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New York Knicks forward Precious Achiuwa (5) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., rear, in red, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York on Sunday, March 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie)
Column | Former Villanova fanatic watches “Nova Knicks” take down Sixers in NBA Playoffs
By Aidan Kasner, Sports Editor • May 23, 2024
Opinion | Do not arrest peaceful protesters
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • May 23, 2024

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New York Knicks forward Precious Achiuwa (5) shoots over Philadelphia 76ers guard Kelly Oubre Jr., rear, in red, during the first half of an NBA basketball game in New York on Sunday, March 10, 2024. (AP Photo/Peter K. Afriyie)
Column | Former Villanova fanatic watches “Nova Knicks” take down Sixers in NBA Playoffs
By Aidan Kasner, Sports Editor • May 23, 2024
Opinion | Do not arrest peaceful protesters
By Livia LaMarca, Assistant Opinions Editor • May 23, 2024

ICYMI: Spring Break

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The Pitt men’s basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

March 3

Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selectionPitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall 2016 semester. Wise also led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding for the second year in a row with 14.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in the 2016-17 season.

Stallings dismisses KithcartPitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings dismissed first-year point guard Justice Kithcart prior to the team’s regular season finale at Virginia. A Pitt Athletics press release stated the reason for Kithcart’s dismissal as “conduct detrimental to the team.”

Wrestling team dismisses Racciato – Senior 149-pounder Mikey Racciato was dismissed from the Pitt wrestling team prior to the ACC Championships for a violation of team rules. Racciato, a 2015 ACC Champion, went 11-8 in the 2016-17 season and finished with a 66-39 career record.

Look for more information on these two dismissals in The Pitt News’ coverage later this week.

March 4

Panthers drop regular season finale at Virginia, 67-42The Pitt men’s basketball team put on its worst offensive display of the season in a 25-point defeat in the regular season finale at No. 23 Virginia, clinching the team’s first regular season with a losing record in 17 years.

Forys, Rahmani, Campbell capture first ACC titlesPitt junior 133-pounder Dom Forys, redshirt freshman 157-pounder Taleb Rahmani and sophomore 165-pounder TeShan Campbell took home their first individual titles at the ACC Wrestling Championships in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Panthers placed third in the team competition.

March 5

Young named third-team All-ACC, Artis receives honorable mentionPitt senior forward Michael Young made it onto the All-ACC Third Team for the second year in a row after averaging a team-high 19.9 points per game. Senior point guard Jamel Artis earned an honorable mention after finishing with a career-best 18.4 points per contest.

Pitt softball team swept in opening ACC series at North CarolinaThe North Carolina Tar Heels swept the Pitt softball team — ranked No. 21 in the nation at the time — in its opening series of ACC play. The Panthers lost 5-1 Friday and 6-2 Saturday before blowing a six-run lead in an 8-7 extra-inning loss Sunday.

Pitt baseball team loses three out of four in South CarolinaThe Pitt baseball team traveled to Spartanburg, South Carolina, for a set of four nonconference games and returned home with only one win. The Panthers fell to Wofford 4-3 Friday, then split a doubleheader Saturday against University of South Carolina Upstate, winning the first game 3-1 and losing game two 9-5. Pitt then lost to Wright State Sunday, 3-1.

March 7

Pitt defeats Georgia Tech in first round of ACC Tournament, 61-59The Pitt men’s basketball team survived a late rally from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets to advance to the second round of the ACC Tournament with a 61-59 win in Brooklyn, New York. Panthers senior forward Michael Young led all scorers with 17 points.

March 8

Panthers eliminated from ACC Tournament with 75-63 loss vs. VirginiaThe No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers eliminated the Pitt men’s basketball team from the ACC Tournament with a 75-63 win in the second round. Virginia first-year guard Kyle Guy and Panthers redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson led all players with 20 points apiece.