C.J. Fair scored 18 points, James Southerland added 14 and the fourth-seeded Orange survived a second-half drought of more than 12 minutes without a field goal to beat No. 12 seed California 66-60 on Saturday night in the NCAA tournament.
Syracuse has been under investigation for possible NCAA violations, mostly in its basketball program, for at least a year, according to two reports.
The death of the Big East as we know it hit home last week as 14 teams arrived at the World’s Most Famous Arena (Connecticut was ineligible). Next season, the “Catholic 7” will be reportedly joined by Butler, Creighton, and Xavier in a basketball-only conference that has paid to keep the Big East name.
With Selection Sunday coming up, CBS Sports Bracketologist Jerry Palm is beginning to get an idea of how the seedings will unfold.
NEW YORK (AP) — Neither Syracuse nor Pitt wanted to see its Big East tenure end in the quarterfinals of their last conference tournament.
Pitt basketball broadcaster and two-sport legend Dick Groat joined The Fan Morning Show live from New York this morning to preview this afternoon’s Pitt vs. Syracuse Big East Tournament matchup.
The Big East tournament will have a touch of a wake to it this week. When games end, there will be plenty of reminiscing about rivalries and talk of what is to come.
It’s now on to the Big East Tournament for Pitt.
The Pitt football program has unveiled their 2013 schedule, their inagural season in the ACC. The season will kickoff with a primtime matchup against Florida St. at 8pm on Monday, September 2nd.
Pitt Hoops Coach Pat Sandle joined Starkey and Miller on Sports Radio 93-7 The FAN to talk about the teams recent hot streak that has propelled them back into the top 25.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Jim Boeheim, otherwise eloquent in defeat, had no answer for why Jamie Dixon continues to have his team’s number, but Dixon was able to put a finger on it. Ten of them, actually.
PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jim Boeheim spent two hours watching Pitt’s unusual 10-man rotation swarm No. 6 Syracuse into a flurry of missed shots, missed rebounds and missed opportunities in a 65-55 victory on Saturday and thinks he may have finally figured out who’s on top of the wide-open Big East.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — If Pitt wishes to be labeled as something other than an average Big East team come Selection Sunday, it must begin taking advantage of above-average Big East opportunities.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — What had been a position of strength in back-to-back wins was not so in a 14-13 loss at Syracuse last Friday. Left guard Chris Jacobson, the most veteran member of that group, believes this current collection of personnel can regroup in time for No. 18 Louisville’s visit to Heinz Field Saturday morning.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — Offensively the Panthers left much to be desired last Friday, but Paul Chryst exempts no one from criticism following a 14-13 loss to lowly Syracuse in Big East action at the Carrier Dome.