TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — No. 8 Florida State came at Pitt in waves on Tuesday night, as the Seminoles used 16 players to overwhelm the Panthers in the second half for an 82-67 victory.
Pitt doesn’t have waves. Pitt barely has 16 healthy bodies.
That’s not something that Jeff Capel can answer for at this point in the season, something that he made perfectly clear after the game.
“We need time,” Capel said. “I’ve been here for a little bit over a year. We need time to recruit and we have to win some recruiting battles. It’s gonna happen, but it’s not gonna happen right away. Maybe because of the start we got off to, people thought this was going to happen quick. It’s not quick. It was a dumpster fire that I took over and we’ve done a really good job. Those guys have fought and we’ve put ourselves in a position where we’ve won more games than we did last year. We’ve won more conference games. There’s an energy about our basketball program right now. But it’s not going to happen over night.”
Here’s there best of Capel’s comments, along with a that of Terrell Brown, Au’Diese Toney and Leonard Hamilton.