Talib Zanna helped Pitt jump out to a huge lead and the Panthers cruised the rest of the way.
This is it. We are here. Oh, and here’s a disclaimer before we get going: I don’t care much about those play-in games in the NCAA Tournament — or whatever it is they call them now. Anyhow, this is it. We are here.
Among his fellow Connecticut Huskies, he ranks second in scoring, rebounding, and blocks. Playing alongside Shabazz Napier, he can go unnoticed.
Now that the NCAA has spoken, the Oakland Zoo is going on the road to Florida.
A great weekend of hoops culminated in Sunday’s selection show. With the field set, the real madness can begin.
Surely some will want more, some might even demand more, but if the Pitt basketball team wins a game and then bows out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round to No. 1-seeded Florida, that’s enough for me to look at this season as a success.
Anthony Gill hit two free throws with 8.5 seconds left to help No. 6 Virginia hold off Pittsburgh 51-48 in Saturday’s semifinals of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Talib Zanna had 19 points and a career-high 21 rebounds to help Pitt beat No. 15 North Carolina 80-75 in the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament quarterfinals Friday.
Jonathan Holmes scored 20 points, Javan Felix added 16 and third-seeded Texas rolled past cold-shooting West Virginia 66-49 on Thursday night to reach the Big 12 tournament semifinals.
Terry Allen scored a career-high 27 points, Kendall Anthony added 23 and Richmond ran away from Duquesne to advance to the quarterfinals of the Atlantic 10 tournament with a 76-64 victory on Thursday night.
Austin Hollins scored 18 points, Deandre Mathieu added 13 and Andre Hollins hit a late 3-pointer Thursday to give Minnesota a badly needed 63-56 win over Penn State in the Big Ten tournament.
Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and Pittsburgh routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
Andujar is a 6’6”, 205-pound point forward. He can handle the ball like a guard and draw bigger defenders out of the lane.
In the major conferences, Florida completed an undefeated regular season in the SEC and Cincinnati and Louisville tied atop the American.
Billy Baron, the MAAC Player of the Year, played in the ACC and Atlantic-10 before coming to Canisius, giving him a better perspective than most on the quality of play across conferences.