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National Media Acknowledges Pitt Basketball After Win Over No. 21 Virginia

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Pitt forward Blake Hinson

Pitt’s win over No. 21 Virginia on Tuesday night caught the eyes of many basketball personalities all over the country.

The Panthers came into Charlottesville as 6-point underdogs and came out as 11-point victors, winning 74-63 behind 27 points from senior leader Blake Hinson, 13 from Ishmael Leggett, and 12 from Jaland Lowe. Bub Carrington had nine points, eight rebounds, and six assists in the win. As a team, Pitt dished out 14 assists and only turned the ball over eight times.

This performance from the Panthers — earning the first win by a road team in Virginia’s John Paul Jones Arena in 23 games — caught the attention from many of the game’s national reporters, most of which gave props to Pitt for its four-game winning streak and its NCAA Tournament chances. Check out what the national media had to say about the Panthers below.

 

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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago

This is pretty funny. Pump the brakes. Syracuse beat a better team last night and smacked Pitt down twice.

Dave
Dave
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

so what?

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  Dave

lol

kmp30
kmp30
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Syracuse was home. They also stormed the court like a bunch of newbs. LOL!!! Storm the court for UNC. that is laughable. I’m amused by your posts most of the time… but eff Syracuse! using Syracuse’s successes to prove Pitt’s failures is crossing the line! lol

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  kmp30

I love the vitriolic reactions. Thought bringing up ‘Cuse would invoke some “if we made our foul shots” whining.

kmp30
kmp30
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

i got a lobotomy after the season sweep .. i mean.. wait… what happened?

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  kmp30

Even with the lobotomy I’m betting that your mental acuity exceeds that of the cadre of yinzers that blather on this site.

Skip White
Skip White
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Why pump the brakes? They are playing really good basketball whether you want to admit it or not. Who cares about Syracuse? Those games were earlier in the season. All Pitt has to do is keep playing like they are and they will keep winning. I will be there on Saturday night against Louisville . Game number 8 for me in person this year. I look forward to it. Hope you are enjoying the season as much as I am. It is nice playing meaningful basketball in mid February again.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  Skip White

Lol.

Eric payne
Eric payne
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Vukovcan wrote a grate article about Pitt Basketball. Did you read it? Can you read? If ANYONE thought that Syracuse win was better, they would have mentioned it. How many games have you been to?

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
3 months ago
Reply to  Eric payne

Grate.

Eric payne
Eric payne
3 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Error?

Dixon
Dixon
3 months ago
Reply to  Skip White

Agreed, maybe the most enjoyable couple of weeks of Pitt basketball since joining the ACC.

Cignetti & Friends
Cignetti & Friends
3 months ago

Huh….the biggest national media outlet….ESPN totally ignored Pitt’s win over ranked UVA. Nothing to be found on their website that night but proclaiming how great the Syracuse win was over UNC.

kmp30
kmp30
3 months ago

On ESPN, in Gasaway’s bubble watch column that’s updated daily, Pitt is now on the bubble due to the win at Virginia. Lunardi had Pitt listed on his last bracketology tweet as being close, but not quite in the last 4 out. The Syracuse v UNC game was the game of the night on ESPN and they usually do an article on those games to follow up on what was just aired on ESPN itself. Syracuse is also a bigger brand… so click bait. Because I hate Syracuse I will also point out that they are not in any real… Read more »

Last edited 3 months ago by kmp30
kmp30
kmp30
3 months ago
Reply to  kmp30

That is, not in any real bubble talk outside of Central NY.

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