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Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The Panthers played spoiler to the introduction of their host’s new facility, beating RMU 71-57 to earn their first true road win since February 2017.

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

Pitt looked like an improved team across the board against RMU, led by a breakthrough performance from sophomore guard Trey McGowens.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.

Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball fell victim to a post-Florida State hangover and lost 75-70 to Nicholls State on Saturday afternoon. Now, Jeff Capel and his squad are forced to revisit their preseason mantra before a road contest with Robert Morris.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

Better know a non-conference opponent: Nicholls State

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 8, 2019

Get to know Pitt’s first non-conference opponent of the season — the plucky, up-and-coming Nicholls State Colonels — before Saturday's game.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Pitt basketball’s first win was defined by two aspects that could come to define the team throughout the season — its defense and its bench.

Agree to disagree: Gauging the take meter after Pitt-FSU

Agree to disagree: Gauging the take meter after Pitt-FSU

By Sean Tierney and Kyle Saxon, Staff Writers

November 8, 2019

Two TPN staff writers break down which of the emerging takes from Pitt's first game are valid and which are simply bogus.

Panthers survive Seminoles, 63-61, in season debut

Panthers survive Seminoles, 63-61, in season debut

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 7, 2019

Though it wasn't pretty, Pitt men's basketball started its season off right with a 63-61 win over ACC foe Florida State in front of a restructured and rejuvenated Oakland Zoo on Wednesday night.

Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

Satire: Completely reasonable expectations for Pitt basketball

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 6, 2019

Xavier Johnson averaging a triple double? Trey McGowens making the leap to one of the nation’s top scorers? Pitt making a run at the ACC Championship? All very logical possibilities, writes sports editor Trent Leonard.

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The turning tides of college basketball have brought new faces to familiar foes. After upsetting then No. 11 FSU last January, Pitt welcomes the Seminoles for a rematch on Wednesday night, eager to open the next stage of their rebuild with a bang.

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