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Well, no joy on the basketball front as Pitt dropped another game to ACC opponent Clemson, a 67-60 loss, who traveling up to Pittsburgh had a six game losing streak. Not wanting to be bested in that category Pitt has now matched that same six games and looks to raise them when they face the NC Tarheels on Tuesday night in Chapel Hill.
With a rather lackluster showing on both the staff and the players’ parts it seemed. Again I can only watch so much BB before I start throwing things at the screens because the refs give the players three steps to a shot and let the ball handlers ‘walk’ all over the place… and never call palming the ball.
It is truly a different game then when I played and I think it has been severely dumbed down to create more scoring and that’s too bad. And Pitt hasn’t gotten the memo that there is supposed to be more scoring either.
So now we sit at 12-9 overall and 1-7 in-conference.
Here is the Pitt’s box score if you care to review the game. Six points off the bench – even I can tell you that’s a lost cause right there.
If you want to twist that stick that is in your eye then read and closely parse these standing and results.
Look I don’t care all that much about Pitt BB but I can see clearly that Stallings should be a one-and-done buyout deal. And can we please quit placing the blame for crap things happening on the player’s shoulders guys? He has enough talent, to my eye anyway, to have won a few more than only one ACC match.
But he sure can toss players into the Pittsbugh dedicated bus lanes:
Stallings lamented his lack of options when asked about taking playing time away from his four seniors but experimented liberally with his bench. Rozelle Nix, Damon Wilson, Justice Kithcart, Corey Manigault and Jonathan Milligan all saw minutes in the first half and came in as a mass substitution in the second half, though that appearance ended after less than two minutes following a pair of empty possessions and two quick Clemson baskets.
“I’m not going to keep guys in anymore that aren’t at least attempting to do their very best at what we asked them to do,” Stallings said.
Plus we lost 4* LB Nathan Procter to VT. Pitt was 3rd on his list apparently.
Hey – who says POV readers aren’t extremely talented – check out this basement recording by our friend PittPT titled “Does my Ring Burn your Finger?“..recorded on February 10, 2013. It akes a few seconds to kick in but enjoy…