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Pitt channels inner Rocky, beats Monmouth 63-50

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) scored 15 points during Pitt’s 63-50 victory over Monmouth.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball got back in the win column on Monday night thanks to a second-half surge from Xavier Johnson and Jeff Capel’s love of ’80s movies.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Monmouth

Pitt men’s basketball will play Monmouth tonight at 7.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

On Monday night, Pitt men’s basketball will welcome the Monmouth University Hawks for their fourth non-conference game of the season, hoping to move their winning percentage back above .500. But outside the lines, there’s a lot to know about the Hawks, whose influence stretches from inches beyond the court all the way to the White House.

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