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Tim O’Toole: Different ways to skin a cat

Associate head coach for the Pitt men’s basketball team Tim O’Toole coached at Fairfield University before being named to Jeff Capel’s coaching staff.

By Cale Berger, Staff Writer

February 27, 2019

On his path to becoming a presence on Pitt’s sidelines, associate head coach Tim O’Toole picked up some advice from the two winningest coaches in the business, Mike Krzyzewski and Jim Boeheim.

Capel is more than capable

Capel is more than capable

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

March 29, 2018

Just when it looked like Pitt would be left out in the late March cold without a head coach, Athletic Director Heather Lyke, unlike her predecessor, made a bold decision. Lyke hired Duke assistant coach Jeff Capel Tuesday — 17 days after firing Kevin Stallings. Capel’s hiring comes as a pleasant...

Blue Devils dismantle Pitt, 87-52

First-year guard Marcus Carr attempts a layup during Pitt’s 87-52 loss to Duke Wednesday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

January 10, 2018

A sizable crowd of Pitt fans were left in the stands watching Wednesday’s game, wondering if they would see their team score even half as much as the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils. The Panthers did, but not by much, as Duke crushed Pitt, 87-52. The Pitt men’s basketball team (8-9 overall, 0-4 ACC) continue...

Duke’s Grayson Allen to return to school for senior season

By Jessika Morgan | The News & Observer (Raleigh, N.C.) (TNS)

April 19, 2017

Duke junior guard Grayson Allen will return for his senior year, the school announced Thursday. Allen, a 6-foot-5 point guard from Jacksonville, Fla., averaged 14.5 points for the Blue Devils his junior year, one that was marred by controversy. After tripping an Elon player Steven Santa Ana in December, Allen was ...

Panthers’ woes continue in 72-64 loss at No. 21 Duke

Senior forward Michael Young had a game-high 24 points in the Panthers' 72-64 loss at Duke Saturday afternoon. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Varun Kumar | For The Pitt News

February 4, 2017

For the second straight game, the Pitt men’s basketball team gave one of college basketball’s most storied programs all it could handle. And for the second straight time, the Panthers (12-11 overall, 1-9 ACC) came up short. After an 80-78 loss at No. 12 North Carolina Tuesday night, Pitt lost anot...

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