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Panthers crush Savannah State 88-55 in opener

Savannah State’s Alante Fenner (1) shoots behind Pittsburgh’s Derrick Randall (11) in the second half of an NCAA college basketball game on Friday, Nov. 8, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will GravesAP Sports Writer PITTSBURGH (AP) — Derrick Randall spent two seasons killing time on the bench at Rutgers. Finally on the court at Pittsburgh, the junior center didn’t waste a chance to make an impression. Thrust into the starting lineup when senior Talib Zanna was suspended one game for a violation of team rules, Randall posted career highs with 12 points and 12 rebounds as the Panthers eased by Savannah State 88-55 in the season opener Friday night.

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Duke named preseason favorite in new-look ACC, Pitt 6th

Pittsburgh basketball player Lamar Patterson, right, answers a question as teammate Talib Zanna listens at a press conference during the NCAA college basketball Atlantic Coast Conference media day in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond) Aaron BeardAP Basketball Writer CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski is again coaching the team picked to win the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Hall of Famer knows it’s going to be a lot tougher to live up to the preseason prediction with the addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh and Notre Dame to the ACC.

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No. 23 Pitt slips by Villanova 73-64 in overtime

FINAL HOME GAME–Pittsburgh’s Dante Taylor, right, shoots a hook over Villanova’s Mouphtaou Yarou on Sunday, March 3, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic) by Will Graves PITTSBURGH (AP) — Dante Taylor spent four years at Pittsburgh trying to live up to sky high expectations.