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Woodson bolsters Indiana's roster with Pitt transfer

Apr. 12, 2021 16:10 PM EDT

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — New Indiana coach Mike Woodson spent most of last week trying to persuade his players to stick around. On Monday, he added a new name — 6-foot-3 guard Xavier Johnson, a transfer from Pitt who could provide the consistent perimeter scoring...

Miami advances past Pitt to face Clemson in ACC tournament

Mar. 09, 2021 16:43 PM EST

GREENSBORO, N.C. (AP) — Isaiah Wong scored 20 points to lead five Miami starters in double figures as the Hurricanes beat Pittsburgh 79-73 on Tuesday in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament. Nysier Brooks converted a three-point play with 53.8...

Dawes scores 21 as Clemson defeats Pitt 77-62 in finale

Mar. 06, 2021 14:33 PM EST

CLEMSON, S.C. (AP) — Al-Amir Dawes scored a season-high 21 points, knocking down five 3-pointers, and Clemson defeated Pitt 77-62 on Saturday to end the regular season. The Tigers (16-6, 10-6 Atlantic Coast Conference) pulled away early in the second half when Nick...

Pittsburgh eases past Wake Forest 70-57 to snap 5-game skid

Mar. 04, 2021 11:30 AM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Nike Sibande had 23 points, nine rebounds and four assists, Justin Champagnie added 20 points and 13 rebounds, and Pittsburgh beat Wake Forest 70-57 on Tuesday night to snap a five-game losing streak. Champagnie gave Pitt the first double-digit lead of...

N.C. State holds off Pitt's 2nd-half rally, 65-62

Mar. 04, 2021 08:23 AM EST

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — DJ Funderburk dunked after a Cam Hayes steal to slow down a Pitt rally and swing some late momentum back to N.C. State on Sunday in a 65-62 Wolfpack victory. The win marks a season sweep of Pitt and is N.C. State's fourth in as row in the Atlantic...

Pitt F Toney to transfer, second high-profile exit in 2 days

Feb. 25, 2021 12:27 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior forward Au'Diese Toney is transferring, the second high-profile departure for the Panthers in as many days. The school announced Toney's decision on Thursday, one day after junior guard Xavier Johnson said he was entering the transfer...

Pitt point guard Xavier Johnson enters transfer portal

Feb. 24, 2021 13:41 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh junior point guard Xavier Johnson is transferring. The school made the surprise announcement on Wednesday. Head coach Jeff Capel said in a statement “it was in everyone's best interests that we part ways.” Johnson will enter the transfer...

Raiquan Gray scores 16 as Florida State tops Pitt 79-72

Feb. 20, 2021 21:13 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Florida State is way more than leading scorer M.J. Walker. Raiquan Gray had 16 points and eight rebounds, and the 16th-ranked Seminoles beat Pittsburgh 79-72 on Saturday for their third straight win. Florida State (13-3, 9-2 ACC)...

N.C. State holds off Pitt 74-73 for 11th straight in series

Feb. 17, 2021 19:12 PM EST

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Jericole Hellems scored 17 points, D.J. Funderburk had 16 points and eight rebounds, and North Carolina State beat Pittsburgh 74-73 on Wednesday. Cam Hayes made two free throws with 23 seconds left to give N.C. State a three-point lead. Justin...