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Pittsburghs Blake Hinson (2) drives past Michigans Terrance Williams II (5) during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game at the Legend Classic on Wednesday in New York.

Michigan pummels Panthers in Legends Classic

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 17, 2022
The Panthers traveled to the Barclays Center in New York to compete in the Legends Classic on Wednesday night. Despite a close game to start, the Wolverines laid it on the Panthers in the second half, winning 91-60.
Graduate student guard Jamarius Burton (11) knocks over a West Virginia player as he attempts to score on Friday night during Pitt mens basketballs game against West Virginia.

Pitt men’s basketball falls in Backyard Brawl 81-56

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor November 12, 2022
Despite a competitive first half, Pitt men’s basketball fell to the West Virginia Mountaineers 81-56 on Friday.
Guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball during the Pitt vs. Minnesota men’s basketball game at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 30, 2021.

Retooled Mountaineers head into town for men’s basketball edition of Backyard Brawl

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer November 10, 2022
Coming off of a win against UT Martin in their season opener, Pitt men’s basketball is set to face rival West Virginia in a tough early season test.
Graduate student guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball during Pitt men’s basketball’s game against Tennessee Martin on Monday night.

Hinson’s double-double hoists Pitt men’s basketball to win in regular season opener

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer November 7, 2022
The Panthers pulled out an 80-58 victory at home over the Skyhawks. Blake Hinson led all scorers with 27 points and 13 rebounds in his regular-season debut with the Panthers.
Pitt junior forward Blake Hinson (2) attempts to make a basket during Wednesday’s scrimmage game against Edinboro.

Hinson, Panthers impress in exhibition game vs. Edinboro

By Ben Pisano , Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball showcased their scoring ability in their second scrimmage of the season against Edinboro. The Panthers cruised, winning 92-53 behind 28 first half points from junior forward Blake Hinson.
Guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball during the Pitt vs. Minnesota men’s basketball game at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 30.

Pitt men’s basketball poised to rely on veterans, returning players for 2022-23 season

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
After consistent off-court turmoil over the past few seasons, Pitt men's basketball will rely on both their experienced transfers and returning veterans to establish a winning culture within the program.
Redshirt senior guard Nike Sibande (22) dribbles the ball down the court during the Pitt vs. Gannon men’s basketball exhibition game on Nov. 1, 2021.

Column | Nike Sibande should come off of the bench for Pitt men’s basketball

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer October 31, 2022
Pitt boasts a deep group of guards this year, forcing head coach Jeff Capel to make some tough decisions. Senior Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that Capel should bring senior Nike Sibande off the bench to optimize the roster’s potential.
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges.

District court drops three charges against Dior Johnson, holds strangulation, simple assault charges

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 20, 2022
Magisterial District Judge Mik Pappas dismissed charges of aggravated assault, false imprisonment and unlawful restraint. He still faces strangulation and simple assault charges.
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges.

Pitt’s Dior Johnson facing criminal charges, suspended indefinitely

By Dalton Coppola, Sports Editor October 7, 2022
First-year Pitt men’s basketball guard Dior Johnson is facing assault charges, and has been suspended from all team activities indefinitely.
Pitt head coach Jeff Capel works the bench during the first half of a men’s basketball game against Boston College at the ACC mens tournament on Mar. 8, 2022, in New York.

Behind talented additions, Pitt men’s basketball has potential to end NCAA tournament drought

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball completely revamped this offseason, adding seven new players to their lineup. Players and staff are encouraged by the new talent and are looking to finally end their NCAA Tournament hiatus.
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