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On location: Pitt 64, South Florida 44

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to tipoff …

Game: No. 20 Pitt (21-7, 9-6 Big East) vs. South Florida (10-15, 1-12)

Time: 7:02 p.m.

Site: Petersen Events Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan

Here is Pitt’s official page.

And here is the Trib’s Pitt basketball page. Kevin Gorman and i are 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. Remember when Stan Heath was the “it” coach his final year at Kent State?

  2. NBA alley oop there by USF. Don’t know much about Anthony Collins but looks good early.

  3. If Adams is who we think he is, he should have his way tonight. Faster, more mobile and more skilled than USF’s big man, Omogbehin.

  4. Adams draws 2d foul as he bites on Fitzpatrick’s head fake and gets beat to the basket causing Adams to commit the desperation foul.

    Sitting now.

  5. Final media TO of first half: 22-19 Pitt.

  6. Dixon looks like he will sit the final 7 minutes of the half with his 2 fouls. Pitt has taken the lead with him sitting

  7. Dixon picks up a T with 34 sec left

    • Did you hear the naughty word, Dejan?

      DK: No, we’re closest to the visitors’ bench.

    • Halftime at the Pete:

      26-25 Pitt

      Sloppy end of first half.

      Both teams played ferocious man to man in the first half. USF hung around while Adams sat the last third of the half.

  8. Tray Woodall, let me remind you that you are a senior. Enough of the disappearing act.

  9. First media timeout of 2d half: 30-28 USF

  10. I’ve had more enjoyable root canals.

  11. 10 unanswered points for Pitt. Including a Woodall sighting who hit a trey during the run. Would be reprehensible if Pitt gives up this lead.

    • I don’t know about reprehensible, but it would suck. :)

      • Just wanted to use a strong adjective to wake myself up. Thought I was the only one watching this turkey!

        • Watching this on a little viewed local channel. Every other commercial is an ad for a round table sports talk show where some yutz Milwaukee reporter is defending Ryan Braun in the clip. Ugggh.

        • You’re reading too much Kovacevic ! Hey, I’m already plotting out where to watch the Big East Tourney while I’m in Bradenton.

          • Having some wings and beer watching March college hoops after hanging out at the ocean and spring training game all day sounds like a perfect way to spend one’s time. Have fun.

  12. Meanwhile in Happy Valley: PSU leading the maize and blue by 2 with 3 minutes left.

  13. Whatever Dixon said during the 16 minute timeout… He should say again every game.

  14. Well a little bit of an unconventional 20 point victory for the Panthers after leading by just one at the half.

    Pitt outscores USF 38-19 in the second half behind another strong effort from the two seniors Woodall and Taylor. Tray pours in 14 points, 2-3 from behind the arc, and what a night for Taylor spelling Adams who found himself in foul trouble early again. 12 points 10 boards for Dante, very happy for him, a player that accepts his role and you can see the fun and joy he has. Even off the bench this year he has played a part in this 22-7 season.

    Pitt now 10-6 in Big East play with Villanova and DePaul remaining, two teams the Panthers have already defeated this year. Looking at the schedules for Syracuse and Notre Dame, Pitt has a great shot to finish in the Top 4 and earn a double bye.

    Who would have thought that before the season, or after the 1-3 start in league play? Once again Jamie DIxon doing an incredible job with the program that has the 5th most wins since the 2001 season!

  15. This thread is kinda like déjà drew

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