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Hinson, Elliott Lead Three-Level Barrage as Pitt Survives Wake Forest, Wins 81-79



PITTSBURGH — After a curler coaster second half, Pitt prevailed in a decent battle towards Wake Forest on Wednesday as Tyree Appleby’s game-winning try missed off the backboard and time expired.

With 30 seconds remaining and a two-point lead, Pitt ran the clock all the way in which down so far as it might. Jamarius Burton held the ball till the clock learn ten seconds to go. Nevertheless, after he kicked it outdoors to Blake Hinson and Hinson appeared to Greg Elliott, the Panthers had already wasted all the shot clock and have been referred to as for a violation.

After that violation, Pitt earned a much-needed cease as Appleby missed his likelihood at glory. The Panthers received, 81-79, and Hinson and Elliott have been the heroes regardless of the late violation.

With 4 minutes to go, Elliott snapped the Panthers’ three-plus minute scoring drought with a 3 from the wing, and shortly after, Hinson hit one other one, his season-best eighth of the night time, from his scorching spot: the proper wing.

Nevertheless, Wake Forest simply wouldn’t go away. The Demon Deacons’ star guard Appleby awoke within the second half, hitting an enormous three with two minutes left, after which two free throws with one to go, to chop Pitt’s result in simply two.

In the long run, the Panthers prevailed behind big nights from Hinson, Elliott, and their again courtroom. Hinson completed with a game-high 24 factors on 8-for-14 capturing, and all of his makes — and makes an attempt — got here from past the arch. Elliott hit six of his 9 three-point makes an attempt for 18 factors within the win.

Pitt’s beginning again courtroom of Nelly Cummings and Burton arrange the staff’s shooters all night time lengthy, as Burton completed with 9 assists and Cummings six.

Within the first half, Elliott and Hinson mixed for the Panthers’ first 18 factors of the sport, and all 18 got here from behind the three-point arch. Pitt completed the half 10-19 from three-point vary with a ten-point lead over the Demon Deacons.

Wake Forest’s Andrew Carr led the way in which early with ten factors and 4 rebounds within the first body. Carr, a Delaware switch, hit three of his six makes an attempt within the half, main the Demon Deacons alongside Cameron Hildreth, who went 4-5 from the sector for eight factors.

As Pitt contained Deacons’ star Appleby early, Steve Forbes’ secondary scoring choices stepped up in an enormous manner. 5 gamers scored for Wake Forest within the first eight minutes of the second half, led by Hildreth and ahead Matthew Marsh, to get proper again into this one.

With the win, Pitt improved to 14-7 (7-3 ACC) on the yr, whereas the Demon Deacons fell to 14-7 (6-4 ACC) on the season.

Total, Wake Forest shot 50.9% from the sector, and hit ten of its 27 three-point tries. Appleby and Cameron Hildreth led the way in which for Steve Forbes’ squad with 15 factors every.

In the course of the recreation, the Panthers honored Pitt Athletics Corridor of Famer Jerome Lane on the thirty fifth anniversary of his backboard-shattering dunk again in 1988 on the Fitzgerald Area Home. Lane was in attendance, and was honored through the first half of the sport.

Pitt’s subsequent recreation comes on Saturday at residence towards No. 20 Miami at 4 p.m. That recreation will tip off on ESPNU dwell from the Petersen Occasions Middle. Pitt has misplaced its final two video games to the Hurricanes, and has not crushed Jim Larrañaga’s squad for the reason that 2019-20 season.


Pitt Named Considered one of Seth Greenberg’s Groups of the Week, Blake Hinson Gamers of the Week



The Pitt Panthers put the ACC on discover this previous week and garnered the eye of nationwide retailers. 

On Monday, the pinnacle coach Jeff Capel was named Coach of the Week by ESPN’s Jeff Bozello. ESPN School Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg named the Panthers one in all his 5 groups of the week. Greenberg positioned Pitt alongside Creighton (13-8, 7-3 Huge East), and three Huge 12 groups in Baylor (16-5, 5-3 Huge 12), Oklahoma (12-9, 2-6 Huge 12) and West Virginia (13-8, 2-6 Huge 12). 

Pitt completed the week 2-0, breaking a five-way tie for third place within the ACC. The Panthers defeated Wake Forest 81-79 and shot 18-of-27 (49%) from three-point land. Capel’s squad totaled 22 assists and three blocks, as soon as main by 15 earlier than holding on in opposition to the Demon Deacons within the closing possessions. 

Saturday’s Miami recreation in entrance of 12,508 followers was the Panthers’ first sellout since 2019 – when Zion Williamson and Duke performed on the Pete – as Pitt rallied from eight factors all the way down to defeat the Hurricanes 71-68. Trailing 68-60, the Panthers closed on an 11-0 run and went forward following a Jamarius Burton steal and Blake Hinson tip-in basket by way of site visitors that bounced the Panthers’ manner. 

Greenberg named Hinson as a member of his five-member Gamers of the Week after posting 24 factors on 8-of-14 subject targets, all from behind the arc, in 33 minutes in opposition to Wake Forest. Hinson’s eight triples tied for probably the most in program historical past. 

Hinson began within the Panthers’ win over Miami, scoring a game-high 21 factors together with the game-winning tip, and grabbing eight rebounds in 36 minutes. He particularly carried out nicely within the second half, scoring two-thirds of his factors (14) and posting 5 rebounds and two blocks. Hinson knocked down a essential three to chop the deficit to a few, 68-65, with a hand in his face and supply the chance to clinch the comeback.

The junior ahead is averaging 16.2 factors and 6.5 rebounds this season, beginning all 22 of Pitt’s video games. Greenberg chosen Hinson, NC State ahead D.J. Burns, Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther, Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler, and potential Participant of the 12 months ahead Zach Edy of Purdue as his Gamers of the Week.

The Panthers battle North Carolina (15-6, 7-3 ACC) Wednesday from Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. UNC sits immediately behind Pitt in fourth place.

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Pitt’s Full 2023 Soccer Schedule Launched



The 2023 soccer season continues to be about seven months away, however the schedule is now set. So, let’s check out who Pitt is enjoying and when all these video games are scheduled.

Pitt will probably be at house to kick off its season in opposition to Wofford on Sept. 2, will use Week 6 as its bye week and conclude the season in opposition to Duke on Nov. 25.

Pitt’s non-conference schedule kicks off with a program-first matchup in opposition to Wofford earlier than internet hosting Cincinnati and touring to West Virginia — a brand new Huge 12 gauntlet.

The ultimate non-conference sport is not going to happen till November when Pitt will journey to South Bend, Indiana to tackle Notre Dame.

Pitt opens ACC play at house in opposition to North Carolina, enjoying a uncommon weekend sport in opposition to the Tar Heels, and can then journey to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg to play Virginia Tech.

After a Week 6 bye, Pitt resumes play at house in opposition to Louisville earlier than hitting the street to play Wake Forest and Notre Dame in back-to-back weeks. It doesn’t get any simpler at Pitt returns house to host Florida State both.

Pitt ends the season with Syracuse (at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, no much less), Boston School (on a Thursday) and Duke.

2023 Pitt Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 2 – Wofford at Acrisure Stadium

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

Week 3: Saturday, Sept. 16 — West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium

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

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

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Bye Week

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

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

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 28 – Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium

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

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

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 16 – Boston School at Acrisure Stadium

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

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Pitt 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation Introduced for April 15



The annual Blue-Gold Spring Recreation is the primary probability to see how Pitt’s new group appears to be like each season, and as such, it’s a well-liked occasion.

The 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation might be no completely different, and the date and time have formally been set. The sport will kickoff at Acrisure Stadium at 1 p.m. on April, 15.

Pitt’s spring practices will start in late February or early March, with 15 practices on the schedule to organize for the spring recreation. Pat Narduzzi’s squad may have just a few key positions to guage, particularly at quarterback, large receiver and within the secondary.

The Ed Conway Award, given to probably the most improved offensive and defensive gamers all through the spring, might be awarded on the day of the spring recreation.

Pitt has had its 2023 recreation in opposition to Syracuse scheduled for Nov. 11 at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, and the remainder of its 2023 schedule might be launched at 7 p.m. on ACC Community.

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