Pittsburgh Rumors & News

  • Cameron Johnson claims Pitt error should allow him to join North Carolina immediately

    Sporting News - NCAAB "Pitt had a rough year on the court. One of the players involved in that season now claims it bungled one off the court, as well. It seems possible the Panthers have mishandled their showdown with shooting guard Cameron Johnson regarding his entry into the world of graduate..." June 09

  • Pitt transfer Cameron Johnson commits to UNC; not yet immediately eligible

    Raleigh News & Observer "Cameron Johnson, a 6-foot-7 graduate transfer from the University of Pittsburgh, committed to North Carolina on Tuesday, and did so without the assurance that he'd be able to play next season. Johnson confirmed his commitment, first reported by ESPN, in a text message but added that he was “not..." June 06

  • Johnson: Roy Williams trying to convince Pitt to waive my transfer restriction

    Raleigh News & Observer "The news didn’t necessarily come as a surprise to Cameron Johnson, a recent graduate of the University of Pittsburgh, but nonetheless, he had been hoping for a different outcome. He had been hoping he could play college basketball next season wherever he chose – perhaps even at North..." May 23

  • Pitt restricting grad transfer Johnson from joining other ACC programs

    Sporting News "The Kevin Stallings era at Pittsburgh has taken another hit, both on the court and in the court of public opinion, after the Panthers finished with a 16-17 record in Stallings' debut season. Cameron Johnson, a 6-8 guard who was the team's third-leading scorer at 11.9 points per game last..." May 22

  • Pitt's Cameron Johnson to seek transfer

    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette "The turnover ravaging Pitt's basketball roster this offseason -- largely confined to players with limited roles and modest production -- now includes its leading returning scorer. Redshirt sophomore Cameron Johnson has requested his release from the university and will look to transfer, his..." April 01

  • Virginia knocks off Pitt in ACC tourney

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Just over a month ago, during a rare four-game losing streak for Virginia, it seemed as though they couldn't drop in a 3-point shot even if it was handed to them. In an embarrassing loss to North Carolina, the Cavaliers shot just 2-20 from deep and were grasping for answers...." March 09

  • Pitt tops Georgia Tech in ACC tourney to keep hope alive

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- No. 14 seed Pittsburgh kept its season alive with a 61-59 win over No. 11 seed Georgia Tech in Tuesday night's first round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament. With the loss, the Yellow Jackets' hopes for an NCAA Tournament bid may have ended as Josh Pastner's squad..." March 07

  • No. 23 Virginia routs Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. -- After Virginia's 12-point loss to Pittsburgh in January when the Cavaliers surrendered 88 points, head coach Tony Bennett said his team "got lost defensively" as they struggled to contain the Panthers' hot shooting. While the Cavaliers were lost on defense that night,..." March 04

  • Lammers leads Georgia Tech past Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "Center Ben Lammers scored 20 points and Georgia Tech kept its NCAA Tournament hopes alive with a 61-52 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday at McCamish Pavilion in Atlanta. Lammers had an emphatic dunk during Georgia Tech's 7 for 7 streak from the field to conclude the game. The junior was 8..." March 01

  • No. 8 North Carolina rolls over Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "Justin Jackson was a liability last season whenever he decided to hoist a shot from 3-point range. The junior forward now rates as a huge asset for North Carolina when he squares up for the long-range blast. Jackson continued his improved marksmanship on Saturday when he scored 23..." February 25

  • Wake Forest survives scare, comes back to beat Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- John Collins scored in the lane on an offensive rebound with 17 seconds to play as Wake Forest completed a big comeback for a 63-59 victory against visiting Pittsburgh on Wednesday night at Lawrence Joel Coliseum. Michael Young missed a potential go-ahead 3-pointer for..." February 22

  • Pitt notches upset of No. 17 Florida State

    The Sports Xchange "There's no sugar-coating it: Pittsburgh's 2016-17 season has been rough. But the Panthers went a long way to smoothing things out Saturday at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh grabbed a first-half lead against No. 17 Florida State with 8:23 remaining and never looked..." February 18

  • Allen's 3-pointer caps Virginia Tech's comeback victory

    The Sports Xchange "Seth Allen hit a clutch 3-pointer and Virginia Tech overcame an 11-point halftime deficit to pick up a key road win over Pittsburgh 66-63 on Tuesday night at the Petersen Events Center. Allen hit a go-ahead triple with 1:08 left, and the Panthers missed three potential game-tying 3-pointers..." February 14

  • Pitt upsets Syracuse behind Young's 21 points

    The Sports Xchange "Forward Michael Young scored 21 points while guard Cameron Johnson sparked a first-half rally and the Pittsburgh Panthers upset the Syracuse Orange 80-75 on Saturday at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Syracuse (16-10, 8-5 ACC) had won five straight coming into Saturday's game while the..." February 11

  • Young' scores 30 as Pittsburgh tips Boston College

    The Sports Xchange "Michael Young matched his career-high with 30 points and grabbed seven rebounds, helping Pittsburgh snap a nine-game losing streak with an 83-72 road victory over Boston College on Wednesday night. Pitt's win, coming off narrow losses at No. 12 North Carolina and No. 21 at Duke, was the..." February 08

  • No. 21 Duke beats Pitt in Coach K's return

    The Sports Xchange "DURHAM, N.C. -- Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski felt liking crying when Saturday afternoon's game began but he was all smiles afterward. Freshman guard Frank Jackson scored eight points in a late four-minute stretch and Grayson Allen had 21 points to ignite No. 21 Duke, which marked the return of..." February 04

  • Hard to believe, but Duke's Grayson Allen whistled for tripping again

    CBS Sports "In Duke's 72-64 victory vs. Pitt on Saturday, Blue Devils star Grayson Allen was once again at the center of controversy. Allen, who served a one-game suspension earlier this season for tripping an Elon player in mid-December, has been at the center of several controversial plays since..." February 04

  • No. 12 UNC outlasts last-placed Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "CHAPEL HILL, N.C. -- Because it had to dig a little deeper to fend off an upset-minded opponent, No. 12 North Carolina found some satisfaction in Tuesday night's game. "Every night, it doesn't matter who you play," North Carolina forward Isaiah Hicks said. "You have to be tough down at the..." January 31

  • Blossomgame scores 25 as Clemson beats Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Jaron Blossomgame contributed 25 points and seven rebounds to lead Clemson to a 67-60 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday in ACC play at Pittsburgh. Sophomore guard Shelton Mitchell added 12 points and six assists for the Tigers (12-8, 2-6 ACC), who halted a six-game losing..." January 28

  • Mitchell, No. 14 Louisville enjoy easy time vs. Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "A career-high 29 points from Donovan Mitchell and red-hot shooting helped No. 14 Louisville breeze to a 106-51 victory over Pittsburgh on Tuesday in the Peterson Events Center on the Panthers' campus. "Well it was one of those nights when everything went right for us," Louisville coach Rick..." January 24

  • N.C. State holds off Pittsburgh

    The Sports Xchange "Maverick Rowan and Terry Henderson each scored 21 points as North Carolina State defeated Pittsburgh 79-74 in a matchup of struggling ACC teams Tuesday night at PNC Arena in Raleigh, N.C. The Wolfpack (13-6, 2-4 ACC) stopped a three-game losing streak while the Panthers (12-7, 1-5) suffered..." January 17

  • 43 points from Pitt's Artis not enough vs. Louisville

    The Sports Xchange "LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- No. 14 Louisville overcame a 43-point effort from Pitt senior guard Jamel Artis, holding off the Panthers for an 85-80 win Wednesday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals (14-3, 2-2 ACC) used a 23-4 first-half run to build a 21-point..." January 11

  • Syracuse rides first-half spurt over Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Point guard John Gillon notched his first double-double of the season with 20 points and 11 assists and Syracuse rode a huge first-half spurt to a 77-66 win over the Pittsburgh Panthers Saturday in an Atlantic Coast Conference game before 20,034 fans at the Carrier Dome...." January 07

  • Pitt hits 13 3-pointers, upends No. 11 Virginia

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Pittsburgh knocked down a season-high 13 3-pointers, going 3 of 3 in overtime, in an 88-76 upset win of No. 11 Virginia on Wednesday night. With Virginia trailing by three in the waning seconds of regulation, senior guard London Perrantes knocked down a 25-foot 3-pointer to..." January 05

  • No. 24 Notre Dame escapes Pittsburgh in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- Senior captain Steve Vasturia connected on a 3-pointer with 2.5 seconds remaining in overtime to give No. 24 Notre Dame a 78-77 victory over Pittsburgh on Saturday in the Atlantic Coast Conference opener for both teams. The Fighting Irish (12-2, 1-0 ACC) trailed by five in..." December 31

  • Pitt gets past Marshall in high-scoring battle

    The Sports Xchange "Michael Young and Jamel Artis scored 30 points apiece, and Pittsburgh held on for a 112-106 win against Marshall to close out its nonconference slate Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Panthers led by as many as 29 points in the second half, but Marshall..." December 28