A busy weekend for college basketball around the area saw a couple wins for the Mountaineers and the Panthers.
The Mountaineers of West Virginia were playing a game in which they should have been favored, but they had a lot more trouble with the Providence Friars than the betting line might have suggested. It took 45 minutes, but the Mountaineers escaped with an 87-84 overtime win. Truck Bryant was the hero of the day, finishing with 32 points, including the game-clinching three-pointer from the top of the key.
The Pitt Panthers are enjoying a re-birth in Conference play. After starting out 0-7 in conference, the Panthers have won four straight games and continue to climb up the Conference rankings. They got a 79-70 win over intra-Pennsylvania rival Villanova over the weekend, led by Ashton Gibbs and Tray Woodall. Woodall had an explosive scoring performance with 29, while Gibbs provided 25 and his usual calming influence over the game.