Facing a major-conference opponent for the first time in program history, North Alabama was up to the task, forcing a tight contest with Pittsburgh on Saturday afternoon.
2019 ScheduleAll times ET
- 11/6W 69-53
- 11/9W 94-55
- 11/12W 84-75
- 11/15W 97-71
- 11/17W 71-66
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- Pitt hires Duke assistant Capel as coach
Jared Wilson-Frame scored 20 points and five Pittsburgh players scored in double digits as the Panthers battled past Central Arkansas 97-71 in a physical matchup Thursday night.
Jared Wilson-Frame scored 24 points off the bench and freshman point guard Xavier Johnson had 15 points, nine assists and seven rebounds as Pittsburgh remained unbeaten with an 84-75 victory over Troy on Monday night.
Pitt senior Jared Wilson-Frame came off the bench for 20 points as Pittsburgh out-raced VMI, 94-55 on Friday night.
Trey McGowens scored 17 points, fellow freshman Xavier Johnson added 16 points, six assists and five rebounds and Pittsburgh opened the Jeff Capel era with a 69-53 victory over Youngstown State on Tuesday night.
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Michigan, the 2017-18 national runner-up, will host North Carolina on Nov. 28 as part of the ACC/Big Ten Challenge. Other matchups include Michigan State at Louisville and Indiana at Duke on Nov. 27.
Matt Woodley knows life as an assistant coach means often uprooting his family. After one season at Pitt, he took a job at Drake to seek stability for his daughter Molly, who suffers from life-threatening seizures.
Minnesota men's basketball coach Richard Pitino says Pittsburgh's Marcus Carr will join the Gophers.
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Combination guard Xavier Johnson committed to Jeff Capel and Pittsburgh over the weekend. Well coached and battle tested by playing for Team Takeover and Bishop O'Connell. A tough minded attacking guard, who can score with his drive game and body control or be a playmaker. Enjoys and excels in the transition game. Jumper needs work but it is capable.
Jeff Capel accepted the challenge on Tuesday morning of taking over Pittsburgh, the only Division I team to go winless in conference play this season. Capel is tasked with turning back the clock while simultaneously pushing the Panthers forward.
Pittsburgh has hired Duke assistant Jeff Capel as its next men's basketball head coach.
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If Duquesne hadn't stolen him last year, I would be saying Keith Dambrot would be the ideal hire at Pittsburgh.
Arizona coach Sean Miller says he is not a candidate for the open Pittsburgh job.
Jeff Borzello ESPN Staff Writer
Sean Miller in a statement: "I am not a candidate for the University of Pittsburgh men's basketball head coaching vacancy. I wish them well in their search for a new coach."
Rhode Island coach Dan Hurley has emerged as the top target by both UConn and Pittsburgh, but he is "not close" to deciding whether he'll leave the Rams, sources tell ESPN.
In the wake of Pittsburgh's firing of Kevin Stallings, the Panthers' leading scorer, Jared Wilson-Frame, joins eight other players to be granted a release ahead of a potential transfer.
In addition to talented freshman Parker Stewart, seven other Pittsburgh players have asked for and are expected to receive their release on Friday to explore transfer options, multiple sources close to the basketball program told ESPN.
Pittsburgh has met with Tom Crean about its opening for a men's basketball coach, sources told ESPN.