Iona and Manhattan, two schools separated by fewer than 10 miles, will play for the MAAC championship in Springfield, MA.
Lamar Patterson had a career-high 30 points, including a 3-pointer with 3 seconds left, as Pitt overcame a five-point deficit in the final seconds of regulation and beat Clemson 83-78 in overtime Saturday.
The 5’11” Tharpe is averaging 30 minutes, 8.9 points, and 5.1 assists per game while shooting 45 percent from the field, 39 percent from deep, and 82 percent from the line.
Lamar Patterson scored 20 points, including a pair of free throws with 2 seconds left, and Talib Zanna had 17 points and 14 rebounds as Pittsburgh overcame making one basket in the final six minutes of regulation to beat Notre Dame 85-81 in overtime Saturday.
Micah Mason had 22 points, Jerry Jones added 19 and Duquesne surprised No. 10 Saint Louis 71-64 on Thursday night to snap the Billikens’ school-record, 19-game winning streak.
Talib Zanna scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing 9 1/2 minutes to help Pittsburgh snap a three-game losing streak with a 66-59 win over Boston College on Wednesday night.
The Big Ten’s Freshman of the Year last season is averaging 17.9 points per game (second in the conference), 4.3 rebounds, 2.8 assists, and two steals for the 22-6 Spartans.
Pitt basketball’s 71-66 loss to Florida St. at The Pete on Sunday night has certainly hurt their NCAA Tournament chances and may even have put them on the bubble.
Robert Morris scored the first seven points of overtime but needed a touch of luck – as in a late tip-in from Lucky Jones – to hold on for a 71-70 nail-biter over St. Francis (Brooklyn) Saturday to clinch the Northeast Conference title.
James Michael McAdoo had 24 points and 12 rebounds to help North Carolina beat No. 25 Pittsburgh 75-71 on Saturday for its sixth straight victory.
Tyler Ennis beat the Pitt Panthers on a last second buzzer beater Wednesday night, but that might not be the most exciting thing that happened to him.
Tyler Ennis made a 35-footer at the buzzer to help No. 1 Syracuse remain unbeaten with a 58-56 win over No. 25 Pitt on Wednesday night.
Howland says this Pitt team has a huge home court advantage tonight and there is a lot riding on this game.
A back-up to Malcolm Armstead on last year’s Final Four team, VanVleet has helped lead Wichita to a 25-0 record and No. 4 ranking.
Jeff Orr is a loser, no way around it. He’s fake-tough, too. And he’s now been exposed as both.