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Pitt wrestling earns second place at ACC Championship

Senior heavyweight Demetrius Thomas earned his second straight individual ACC Championship title.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 10, 2020

Hosting the ACC Wrestling Championship for the first time in program history, No. 8 Pitt wrestling put on a show for its home fans Sunday at the Petersen Events Center.

GT ends Pitt’s tournament run in second round, 68-58

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) scored 21 points during Pitt’s 68-58 loss to Georgia Tech in the second round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

After a shocking upset victory over Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC Women's Basketball Tournament, Pitt's postseason run came to an end with a loss to Georgia Tech Thursday.

ACC Tournament awaits struggling Panthers

Duke's Tre Jones, left, drives against Miami's Chris Lykes during the second half at the Watsco Center on Jan. 4. Duke won, 95-62.

By Tyler Mathes, For the Pitt News

March 6, 2020

Next up is the ACC Men’s Basketball Tournament starting Tuesday, where Pitt basketball will face a serious uphill battle to advance through the bracket.

Pitt basketball’s recent stretch defined by disappointment

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney made only three of 14 shot attempts during Wednesday night’s 73-57 loss to Georgia Tech.

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer

March 6, 2020

Pitt hasn't looked hungry or aggressive during its seven-game losing streak, instead appearing complacent and fatigued.

Penguins prevail 7-5 in Pitt baseball’s home opener

Pitt junior Chris Cappas throws a pitch against Youngstown State Wednesday.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

After getting off to one of the hottest starts in program history, Pitt baseball struggled to find a rhythm Wednesday against Youngstown State and fell in its home opener.

Georgia Tech routs Pitt in regular season finale, 73-57

Graduate transfer forward Eric Hamilton dunks against Clemson. He led Pitt with 12 points against Georgia Tech Wednesday night.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2020

The superb play of Jose Alvarado, along with Georgia Tech’s 46% clip from 3-point distance, proved too much to overcome for offense-adverse Pitt Wednesday night.

Harris’s floater stuns Notre Dame in ACC Tournament first round, 67-65

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) attempts to drive toward the hoop during Pitt’s 88-44 loss to NC State.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

March 4, 2020

Pitt first-year guard Dayshanette Harris’s go-ahead floater with 2.7 seconds remaining was just the icing on the cake of the Panthers’ improbable and incredible upset over No. 10 seed Notre Dame.

Miller, Walker earn Student-Athlete of the Week honors

Sophomore gymnast Olivia Miller (pictured) earned student athlete of the week recognition alongside track and field’s Noah Walker.

By Hope Matyas, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Two Pitt athletes have marched their way into this week’s spotlight following their podium-worthy performances. Both competed as individuals, and their singular scores have boosted Pitt gymnastics and Pitt track and field to new records.

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

Junior center Terrell Brown (21) at February’s home match with Georgia Tech.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Pitt wrestling earns trio of No. 1 seeds in ACC Tournament

Senior Demetrius Thomas earned top seeding for the 2020 ACC Tournament alongside redshirt junior Gregg Harvey and redshirt sophomore Micky Phillippi.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 4, 2020

When the ACC Wrestling Championships come to Pittsburgh this weekend, a trio of Pitt wrestlers will compete as No. 1 seeds on the floor of the Petersen Events Center.

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