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Postgame Reaction from Pitt’s Fort Myers Tip-Off Win over Northwestern



CYPRESS LAKE, Fla. — For the first time in six years, Pitt will add a new trophy to the case at Petersen Events Center.

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The Panthers took down Kansas State on Monday and Northwestern on Wednesday to win the 2019 Rocket Mortgage Fort Myers Tip-Off.

It’s the Panthers first multi-game tournament championship since 2013 and a moment head coach Jeff Capel hopes can propel his team forward in its growth.

“Any time you can win a championship, it’s a big-time thing and certainly not something we take for granted,” Capel said after Pitt’s 72-59 victory over the Wildcats. “We’re appreciative of the opportunity.”

Hear more from Capel, Pitt point guard Xavier Johnson, wing Justin Champagnie and Northwestern head coach Chris Collins.

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Richard Johnson
4 years ago

🍾Champagnie will lead Pitt in scoring this year

Mike Vukovcan
4 years ago

That’s a good prediction. Him or McGowens

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