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Virginia 48, Pitt 45

By Dejan Kovacevic | Trib Total Media

Looking ahead to tipoff ..

Game: No. 18 Pitt (18-3, 6-2 ACC) vs. Virginia (16-5, 7-1)

Time: 12:35 p.m.

Site: Petersen Events Center

TV, radio: ESPNU, ESPN3, 93.7 The Fan

Here is the official live summary.

Here is our Pitt pageKevin Gorman is on the scene for the Trib.

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:

    In a first half that has even Dr. Naismith crying,
    Pitt with a 23-21 lead of the half.

    Hope Lad 9 and AW have aspirins in abundance.

  2. Lad9 says:

    Greetings from the Pete. Defensive struggle. UVA very good on D with really quick hands. If Patterson can hear up though, I like Pitt’s chances. Go Pitt!

  3. Lad9 says:

    Wasn’t pretty my friend. Still, it beats watching the pregame show that never ends. :)

  4. theplanisworking says:

    Excellent point!!!

  5. They’ll open up in the second half.

  6. Milo Hamilton says:

    Rather than watch the rest of whatever this, I think I’ll stab myself in the eyeballs with a cocktail fork. This is simply awful. I’m sure Jamie is in his glory. I think he just mumbled something about rebounding.

  7. theplanisworking says:

    In a game that set college basketball back over 75 years, Pitt loses a game they should have won.

    This game was a far worse loss than the Duke game.
    Yikes, this was bad………

  8. SD says:

    The final play that the coach from Virginia drew up is better than any play Dixon has drawn up in 12 years as coach for Pitt. Maybe he might actually figure out how to coach a team to execute over the final 2 minutes of a game. He has yet to do so. Again, no offensive mindset down the stretch-or throughout the entire game to be truthful-poor free throw shooting and falling asleep on defense at the end. All staples of Dixon’s tenure. They’ll probably still go to the tournament-though they have no impressive victories and don’t deserve to-and will yet again bow out in the first or second round, perhaps to et another lower seeded team, another staple of Dixon’s.

  9. florida steeler says:

    Robinson was horrible, as usual. The kid cannot shoot, never penetrates and is a horrible defender. Jamie plays his patsies every pre-season to inflate his phony record and the team is not prepared to play the big boys.
    How many years have we seen pathetic free throw shooting at the end of games and no ability to diagram a play that works to put a team away?? Jamie’s play was to watch Robinson dribble around and force a pass underneath or take a long shot that he misses most of the time.
    Poor job by Jamie and Patterson has been exposed!!!!

  10. J Walter Weatherman says:

    Let’s not overreact to this game. The only thing it verifies is that this Pitt team will only go as far as Lamar Patterson will take them. They simply don’t have any other player talented enough to win them a close game against a decent team. LP was on fire until a week ago, and it showed what he means to this team. His ineffectiveness the last two games is a combination of good opponent coaching and LP losing his rhythm.

    Unless LP regains his mojo at the right time and goes on a tear in the Tourney, this team won’t make it past the Sweet 16. Realistically, that reflects the talent on this team anyway.

    One other thing that might help is if they could make open layups on a consistent basis.

  11. bpn8pitt says:


    Still haven’t beaten a team in the top 50 RPI. Still haven’t beaten one of the better ACC teams.

    Seems as if the playbook on Pitt is to shut down Patterson. Until someone steps up it will continue.

    Virginia is a good defensive team for what its worth.

  12. Arriba Wilver says:

    I probably have a somewhat different take on the game since I was there AND because being there was pretty neat. They seemed like 2 evenly matched teams to me. Although Virginia has more height. I thought for the whole game Pitt was going to pull it out, even though Patterson’s foul trouble was troubling. And they do miss Johnson. But I still thought they would win, right up until they couldn’t get a shot to drop in at the end. I’m sure it was more boring to watch on TV, but it wasn’t boring there, just deflating at the end. Oddly, Robinson’s best shot was the one falling backward that didn’t count because of the shot clock violation.

  13. JSK says:

    Dixon loves his Small slow guards. Never should have Robinson and Wright in the game at the same time as both provide little offense. Time to start Patterson, Artist, Young and Zanna. Oh and one more thing passing the ball ten times around the perimeter is meaningless! Get the ball inside to the bigs!

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