- Zanna vital to Pitt’s chances
- Ninth-seeded Pitt draws Colorado in South Region
- Robert Morris slides past St. Francis
McKillop takes 2nd, Fogle 3rd
Junior Travis McKillop finished as the national runner-up at 184 pounds to lead a group of four Pitt-Johnstown All-Americans at the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Championships in Cleveland.
The Mountain Cats finished ninth in the team competition. Notre Dame (Ohio) College claimed the national team title.
Virginia edges past Pitt in semis
Virginia coach Tony Bennett keeps pushing his sixth-ranked Cavaliers for more in what is already the program’s best season in more than three decades.
Next up is the chance to do something that even Ralph Sampson couldn’t do: Win an Atlantic Coast Conference tournament title.
Pitt marches on
Talib Zanna snatched down nearly every loose rebound, terrorizing No. 15 North Carolina on the boards to help Pittsburgh win what amounted to a road game in its new league tournament.
And for coach Jamie Dixon, it’s another sign that his Panthers are playing their best at the right time.
Pitt-Johnstown puts two wrestlers in semis
Pitt-Johnstown 125-pounder Dave Fogle and 184-pounder Travis McKillop (184) each won their first two matches Friday to reach the semifinals of the NCAA Division II National Wrestling Tournament.
The Mountain Cats still have four wrestlers alive, going into today’s action in eighth place with 27 points. They trail team competition leader Notre Dame College by 141⁄2 points.
UPJ coach confident of success
Sending five wrestlers to this point was the goal. Getting six to the NCAA Division II national tournament in Cleveland is gravy.
Pitt thumps Wake Forest
The foundation of Pittsburgh’s NCAA tournament resume has been its lack of bad losses.
The Panthers weren’t about to get one in their first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament game.
Penn State yields to Minnesota
Austin Hollins scored 18 points, Deandre Mathieu added 13 and Andre Hollins hit a late 3-pointer Thursday to give Minnesota a badly needed 63-56 win over Penn State in the Big Ten tournament.
The seventh-seeded Golden Gophers (20-12) advanced to Friday night’s quarterfinal against No. 12 Wisconsin with their third win in four games.
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