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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.

Report card: Grading the Panthers’ UNC victory

Report card: Grading the Panthers’ UNC victory

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

It took a full team effort for Pitt men’s basketball to finally topple UNC, though two Panthers stood out above the rest on the grading scale.

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

In an ACC clash between two inconsistent teams, rebounding and homecourt advantage give the Tar Heels a slight edge over Pitt despite their depleted backcourt.

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

As the halfway mark of the college basketball season approaches, ushering in the marathon of conference play across the nation, one thing is clear –– parity is this year’s defining trait.

Previewing Pitt basketball’s full conference slate

Previewing Pitt basketball’s full conference slate

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 6, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is experiencing some deja vu.  Almost one year ago, Pitt ended a 690-day winless streak in conference play with a win over the Louisville Cardinals and five days later pulled off another thrilling upset over No. 11 Florida State. 

Panthers flake versus Wake, lose 69-65

Panthers flake versus Wake, lose 69-65

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 4, 2020

When Pitt downed Florida State in the season opener last November the possibilities seemed endless. Pitt had a winning conference record for the first time since 2016 and head coach Jeff Capel’s rebuild appeared to be right on track.  13 games later, Capel and his Panthers have been knocked down a peg. Pitt (10-4, 1-2 ACC) squandered a 16-point first half lead and lost, 69-65 to Wake Forest (8-5, 1-2 ACC) on Saturday afternoon. 

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The Pitt men’s basketball team scored a season-high 87 points — while conceding a season-high 79 — in a home victory over Canisius Monday afternoon.

Pitt basketball bulldozes Binghamton, 79-53

Pitt basketball bulldozes Binghamton, 79-53

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

Pitt smashed the spread and put to bed any doubts about its ability to take care of business against smaller schools, dominating Binghamton 79-53 in its most lopsided win this season.

Late run pushes Pitt past NIU, 59-50

Late run pushes Pitt past NIU, 59-50

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Metal plus time equals rust. And when you leave a basketball team to rest in the Steel City for 10 days, they’re bound to develop some rust as well. Finals week kept Pitt men’s basketball idle for ten days before hosting Northern Illinois on Monday night. 

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