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Late run pushes Pitt past NIU, 59-50

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens (2) goes up for a dunk during Pitt’s 63-50 victory over Monmouth.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Metal plus time equals rust. And when you leave a basketball team to rest in the Steel City for 10 days, they’re bound to develop some rust as well. Finals week kept Pitt men’s basketball idle for ten days before hosting Northern Illinois on Monday night. 

O, Canada: Matt Canada’s coaching journey

Matt Canada enters his first year as Pitt's offensive coordinator in 2016.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

April 20, 2016

It was 5:30 in the morning in 1996. Instead of sleeping, a then 23-year-old Matt Canada was hanging a banner for the Indianapolis 500 on a bridge on 16th Street in the city. He was serving as Butler University’s quarterbacks and wide receivers coach at the time, sometimes doing odd-jobs to supple...

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