Scottie Wilbekin scored 21 points, including 11 of the team’s 13 during a 7-minute stretch in the second half, and top-seeded Florida handled the Panthers 61-45 in the NCAA tournament Saturday.
Talib Zanna helped Pitt jump out to a huge lead and the Panthers cruised the rest of the way.
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.
It was announced today that Pitt senior forward Lamar Patterson has been named to the All-ACC Second Team by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Tab Douglas and Stacy Kauffman recapped Pitt-Clemson and looked ahead to the postseason with Kevin Gorman of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
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.
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.
Pitt just kept coming, in waves, furiously pounding the boards. In no time at all, the 22nd-ranked Panthers have put their stamp on the Atlantic Coast Conference.
Cameron Wright scored a career-high 20 points and Pitt pulled away in the second half for a 84-67 victory over Duquesne in the City Game on Saturday afternoon.
Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points to with 14 rebounds and Pittsburgh made quick work of Lehigh 77-58 on Tuesday night.
Pitt men’s basketball assitant coach Brandin Knight joined The Fan Morning Show on Thursday to talk about some of the team’s recent victories, and to look forward to March Madness.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — One of the most common knocks against Jamie Dixon is he doesn’t think outside his own metaphorical box, insisting all the basketball world’s problems can be solved by simply boxing out. Imagine the surprise of his critics when, together, he and the Panthers did both.
Pitt Guard Tray Woodall wasn’t pleased with the Panthers effort against Notre Dame earlier this week, and is determined to fix that this Sunday when the team travels to New York to take on Big East opponent St. John’s.
PITTSBURGH (93-7 THE FAN) — There are players on Jamie Dixon’s bench who, conceivably, could start for a number of Division I teams, and conventional wisdom says J.J. Moore is one. Should Dixon shake things up at forward?
PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Lamar Patterson scored 17 points, leading Pittsburgh to a 68-64 victory over Providence on Tuesday night.