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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

Pitt women’s basketball’s new coach, Tory Verdi, enters the Petersen Events Center on Friday.

New Pitt women’s basketball coach Tory Verdi seeks to build a winning culture at Pitt

By Brian Sherry, Assistant Sports Editor April 21, 2023
While he was only hired less than a month ago, new Pitt women’s basketball head coach Tory Verdi is already looking to the future. Verdi is ambitious, as he wants to build a successful program and a winning culture at Pitt.
Pitt women’s basketball’s new coach, Tory Verdi, enters the Petersen Events Center on Friday.

Pitt women’s basketball announces Tory Verdi as new head coach

By Brian Sherry, Assistant Sports Editor April 10, 2023
After a month-long search, the Panthers announced former UMass coach Tory Verdi as the new women’s basketball head coach on Friday. Verdi will take the reins following former Panther head coach Lance White’s firing from the program.
LSUs Angel Reese reacts in front of Iowas Caitlin Clark during the second half of the NCAA Womens Final Four championship basketball game Sunday, April 2 in Dallas. LSU won 102-85 to win the championship.

Column | Intolerance evident after NCAA women’s basketball title game

By Eli Smith, Staff Writer April 5, 2023
Controversy marred the historic 2023 NCAA women’s basketball championship after LSU forward Angel Reese taunted Iowa guard Caitlin Clark. But Staff Writer Eli Smith argues that the outcry is rooted in racism and misogyny.
Marquette head coach Megan Duffy reacts to a play in the first half of a first-round college basketball game against South Florida in the NCAA Tournament, Friday, March 17, 2023, in Columbia, S.C.

Column | Pitt targets proven commodities in women’s basketball head coach search

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 24, 2023
After a disappointing 2022-23 campaign, head coach Lance White was relieved of his duties. Staff Writer Alex Porter discusses reported candidates and argues the Panthers shouldn’t fear hiring lesser experienced rising stars.
South Carolinas Aliyah Boston holds up the championship trophy after defeating Tennessee 74-58 to win the championship game of the Southeastern Conference womens tournament in Greenville, S.C., Sunday, March 5, 2023.

The Pitt News sports desk predicts women’s March Madness winners

By The Pitt News Staff March 15, 2023
As the women’s NCAA basketball tournament approaches, The Pitt News Sports Desk gives its predictions for who will win the National Championship. The first round will start Friday afternoon and conclude April 2 in Dallas.
NC State womens basketball player Elissa Cunane (33) blocks Pitt player Mary Dunn (15) from catching a rebound during the Pitt vs. NC State game on Jan. 6.

Pitt women’s basketball falls to Clemson 71-53 in ACC tournament first-round

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
Following a disappointing 2022-23 campaign, Pitt women’s basketball fell to Clemson 71-53 in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday. The loss likely ended the Panthers’ season, as they are longshots to reach the NCAA tournament.
The Pitt women’s basketball team listens to coach Lance White on the sideline during the game against Syracuse on Thursday.

Preview | Pitt women’s basketball looks to redeem frustrating season in ACC tournament

By Alex Porter, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
After an underwhelming 2022-23 campaign, No. 15 Pitt women’s basketball is set to square off against No. 10 Clemson in the ACC tournament. Staff Writer Alex Porter previews the match, saying a win could act as a catalyst for future success.
Pitt scores during the men’s basketball game against West Virginia on Nov. 11, 2022.

Reloading and rebooting: A look at Pitt basketball’s 2023 recruiting

By Ben Pisano, Senior Staff Writer February 6, 2023
The Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs are heading in two very different directions right now. Nonetheless, both programs have intriguing recruits for the 2023 class. Staff writer Ben Pisano breaks down both programs' incoming players.
Lance White, head coach of Pitt women’s basketball, at their game against Clemson on Sunday.

Column | Women’s basketball deserves their winning season

By Sara Meyer, Staff Writer January 17, 2023
After five years at the helm of the Pitt athletic department, Heather Lyke’s one blemish on an otherwise stellar tenure is the women’s basketball program. With a rich history in Pittsburgh, staff writer Sara Meyer argues that the team deserves better.
First-year guard Marley Washenitz (11) dribbles the ball during Pitt women’s basketball’s game against Clemson on Sunday afternoon.

Photos: Pitt women’s basketball falls to Clemson

By Jonathan Guo, Staff Photographer January 17, 2023

The Panthers lost to Clemson 72-57 Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt women’s basketball is currently ranked 14th in the ACC.

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