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Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) attacks the hoop during Pitt’s 98-47 victory over Slippery Rock.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

A 51-point exhibition win against a lesser opponent might seem above analysis, but Pitt men’s basketball showed some strengths — and weaknesses — that could carry over into the regular season.

Panthers rattle the Rock in season opening scrimmage

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens (2) scored 15 points during Pitt’s 98-47 victory over Slippery Rock.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 31, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball opened the 2019-20 men’s basketball season with an exhibition game against Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, and it went about as well as a preseason tuneup game can go. The Panthers dominated, there were no injuries and the players showed off a few second-half dunks to get the home crowd’s attention.

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