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Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

Posted on: February 18, 2011 12:31 am
Edited on: February 18, 2011 12:33 am
 
Pittsburgh junior Ashton Gibbs has been cleared to return from a knee injury that cost him two weeks, meaning he'll be available Saturday when the Panthers play St. John's at Madison Square Garden.

Gibbs was averaging a team-best 16.3 points per game before the injury. The 6-foot-2 guard missed the fourth-ranked Panthers' past three games with a partially torn MCL in his left knee. Pittsburgh beat West Virginia, Villanova and South Florida in his absence.

The Panthers are now 24-2 overall, 12-1 in the Big East.

They have a two-game lead over Notre Dame in the league standings.
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Since: Mar 6, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 4:29 pm
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

Should be a good game. St. John's is dangerous at MSG-they've already upset Georgetown, Notre Dame, Duke and Uconn there. Pitt will need at least a respectable performance from Gibbs if they want a win tomorrow.



Since: Jan 24, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2011 3:00 pm
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's




Since: Mar 11, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's




Since: Feb 1, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:20 pm
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

I believe that the panthers can run with St. Johns, but an up tempo game does not favor them.  SJU is just as deep as Pitt. Pitt does have better talent, but SJU can play with them, especially at home.  Pitt still prefers to get in a half court set and kill on the boards.  I hope Pitt can slow it down and handle that pressure......the pressure(with Gil Brown making mistakes) that almost beat them at Villanova.



Since: Sep 29, 2006
Posted on: February 18, 2011 8:16 am
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

As for Gibbs return from the bad wheel, he's out of game shape.  Do you really think his tired legs will have him running 3pt curls in the last 6 minutes?

Come on, the kid is 20 years old and missed two weeks of games but less time of practice. He has been practicing all week. If anything he got a little rest. He will not be out of game shape with such a short layoff. 



Since: Feb 18, 2011
Posted on: February 18, 2011 2:57 am
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

You're nuts to think that a running game favors Pitt.  They've held up well w/o Gibbs the last 2 weeks.  However, the majority of their last ten games have been played in the 50s and 60s.  SJU plays a very agressive style, 10 deep on the bench, with five capable ball handlers on the court nearly all of the time.  As they've adjusted to Lavin's system, they've seen their game scores drifting up into the 70s and 80s over the past ten games.  As for Gibbs return from the bad wheel, he's out of game shape.  Do you really think his tired legs will have him running 3pt curls in the last 6 minutes?  I think you have your story backwards...  One thing's for sure - it will be the game to watch on Saturday!



Since: Feb 16, 2009
Posted on: February 18, 2011 1:10 am
 

Pitt's Gibbs will return against St. John's

Good to get Gibbs back, we'll need him to handle the ball against this St. John's team that likes to run.  Although, I believe running and up and down the court favors the Panthers.  Besides the fact that they always play well in New York, the panthers deep bench of guards and forwards will make it hard for St. Johns to keep fresh players on the course.  The panthers will wear them down with 6 minutes left in the game.  Then trying to stop Gibbs off of those curls and screens from behind the 3 pt. line will be next to impossible.


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