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Rutgers 72, South Florida 68

Kadeem Jack had 14 of his team-high 18 points in the second half as the Scarlet Knights slipped by the Bulls in the opening round of the AAC tournament in Memphis, Tenn. Myles Mack added 16 points and J.J. Moore had 13 points for seventh-seeded Rutgers (12-20), which will play second-seeded Louisville in Thursday's quarterfinals. Wally Judge added 15 points and 10 rebounds before...
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March 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Cincinnati 70, Rutgers 66

Sean Kilpatrick's 24 points helped the visiting Bearcats fend off the Scarlet Knights and earn a share of the American Athletic Conference regular-season title. Kilpatrick celebrated his final regular-season collegiate game in style, knocking down four 3-pointers and scoring Cincinnati's final five points as the Bearcats (26-5, 15-3 AAC) survived a spirited Rutgers rally...
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March 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Judge, Moore Set for Senior Day

Rutgers says goodbye to seniors J.J. Moore and Wally Judge Saturday in the final home game of the year. The Scarlet Knights face No. 15 Cincinnati and honor their two departing seniors before a noon tipoff.
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March 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers 74, South Florida 73

Kadeem Jack finished with 20 points and scored the game-winning basket with 14 seconds to play as the Scarlet Knights turned away the visiting Bulls. J.J. Moore also added 20 points and grabbed a team-high seven rebounds for Rutgers (11-18, 5-11 American Athletic Conference), which snapped a four-game losing streak. Wally Judge and Myles Mack each contributed eight points as the...
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March 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers Wins in Comeback Fashion

PISCATAWAY, N.J. – Rutgers completed its biggest comeback of the season when a contested layup for Kadeem Jack created a 74-73 victory over South Florida. Erasing a 15-point deficit in the second half, the Scarlet Knights got 20 points from both Jack and guard J.J. Moore.
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March 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers-Memphis Preview

Memphis coach Josh Pastner knows his team can't afford to sulk for too long after having its win streak snapped, especially with a Top 25 team visiting this weekend. The 24th-ranked Tigers will get a chance to face one of the American Athletic Conference's worst defensive squads before that matchup, but Rutgers has been better offensively heading into Tuesday night's...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers tops Houston 93-70

J.J. Moore scored a career-high 27 points to lead Rutgers to a 93-70 victory over Houston Saturday. Myles Mack added 25 points and six assists for the Scarlet Knights (9-13, 3-6 American Athletic Conference), who snapped a four-game losing streak and reversed a 22-point loss at Houston 13 days ago. Kadeem Jack added 16 points and Jerome Seagears had 11. TaShawn Thomas had 19 points...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SMU tops Rutgers 70-56

Markus Kennedy scored 18 points and grabbed 10 rebounds Tuesday night to lead SMU to a 70-56 victory over Rutgers. The win was the fourth straight for SMU (15-4, 4-2 American Athletic Conference), whose record equals last season's total in Larry Brown's first season as coach. SMU's last three wins came in four days because a game canceled in early December due to bad...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Rutgers edges Temple 71-66 in AAC opener

Kadeem Jack had 18 points and Junior Etou scored the go-ahead basket with 40 seconds to play to lift Rutgers to a 71-66 win over Temple on Wednesday night. Etou's conventional three-point play was the difference in a game that saw 17 lead changes, sending the Scarlet Knights (7-7) to a victory in the American Athletic Conference opener for both teams. Wally Judge and J.J. Moore...
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January 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Fairleigh Dickinson defeats Rutgers 73-72

Matt MacDonald hit a 3-pointer from the top of the arc with 25.8 seconds left that put Fairleigh Dickinson ahead to stay in a 73-72 win Rutgers Tuesday night in an NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game. Sidney Sanders had 22 points and Mustafaa Jones added 21 for the Knights (2-6), who snapped a six-game losing streak and defeated Rutgers (4-4) for just the second time in 11 meetings...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Mack leads Rutgers to 116-89 win over Stillman

Myles Mack scored 23 points as Rutgers took a 116-89 victory over Stillman Monday night in a NIT Season Tip-Off consolation game. Wally Judge and J.J. Moore had 20 points each for the Scarlet Knights (4-3), who were playing a Division II team for the first time since defeating Caldwell in 2010. Judge also had 13 rebounds, while D'Von Campbell had 14 points, Malick Kone 11 and...
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November 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt opens season with 88-55 win over Savannah State

In case you missed it, Pitt's basketball season got underway on Friday with an 88-55 beatdown over Savannah State. The good news? It was a comfortable win for a basketball team in a great deal of transition. I've mentioned this before but this is a very different team than last year. Steven Adams, Tray Woodall, J.J. Moore, Dante Taylor, four guys that played big minutes last...
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November 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh 2013-14 Basketball Preview

Our ACC Basketball previews continue with one of our newcomers, the Pittsburgh Panthers. Note: Our preview below is missing a few of the preview features since Pittsburgh is new to the league. ACC Season Previews Boston College |  Clemson |  Duke |  FSU |  Georgia Tech Maryland |  Miami |  North Carolina |  NC State |  Notre Dame Pittsburgh ...
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October 25, 2013  |  Discuss

J.J. Moore transferring from Pitt to Rutgers

Rumors swirled about a month ago over a potential J.J. Moore transfer. All was quiet for a while until head coach Jamie Dixon mentioned he was helping Moore find a new home a couple of weeks ago. Now, Moore's destination is known - he's heading to Rutgers. He apparently also considered Iona and Quinnipiac. Moore will have to sit out a season, but as is the case most of the...
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May 31, 2013  |  Discuss

Projected 2013-14 Lineup: Pittsburgh Panthers

It’s been one interesting off-season for the Pittsburgh Panthers. Players leaving early for the NBA, players heading elsewhere, transfers coming in, transfers coming in and then maybe changing their minds, other transfers being blocked, every day there is something new in the news. The fact is, over half of Pittsburgh’s roster will consist of players who have never stepped on...
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May 23, 2013  |  Discuss

Kane But Not Able

Dammit, I’m going to shoe-horn in the bad puns while I still can. The formality that was supposed to be DeAndre Kane’s transfer to Pitt for as a graduate transfer, now is not. However, the 6-foot-4 guard, a Pittsburgh native, did not wind up pulling the trigger, whether it was due to the fact that Panthers coach Jamie Dixon was non-committal about taking him at the time, or whether...
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May 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt pursuing Alabama transfer Trevor Lacey

Pitt has had a whirlwind offseason to say the least. The surprising departure of Steven Adams set the Panthers back in the post. Now with Trey Zeigler and potentially even JJ Moore gone, they seem a bit thin on the wings as well. It is rumored that DeAndre Kane is leaning towards coming back home to play for Pitt, but that has not been solidified yet. Enter: Trevor Lacey. Lacey is...
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May 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Is JJ Moore transferring from Pitt?

As if this month weren't tumultuous enough (what, with the Trey Zeigler transfer, Steven Adams' announcement of leaving for the NBA, and losing out on recruit Jon Severe and transfer Eli Carter), the offseason just got a little more difficult with news that forward J.J. Moore may be transferring out of the program. First things first - as of now this doesn't appear to...
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April 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Jamel Artis Finally Gets to Be a Panther

It’s been a long wait for Jamel Artis. The rumors of his commitment to Pitt have been happening since July. And again, last month. Well, finally it has happened. Artis was able to verbal to Pitt on Friday. Pitt has long been the favorite school of Jamel Artis. He was just waiting for the right time to pick the Panthers, and that came during his official visit Friday to the Oakland...
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April 14, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 20 Pittsburgh 81, DePaul 66

J.J. Moore scored 21 points off the bench and No. 20 Pittsburgh shot a school-record 72 percent to beat DePaul 81-66 on Saturday in the Panthers' last Big East regular-season game. The next stop for surging Pittsburgh is its final Big East tournament, which begins Tuesday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Panthers (24-7, 12-6), who will move into the Atlantic Coast Conference...
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt Wraps Up Regular Season With Win

J.J. Moore comes off the bench with 21 points, Tray Woodall adds 18 points as Panthers close regular season with four wins in a row. Panthers set school-record, shooting 72 percent from the field.
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March 09, 2013  |  Discuss

Link Through, 3/1

Oh, god. It’s the end of conference play. Big East Tourney — for the final time — looms. Then seeding and the actual NCAA Tournament. Spring practice for football starts on Tuesday. The kids start going a little crazier as Spring Break gets closer. Traveling at the end of the month. Add in doubling the off-line workload. I’ve already got a pile of links and less and less...
Via Pitt Blather
March 01, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 23 Pittsburgh 64, South Florida 44

Struggling mightily on offense against what should have been an overmatched opponent, No. 23 Pittsburgh was finally turned loose. For the first time in years, players said, coach Jamie Dixon allowed them to ''freelance.'' The result was a big second half and a 20-point win. Tray Woodall scored 14 points and Pitt beat South Florida 64-44 on Wednesday night to hand...
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February 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Open Thread: Pitt-St. John’s, Please Stop Calling it Home Away From Home

Any chance of that? Please? Pitt has come to call Madison Square Garden its home away from home. It’s not something St. John’s probably likes to hear, but the Panthers have enjoyed a lot of success on the home court of the Red Storm over the years. “We like to think that way,” Dixon said. “It’s St. John’s home court. It is different. I don’t know if you call it a...
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February 24, 2013  |  Discuss

Problems All Over

I guess it worked out that I didn’t get a chance to do a recap of the loss to Marquette. It would have been completely wrong and looked pollyanaish in the cruel light of the Notre Dame debacle. I would have called it just one of those games. Marquette was hot. Even Marquette’s own coach said that they played their best game of the season. They were at home. There’s a reason...
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February 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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