PITTSBURGH — Pitt junior forward John Hugley is sitting on the bench dressed in street clothes ahead of the matchup against North Carolina at noon on Friday.
Hugley missed the last two games against North Florida on Dec. 17 and Syracuse on Dec. 20 as well. He missed the North Florida for “personal reasons” and this will make it the third straight game he will not play in.
He did not play in the first two games of the season against UT Martin on Nov. 7 and WVU on Nov. 11 after injuring his knee in practice in early October.
Hugley has played in eight games this season with six starts, averaging eight points and six rebounds in those contests.
Junior forward Blake Hinson and sophomore center Federiko Federiko will play much of the defense down in the paint to make up for Hugley’s absence.