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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Head coach Jeff Capel speaks to the team during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Feb. 4.

Pitt men’s basketball fails to make NCAA Tournament, declines NIT bid

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor March 17, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball had a disappointing Sunday evening, as the team failed to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee listed the Panthers as one of the first four teams out of the...

Senior infielder Kat Rodriguez (33) runs off the base against UVA at Vartabedian Field on Mar. 23, 2023.

Pitt athletics hit the road with an action-packed spring break

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 17, 2024

Pitt athletics had an action-packed break, as the Panthers competed across the country over this past week. Here is how each program fared. Softball Pitt softball (8-18, 0-6 ACC) continued to struggle...

Pitt men’s basketball falls to North Carolina in ACC semi-final

Pitt men’s basketball falls to North Carolina in ACC semi-final

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Pitt men's basketball’s game against North Carolina was labeled by Bracketologists as a must-win to make the tournament. But the Panthers were unable to make due, losing to the Tar Heels 72-65. North...

Pitt men’s basketball looks to punch ticket to NCAA Tournament against UNC

Pitt men’s basketball looks to punch ticket to NCAA Tournament against UNC

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball’s win over Wake Forest on Thursday kept its hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid alive. But the Panthers need to beat projected No. 1 seed North Carolina on Friday night to earn a...

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) shoots during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Pitt men’s basketball advances to ACC semifinals with win over Wake Forest

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Coming into Thursday, bracketologists tagged Pitt men’s basketball’s ACC Tournament matchup against Wake Forest as a must-win for each team. But the Panthers were up to the challenge, defeating the...

Pitt men’s basketball gears up for ACC Tournament matchup

Pitt men’s basketball gears up for ACC Tournament matchup

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 13, 2024

It’s the postseason for Pitt men’s basketball. The Panthers have to win their ACC Tournament quarterfinal matchup against Wake Forest to keep their hopes of earning a bid to the NCAA Tournament alive. Regular...

Pitt men’s basketball defeats NC State, locks in No. 4 seed

Pitt men’s basketball defeats NC State, locks in No. 4 seed

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor March 10, 2024

Just after the tip-off of Pitt men’s basketball (21-10, 12-8 ACC) against NC State, Wake Forest defeated Clemson. If the Panthers beat the Wolfpack on Saturday night they would lock in the No. 4 seed...

A Pitt wrestler fights for hand control during the meet against Virginia in the Fitzgerald Field House on Feb. 23.

Pitt Athletics heads into spring break with a busy weekend

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Pitt Athletics has another busy weekend ahead with some pivotal matchups for both winter and spring sports.  Men’s basketball  Pitt men’s basketball hosts NC State for Senior Night on Saturday...

Senior forward Liatu King (2) goes for a layup during Thursdays game against Duke in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball season recap

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer March 8, 2024

Following a disastrous season that ended in the firing of head coach Lance White, the Pitt women’s basketball team looked to turn things around. The change was drastic. Nine players transferred after...

Jeff Capel, head coach of Pitt mens basketball, yells on the court during the game against Wake Forest on Wednesday, Jan. 25.

‘I want more’: Jeff Capel displays the benefits of patience in college basketball

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor March 8, 2024

In a college basketball landscape filled with NET rankings, NIL, the transfer portal and constant coaching movements, what’s lost is a program's ability to build and rebuild. And rebuilding is exactly...

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