Green Street

Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 5:32 pm
Levance Fields, with the shot clock winding down, just drilled a high-arcing three-point shot with 47.1 seconds remaining to give Pittsburgh the lead, 55-54. Fields then stole a pass and went the length of the court for an easy layup. Pittsburgh leads 57-54, with 23.9 remaining.
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 5:16 pm
A big break just went Xavier's way and in a close game, it may be the difference. B.J. Raymond took a long jumper from the right wing with four seconds remaining on the shot clock. The shot was off the mark but Derrick Brown collected the ball and put it in. The shot clock was at zero but the...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 4:58 pm
Derrick Brown's turnaround in the lane at 13:40 was not only Xavier's first field goal of the second half, it marked their first points of the second stanza. It also gave Xavier the lead again after Pittsburgh scored the first nine points of the second half to take a 38-37 advantage when Sam Young...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 4:49 pm
Pittsburgh got the boost they needed to start the second half. They scored the first six points out of the chute and when Pittsburgh, the best offensive rebounding team in the country, grabbed a loose ball after a miss and converted a baseline jumper, an upset Sean Miller called a time out at 16:30...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 4:35 pm
The Pittsburgh Panthers just walked off a dejected group, and for good reason. The Xavier Musketeers are playing the perfect game. In taking an eight-point lead, Xavier has taken it to Pittsburgh's biggest and best players. Sam Young is 5-for-8 from the field and leads Pittsburgh with 11 points but...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 4:13 pm
Both Xavier and Pittsburgh have settled into a rhythm. Granted neither team is burning the nets with the top-seeded Panthers making just 10 of 26 from the field while Xavier is just 10-for-29. Xavier has made 7-of-13 since starting 3-for-16. The crowd is late-arriving but that's to be expected...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 4:01 pm
The Pittsburgh Panthers had the reputation as the toughest of the tough this year. The most physical team in the Big East is accustomed to manhandling teams, beginning with DeJuan Blair in the post. But the Xavier Musketeers are not intimidated in the least in this Sweet 16 matchup. They have...
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 3:53 pm
After missing seven of their first nine shots, the No. 1 seed Panthers have made four of six, including a three, to grab the 14-12 lead over Xavier. The Muskies, on the other hand, remain ice cold, and have made just three of their first 16 from the field.
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Mike Petraglia
March 26, 2009 - 3:43 pm
At the first time out, the large contingent from Cincinnati that made the trip to Boston has had more to cheer about. Xavier has grabbed an early lead over Pittsburgh, 9-4, at the first official media time out with 15:14 remaining in the first half. This game has come as advertised early on. Lots...
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March 25, 2009 - 7:22 pm
If anyone needed an explanation as to why people don't really take Orlando seriously as a title threat, Wednesday night's game with the Celtics should serve as a perfect illustration. To review: The Magic were at home with a double-digit lead in the second half, Doc Rivers kept to his plan of...
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