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Mike Asti, George Michalowski Put Pitt in First 4 into Perspective



How ought to Pitt followers really feel about being a part of the First 4 of the NCAA Match? What does being a part of March Insanity imply for Jeff Capel and this system?

Mike Asti was joined by George Michalowski to speak Pitt getting in, the Panthers matchup in Dayton with Mississippi State and if there’s truly a advantage of being an 11 seed and having to play an additional sport in comparison with another conditions within the discipline.


Former Mars Standout, Notre Dame’s Robby Carmody Enters Switch Portal



As the faculty basketball switch portal opened on Monday, a well-recognized identify from Pittsburgh appeared within the portal, in search of a brand new residence.

Robby Carmody, a 6-foot-4 guard out of Notre Dame, entered his identify into the portal on Monday after being with the Combating Irish for the reason that 2018-19 season. Carmody, a Mars HS graduate, was ranked within the top-100 of the 2018 class.

Carmody battled accidents in his time in South Bend, enjoying simply 22 video games throughout three seasons below head coach Mike Brey.  His harm historical past started in his freshman 12 months, when he underwent surgical procedure to restore a partial labrum tear in his shoulder. Carmody had his finest stint in 2019-20, wherein he averaged 5.4 factors and 1.6 rebounds per recreation throughout seven video games of motion. This 12 months, he performed in six video games, averaging three minutes per outing.

Carmody gained the prized 2018 Gatorade Participant of the Yr award in Pennsylvania. He now enters the portal in search of a brand new residence, together with a whole lot of different gamers.

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NCAA Releases Championships Brackets, Revealing Placements for Pitt Wrestlers



The NCAA have launched the brackets for the Wrestling Championships, revealing placements for Pitt wrestlers and their journeys to attain excessive placements and Nationwide Titles.

The NCAA Wrestling Championships will play out beginning this Thursday March 16 via Saturday March 18 on the BOK Heart in Tulsa, Okla. Panthers head coach Keith Gavin is in his sixth season as head coach and can carry six wrestlers with him to this season’s Championships.

Pitt wrestling protection on Pittsburgh Sports activities Now’s sponsored by the Pittsburgh Wrestling Membership.

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Redshirt senior Nino Bonaccorsi completed his season undefeated with a 16-0 file, giving him the No. 1 seed at 197 kilos. He’s the primary Pitt wrestler to earn this achievement since Gavin did it in 2008. Gavin additionally gained the Nationwide Title at 174 kilos with an ideal file, the final Pitt wrestler to attain each feats.

Bonaccorsi gained his second straight ACC Title at 197 kilos towards NC State sophomore Isaac Trumble in Raleigh, N.C. final Sunday in a 2-1 resolution. That is his fifth straight 12 months as an NCAA qualifier, as he made it twice at 184 kilos and the final 3 times at 197 kilos. Bonaccorsi’s greatest end on the Championships got here in 2021, the place he made it to the ultimate because the No. 6 seed, earlier than dropping to No. 4 A.J. Ferrari of Oklahoma State.

Nino Bonaccorsi November 18, 2022 David Hague/PSN

He’ll face the winner of No. 32 UNC redshirt junior Max Shaw (14-10) or No. 32 Penn junior Cole Urbas (17-13) within the First Spherical. Bonaccorsi defeated Shaw in a 7-2 resolution on Feb. 3 on the Petersen Occasions Heart and defeated him in 2022 and 2021 as effectively for a 3-0 profession file towards him.

Redshirt senior Cole Matthews had a 19-1 file within the 2022-23 season and earned a No. 3 seed at 141 kilos on the Championships.

Matthews’ sole loss got here towards West Virginia redshirt first-year Jordan Titus at dwelling on Jan. 8 in a 3-1 resolution.

He gained his second straight ACC title towards NC State sophomore Ryan Jack in a 3-1 resolution final Sunday and can compete in his fourth straight NCAA Championships. He completed in fifth place final season, the best end for a Pitt wrestler within the 2022 NCAA Championships.

Matthews takes on No. 30 Clarion senior Seth Koleno (21-9) within the First Spherical on Thursday.

Pitt’s Cole Matthews wrestles at N.C. State on Friday, Feb. 10, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports activities Now)

Redshirt senior Micky Phillippi has yet one more shot for a Nationwide Title at 133 kilos and comes into the NCAA Championships because the No. 9 seed.

Phillippi completed with a 13-3 file within the 2022-23 season. He made it to the ACC Last for his fifth straight season however misplaced to NC State redshirt sophomore Kai Orine in a 3-1 sudden victory, for his second misplaced towards Orine this season.

Like Bonaccorsi, Phillippi is a five-time consecutive NCAA qualifier. He has reached the quarterfinals twice however has by no means positioned on the Championships.

Phillippi faces off towards No. 24 Iowa junior Brody Teske (9-4) within the First Spherical on Thursday.

Pitt wrestler Micky Phillippi vs UNC wrestler Jace Palmer within the 133 class February 3, 2023 David Hague

Brothers in redshirt junior Reece Heller and redshirt senior Holden Heller transferred from Hofstra final season and are actually of their first NCAA Championships collectively.

Reece Heller positioned at No. 16 at 184 kilos with an 18-8 file this season. He’ll tackle No. 17 Lehigh senior Tate Samuelson (21-7) within the First Spherical. Reece Heller defeated Samuelson in a 7-6 resolution on Nov. 19 at dwelling on this season’s first matchup.

Holden Heller has a 14-6 file and completed in Third Place on the ACC Championships final Sunday at 165 kilos. He earned a No. 20 seed this week and can compete in his second NCAA Championships, as he made it there in 2021 as a redshirt sophomore at 157 kilos.

Holden Heller will face off towards No. 13 rival Penn State redshirt first-year Alex Facundo (18-4) within the First Spherical.

Redshirt first-year Luca Augustine (15-9) is the bottom seed of any Panther at No. 28 at 174 kilos. He had a powerful finish to his season, ending in Third Place on the ACC Championships to earn the final computerized qualifying spot for the NCAA Championships.

He has a giant activity forward of him within the First Spherical, as he wrestles No. 5 Oklahoma State junior Dustin Plott (21-4), who can have a positive dwelling crowd in Tulsa.

Pittsburgh Sports activities Now will likely be in Tulsa offering protection on the NCAA Wrestling Championships this week across the clock, so ensure that to get your Pitt wrestling protection right here. The schedule for NCAA Wrestling Championships appears like this. All instances are within the japanese customary time zone.

Thursday, March 16

Session 1 – 12:00 pm (Preliminaries & First Spherical)

Session 2 – 7:00 pm (Candy 16 & Consolations)

Friday, March 17

Session 3 – 12:00 pm (Quarterfinals & Consolations)

Session 4 – 8:00 pm (Championship Semifinals & Spherical of 12)

Saturday, March 18

Session 5 – 11:00 am (Putting Matches)

Session 6 – 7:00 pm (Championship Finals)

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WATCH: Jeff Capel, Pitt Gamers React to Panthers’ NCAA Event Bid



PITTSBURGH — On Sunday night time, Pitt was included within the NCAA Event area for the primary time since 2015-16.

The Panthers made the event as an 11-seed, and shall be taking part in within the first 4 on Tuesday night time at 9 p.m. in Dayton, Ohio in opposition to Mississippi State.

Hear from Pitt’s Jeff Capel, Blake Hinson, Jamarius Burton, Greg Elliott, and Nelly Cummings after they discovered the information.



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