Sheldon McClellan scored 16 of his 20 points in the second half and Davon Reed tied a career-high with 19 as Miami kept its slim hopes of an at-large berth to the NCAA Tournament alive with a 67-63 win over Pitt on Wednesday night.
Lucky Jones led RMU with a career high 27 points in a 91-68 win over Wagner in the first round of the NEC Tournament.
Ohio State’s Thad Matta tied a school record for coaching victories Wednesday night and quickly noted that players such as D’Angelo Russell make him a better coach. Russell scored 28 points and No. 23 Ohio State’s 77-67 victory over Penn State placed Matta in a tie with Fred Taylor with 297 wins against 91 defeats in 11 seasons with the Buckeyes.
Frank Mason III capped one of the biggest comebacks in Allen Fieldhouse history by scoring the last eight points in overtime to lead No. 9 Kansas past No. 20 West Virginia 76-69 on Tuesday night for the Jayhawks’ 11th consecutive Big 12 championship.
Following a 69-66 loss at Wake Forest on Sunday, the sense of urgency for the Panthers is at it’s highest point. With just two regular season games left, Pitt dropped from No. 37 to No. 49 in the RPI.
The Pitt men’s basketball team has been on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament for a few weeks now but Sunday night’s 69-66 loss at the hands of Wake Forest may have done them in.
The Pittsburgh Panthers are truly hoping for an NCAA Tournament berth this year, but they’ve still got work to do. If they’re going to get there, it’s going to be a host of players doing it and the inside game of forward Michael Young from nearby Duquesne.
Despite one of the worst starts to an overtime that RMU head Coach Andy Toole had ever seen, the Colonials (16-14, 12-6 NEC) fought until the end in to win a 71-70 nail-biter over Saint Francis University.
Pitt forward Jamel Artis joined Bob Pompeani before the Panthers game at Wake Forest.
Rodney Pryor led Robert Morris University to a 91-59 win over Wagner with 25 points, 6 assists and 5 rebounds.
Micah Mason led Duquesne to a 79-66 win over Saint Louis with 20 points, 5 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals.
Check out the teams heading into the 2014 NCAA Sweet Sixteen.