Pittsburgh Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Artis (31 points) powers Pitt past Rice

    The Sports Xchange "Jamel Artis scored a season-high 31 points to lead Pittsburgh to an 83-73 victory over visiting Rice on Saturday at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. Ryan Luther came off the bench to post 20 points, seven rebounds and four assists for the Panthers (9-2). Michael Young had 12 points and..." December 17

  • Pitt repels comeback by Penn State

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Michael Young scored 29 points and grabbed nine rebounds, helping Pittsburgh fight off a late challenge by Penn State in an 81-73 win Saturday in the Never Forget Tribute Classic at Prudential Center in Newark, N.J. Pittsburgh (8-2) led by as many as 24 points, but Penn State..." December 10

  • Pitt holds on against Buffalo

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Michael Young and sophomore guard Cameron Johnson each scored 17 points and Pittsburgh survived a giant comeback attempt from Buffalo in an 84-79 win on Wednesday night at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Panthers squandered most of a 24-point first-half lead and were..." December 07

  • Duquesne knocks of Pitt

    The Sports Xchange "Senior guard Emile Blackman scored 21 points and reached a career milestone, and Duquesne knocked off the Pittsburgh Panthers 64-55 Friday at PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa. Blackman reached 1,000 points for his career and led the Dukes to a second-half comeback. Junior forward Eric..." December 02

  • Pitt builds big led, holds off Maryland comeback

    The Sports Xchange "Senior forward Michael Young had 25 points and senior guard Jamel Artis, from nearby Baltimore, had 15 of his 22 points in the first half as Pittsburgh withstood a late surge to beat Maryland 73-59 on Tuesday in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge as the XFINITY Center in College Park, Md. It was the..." November 29

  • Pitt cruises to 76-63 win over Morehead State

    The Sports Xchange "Michael Young scored 20 points and Jamel Artis added 17 points as Pitt led wire to wire in a 76-63 win over Morehead State on Friday at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh. The Eagles (2-2) were without head coach Sean Woods, who was suspended with pay earlier in the week while the..." November 25

  • Young's double-double leads Pitt over Yale

    The Sports Xchange "Michael Young scored 24 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 75-70 win over Yale on Tuesday night at the Petersen Events Center. Young notched 15 of those points in the first half, and he added 10 rebounds for a double-double as Pittsburgh improved to 4-1 on the season. Young, a junior forward and..." November 22

  • Young scores 30 in Pitt's victory over Marquette

    The Sports Xchange "Michael Young scored a career-high 30 points as Pittsburgh rallied in the second half for a 78-75 victory over Marquette Friday afternoon in the third-place contest of the 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden in New York. Young knocked down 11 of 19 shots for a Pittsburgh team that found its..." November 18

  • SMU tops Pitt to advance to 2K Classic title game

    The Sports Xchange "Semi Ojeleye scored 24 to lead SMU past Pittsburgh 76-67 Thursday night in the semifinals of the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project at Madison Square Garden in New York. The Mustangs (3-0) will face either Marquette or Michigan in the championship game Friday. Ojeleye had 20..." November 17

  • Pittsburgh blows by Gardner-Webb

    The Sports Xchange "Cameron Johnson and Michael Young had 18 points apiece to lead Pittsburgh past Gardner-Webb 99-80 in the 2K Classic on Monday night in Pittsburgh. James Aris also had 11 points, while Jonathan Milligan added 10 points for Pittsburgh, which shot 35 of 65 (53.8 percent) from the field. Sheldon..." November 14

  • Pitt survives Eastern Michigan in 2 OT

    The Sports Xchange "Pittsburgh won its debut under new coach Gene Stallings, going into double overtime to defeat visiting Eastern Michigan 93-90 on Friday night. Pittsburgh forward Jamel Artis, who scored a game-high 27 points, made two free throws with five seconds left in double overtime to give the Panthers..." November 11

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