Pittsburgh suspended freshman forward John Hugley indefinitely for disciplinary reasons on Friday following his arrest on felony charges stemming from an incident last summer.
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Kenny Brooks joins the show to discuss the major growth the team has made in the last year due to the difficult conversations that the team has had and the excitement for being able to play tonight against Louisville.
- Pitt suspends freshman Hugley following arrest
- Pitt leading scorer Champagnie out 6-8 weeks
- Pitt coach Jeff Capel tests positive for COVID-19
- NCAA: All Div. I transfers get waiver, can play
— Ithiel Horton scored 14 points, Au’diese Toney made a go-ahead putback with eight seconds left for Pittsburgh's first lead and the shorthanded Panthers erased an 18-point deficit to beat Syracuse 63-60 on Wednesday, snapping a seven-game losing...
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The Pitt-Notre Dame men's basketball game scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 2 has been postponed due to a positive test within the program as well as additional contact tracing because of a positive test outside of the program.
— Sophomores David Johnson and Samuell Williamson each picked up their first career double-doubles, Carlik Jones scored 11 points in his return and Louisville defeated short-handed Pittsburgh 64-54 on Tuesday night.
Pitt will be without leading scorer Justin Champagnie for the next six to eight weeks after the forward suffered a knee injury in practice.
Pitt coach Jeff Capel has tested positive for COVID-19 and will not be available for the Panthers' game against Louisville on Tuesday.
— Au'Diese Toney and Ithiel Horton combined to score 29 of their 33 points in the second half as Pittsburgh pulled away for a 70-55 win over short-handed Miami on Wednesday night.
The waiver covers all Division I sports, and the most immediate impact will be felt in men's college basketball, in which a number of notable players will be able to suit up immediately.
Both unranked last week, the Tigers and Seminoles proved they are among the top teams in college basketball.
— Justin Champagnie scored 24 points and set career highs with 21 rebounds and five assists to help Pittsburgh win its fourth straight with a 67-50 win over Gardner-Webb on Saturday.
— Xavier Johnson scored 21 points and fed Justin Champagnie for the game-winning basket with 5.6-seconds to play and Pittsburgh rallied to defeat Northwestern 71-70 Wednesday night...
— Justin Champagnie had 22 points and 10 rebounds at Pittsburgh hit a season-high 14 3-pointers in the Panthers' 89-59 win over Northern Illinois on Saturday night.
— Xavier Johnson scored seven of his 27 points in the waning minutes as Pittsburgh held off Drexel for an 83-74 victory on Saturday, avoiding a second-straight upset to a non-Power Five school.
— Ramiir Dixon-Conover scored 21 points and Myles Thompson scored 13 with eight rebounds and St. Francis (PA) shocked Pittsburgh in an 80-70 win Wednesday night.
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Greenberg and Dakich tip off the podcast by previewing the ACC, talking about the lack of star-power in the league, the chasm between the top teams and everyone else and if this will be a historically bad season for the conference. Then, North Carolina’s Roy Williams stops by to get into what he learned what he learned after finishing last in the ACC, his team’s strengths and weaknesses, and his thoughts on playing the NCAA Tournament in one location (25:43). Next, it’s SEC preview time with the guys debating whether Tennessee or Kentucky is the class of the league, throwing a sock at LSU, weighing if Florida is primed for a bounce back year, and worry for Georgia (47:52). Finally, Arkansas’ Eric Musselman hops on to discuss his array of masks, the impact of adding three grad transfers to his team, implementing the Milwaukee Bucks offense and getting bullied by his wife on Twitter (1:06:13).
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It's a Pitt Takeover today on Packer & Durham. We visit with Pitt Quarterback Kenny Pickett who had one of the best seasons in the ACC behind only Trevor Lawrence. Plus Head Basketball Coach Jeff Chapel stops by to talk Pitt Basketball and the challenges he has face in recruiting during the Covid=19 pandemic.
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Lots of players moved destinations this offseason. Here are the programs that fared the best on the college basketball free-agent market and those that saw a slew of unforeseen departures.