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Die-Hards: Pitt Class of 2024 Junior Day Attendees



One of many high objectives of any faculty teaching employees within the nation is to discover a method to get gamers that you just’re involved in, to make a go to to your campus.

It turns into lots simpler whenever you’re enabling gamers to bodily see your environment and the place they’d be doubtlessly spending the subsequent 4 fours of their lives.

The subsequent two weekends will enable a lot of recruits to just do that as they conduct back-to-back Junior Day weekends. The weekend will include speaking with members of the teaching employees, seeing the Pitt campus together with their soccer amenities, touring town of Pittsburgh and in addition attending a Pitt basketball sport, as Jeff Capel’s staff might be internet hosting Florida State and Miami, Fla. over the subsequent two Saturday’s.

Pittsburgh Sports activities Now has been in touch with a lot of recruits to see whether or not or not, they’ll be making the journey to Pittsburgh.

We’ve gotten lots of response, together with some gamers that inform us they received’t be right here for Junior Day however plan to make a go to within the very close to future.

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Wright State Ends on 22-5 Run to Defeat Robert Morris 82-67



MOON TOWNSHIP- Robert Morris males’s basketball hosted Wright State Saturday night time in a battle for convention seeding contained in the UPMC Occasions Heart. Each getting into at 6-7 in Horizon League play, the Colonials and Raiders regarded to separate from themselves, each tied for seventh place. 

The Raiders reigned victorious in Hoop Township on the again of 24 factors from Trey Calvin and a double-double recorded by Brandon Noel in an 82-67 win. 55 of Wright State’s 82 factors had been scored within the paint.

A balanced assault instructed the story of a back-and-forth first half of motion. Josh Corbin related on back-to-back threes to spark the RMU (11-14, 6-8 Horizon League) offense however remained comparatively quiet the remainder of the night time. RMU started the sport sizzling as each groups capitalized on totally different philosophies. 

Wright State (14-11, 7-7 Horizon League) relied on scoring near the basket, totaling 16 of its first 20 factors within the paint and the bulk on layups. The Raiders led 20-18 by eight minutes of play and would maintain the benefit for 4 minutes longer than RMU did within the first half.

RMU trailed 24-23 on the under-eight media timeout because the Raiders shot 61% from the ground after 12 minutes. The Colonials tied the rating at 31 as Wright State’s capturing mark dropped to 52%, however turned a nook within the remaining three minutes and alter.

Enoch Cheeks related on a contested reverse layup to tie the sport at 25 with beneath seven minutes remaining within the first half. Spear adopted with a deep triple as RMU took the lead again. 

Wright State ended the half on a 10-3 run to shut the primary 20 minutes and take a 41-34 benefit to the locker room. The Raiders totaled a 19-of-33 (57.6%) buying clip however got here up empty in three alternatives from three. Factors within the paint instructed the story of Wright State’s seven-point lead. RMU was dealt with contained in the paint 32-14 and 7-2 in second-chance factors. The Raiders additionally owned a large benefit off the bench (16-4). 

4 gamers scored six factors or extra for Wright State. Led by 10 factors and 5 rebounds from AJ Braun, the Raiders obtained 9 factors and 5 bounds (three offensive) from Tim Finke, eight credited to Calvin, and 6 for Noel.

RMU shot 14-of-31 (45.2%) together with 4-of-12 (33.3%) from behind the arc. Cheeks and Kahliel Spear each performed 19 of the primary 20 minutes. Spear totaled eight factors and 6 rebounds whereas Cheeks scored a team-high 9. Corbin added eight as Andy Toole’s group compiled six assists and 6 turnovers earlier than motion resumed. 

Wright State continued its offensive barrage into the second half. Noel heated as much as rating six early factors and push the lead as much as 53-43 on the under-16 media timeout. Cheeks fought again on the opposite finish and commenced to seek out his capturing stroke. The dynamic duo of Cheeks and Spear as soon as once more stored the Colonials alive when Wright State had alternatives to drag away. 

Cheeks related on a three-point play to place the Colonials on a 6-0 run that turned seven and a 53-51 rating. A number of journeys down the ground later, Matt Mayers scored and was fouled however missed the following free throw. On the following two journeys offensively, Michael Inexperienced III took over. Inexperienced drained a triple to place RMU forward by one earlier than displaying a nifty transfer to transform an open layup and already attain his scoring common.

The UPMC Occasions Heart was utterly rejuvenated with vitality as RMU led 62-60 with seven minutes remaining, getting back from being down by as a lot as 14 factors.

The Raiders’ success within the paint wore off as pictures rattled off the rim. Stephaun Walker performed powerful across the rim and muscled his strategy to powerful baskets down low. Noel did the identical for Wright State, creating second and even third alternatives for the Raiders to transform. With simply over three minutes remaining, Noel continued to place the group on his again. The Raiders went forward 70-66 within the remaining 4 minutes and capitalized on an 8-0 run to observe. 

Wright State ended the sport on a 22-5 run within the remaining seven minutes to win by 15. Calvin’s 24 factors had been probably the most by any participant as 4 members reached double figures. Noel added 16 factors and 15 rebounds because the Raiders out-rebounded RMU 45-35. The Raiders shot 52% for the sport regardless of solely 2-of-9 (22%) from three. 

Spear completed along with his third-straight double-double, totaling each 11 factors and rebounds. Cheeks scored a team-best 21 factors in 38 minutes as he and Spear performed 19 minutes in every half. Walker added 10 factors and three of his 5 rebounds on the offensive finish. The Colonials shot 27-of-67 (40.3%) and 36% within the second half. RMU made six triples on 24 makes an attempt, ending the second half 2-of-12. 

Robert Morris begins a two-game street journey Friday night time in opposition to Cleveland State starting at 7 p.m.

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SirVocea Dennis Held Out of Senior Bowl with Damage



MOBILE, Ala. — Pitt linebacker SirVocea Dennis obtained a full observe week of labor in on the Senior Bowl this week, however a foot harm suffered late within the week held him out of Saturday’s recreation.

Dennis was injured late in Thursday’s observe session. He returned to the sector and completed the day, however was held out of Saturday’s recreation.

The Nationwide Crew beat Dennis’ American Crew, 27-10.

Dennis declared for the draft in December, forgoing his remaining season of eligibility at Pitt. He additionally selected to skip the Panthers’ look within the Solar Bowl.

Earlier this week, Dennis formally measured in at 6-foot 3/8, 218 kilos with a 33-inch armspan, 78-inch wingspan and 10 1/2-inch fingers.

He had an interception returned for a landing in Tuesday’s observe, however typically had an up-and-down week in cross protection. He was stable in opposition to the run.

Dennis had been the one Pitt participant scheduled to play within the recreation. He was the thirteenth Pitt participant over the past seven seasons to simply accept an invitation to the highest faculty soccer All-Star Recreation.

2023 SirVocea Dennis
2022 Cal Adomitis, Damarri Mathis, Kenny Pickett
2021 Damar Hamlin, Patrick Jones II, Jimmy Morrissey, Rashad Weaver
2020 Dane Jackson
2019 Darrin Corridor
2018 Brian O’Neill
2017 Adam Bisnowaty, Nathan Peterman

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Duquesne Drops 50 in First Half, Beats George Washington 93-67



Duquesne males’s basketball (15-8, 5-5) put up a dominant efficiency of their 93-67 win over George Washington (11-12, 5-5) with the competition by no means actually doubtful as Duquesne led by 30 on the half, 50-20.

Duquesne scored the sport’s first basket on a Jimmy Clark III dunk a few minute into the sport. After hitting the dunk and taking a 2-0 lead Duquesne by no means misplaced it.

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Albeit issues would keep aggressive for some time till there was about 11 minutes left within the first half when Duquesne would go on a 28-0 run in a 10-minute span to increase a two-point 19-17 result in a 30-point 47-17 lead.

Each groups ended the primary half with a three-pointer as Duquesne went into halftime with the sport already out of attain by means of a 50-20 lead.

Within the first half, Duquesne shot 19-for-31 (61.3%) whereas holding George Washington to 8-for-27 (29.6%). Offensively Duquesne moved the ball nicely with eight completely different gamers scoring and 13 assists as a crew. George Washington in the meantime, turned the ball over 13 instances.

Within the second half, Duquesne’s lead grew to as a lot as 37-points and by no means fell beneath 26. They had been in a position to do what the British couldn’t and comfortably put away George Washington, 93-67.

Duquesne moved the ball round nicely within the contest with 9 completely different gamers scoring and the crew having 22 assists. 4 completely different gamers had, at the very least, 12 factors in Dae Dae Grant (18), Quincy McGriff (17), Joe Reece (13) and Tre Williams (12). The 17 factors for McGriff had been a brand new profession excessive for the freshman from California.

Reece and Grant specifically performed nice video games throughout the field rating. Reece had 5 rebounds, 5 assists, a steal and two blocks along with his 13 factors whereas Grant had six rebound, 5 assists and went an ideal 5-for-5 from the foul-line.

One other spotlight efficiency was Clark who completed with three steals on the night time. He additionally had 9 factors, 4 rebounds and three assists.

Total, the crew compelled 18 George Washington turnovers and the primary half shot protection proved to be a serious distinction maker. George Washington did make over 50% of their photographs within the second half, however the Duquesne offense was simply as potent as they shot 15-for-34 (44.1%). For the sport, Duquesne shot 52% from the sector and 53% from 3-point vary.

Duquesne’s subsequent recreation will probably be towards George Mason on Wednesday at 7:00 p.m. at dwelling.

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