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Duquesne MBB Holds Off St. Bonaventure In Entrance Of File Crowd



The Duquesne Males’s Basketball Staff wanted each second of Saturday afternoon’s contest, however it is ready to come away with a 56-54 victory over St. Bonaventure in entrance of a UPMC Cooper Fieldhouse attendance document 3,333 followers.

Duquesne (17-8/7-5 Atlantic 10) was led by Dae Dae Grant’s 12-point, seven rebound effort and Jimmy Clark III put collectively 12 factors as properly. Kareem Rozier added 11 factors of his personal. The Dukes grabbed 15 steals on the afternoon, two shy of a program document. Duquesne additionally added 35 factors off turnovers, 28 factors within the paint and 23 fastbreak factors.

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St. Bonaventure (13-13/7-5 A-10) noticed Daryl Banks III tempo the group with 15 factors. Chad Venning scored 12 of his 14 factors within the first half and likewise grabbing eight rebounds earlier than fouling out within the ultimate minute. Moses Flowers rounded out the trio of Bona gamers in double figures together with his 10. St. Bonaventure dedicated a season excessive 25 turnovers within the setback.

The Bonnies opened this contest on a 9-2 run as Duquesne went scoreless over 3:20 and opened 0-for-8 on three-point photographs. The Bonnies had been in a position to constantly stump the Dukes on drives, ready till the final attainable second to move for a high-percentage layup.

Venning specifically had a standout first half making all six of his photographs from the sphere in that first half.

Duquesne would go 5:04 of first-half motion with out making a discipline purpose.

What stored Duquesne within the opening half was a mix of issues. For starters, Rozier, the group’s chief was in a position to drive to the basket and earn an and-one play, that appeared to get the Dukes going and at +10 was the one participant on both group to realize a double-digit first half plus/minus.

St. Bonaventure had 13 turnovers within the first half and that allowed Duquesne to play at a constant tempo, particularly crucial for the Dukes for the reason that Bonnies shot at a 60.9% clip within the first 20 minutes. This was evidenced by 23 of 27 opening-half factors coming from turnovers.

Duquesne would briefly take the lead, earlier than one other scoreless lapse stunted the group’s momentum.

On one play, a Tevin Brewer lob got here right into a wide-open Austin Rotroff, who missed the dunk. On the opposite finish, Anquan Hill transformed an open top-of-the-key three-point basket, as coach Keith Dambrot spent a timeout.

Duquesne remained linked in transition and Rozier drew a late cost, however with one ultimate probability at momentum heading into the locker room, the Dukes had been unable to place up a shot, trailing 31-27 at halftime.

An 8-0 kick began the second half for the Dukes as St. Bonaventure was held and not using a basket for five:44 of recreation motion.

Duquesne had its troubles creating a lot separation and Dambrot was constantly crucial of the officers, and at one level needed to be restrained by a number of members of the teaching employees.

The Dukes led by as many as eight factors within the second half however some stagnant offense down the stretch allowed St. Bonaventure again into the sport.

Banks had the ball in his hand on the free throw line, when he deliberately missed his second shot, teammate Barry Evans grabbed the offensive rebound and after replay, his probably game-tying putback try was waved off, securing Duquesne’s victory.

Duquesne will conclude its three-game homestand Wednesday in opposition to St. Joseph’s for a 7 p.m. tip as ESPN+ carries this broadcast.


Pitt’s First Batch of Official Guests – Defensive Version




It is going to be a really, very busy weekend on the UPMC Rooney Sports activities Advanced because the Pitt teaching workers hosts plenty of proficient recruits within the class of 2024 on official visits.

There are a plethora of four-star recruits, on either side of the soccer, however we’re simply the defensive aspect of the soccer on this article.

Right here’s a primer on which defensive recruits can be in Pittsburgh from June 1-3.

Elias Rudolph — 6-foot-4, 220-pound four-star defensive finish from Deerfield Seashore Excessive College in Deerfield Seashore, Florida

Rudolph is one in every of Pitt’s high defensive targets within the class of 2024, and it’s his relationship with the teaching workers (specifically Randy Bates and Charlie Partridge) that has allowed for an official go to.

He’s picked up affords from practically each main program in faculty soccer, however he’s narrowed down his record to a high 4 of Pitt, Ohio State, Michigan and Miami.

247Sports charges Rudolph because the 222nd-ranked recruit within the class (Fifteenth-ranked edge and the Thirty fourth-ranked recruit from Florida) whereas Rivals charges him because the 208th-ranked recruit within the class (Sixteenth-ranked weakside defensive finish and fourth-ranked recruit from Ohio).

On3 charges him because the 260th-ranked recruit within the class (Twenty ninth-ranked linebacker and Thirty ninth-ranked recruit from Florida).

Rudolph can be taking official visits to Pitt (June 1-3), Michigan (June 9), Miami (June 16) and Ohio State (June 23).

Photograph courtesy of Dominic Kirks’ Twitter account.

Dominic Kirks — 6-foot-5, 250-pound three-star defensive lineman from Villa Angela St. Joseph in Cleveland, Ohio

Pitt really jumped into the equation for Kirks effectively earlier than he blew up on the camp circuit this summer time.

Kirks earned line of defense MVP honors on the Beneath Armor camp in Columbus earlier this month, and he’s earned affords from Cincinnati, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue, Rutgers, Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin since late February.

247Sports charges Kirks because the 498th-ranked recruit within the class (Forty ninth-ranked defensive lineman and the Sixteenth-ranked recruit from Ohio). On3 charges him because the Twenty eighth-ranked defensive lineman and the Eleventh-ranked recruit from Ohio whereas Rivals charges him because the Forty third-ranked defensive lineman and Twenty first-ranked recruit from Ohio.

As of now, Kirks can be visiting Pitt (June 1-3), Kentucky (June 9) and Washington (June 16), so it is going to be key for Pitt to begin his journey off with a powerful impression.

Photograph courtesy of Gabriel Williams’ Twitter account.

Gabriel Williams — 6-foot-4, 190-pound four-star linebacker from St. Vincent Pallotti in Laurel, Maryland

Williams made a go to to Pittsburgh for a spring apply in April and actually spent the complete day. From 7 a.m. till after 7 p.m. He’s Pitt’s high linebacker goal within the class.

He additionally boasts affords from Boston Faculty, Cincinnati, Duke, Georgia Tech, Maryland, Memphis, Nebraska, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Penn State, Pitt, Tennessee, USC, Virginia and Virginia Tech.

247Sports charges Williams because the 214th-ranked recruit within the class (Twentieth-ranked linebacker and the sixth-ranked recruit from Maryland) whereas On3 charges him because the 107th-ranked recruit within the class (eighth-ranked linebacker and the second-ranked recruit from Maryland).

Rivals charges him because the Twenty seventh-ranked exterior linebacker and the Twelfth-ranked recruit from Maryland — holding a 5.8 Rivals Ranking.

With official visits deliberate for Pitt (June 1-3), Virginia Tech (June 9) and Duke (June 23), Williams is a recruit that Pitt ought to push arduous to commit earlier than leaving.

Davion Pritchard — 6-foot-1, 165-pound three-star cornerback from Fitch Excessive College in Youngstown, Ohio

Pritchard is among the extra under-the-radar recruits amongst Pitt’s official guests not simply this weekend however all through the spring.

He holds Energy 5 affords from Boston Faculty, Kentucky, Maryland and Pitt, together with affords from the likes of Akron, Ball State, Bowling Inexperienced, Buffalo, Central Michigan, Japanese Michigan, Kent State, Miami (Oh.), Ohio, Temple, Toledo, Western Michigan and Youngstown State.

247Sports charges Pritchard because the 118th-ranked cornerback and the 63rd-ranked recruit from Ohio. Neither Rivals nor On3 have rated him but.

Pitt simply prolonged him a suggestion about two weeks in the past, so the connection is new however definitely rising.

Photograph courtesy of Reggie Powers’ Twitter account.

Reggie Powers III —  6-foot-1, 195-pound four-star security from Centerville Excessive in Dayton, Ohio

Pitt could not have provided Powers as early as different faculties, however the teaching workers has been speaking to him constantly since his sophomore season. And it’s been on daily basis for some time now.

He holds affords from 30 packages, however he’s narrowed his high 5 to simply Ohio State, Cincinnati, Pitt, Northwestern and Michigan State.

247Sports charges Powers because the 578th-ranked recruit within the class (Fifty fifth-ranked security and the Nineteenth-ranked recruit from Ohio). On3 is even larger on Powers, ranking him because the Thirty fourth-ranked security and the Twelfth-ranked recruit from Ohio.

Rivals hasn’t rated Powers but, however he does maintain a 5.6 Rivals Ranking.

Powers has already made his first official go to to Northwestern earlier this month, and he has officers lined up for Pitt (June 1-3), Michigan State (June Sep 11), Cincinnati (June 16-18) and Ohio State (June 22-24).

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Wofford, West Virginia, Boston School Kickoff Time and TV Channels Introduced




It appeared as if Pitt was proof against midday kickoffs final season, and that’s already the case for the 2023 season.

We already know that Pitt-Notre Dame will kick off at 3:30 p.m. on Oct. 28, and now we all know three extra instances which have been set for the 2023 season.

Pitt will kick off its season at dwelling towards Wofford at 3:30 p.m. on Sept. 2 and two weeks later, it’s going to journey to Morgantown for a 7:30 p.m. primetime kickoff below the lights towards West Virginia.

Pitt-Wofford is scheduled to be broadcast on ACC Community, and Pitt-West Virginia is scheduled to be broadcast on ABC.

The time and TV channel for Pitt’s week 2 sport towards Cincinnati has not been introduced but, however Pitt’s Thursday night time sport towards Boston School on Nov. 16 is about for a 7 p.m. kickoff on ESPN.

So, it seems that Pitt may have yet one more season chock filled with noon and prime matchups, which doesn’t even embrace potential video games towards Florida State or Syracuse at Yankee Stadium.

2023 Schedule:

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 2 – Wofford at Acrisure Stadium — 3:30 p.m. on ACC Community

Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 9 – Cincinnati at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 3: Saturday, Sept. 16 — West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium — 7:30 p.m. on ABC

Week 4: Saturday, Sept. 23 – North Carolina at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 5: Saturday, Sept. 30 — Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium — TBD

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Bye Week

Week 7: Saturday, Oct. 14 – Louisville at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 8: Saturday, Oct. 21 – Wake Forest at Truist Stadium — TBD

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 28 – Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium — 3:30 p.m. on NBC

Week 10: Saturday, Nov. 4 – Florida State at Acrisure Stadium — TBD

Week 11: Saturday, Nov. 11 – Syracuse at Yankee Stadium — TBD

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 16 – Boston School at Acrisure Stadium — 7 p.m. on ESPN

Week 13: Saturday, Nov. 25 – Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium — TBD

For the complete ACC first three weeks part:

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ACC Information and Notes: Blake Hinson Again to Pitt, Caleb Love Commits to Arizona, Jalon Moore Joins Oklahoma, Cadeau Reclassifies at UNC




PITTSBURGH – ACC Information and Notes midway by way of the week surrounds probably the greatest gamers on Pitt’s roster returning for his senior 12 months. Former North Carolina guard Caleb Love has dedicated to Arizona, and the Tar Heels proceed to make important headlines in highschool recruiting circles to enhance this system after a disappointing 12 months. Former Georgia Tech guard Jalon Moore discovered a brand new house in Oklahoma.

Blake Hinson Returns to Pitt for Senior Yr

Pitt basketball introduced Tuesday afternoon that Blake Hinson will return to the Panthers for the 2023-24 season. Hinson withdrew his title from NBA Draft issues to remain at Pitt for his senior marketing campaign. Hinson averaged 15.3 factors, 6.0 rebounds and 1.2 assists per sport in 35 video games (all begins). His accomplishments earned him Second Staff All-ACC honors.  

Certainly one of two gamers within the NCAA to make 95 or extra triples and common a minimum of 15.0 factors and 6.0 rebounds, Hinson turned some of the clutch performers in all of faculty basketball. His contributions to this system earned him the Riley Wallace Award because the High Affect Switch. Pitt completed the 2022-23 season 24-12 total and 14-6 within the ACC motion. 

Caleb Love Transfers to Arizona

Former North Carolina guard Caleb Love has dedicated to Arizona, ending a wild portal stretch for the incoming senior. Love entered the switch portal after three years at UNC and this system lacking the NCAA Match after being ranked the preseason AP No. 1 workforce. Love dedicated to Michigan however, weeks later, de-committed after not having sufficient switch credit to enter the college. 

The 6-foot-4 junior guard averaged a career-high 16.7 factors and three.7 rebounds per sport and surpassed the 1,000-point mark. Love averaged 14.6 factors, 3.3 rebounds and three.3 assists in 101 profession video games (96 begins) for the Heels. He delivered some of the memorable pictures in UNC historical past towards Duke within the Closing 4 final season, sending Mike Krzyzewski into retirement.  

Georgia Tech Switch Jalon Moore Commits to Oklahoma

Jalon Moore will play his junior 12 months at Oklahoma. The previous Georgia Tech wing introduced Tuesday his determination to play for the Sooners. Moore averaged 7.6 factors and 4.7 rebounds in 32 video games (15 begins) for the Yellow Jackets this previous season. He performed considerably extra minutes than the 12 months prior and shot 43% from the ground. Moore does his injury contained in the three-point arc – solely 4-of-35 (11%) from deep – and is a streaky free-throw shooter. He made 64-of-93 (69%) makes an attempt after making 6-of-12 the 12 months earlier than.

5-Star Recruits Making Headlines in Chapel Hill

5-star prospect Elliot Cadeau will play for the Tar Heels a lot sooner than anticipated. Cadeau introduced he’ll reclassify from 2024 to the category of 2023 and enroll at UNC early. Among the finest guards in all of highschool ball. A 6-foot-1 guard, Cadeau ranked No. 9 total in keeping with On3, and No. 12 by 247Sports. RJ Davis and Armando Bacot will each return to Carolina subsequent season. Cadeau joins a revamped group that’s able to fixing final season’s points and sluggish marketing campaign.

5-star energy ahead Jarin Stevenson will go to North Carolina this week. The highly-regarded Class of 2024 massive from Pittsboro, North Carolina, could possibly be nearing a call. Stevenson is a 6-foot-10 playmaker, who ranks No. 11 total by, holds heavy curiosity from UNC, Virginia and Alabama. He additionally visited Georgetown and Missouri.

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