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March 8, 2014

Open Thread: Pitt-Clemson

Filed under: Basketball,Open Thread — Chas @ 2:47 pm

Guess who has two thumbs, but has been without power in their house since 6am?

Yeah, it’s been a day. A bit overly optimistic that things were settling down last week. Now, I’m being pessimistic and saying it might not be until the end of next week.

Anyways, precious power on my phone is being used so it’s time to keep it simple. A Pitt win and they clinch 5th in the ACC and are relatively safe into the NCAA Tournament. A loss can drop them as low as 7th and puts them legitimately in bubble talk.

Hopefully power comes back soon so I can watch some of this. It’s on the ACC network syndication along with and ESPN Full Court package.

@Spirt Read the game thread when we got home on Sunday. Based on the comments, I probably would have turned of the the game at halftime and went outside to do something. I would have spent that time pissed off at what could have been with DJ and a healthy LP & TZ.

Clemson and SoCar are good examples of what can happen when you replace a known high quality coach (Clemson Barnes) or try to catch a up & comer (SoCar – Odin & Horn). Doesn’t always go well. SoCar replaced Horn with ex Kansas State (and Huggy Bear protege Frank Martin. He was suspended for last conference game of the year for verbally abusing a player.

BTW, most fans wanted Gregg Marshall to replace Horn when he was fired. Marshall was born in S. Carolina & coached at Winthrop in Rock Hill, Supposedly wanted the job. Rumor has it that he was passed over due to marital problems caused by a dalliance with a cheerleader.

Comment by PITT-cocks fan 03.10.14 @ 8:30 pm

I would almost take the second team ACC straight up vs. the first team.

Comment by Iron Duke 03.10.14 @ 8:35 pm

Nice work by Cam, Jamel, Josh and Mike to make the ACC MBB All-Academic squad. Panthers had four on the team as did VA Tech to lead the way. Imagine that recruiting scholar-athletes to a major university or kids like LP and TZ who are in post- graduate studies! That’s like crazy! H2P! UPone

Comment by UPone 03.10.14 @ 9:36 pm

@UPone – nice info. And the 8 from Pitt and VATech make up half of the 16 total chosen.

2014 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Player, Class, School – Hometown – Major
Jamel Artis, Fr., Pittsburgh – Baltimore, Md. – Arts & Sciences
Jarell Eddie, Sr., Virginia Tech – Charlotte, N.C. – Psychology
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Georgia Tech – College Park, Ga. – Science, Technology & Culture
Trae Golden, Georgia Tech – Powder Springs, Ga. – Science, Technology & Culture
Rodney Hood, So., Duke – Meridian, Miss. – Sociology & Visual Arts
Will Johnston, Jr., Virginia Tech – Midlothian, Va. – Human Nutrition, Food & Exercise
Donnavan Kirk, Gr., Miami – Pontiac, Mich. – Community & Social Change
Josh Newkirk, Fr., Pittsburgh – Raleigh, N.C. – Arts & Sciences
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina – Marion, Iowa – Journalism/Public Relations
Jabari Parker, Fr., Duke – Chicago, Ill. – Undeclared
Joe Rahon, So., Boston College – San Diego, Calif. – Economics
Trevor Thompson, Fr., Virginia Tech – Indianapolis, Ind. – University Studies
Joey van Zegeren, So., Virginia Tech – Hoogeveen, The Netherlands – International Studies
Coron Williams, Gr., Wake Forest – Midlothian, Va. – Liberal Studies
Cameron Wright, Jr., Pittsburgh – Cleveland, Ohio – Business-Marketing
Michael Young, Fr., Pittsburgh – Duquesne, Pa. – Arts & Sciences

Comment by TVax 03.10.14 @ 10:34 pm


First I heard that. Thanks. Explains what I thought I saw.

Good to know my eyes are still working though… even after a Miller Lite or two.

Comment by PittofDreams 03.11.14 @ 5:56 am

Upone & Tvax, FWIW, F Aron Nwankwo is also on academic scholarship in Premed .. and made the honor roll.

Comment by wbb 03.11.14 @ 6:52 am

Yeah. Where is Emel? Does anyone recall if Clemson had a really cute cheerleader with red hair? If so, I can guess where he is—or where he wants to be.


Comment by pmdH2P 03.11.14 @ 7:48 am

Just looked at Lunardi, he now has us 10 seed in Midwest facing KENTUCKY with winner playing KANSAS!!! No other region is even close to that hard. Hopefully by Sunday nite we will be out of this bracket. Unbelievable !!!!

Comment by Pittman4ever 03.11.14 @ 9:23 am

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