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Gallery: Pitt Baseball Wins House Opener



PITTSBURGH — After a back-and-forth sport, however Pitt got here out victorious with an 11-8 win. Listed here are a few of the greatest pictures from the sport!


Duquesne WBB Hangs On To Advance In A-10 Tourney



Wilmington, Del. — The Duquesne Ladies’s Basketball Group efficiently punched its ticket in to the Atlantic 10 Championship second spherical following a 58-57 victory over Loyola Chicago Wednesday afternoon at Chase Fieldhouse.

“It’s March Insanity, that’s the one means you possibly can describe it,” Duquesne coach Dan Burt stated. “We definitely are comfortable to maneuver on and to proceed our season. The perfect phrases which you could hear in March are ‘see you tomorrow’, so we’ll see you all tomorrow.”

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Treasured Johnson led Duquesne (19-11/8-8 Atlantic 10) together with her fourth double-double this season, giving herself a birthday current consisting of 14 factors and 13 rebounds. Each Amaya Hamilton in addition to Tess Myers added 12 factors, whereas Megan McConnell posted 11 factors and eight rebounds. McConnell is now 4 rebounds away from setting Duquesne’s single-season mark.

As a crew, Duquesne received the rebounding battle by a 42-30 rely.

Loyola Chicago (6-24/1-15 A-10) was paced by Sitori Tanin’s 20 factors and eight rebounds. Maya Chandler added 18 factors and a number of essential second-half baskets.

Duquesne opened this contest on a 12-4 run as McConnell overcame a deflected cross to bury an open three-point basket.

It was a banner capturing quarter for the Dukes, who shot 72.7% from the sector and assisted on six of their eight baskets.

The quarter ended with Myers efficiently touchdown a high-flying three-point shot via the underside of the online as Duquesne led 20-7 after the opening 10 minutes.

Although each groups skilled scoring droughts within the second interval, Duquesne briefly loved a 20-point benefit after McConnell buried a three-point basket after Naelle Bernard’s shot pretend drew consideration from a number of Ramblers.

Loyola would battle again to make the rating 35-21 after the primary half.

Following a quick peptalk, the Ramblers would come out for the second half 10 minutes prior and shoot in an effort to get out of the third-quarter funks which have plagued their crew.

The transfer paid dividends as Duquesne was held to seven factors within the quarter, its lowest output since Nov. 19 at Pitt.

Duquesne could be held with no three-point basket within the second half and after connecting on 9 assists in its first 11 pictures, it might be contained to 5 out of the final 14 baskets.

The benefit was reduce all the way down to 42-38 after three quarters.

Loyola Chicago shot 60% from the sector within the remaining quarter, however Duquesne was capable of cling on to the benefit, although the tip of the sport was much more suspenseful than it might have desired.

“We actually didn’t attempt to change something, as a result of all the things was going for us, and once we got here out, we got here out tremendous flat,” McConnell matter-of-factly acknowledged. “There was no power they usually had been enjoying exhausting.”

Main by one level inside the ultimate minute, the Ramblers used their foul to offer, after which Duquesne efficiently inbounded the ball to an unguarded Hamilton who determined to go up for the layup, however she didn’t stick the end.

As a substitute Loyola Chicago had one final likelihood for the win, which noticed Kira Chivers try a shot in visitors, but it surely fell off the mark, permitting Duquesne to advance.

“There was an terrible lot of ‘ahh bullpucky’ and bullpucky was not the phrase I used to be utilizing,” stated Burt. “We didn’t execute. We truly the play we missed the layup on, we executed it completely however we didn’t end the shot. We’ll wash it off as quickly as we strolling outdoors of the locker room.”

Duquesne now advances to face George Washington Thursday at 5 p.m. in second-round motion.

“I feel we acquired a bit too comfy as a result of we had that lead,” Johnson stated. “You’ll be able to’t get comfy it’s March Insanity. We simply have to offer all of it we’ve acquired subsequent recreation.”


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“Jeff is Like a Son to Me” – Notre Dame Head Coach Mike Brey Prepares for Last Residence Recreation Towards Pitt



Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey takes the ground in South Bend for the ultimate time in Irish colours Wednesday night time in opposition to the Panthers (21-8, 14-4 ACC). 

Brey is in his twenty third and ultimate season as head coach of the Irish (10-19, 2-16) and is stepping away from this system following the top of the yr.

Pitt sits atop the ACC standings whereas Notre Dame locations 14th after making the NCAA Event final season, profitable first-four and first-round video games. The Panthers are 10-18 in opposition to the Irish since Brey was employed together with video games within the Huge East and ACC.

“I’m enthusiastic about it. The individuals coming again, I feel we’ve got 30 of our former gamers coming again.” Brey mentioned Monday. “I’m making an attempt not to focus on how good Pittsburgh is and that they might be the common season champion. They’ve the ACC Coach of the 12 months in Jeff, in my view. They’re actually good.”

He ranks sixth amongst DI coaches in wins at their present college (472) and is the winningest head coach in Notre Dame historical past following being appointed head coach on July 14, 2000. Brey holds a particular place in his coronary heart for Pitt head coach Jeff Capel on and off the courtroom. 

“Jeff is sort of a son to me,” Brey mentioned. “I coached him and watched him develop. I do know his father is darn pleased with him, wanting down. He deserves it.”

Brey talked about having a HORSE taking pictures rematch with Capel earlier than the sport and the way joyful he if for Capel turning the Panthers round in yr 5. 

“We should always do this pregame,” Brey mentioned. “I nonetheless get in his head with a few of these financial institution free throws or left-handed stuff.

“I’m so pleased with Jeff Capel. He needed to have a giant yr and he has. He’s the ACC Coach of the 12 months. I feel it’s good how he’s reinvented his crew. We’ve got one heck of a problem on Wednesday night time.” 

Whatever the final result, Brey is worked up for his emotional night time… it doesn’t matter what. 

“I made my thoughts up yesterday I’m going to get pleasure from it. Win, lose, or draw,” Brey mentioned.

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Gallery: RMU Advances within the Horizon League Match



MOON TOWNSHIP– The sixth seed RMU hosted the eleventh seed IUPUI for the primary spherical of the Horizon League Match. The Colonials advance after a 3 pointer by Micheal Inexperienced within the remaining seconds. Right here is high photographs of the sport together with the ultimate 3 and the celebration.

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