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Campus Chatter: That’s a wrap on Pitt, Duquesne, RMU

OK, enough of our readers were vocal that they wanted a place to track and talk about their favorite colleges. So, here it is.

Before a game played by Pitt, Duquesne or Robert Morris, we'll offer all the trappings of a standard live file, all the broadcast info, media notes, ticket info and everything else. Once they're done, we'll connect to coverage directly from those schools, including multimedia. We'll also adjust to include football, other sports and other schools, notably Penn State and West Virginia, as circumstances and seasons warrant.

Basically, this will be here all the time.

Let's get some good talk going before and after these games, but especially during. Feel free to add your own news and updates, in addition to thoughts. The burden here will be on the commenting above all else. I'll get it started, but you've got to get it going and keep it going.

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Thursday, March 14, 2019

The future is still bright for the Duquesne Dukes, but they fell in their Atlantic 10 Tournament opening-round matchup against Saint Joseph's.

Marcus Weathers posted a solid double-double with 17 points and 10 rebounds, while Eric Williams Jr. added 23 points and Lamar Norman Jr. chipped in 18 of his own. Still, it was not enough, as the Hawks upset the Dukes in Brooklyn.

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Wednesday, March 13, 2019

Pitt falls to Syracuse, 73-59.

Despite the loss, the Panthers showed some life in the ACC tournament, generating some positive vibes for the future. In this contest, Jared Wilson-Frame stole the show on Pitt's side, knocking down eight threes (tied for the school's record) in defeat. After huge games in the opening round against Boston College, however, freshmen standouts Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson were held to three and four points, respectively, against Syracuse.

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Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Pitt got it done in the first matchup of the ACC tournament, defeating Boston College, 80-70. That's two in a row for the Panthers following a 13-game losing skid, exactly the type of reversal you hope to see from a young squad.

Freshman Trey McGowens led the team with 26 points, while fellow first-year player Xavier Johnson put up 23 of his own. Jared Wilson-Frame rounded out the team's attack with 16 points and nine rebounds. No other Panther scored more than six points.

The Panthers will now play Syracuse Wednesday at 9 p.m. on ESPN 2.

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Weekly Schedule

Pitt (14) def. Boston College (11) 80-70 — Tuesday, March 12 (ACC Tournament Round 1)
Pitt (14) vs. Syracuse (6) — Wednesday, March 13 — 9 p.m. — (ACC Tournament Round 2)
Saint Joseph's (10) at Duquesne (7) — Thursday, March 14 — 6 p.m. (Atlantic 10 Tournament)

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