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Last place Wake defeats distracted Pitt, 76-75

Last place Wake defeats distracted Pitt, 76-75
January 23, 2021
Pitt was unable to fend off Wake Forest on Saturday evening in Winston-Salem. The Demon Deacons rode electric shooting from 3-point distance to their first conference victory of the season, 76-75.

Pitt postpones Saturday’s game with Boston College; will go to Wake Forest instead

The Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Wednesday the postponement of Pitt’s Saturday matchup with Boston College due to a positive COVID-19 test within the Eagles’ program.
January 20, 2021
As of Wednesday evening, the ACC has not chosen a date for the game to be made up.

“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73

“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73
January 20, 2021
Pitt (8-2 overall, 4-1 ACC), rode another game of dominance from first-year forward Justin Champagnie to a 79-73 win over Duke (5-4 overall, 3-2 ACC), the Panthers’ first over the Blue Devils since Feb. 2016. 

Mid-season grades: Panthers find success despite individual shortcomings

Staff writer Carson Zaremski has given Justin Champagnie an “A” for his performance so far this season.
January 19, 2021
Following an incredible comeback victory over Syracuse on Jan. 6th, a team Pitt had lost to seven straight times, it’s time to break down mid-season grades for the Panthers roster, coach Jeff Capel and the Panthers’ overall performance. Each will receive a grade based on performance, factoring in preseason expectations.

Champagnie, Capel make remarkable returns, Pitt pounds Syracuse, 96-76

First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.
January 16, 2021
Justin Champagnie, Jeff Capel and Pitt men’s basketball all made varying returns from different absences on Saturday afternoon and the end result was a blowout 96-76 victory over rival Syracuse.

Pitt forward John Hugley suspended indefinitely following felony criminal charges

First-year forward John Hugley was suspended indefinitely by the Panthers on Friday
January 16, 2021
The announcement comes in response to a criminal complaint filed on Thursday, according to court documents obtained by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, which alleged that Hugley and an unidentified friend had boarded a stolen car on Jul. 19, 2020.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.
January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.
December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.

Shorthanded Panthers can’t complete comeback vs. Louisville, lose 64-54

Shorthanded Panthers can’t complete comeback vs. Louisville, lose 64-54
December 22, 2020
Despite multiple gutsy comeback attempts, Pitt men’s basketball (5-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) was unable to overcome the absence of two key players and its head coach on Tuesday night in a 64-54 loss to Louisville (5-1 overall, 1-0 ACC) at the Petersen Events Center.

‘‘Diese is gonna be ‘Diese’: Toney juggles pain, success and responsibility

‘‘Diese is gonna be ‘Diese’: Toney juggles pain, success and responsibility
December 21, 2020
Throughout his tenure in Oakland, Au’Diese Toney has had to juggle success, responsibility and unimaginable grief. But through it all, he’s been one of Pitt’s steadiest players.
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