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Iowa's Caitlin Clark controls the ball during first-round action in the NCAA Tournament at the Alamodome on March 21, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas.

Column: Missouri State leads potential cinderellas in Sweet 16

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 26, 2021
While the men’s college basketball tournament has ruined brackets in Indianapolis, the women have done the same in San Antonio, but to a lesser degree.
Sophomore guard Dayshanette Harris scored 14 points against North Carolina on Feb. 14. Pitt women’s basketball ended its season with a 5-14 record.

Women’s basketball hopes to build around youth in offseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 16, 2021
This season was a tale of two schedules for Pitt women’s basketball. The young roster had to contend with COVID-19 and its own inexperience, all of which yielded a 5-14 record, and a 3-12 conference record.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

First-round ACC tournament loss to Boston College concludes Pitt women’s basketball season

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball failed to overcome the struggles that plagued the team all season in a 67-56 loss to Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday.
Pitt women’s basketball qualified as the No. 15 seed of 15 teams in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers play their first tournament game on Wednesday.

Preview: Pitt women’s basketball hoping for end-of-season run at ACC Tournament

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The first game of the tournament sees Pitt go up against the Boston College Eagles (6-11, 2-11 ACC) this Wednesday, the only conference squad to perform worse than the Panthers in the regular season.
The Pitt women's basketball team capped off its final home game of the 2021 season with a 59-48 loss to Notre Dame on Monday evening.

Free throw shooting woes prove lethal as Pitt falls to Notre Dame, 59-48

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Pitt held Notre Dame to 59 points on Monday, the first time it held an opponent to under 60 since November. The only problem — Pitt scored 48 points, its worst offensive performance of the season.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

No. 3 Louisville pulls away from Pitt women’s basketball in dominant second half

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 19, 2021
A dominant second half from the Cardinals erased any hopes of an upset at the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt women’s basketball lost 81-72 against North Carolina at home this afternoon.

Death by fouls and free throws: Women’s basketball drops close contest

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball (4-9, 2-8 ACC) continued its recent cold-streak futility with its fifth loss in a row, this time against North Carolina (10-8, 5-8 ACC) with a score of 81-72. This comes on the heels of a matchup where Pitt surrendered a late lead to Wake Forest and lost in overtime.
Pitt fell 71-61 to Syracuse Sunday afternoon.

Fouls and turnovers cost Pitt a close game against Syracuse

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Despite a close game in the fourth quarter, Pitt women’s basketball could not bounce back at home against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday, losing 71-67. The Panthers have dropped both games against the Orange, and extended their now three-game losing streak.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 74-55 to the Virginia Tech Hokies Thursday night at the Petersen Events Center, now falling to 2-5 in the ACC and 4-6 overall.

Poor shooting, costly turnovers doom Pitt women’s basketball against Virginia Tech

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer February 5, 2021
Turnovers, poor shooting and a lack of discipline plagued the Pitt women’s basketball team in a lopsided defeat to Virginia Tech on Thursday night.
The Pitt women's basketball team lost 72-68 against the Miami Hurricanes on Thursday night inside the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt women’s basketball blows 23-point first quarter lead to Miami in return to action

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 22, 2021
Miami snatched a victory from the jaws of defeat against Pitt women’s basketball on Thursday night, overcoming a 23-point first quarter deficit to defeat Pitt 72-68.
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