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Final: Pitt 85, Loyola Marymount 68

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to tipoff ..

Game: Pitt (8-0) vs. Loyola Marymount (6-2)

Time: 7:02 p.m.

Site: Petersen Events Center

TV, radio: ESPN3 (Internet), 93.7 The Fan

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Pitt pageKevin 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, recently, 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 country's top four columnists by the AP Sports Editors. For 2012, he was named one of the country's top three columnists by the National Headliners. For 2013, he was named the state's top columnist by the Keystone Press Awards and top columnist in Western Pennsylvania by the Golden Quills.


  1. theplanisworking says:

    LETS GO PITT !!!!!!!!!!

  2. JR says:


    Your chat is the best in town!

  3. Milo Hamilton says:

    Oh no, Tim Neverett.

  4. Dom says:

    This game isn’t on tv? That’s odd.

  5. JohninOshkosh says:

    To this day, I still think of Hank Gathers when Loyola-Marymount is mentioned.

  6. JRay3 says:

    Ditto, LMU had quite the team back than with he and Bo Kimble.

  7. Milo Hamilton says:

    On line – ESPN 3.

  8. theplanisworking says:

    Is Paul Westhead coaching anywhere?

  9. JohninOshkosh says:

    Timeout at 7:51 Panthers up by 4


  10. theplanisworking says:

    Maybe they will employ the 1-3-1. ;)

  11. JRay3 says:

    Well as we watch this fast paced, high scoring opening half of play to this point, wanted to sift through some early season rankings and numbers of note.

    Currently the undefeated Panthers are ranked 4th in the kenpom ratings, 6th in the Sagarin rankings and 30th in the human polls as they inch closer to cracking the Top 25.

    Pitt has an RPI of 22-30 depending on site and a SOS of 147 which is actually better than three ranked teams UCLA, Oregon and Kentucky.

  12. JohninOshkosh says:

    Last I heard he was the University of Oregon’s Women’s coach.

    Ahh, “The System.” Good basketball mind.

  13. theplanisworking says:

    Waiting for him to call the first outside shot good, and it falls 3 feet dhort.


  14. JRay3 says:

    This team continues to demonstrate how unselfish basketball leads to good looks, great passing and finding the open teammate in many cases around the basket has opened up this ten point lead.

  15. theplanisworking says:

    He won 1 NBA Title, but was run off by Magic Johnson.
    What could have been.

  16. JohninOshkosh says:

    Looked good coming out of that timeout. They had a big 2d half against the Nittany Lions the other night as well. Players are responding to Dixon’s adjustments.

  17. Nearly 20-point lead. Another good win for Pitt.

  18. theplanisworking says:

    It was that “rivalry” that brought out the best in them.

    Good luck to your Brutuses tomorrow.

  19. JRay3 says:

    And Pitt improves to 9-0 downing LMU by 17 with another balanced scoring attack as four Panthers score double digits and Robinson and Patterson were right behind with nine points each. Pitt shoots better than 50% in the victory. Pitt was out rebounded 37-35 so something for coach Dixon to work on.

    Pitt is off until next Saturday when Youngstown St pays a visit to the Pete. After that it is a date with Cinci in the Jimmy V Classic and games with Cal Poly and Albany before ACC play begins.

  20. theplanisworking says:


    Dont sleep on those Penguins.
    Used to go to the occassional game at Beeghley Center.

  21. Thanks. According to the talking heads on ESPN, they’ll need it.

  22. As did I. My wife and I were in school there when they opened it. (and before)

  23. theplanisworking says:

    I remember when Mike Rice coached them.
    And also remember when they couldnt give tickets away.

  24. Pitt players have been saying that one big motivation so far has been that the team has yet to be ranked, although we all know that won’t happen until the Panthers have proven themselves versus more notable opposition.

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