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Sports Podcast | March Madness

Sports Podcast | March Madness

By Brian Sherry, Jermaine Sykes, and Sinead McDevitt March 29, 2022
Brian Sherry and Jermaine Sykes discuss upcoming March Madness games and their predictions on who will win it all. This podcast was recorded on Friday.
Citadel sophomore forward Owen Spencer (23), left, and Pitt sophomore forward John Hugley (23) attempt to catch a rebound on Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2021 at the Petersen Events Center.

‘We have to win’: Pitt men’s basketball season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor March 16, 2022
As the men’s NCAA Tournament begins in earnest this week, Pitt will watch it from home. Its postseason drought has spanned six years and two head coaches. After completing his fourth losing season in a row, Jeff Capel has his back against the wall.
Former Pitt player Lamar Patterson (21) goes for a basket at a game in the Petersen Events Center in 2014.

Pitt fans, observers recall lackluster 2012 CBI Tournament run

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 16, 2022
The 2011 Pitt men’s basketball season began with promise and ended with disappointment. Those Panthers won the College Basketball Invitational, but it’s a feat that some fans would rather forget.
Ohio State sophomore guard Eugene Brown (3), right, vies for a rebound during a game against Michigan State on Thursday, March 3, in Columbus, Ohio.

Preview | Pittsburgh welcomes Sister Jean, Collin Gillespie and more for March Madness

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
While none of the Division I programs from the Pittsburgh area will be participating in this year’s NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament, the City will still be majorly involved in the beloved madness of March.
Duke University sophomore center Mark Williams (15) and his teammates walk off the court after losing to Virginia Tech at the Atlantic Coast Conference mens tournament on Saturday in New York.

Column | Previewing the ACC’s NCAA Tournament teams

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2022
Five ACC teams are in the men’s NCAA Tournament field, a surprisingly low total for the conference with the most wins in the history of the tournament. Senior staff writer Zack Gibney looks at the burning questions facing each team entering March Madness.
Gophers goalie Jack LaFontaine denied St. Cloud States Easton Brodzinski during Minnesotas victory in the Mariucci Classic championship game.

Preview: NCAA Frozen Four comes to Pittsburgh

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer April 7, 2021
Massachusetts, Minnesota Duluth, St. Cloud State and Minnesota State will battle at PPG Paints Arena this week in the NCAA’s Frozen Four.
Iowas Caitlin Clark controls the ball during first-round action in the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome on March 21, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Column: Missouri State leads potential cinderellas in Sweet 16

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
While the men’s college basketball tournament has ruined brackets in Indianapolis, the women have done the same in San Antonio, but to a lesser degree.
San Diego States Caleb Giordano (13) on the court against Boise State at the Viejas Arena in San Diego on Jan. 11, 2020.

March Madness sleepers: Predicting dark horses in each region

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2021
The Final Four has featured at least one team with a seed of five or lower in the past 10 NCAA Tournaments. While one of these under-the-radar teams will likely make a deep run, it’s difficult to pick which one will do it.
Mike McGuirl (00) of the Kansas State Wildcats controls the ball as Davion Mitchell (45) of the Baylor Bears defends during the quarterfinal game of the Big 12 basketball tournament at the T-Mobile Center on March 11 in Kansas City, Missouri.

March Madness Conference Power Rankings: Big 12 boasts unparalleled depth

By Dalton Coppola, Staff Writer March 17, 2021
Knowing which conference reigns supreme this year could make or break your bracket. 

VIDEO: PITT vs. CLEMSON: Men’s ACC Basketball (w/ Broadcast Audio)

February 18, 2020

Watch the highlights of the Pitt Panthers men's basketball team as they host the Clemson Tigers at the Petersen Events Center (with an accompanying audio broadcast). Final score: 72-52 Clemson. Wednesday,...

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