Panthers of the Week


Photos by John Hamilton and Wenhao Wu

By Dan Sostek / Sports Writer

JAMEL ARTIS- Forward, men’s basketball

Despite a tough couple of games for the Pitt men’s basketball team, junior Jamel Artis has remained consistent, averaging a career-high 16.1 points per game. He has scored double figures in eight straight games, including 22 points against Boston College Saturday — his fourth 20-plus point output of the year. Artis has been a potent scorer as well as a strong distributor of the ball, averaging 16.3 points, 2.3 assists and 4.3 rebounds over his last three contests. Artis and Pitt will look to rebound — figuratively and literally — after a loss to North Carolina State, when they travel to Tallahassee for a matchup with the Florida State Seminoles Saturday.

BRENNA WISE- Forward, women’s basketball

With two 10-plus point games this past week, Wise has scored in double figures in nine consecutive games, going for 13 and 14 points in two hard-fought losses at Syracuse and against No. 16 Florida State. Wise also tallied nine and eight rebounds in those two games, respectively, while rejecting three shots against the Seminoles. She leads all ACC freshmen in rebounding and is fifth overall in that catergory. Wise and the Panthers return to the court Thursday, when they face the Boston College Eagles in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts.

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