The post — depicting North Carolina’s Creighton Lebo wearing Capel’s old jersey No. 25 — reportedly got Capel “riled up” before the game. “My brother loves this school,” Jeff Capel said postgame. “He dreamt of coming here as a player when we were little… He wore that jersey with a lot of pride.” “But since he’s left here there’s been a lot of disrespect towards him,” Capel continued. “One thing happened today and I don’t think it’s coming from within their basketball program. I don’t know who controls their social media program but there was a Tweet… I thought it was them trolling him.”
𝐆𝐀𝐌𝐄𝐃𝐀𝐘 at home.— Carolina Basketball (@UNC_Basketball) February 1, 2023
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Meantime, Pitt became just the third team to win three consecutive games at the Dean Dome. The Panthers have won five of the past six games against North Carolina and have swept the Tar Heels in a home and away series for the second time in the past four seasons.
Jeff Capel on Jason Capel, UNC:@PghSportsNow pic.twitter.com/VGX1ZpoBjp— Mitchell Northam (@primetimeMitch) February 2, 2023
After four straight losing seasons under Jeff Capel, Pitt moved to 16-7, 9-3 in ACC play, marking the most wins in conference play since the 2015-16 season. Follow Charlie on Twitter Follow Adam Zagoria on Twitter Follow ZAGSBLOGHoops on Instagram And Like ZAGS on Facebook