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March 28, 2009
by john grupp


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Villanova-Pitt pregame notes, officials

· Officials for tonight’s game are Tom O’Neill, Pat Driscoll and Randy McCall. There are no changes to the starting lineup – Sam Young, Tyrell Biggs, DeJuan Blair, Jermaine Dixon and Levance Fields for Pitt; Dwayne Anderson, Shane Clark, Dante …

March 27, 2009
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Notes from pre-Villanova-Pitt

Here are some notes from Friday’s media day at TD Banknorth Garden in advance of No. 1 Pitt’s game with Villanova in the East Regional final at 7:05 p.m. on Saturday. • Villanova coach Jay Wright said the electric atmosphere …

March 26, 2009
by john grupp


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Pre-game notes from the Garden

• A van full of reporters went by the unofficial Pitt bar in Boston a couple of minutes ago. On the trip over from the media hotel (Copley Marriott) to the TD Banknorth Garden, the shuttle cruised past Johnnie’s on …

March 25, 2009
by john grupp


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Notes from Boston

• Pitt held an open practice on Wednesday afternoon at TD Banknorth Garden to prepare for Thursday night’s game with No. 4 seed Xavier at 7:27 p.m. Pitt has won six in a row in Boston, including a pair of …

March 22, 2009
by john grupp


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Pitt reaches Sweet 16

DAYTON, Ohio – Pitt scored 10 of the final 12 points of the game and beat Oklahoma State, 84-76, this afternoon in an East Region second round game. Sam Young scored a game-high 32 points, DeJuan Blair had 10 points …

March 22, 2009
by john grupp


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Pre-game notes from Dayton

*** With the Big East playing so well in the opening rounds of the tournament – Connecticut, Syracuse, Villanova and Louisville (and No. 1 seed Pitt in the second round) – talk in the media room at UD Arena turned …

March 21, 2009
by john grupp


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Notes from off-day in Dayton

If you thought Pitt’s nail-biter with East Tennesse State was almost an upset of epic stature, it was. First, as we all know, No. 1 seeds are 100-0 against No. 16 seeds since 1985, but Pitt’s 72-62 decision was the …

March 20, 2009
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Dribbles from Dayton

• Any Pitt fans who are visiting Dayton and wondering how come it’s so difficult to get around certain parts of town, click on this link and you’ll understand. http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=338_1215270379 The Stewart Street Bridge is about half completed since the …

March 19, 2009
by john grupp


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Dixon finalist for Naismith Award

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon is one of four finalists for the 2009 Naismith Men’s College Coach of the Year, the Atlanta Tipoff Club announced on Thursday. Other finalists are Jeff Capel of Oklahoma, Trent Johnson of LSU and Bill Self …

March 18, 2009
by john grupp


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Three Pitt players named SI All-America

Seniors Sam Young and Levance Fields and sophomore DeJuan Blair were three of 15 players nationwide selected to the Sports Illustrated magazine All-America team. Blair was named to the First Team, Young got second team accolades and Fields earned third …

 
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