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Final: No. 23 Pitt 62, No. 17 Cincinnati 52

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media columnist

Looking ahead to tipoff …

Game: No. 23 Pitt (19-5, 7-4 Big East) vs. No. 17 Cincinnati (18-5, 6-4)

Time: 6:02 p.m.

Site: Fifth Third Arena, Cincinnati

TV, radio: ESPN, 93.7 The Fan

Here is Pitt’s official page.

And here is the Trib’s Pitt basketball page. Kevin Gorman is on the scene.

Author: Dejan Kovacevic

Dejan Kovacevic, a lifelong Pittsburgher, is an award-winning sports columnist for Trib Total Media covering the Steelers, Penguins, Pirates, Pitt and more, including his fourth Olympics in Sochi, Russia. He also appears on WPXI-TV's 'Subway Final Word’ and hosts a weekly show on TribLIVE Radio. For 2011, he was named one of the top four columnists in the country -- highest circulation category -- by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the top three columnists in the country by the National Headliners Awards. For 2013, he was named top columnist in the state by the Keystone Awards and second-place by the Pennsylvania AP Managing Editors.


  1. This should be a good one!

    DK: Maybe, eventually, they’ll air it!

  2. Taylor please finish…this is a game where defense needs to lead to offensive transition. This one will be chippy.

  3. Need to stay within striking distance.

  4. 21-21.. this is some ugly unwatchable basketball.

  5. Jamie Dixon’s brand of basketball is like watching the New Jersey Devils coached by Jacques Lemaire…

  6. That three foot radius ice zone underneath the basket is going to lose the game for Pitt. Layups blocked or bricked. Dunk the ball!!

  7. Cam Wright sure knows how to draw negative attention to himself when the pressure is on. Sorry DK, he’s not very good under duress.

    DK: Didn’t play well — or smart — at either end tonight.

  8. Foul shots! Can’t close the deal. Get to within one, then go ice cold for five minutes.

  9. Come on Man!!!!!!

  10. What a pass from Patterson

  11. Now that’s some really solid, confident offense.

  12. Huge 3 from Woodall…patterson nice find an zieler finish…pitt retakes lead…time to d it up.

  13. really smart move by Woodall to jump into Kilpatrick to draw the 4th foul.

  14. 54-48 Pitt… outstanding push up the court, move it around and quickly getting open man, Woodall, to drain a 3.

  15. We’re watching this team climb the charts with every test they face. Wow, that’s a really solid bunch of Panthers.

    • Couldn’t agree more…this team continues to improve. Makes for a potential high ceiling if they continue with this kind of trajectory especially when you see teams like Kansas, Michigan and other top teams struggling to find consistency.

  16. Woodall- en fuego…senior stepping up…strong second half from Dixon’s Panthers.

  17. Jamie Dixon wins 75% of his games…. and yet, he would have higher % if it wasn’t for some terrible free throw shooting.

  18. Adams to Zanna… throw it down!!

  19. Adams doing his best impression of Alvin Adams with those sweet passes!

  20. If the ball doesn’t even make it into play…. why not call intentional foul…

    I hate this part of the game… foul this, foul that,

  21. Seven of last eight Big East games, four road wins in conference including two versus top 20 teams, a top six home win…8-4 in league play…20-5 overall, outside of the need for improved FT shooting tough to find fault with much from this Pitt team. Going to see a big jump up in rankings come Monday.

    Just another fantastic job being done by Jamie Dixon.

  22. Nothing better than the sound of the very loud CLANG of the Cincy errant three pointers.

  23. Dominant second half, great win Pitt!

  24. We had ‘em all the way!! Alarmist posts come through.

  25. Really nice win. Adams still getting better every game.

  26. As Pitino says: Dixon is one of the top five coaches in America. Really, he’s got a winning record against every coach they play.

  27. The only thing I like about pitt is its basketball coach.

    That and…um…

    No. That’s it.

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