No. 1 Pittsburgh pulls away past No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51


PITTSBURGH 74 – UNC-ASHEVILLE 51 Things went about as planned for the No. 1 seeded Pittsburgh Panthers on Thursday afternoon against No. 16 UNC-Asheville. The Bulldogs kept the game close in the first half, going into the half only down by 5 but the Panthers pulled away in the second half, en route to a 74-51 victory at the Verizon Center in the Southeast Region bracket. Pittsburgh outscored UNC-Asheville, 44-26 in the second half as Ashton Gibbs scored 20 of his 26 points after halftime and shot 4 of 5 from 3-point range in the second half. The Panthers, as expected, dominated the Bulldogs on the boards, out-rebounding UNC-Asheville 50-27. Gary McGhee led the Panthers with 11 rebounds. Pitt had a significant size advantage down low as the Bulldogs did not have a starter taller than 6-foot-5. That was an area many predicted would be a nightmare matchup for theRead More »

No. 16 Pittsburgh beats Louisville 82-77 in overtime


By Dale Grdnic PITTSBURGH — It’s been said that this year’s Pitt men’s basketball team certainly is better than the sum of its parts, but a different one of those individual parts was instrumental in keeping the Panthers’ unblemished in the Big East. Sophomore Nasir Robinson tallied a career-high 26 points and 11 rebounds to lead No. 16 Pittsburgh to a heart-stopping 82-77 overtime win against Louisville in a Big East Conference matchup Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. “Outside of a game against Duke with Christian Laetner (a 104-103 Duke win against Kentucky in the NCAA East Regional, March 28, 1992), this was the worst loss that I’ve experienced from a team playing so well and putting itself in a position to win,” Louisville coach Rick Pitino said. “I thought we executed terrific, but in overtime we did things we didn’t do the entire game. We needed toRead More »

Steelers to host Mack, Wood and Vasquez this week


The Pittsburgh will host three offensive linemen on Sunday – Tuesday. At the top of the Steelers wishlist in the first round is Cal’s Alex Mack. The Steelers had three representatives at Cal’s pro day and Ed Thompson reports, Mack will be in Pittsburgh for a visit on Sunday On Monday the Steelers will hold a private workout for Louisville center Eric Wood. Wood has been a player of interest since the combine, where the Steelers met with Wood On Tuesday the Steelers will be busy again hosting another offensive lineman. As we reported on Wednesday, Texas Tech guard Louis Vasquez will be in Pittsburgh for a visit on April 7th. Scouting Reports

Pitt enters the Top 5


The Pittsburgh Panthers (4-0) Men’s basketball team has jumped two spots to #4. The Big East now has¬†three teams in the top 5 Top 5 1. North Carolina (3-0) 2. Connecticut (4-0) 3. Louisville (2-0) 4. Pittsburgh (4-0) 5. Duke (6-0) Click here for the rest of the top 25