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Pitt G Jaland Lowe Calls WVU ‘Second Home’ Despite Facts of Recent History



Pitt G Jaland Lowe

West Virginia and Pitt announced a series extension in the Backyard Brawl for men’s basketball for the next four seasons. Pitt freshman guard Jaland Lowe was asked about the extension of the great rivalry between the Mountaineers and Panthers.

Lowe reflected on Pitt’s 80-63 victory over West Virginia in Morgantown on Dec. 6.

“West V? Yeah, I’m ready. I loved it down there, it was great,” Lowe said.

“It was real fun,” Pitt F Zack Austin added.

When asked a follow-up of why it was so fun, Lowe decided to have a little fun with his answer.

“Winning. It’s like a second home,” Lowe responded with.

Lowe finished with six points on 3-of-4 shooting in nine minutes of play vs. WVU. Pitt shot the lights out from deep, thanks to senior forward Blake Hinson, who finished with 29 points and 9-of-15 from three. Hinson even caught the attention of Kevin Durant after his performance.

Lowe shows a lot of confidence for a talented freshman guard and is having fun with his answer, but the recent series results don’t lie. Pitt just broke a six-game losing streak, dating back to 2012. 2012 was also the last time the Panthers won inside the WVU Coliseum before this season’s edition. West Virginia leads the Backyard Brawl series 103-89.

“There is no question that this is one of the best rivalries in college athletics and has produced some great games through the years,” WVU AD Wren Baker said. “The rivalry is not only good for the two universities but also their fans. I want to thank Heather Lyke and the Pitt administration for supporting the renewal of this series, which is a win for college basketball.”

West Virginia will travel to Pitt during the 2024-25 season. A date has not been officially set yet.

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