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On location: Pitt 75, Fresno State 54

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to tipoff …

Game: Pitt (1-0) vs. Fresno State (1-0)

Time: 7:02 p.m.

Site: Petersen Events Center

TV, radio: Root Sports, 93.7 The Fan, Pitt IMG Sports Network

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Pitt page. John Harris 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. So…they’re not tipping this one off tonight? lol

  2. Fresno State put up 98 against UC-Irvine. Don’t care who the opponent is, 98 points in this day and age is noteworthy. I think back court play will be important here. Pitt’s guards need to take care of things tonight and disrupt Fresno’s playmaking.

    The Mountain West Conference is nothing to scoff at. I usually fear these off the radar western schools. They don’t get a lot of attention east of the Mississippi. Lot of good basketball talent out West, and they don’t all go to Tucson, Westwood or Spokane.

  3. Wow. Spend a day out of action and we get a new blog, a new Tuesday gig, and Mother Theresa gets the ax. Anyhow, lets go Pitt! Fresno is pretty good by the way.

    • And if this format stays much longer, I will go blind.
      But, such is blogball………. ;)

      • Roger

        From this seat in the peanut gallery

        This is a big improvement

        But my smart phone is still beating me

        I can see why folks do not like me posting our lunatic list

        But this too shall pass

        • If the background, or actual comment colors were different, I wouldnt mind.
          I like the format, not the blinding glare.

          And your Lunatic list stays, no matter if it is in Mandarin Chinese. :)

  4. HA!

  5. Hmmmm, what number is @ ?
    Lets try 2 out of 3.

  6. Nice job on MLB Network, Dejan. Seemed much more at ease on television than Paul and Dylan.

    Loved Clint. He said he often told his players that they needed to perform because “you know I’m going to get out-managed.” Good stuff.

    Anyhoo, does anyone know if this Pitt IMG Sports Network is available online ? Game is not on here on any of my 3,000 sports channels.

  7. Real nice adjustment by Jamie to go to the extended 2-3 zone. Out scored Fresno 27-5 since he switched. And very efficient offensively, finding the open man extremely well. Fun half if you are dressed in blue and gold…

  8. I really, really like the new setup with the blog

    I gotta get my wife a computer of her own though…

  9. Nice half of ball by the Panthers. Lead 35-18.

    Junior Cameron Wright asserting himself and dropping 10 first half points. Talib Zanna also with 20. Nobody with any foul issues.

    Solid half and the Bulldogs have no answer to Pitt’s zone, as Laddie pointed out.

    • Zanna with 10. My bad.

      • What is the outlook for Bucky this year in Mens hoops?

        • We shall see tonight. Play a tough Florida team at the Kohl Center. Looked pretty good, I thought, against SJU the other night.

          Interestingly, both Pitt and Bucky seem to be planning on playing more quick paced, transitional offenses this year than has been their MO’s in the past.

          • Next year will be interesting for Pitt.
            The recruiting class is already great, and they are in the mix for 2 other highly-regarded players.

            Love me some college hoops. :)

            • Fits in perfectly with following baseball. Starts up in November after the WS and crowns the champion, usually the same Monday that the baseball season begins. Love hockey and NBA but their playoffs conflict with each other and baseball. Just so many hours in the day!

  10. I was wrong to be worried at all about Fresno. Pitt taking command with Wright leading. Only worry now is that Wright goes pro. :)

  11. For which we are all thankful, I might add.

  12. Nice win for Pitt tonight. Never thought I would see a Pitt team play zone D so well.
    Next game is against Howard. Next week, they play Joe, and Frank. ;)

    Everyone have a great night, and GO CUTCH !!!

  13. Just got home from the game. Pitt wins by 21 & doesn’t make a three. Nice game by Zanna but they don’t have a scorer. Not a one. Thought Cam Wright was really active defensively. Had a couple of steals and at least 3 more deflected balls. Dare I say with all that length they looked like Syracuse in that zone.

    All in all a nice win. And it was really, really cold walking back down Trees Hill.

    • Oh, has James Robinson grown ? Seriously. I seem to remember him being like 6-0 last year. He’s listed at 6-3 now.

      • Looked the same to me. Including inability to shoot consistently. Agree with you about pure scorer, Milo, but also agree about tall presence in zone and on defense. We’ll see. Fresno State wasn’t huge, but …

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