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Dec. 10, 2012

THIS WEEK IN PANTHERS ATHLETICS
Monday, December 10, 2012

UPCOMING PITT SPORTS SCHEDULE (Complete Schedule) 

Thursday, Dec. 13
Swimming & Diving: Christmas Meet, All Day, Trees Pool 

Friday, Dec. 14
Swimming & Diving: Christmas Meet, All Day, Trees Pool 

Saturday, Dec. 15
Swimming & Diving: Christmas Meet, All Day, Trees Pool

Men’s Basketball: Bethune Cookman, 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center (TV: ESPN3.com; Radio: Panther Sports Radio Network/93.7 The Fan) 

Sunday, Dec. 16
Women’s Basketball: Rider, 1 p.m., Petersen Events Center (WJAS 1320 AM)
Swimming & Diving: Christmas Meet, All Day, Trees Pool

PITT ATHLETE OF THE WEEK

Wrestling: Tyler Wilps. Wilps earned a dominant 27-8 tech fall over Maryland’s Josh Snook at 165 pounds. Wilps started the first aggressively, scoring three takedowns and cutting Snook loose after the first two to take a 6-2 lead into the second. Wilps continued with his attacking style, tallying another three takedowns after a quick escape to head into the third looking to secure bonus points for the Panthers. Wilps added four additional takedowns in the third and was able to secure the five-point tech fall when he tilted Snook near the end of the frame to earn three late near fall points and the 27-8 victory. The win gave Pitt its first team lead of the match at 11-9. The Panthers wouldn’t look back, defeating No. 17 Maryland, 23-12. (Read more).

OTHER TOP PITT WEEKLY PERFORMANCES

Women’s Track & Field: Jonnique Lawrence. Lawrence set a new school record in the 300 meter dash at the Golden Flash Gala hosted by Kent State on Saturday. Lawrence won the race and crossed the finish line with a time of 38.20. She also placed second in the 60 meter dash, posting a 7.44. (Read more).

Wrestling: Nick Bonaccorsi. Bonaccorsi kept the Pitt momentum going when he pinned Maryland’s Aaron Norris at 3:58 in his 174 pound bout. After beginning the first period in impressive fashion by scoring three takedowns, Bonaccorsi was able to tilt Norris near the end of the frame but could not secure the fall before the horn. Bonaccorsi would not miss his next opportunity for six points when he caught Norris in the middle of the second period and secured the pin at 3:58 to push the Panther advantage to 17-9. (Read more).

Men’s Track & Field: Carvin Nkanata: Like Lawrence, Nkanata set a new school record for the men’s 300 meter dash at the Golden Flash Gala. Nkanata ran to a winning time of 33.13, and he was also fifth in the 60 meter dash, sprinting to a time of 7.01. (Read more).

PITT PLAY OF THE WEEK
Basketball: Tray Woodall. Woodall scored eight straight first half points to help the Panthers gain a 29-17 advantage over Duquesne and finished with 24 points en route to a 66-45 victory in the annual City Game. For the week, Woodall averaged 19.0 points, 5.5 assists and shot 63.6 percent (14-22) from the floor in Pitt’s two wins over Duquesne and North Florida. Against Duquesne, he had a game-high 24 points and converted a career-high tying 5-8 3-pointers. (Read more). 

OTHER UPCOMING ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT RELATED EVENTS
Jamie Dixon Radio Show – Live from the Petersen Events Center Lobby, Thursday, Dec. 13, 6-7 (93.7 The Fan)
Agnus Berenato Radio Show – Live from the Petersen Events Center Lobby, Thursday Dec. 13, 7-8 (WJSA 1320 AM)

PITT PANTHERS TELEVISION SCHEDULE (Comcast Channels 188 or 210)

Entire Broadcast Schedule Link 

Saturday, December 15
Men’s Basketball Postgame Show vs. Bethune-Cookman, 10-10:30 p.m. 

Saturday, December 15
Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 2, 9:30-10 p.m. 

Sunday, December 16
Men’s Basketball Postgame Show vs. Bethune-Cookman (replay), 11-11:30 a.m.
Pitt Live Wire Extra, Episode 2 (replay), 11:30 a.m.-12 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Maryland (replay), 12-1:30 p.m.
Wrestling vs. Virginia Tech (replay), 1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Howard (replay), 3-5 p.m.
Men’s Basketball vs. Oakland (replay), 5-7 p.m.

For more information, please contact the Pitt Athletic Media Relations Office at (412) 648-8240.