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Hawaii-Hilo vs. Pitt basketball: Panthers to play exhibition game Friday

Pitt will be play an exhibition game on Friday against Hawaii-Hilo.

Charles LeClaire-US PRESSWIRE

The Pitt Panthers will host NCAA Division II Hawaii-Hilo at Peterson Events Center on Friday night, which will be the Panthers second exhibition game of the year.

This will mark the first meeting between these two teams in Men's basketball.

In Pitt's first game against Indiana of Pennsylvania, the team managed a 69-54 victory thanks to Tray Woodall who contributed 16 points, seven assists and five steals in the contest (all of which were game-highs). In addition, J.J. Moore registered 14 points (all in the second half), while Dante Taylor added nine points and a game-high 10 rebounds.

In total, the Panther forced 24 turnovers and managed to collect 15 steals, which ultimately led to 28 points. The victory improved the team's all-time record in exhibition games to 50-5, with head coach Jamie Dixon owning a 19-0 record in those games during his 14-year run with the program.

Friday night's game will be televised on Comcast Channel 188 or 210.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.