one of the coach's rules about shot selection...
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January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh secures a 91-73 win over Youngstown St.

The scoring efforts of Kendrick Perry weren't nearly enough to lead Youngstown State over Pittsburgh, as Pitt countered Perry's 28 points with five players scoring in double-figures to notch a 91-73 victory on Saturday. Lamar Patterson led Pitt (10-0) with 18 points on 7-of-11 shooting and added a game-high four assists. Under the basket, Talib Zanna posted his 10th career double...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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