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Panthers stifled at No. 1 Louisville, 64-46

Panthers stifled at No. 1 Louisville, 64-46

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Though the Panthers came in with confidence and a five-game win streak, they left as just another victim to the Cardinals’ buzzsaw, scoring a season-low points total in the 64-46 loss. 

Panthers basketball faces uphill battle at No. 1 Louisville

Panthers basketball faces uphill battle at No. 1 Louisville

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 5, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is riding a five-game win streak, but the team will face an uphill challenge on its way to six-straight when it travels to Louisville for a date with the No. 1 Cardinals.

Pitt breaks in new threads with 71-60 win over Rutgers

Pitt breaks in new threads with 71-60 win over Rutgers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 4, 2019

The Panthers put forth a performance to match their stylish appearance, taking down Rutgers 71-60 at the Petersen Events Center as part of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge.

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Justin Champagnie has done more than just contribute as a newcomer — he has perhaps become the Panthers’ best player.

Panthers pound pair of Wildcat squads for Ft. Myers Tip-Off title

Panthers pound pair of Wildcat squads for Ft. Myers Tip-Off title

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

The Panthers were seeing purple all week long when they travelled south to Ft. Myers, Florida for the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament this week. Pitt (6-2 overall, 1-0 ACC) sneaked past Kansas State (5-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) for a 63-59 win on Monday before downing Northwestern (3-3 overall, 0-0 Big 10) in the Championship game on Wednesday.

Panthers trounce Pine Bluff, 66-41

Panthers trounce Pine Bluff, 66-41

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball looked like the best version of itself during a comfortable victory on Thursday night, albeit against a lowly and winless Arkansas Pine-Bluff squad.

Pitt channels inner Rocky, beats Monmouth 63-50

Pitt channels inner Rocky, beats Monmouth 63-50

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 19, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball got back in the win column on Monday night thanks to a second-half surge from Xavier Johnson and Jeff Capel’s love of ’80s movies.

Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

For a team that has beaten ACC foe Florida State but also fallen to little-known Nicholls State, there have emerged two opposing outlooks.

Better know a non-conference opponent: Monmouth

Better know a non-conference opponent: Monmouth

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 17, 2019

On Monday night, Pitt men’s basketball will welcome the Monmouth University Hawks for their fourth non-conference game of the season, hoping to move their winning percentage back above .500. But outside the lines, there’s a lot to know about the Hawks, whose influence stretches from inches beyond the court all the way to the White House.

Panthers cede in second half, lose to WVU, 68-53

Panthers cede in second half, lose to WVU, 68-53

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 16, 2019

75 miles and different shades of blue and gold. Off of the hardwood, not much separates West Virginia (2-0, 0-0 Big 12) and Pitt (2-2, 1-0 ACC). But on Friday night, a mere 20 minutes of basketball proved how big the gap remains between the two hated rivals. 

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