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Pitt Hoops Beats Georgetown in Preseason Scrimmage



Jeff Capel watches as Pitt faces Duke in the ACC Tournament quarterfinals in Greensboro, N.C. on March 9, 2023. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now)

On Saturday, Pitt took down Georgetown in a preseason scrimmage by a score of 78-64.

The score was first reported by Hilltop Hoops. PSN has confirmed that final score with a source close to the program.


The scrimmage took place at a neutral site on Saturday afternoon.

PSN has obtained some statistics from the matchup. Leggett: 20 points, five rebounds, five assists. Carrington: 16 points, three rebounds, five assists. Hinson: 13 points, seven assists. Federiko: eight points, six rebounds, and two blocks. Austin: eight points, two blocks. Lowe: 7 points. The Panthers hit ten three pointers and shot 50% from the field.

Pitt is now 3-0 in scrimmages this year after going 2-0 on its August foreign tour to Spain and the Canary Islands.

The Hoyas are led by Ed Cooley, who spent the past 12 seasons with Providence. Cooley took over the Hoyas job in March, and brought in an impressive transfer class. Georgetown had previously beaten Wake Forest in a scrimmage.

This year, Pitt returns leading scorer Blake Hinson as well as junior Federiko Federiko, the Diaz-Graham twins and Will Jeffress, who is returning from a foot injury.

The Panthers also brought in transfers Ishmael Leggett, Zack Austin, and Mike Hueitt Jr. this offseason, in addition to freshmen Carlton Carrington, Jaland Lowe, Marlon Barnes, and Papa Amadou Kante (Out for Season).

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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1 month ago

I think we’ll see some up and downs this year with this team… but I think they’ll be fun!

1 month ago

Might be some growing pains with some freshman, but I think these freshman have potential. Good to see Pitt reuniting with former Big East Foes, even for just a scrimmage. I miss the Big East, not so much the football but the basketball definitely.

Eric Payne
Eric Payne
1 month ago

I saw some strong post moves from Federico and the guards seem to be in sinc. This team is very confident.

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