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Murphy saves squandered lead, Pitt beats BC 74-72

Murphy saves squandered lead, Pitt beats BC 74-72

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2020

After turning the ball over twice in a span of six seconds and squandering a four-point lead, junior guard Ryan Murphy’s long jumper with only four seconds remaining lifted the Panthers (13-6 overall, 4-4 ACC) to their fourth conference win of the season over Boston College (9-10 overall, 3-5 ACC), surpassing last season’s conference win total with 12 games yet to play.

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

Prediction: Pitt basketball to overpower BC

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

January 22, 2020

Despite their inconsistency this season, the Panthers will take advantage of an injury-riddled and underachieving Boston College team at home.

Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

By Tyler Mathes, For the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

Pitt basketball boasts a pair of talented playmaking guards, but often their aggression can cost their team more than help.

Pitt punctuates UNC sweep with wire-to-wire win, 66-52

Pitt punctuates UNC sweep with wire-to-wire win, 66-52

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

A dominant first half kept Pitt afloat through one of its all-too-familiar scoring droughts on Saturday. The Panthers did just enough in the second half to best UNC, 66-52.

Dissecting Pitt’s defensive prowess

Dissecting Pitt’s defensive prowess

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

And as a product of their history in the “Old Big East” — a conference known for its gritty personality and indifference to offense — the Panthers are making a name for themselves on the defensive end of the court in 2020.

Final foul lifts Louisville over Pitt, 73-68

Final foul lifts Louisville over Pitt, 73-68

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

A questionable foul call on Terrell Brown sank Pitt against Louisville on Tuesday, but it was the Panthers’ inability to perform down the stretch that put holes in the ship.

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

What to watch for in Pitt sports this week

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 14, 2020

The upcoming week in Pitt sports boasts a packed slate, including two men’s basketball games, a top-10 battle involving the red-hot wrestling team and a chance for women’s basketball to steal a long-awaited road win.

Sluggish start dooms Pitt basketball at Miami

Sluggish start dooms Pitt basketball at Miami

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 12, 2020

Like most college students on a Sunday afternoon, Pitt experienced a potent hangover in Coral Gables. Fresh off a shocking comeback win over North Carolina on Tuesday, the Panthers fell flat against Miami.

By the numbers: Pitt basketball’s paradoxical season

By the numbers: Pitt basketball’s paradoxical season

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

As the saying goes — men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. And there are several numbers that help explain where Pitt basketball currently stands — and what it can accomplish in the future.

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball entered Chapel Hill Wednesday night 0-7 all-time at the venue but took advantage of a depleted Tar Heels’ squad in a 73-65 win.

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