JaQuon Parker had 15 points and 10 rebounds for the Bearcats (22-10), who might have solidified an NCAA tournament berth with the win.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — What a difference one calendar year has made for No. 24 Pitt, which opens Big East play against No. 8 Cincinnati Monday at noon at The Pete.
As radio analyst Pat Bostick once contended, some of the most significant progress you’ll see from a successful team takes place from game one to game two, which is something I can’t recall happening since the year Cincinnati stole that aforementioned BCS berth from under the Panthers’ collective nose.
CINCINNATI (AP) An enormous boat trophy was created in 2005, when Cincinnati entered the Big East and found another way to have a rivalry with Pittsburgh.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Center and co-captain Ryan Turnley would have liked to pave the way for more productivity in Saturday’s 31-17 loss to Youngstown State at Heinz Field, but he still likes the chemistry of Pitt’s offensive line after their first regular-season test.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Despite a 31-17 upset at the hands of Youngstown State in last Saturday’s season opener, senior quarterback Tino Sunseri sees positives on which Pitt’s offense can build entering Thursday’s Big East lid-lifter in Cincinnati.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Some players discussed the need to put foresight above hindsight after Pitt was upset by Youngstown State, 31-17, at Heinz Field Saturday, and head coach Paul Chryst said in his weekly press conference he expects tangible progress to be made between game one and game two, Thursday’s Big East opener against Cincinnati at Nippert Stadium.
93-7 The Fan’s high school sports blogger looks at how the Bearcats will improve under their veteran head coach after chronic growing pains in 2010.
Chris Gates | 93-7 The Fan — Pitt defeated Cincinnati, 71-59, Saturday night. Here’s what the players and coach Jamie Dixon had to say after the game.