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  1. Pregame Shootaround: Eight Sweet 16 spots up for grabs Saturday

    Mar 22, 2014, 7:00 AM EDT

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    Eight games kick off the Round of 32, including a matchup of former Big East foes.

  2. No. 9 Pittsburgh unchallenged in blowout win over No. 8 Colorado

    Mar 20, 2014, 3:44 PM EDT

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    No. 8 seed Pittsburgh left no doubt in its NCAA tournament opener, scoring the first 13 points of the game in their resounding win over No. 9 seed Colorado.

  3. ACC Tournament: No. 6 Virginia advances to first ACC title game in 20 years with win over Pitt

    Mar 15, 2014, 3:27 PM EDT

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    No. 6 Virginia advanced to its first ACC title game since 1994 on Saturday as the Cavaliers held the lead for the final 21:45 of its 51-48 win over Pitt.

  4. ACC Tournament: Pitt locks up tourney bid by beating struggling No. 16 North Carolina

    Mar 14, 2014, 5:41 PM EDT

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    Pitt’s in the dance, but was today a sign that North Carolina won’t be for long?

  5. 2014 ACC Tournament Preview: Will a newcomer crash the party in Greensboro?

    Mar 11, 2014, 11:44 AM EDT

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    Now 15 teams deep, the ACC’s showcase event will span five days in Greensboro. Between the new arrivals, one upcoming departure and a plethora of talented players, this will be must-see television.

  6. Late Night Snacks: No. 20 Michigan takes control of Big Ten race

    Feb 24, 2014, 12:31 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Providence 87, Butler 81 Providence is one of many bubble teams looking to fight their way into the NCAA tournament, and they avoided suffering a tough defeat at Butler on Sunday. All five starters scored in double figures led by Bryce Cotton, who tallied 28 points and six assists. As a…

  7. Pittsburgh’s margin for error shrinks with third straight loss

    Feb 23, 2014, 8:58 PM EDT

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    Since shooting 51% from the field in an 83-79 win at Maryland on January 25 Pittsburgh has struggled offensively, shooting no better than 41% in any of the seven games that followed. Game number seven in that dubious streak came on Sunday night, with the Panthers shooting 37% in a 71-66 home loss to Florida…

  8. Late Night Snacks: No. 1 Syracuse remains undefeated

    Feb 13, 2014, 1:15 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: No. 1 Syracuse 58, No. 25 Pittsburgh 56 Once against a Syracuse game went down to the wire, and once again the Orange made the plays needed to win in the end. Tyler Ennis’ 35-footer as time expired proved to be the difference, with he and C.J. Fair combining to scored…

  9. Tyler Ennis, C.J. Fair once again display late-game poise for No. 1 Syracuse (VIDEO)

    Feb 12, 2014, 9:12 PM EDT

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    In the history of the Petersen Events Center, No. 25 Pittsburgh had never lost a game against a top five opponent. Nine games, nine wins for the Panthers. And on Wednesday night it looked as if Jamie Dixon’s Panthers would make it 10-0, with their mastery of the offensive glass being a big reason why…

  10. Late Night Snacks: No. 4 Wichita State, No. 5 San Diego State grab road wins

    Feb 6, 2014, 1:26 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 5 San Diego State 67, Boise State 65 Boise State was in complete control at home, on the verge of snagging the kind of win that could launch them back into the bubble conversation, when Xavier Thames and SDSU took control. He scored 15 of his 23 points in the…

  11. Super Bowl Snacks: No. 10 Michigan, No. 18 Pittsburgh fall on Super Sunday

    Feb 2, 2014, 6:14 PM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: Virginia 48, No. 18 Pittsburgh 45 It wasn’t pretty, and the game lacked the offensive fireworks seen last night at the Carrier Dome, but the Cavaliers and Panthers staged a tough battle in Pittsburgh. The difference was a Malcolm Brogdon three-pointer with less than a second remaining, moving Virginia to 8-1…

  12. Late Night Snacks: No. 2 Syracuse, No. 15 Kansas win key conference battles

    Jan 19, 2014, 1:23 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE DAY: No. 15 Kansas 80, No. 9 Oklahoma State 78 At the conclusion of last season’s meeting at Allen Fieldhouse Oklahoma State guard Marcus Smart pulled off a celebratory backflip. While both teams stated that last year’s finish would have no effect on Saturday’s meeting, it was clear that these two teams…

  13. Even in defeat, No. 22 Pittsburgh has look of ACC contender

    Jan 18, 2014, 7:29 PM EDT

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    While there were no questions regarding the validity of No. 2 Syracuse as a contender in the ACC, with the Orange picked in the preseason poll to finish second behind No. 23 Duke, the same can’t be said of No. 22 Pittsburgh. While Jamie Dixon’s Panthers entered the game undefeated in ACC play and 16-1…

  14. Tyler Ennis leads No. 2 Syracuse past No. 22 Pittsburgh

    Jan 18, 2014, 6:36 PM EDT

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    Familiar rivals No. 22 Pittsburgh and No. 2 Syracuse met on Saturday afternoon, but under a new banner with first place in the ACC on the line. And given the Panthers’ success against Syracuse under Jamie Dixon, they had a good understanding of what it took to execute properly against Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone defense.…

  15. Pittsburgh forward Durand Johnson suffers season-ending torn ACL

    Jan 12, 2014, 4:35 PM EDT

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    The Pittsburgh Panthers have adjusted well to their new surroundings, winning their first three conference games as a member of the ACC. But their most recent win, an 80-65 victory over Wake Forest on Saturday afternoon, came at a cost as sophomore forward Durand Johnson suffered an injury to his right knee with just over…

  16. Conference Catchups: The ACC’s power lies in … Upstate New York?

    Dec 27, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

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    College basketball is now almost two months old. League play will be kicking off in the next week. Let’s get you caught up on all you need to know with some of the country’s best conferences.  To read through the rest of our Conference Catchups, click here. Midseason Player of the Year: Jabari Parker, Duke At…

  17. Pitt’s loss to Cincinnati highlights peril of weak schedules

    Dec 17, 2013, 9:59 PM EDT

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    NEW YORK — Dear Pitt: This is why you put together a real non-conference schedule. This is why you make sure that, more than a month and 11 games into the season, the best team on your schedule is someone better than Cincinnati. Don’t get me wrong, the Bearcats aren’t a bad basketball team. They’re…

  18. Late Night Snacks: Baylor beats Kentucky, UC Santa Barbara proves they are legit

    Dec 7, 2013, 2:36 AM EDT

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    GAME OF THE NIGHT: Baylor 67, Kentucky 62 It didn’t have the atmosphere of a game that was one of the season’s biggest to date since it was played at Cowboys Stadium in Dallas, but Baylor announced themselves to the country as a top team. They did it with Kenny Chery, a Junior College transfer in…

  19. CBT Weekly Roundtable: Figuring out the ACC

    Dec 6, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

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    In a new series here on College Basketball Talk, every Friday we’re going to have a discussion about some of the hot topics in college basketball. The inaugural installment focuses on the ACC, the now 15-team conference that some stated was the greatest conference ever assembled before a game had been played. Now that we’ve…

  20. 2013-2014 ACC Preview: Notre Dame, Syracuse invade Tobacco Road, but watch for Virginia

    Nov 7, 2013, 9:58 AM EDT

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    All month long, CBT will be rolling out our 2013-2014 season preview. Check back throughout the day, as we’ll be posting three or four preview items every day. To browse through the preview posts we’ve already published, click here. To see the rest of the Conference Previews we’ve published, click here. For a schedule of…

  21. Pitt lands a commitment from 2015 guard Damon Wilson

    Nov 5, 2013, 4:45 PM EDT

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    Our Savior New American School (N.Y.) guard Damon Wilson became the first commit in Pittsburgh’s Class of 2015. Wilson gave his verbal commitment to Jamie Dixon on Monday night, and by Tuesday morning, his coach Eric Jaklitsch announced the news. The 6-foot-4 guard is rated as a four-star prospect by Rivals and had offers from Georgia,…

  22. Ben Howland makes his return to Pittsburgh

    Oct 24, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

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    Before his decade-long tenure at UCLA, one that saw him recruit and coach NBA stars like Kevin Love, Russell Westbrook and Jrue Holiday while making three straight Final Fours, ended last March with a Pac-12 title and a Round of 64 exit in the NCAA tournament, Ben Howland cut his teeth as the head coach…

  23. Jamie Dixon dressed up as Uncle Si at Pitt’s Morning Madness (PHOTO)

    Sep 30, 2013, 2:30 PM EDT

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    We officially have our first highlight from 2013 Midnight Madness celebrations even if it didn’t happen at midnight. On Saturday, Pitt basketball hosted their Morning Madness, kicking off a day worth of tailgating for students getting ready to see the Panthers host Virginia on the gridiron. There were dunk contests and some Pitt hoops Family…

  24. Finally, Sheldon Jeter transfers to Pittsburgh

    Sep 29, 2013, 10:30 AM EDT

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    At long last, Sheldon Jeter has transferred to Pittsburgh. Recall that the former Vanderbilt forward’s wish to transfer back closer to home and play for Jamie Dixon at Pittsburgh was blocked by Vanderbilt head coach Kevin Stallings. Rumors circulated that Jeter didn’t inform Stallings of his intent to transfer from Vanderbilt and went public with…