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Pitt junior guard Destiny Strother (31) prepares to shoot at a game against North Carolina State University at Petersen Events Center on Dec. 10, 2021.

Panthers come up short on the road, fall to Hokies 75-65

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer 12:42 am
Pitt women’s basketball (10-8, 1-6 ACC) traveled to Blacksburg, Virginia on Thursday and came up short against Virginia Tech (14-4, 6-1 ACC), falling to the Hokies 75-65.
Senior guard Jayla Everett (20) takes a shot during the Pitt women’s basketball game vs. Boston College on Jan. 13.

Column | Panthers’ slide is product of costly turnovers, excessive substitutions

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer January 18, 2022
After stringing together quality wins in the non-conference portion of its season, Pitt struggled to get things going in the ACC. After a brutal first few games, Pitt now looks to change the narrative in the second half of the season.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) controls the ball at Thursday’s game against Boston College at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt continues to struggle in ACC play, fall to Eagles 75-64

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer January 13, 2022
The Panthers couldn’t get it going on offense and they once again fell short against the veteran Boston College team 75-64 — marking the team’s fifth straight loss in conference play.
Senior guard Jayla Everett (20) take a jump shot during the Pitt womens basketball game vs. NC State on Dec 10.

Panthers mauled by No. 3 Cardinals, 81-39, remain winless in ACC

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 6, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball suffered its third consecutive blowout loss in ACC play on Thursday night, succumbing to No. 3 Louisville 81-39. After more than two weeks off, the Panthers looked rusty rather than well-rested.
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 Friday night.

Pitt overpowered by No. 2 NC State in ACC opener

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 10, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball entered Friday night’s home game against No. 2 NC State riding its best start since 2009. But a blowout loss proved that the Panthers — despite their improvements — are still a long way from competing with the elite.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) dribbles the ball at a Nov. 17 game against Long Island University at the Petersen Events Center.

Preview | Pitt looks to build on hot start against No. 2 NC State Wolfpack on Friday

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer December 9, 2021
Pitt's start will be put to the test on Friday, as the Panthers tip off their conference schedule with a home game against No. 2 North Carolina State (8-1, 0-0 ACC). This will be the two teams’ only meeting in the regular season.
Emy Hayford (4) scores during the Pitt women’s basketball game against LIU on Nov. 17.

Pitt off to best start in 12 years after 67-51 win over Coppin State

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Led by a career night from junior forward Amber Brown, Pitt women’s basketball beat Coppin State 67-51 and improved to 8-2, the Panthers’ best 10-game start to a season since the 2009-10 season.
Pitt senior guard Jayla Everett (20) reaches to make a basket at Wednesday evening’s game against Rutgers University at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers trounce Scarlet Knights, 58-50, in ACC-Big 10 Challenge

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 2, 2021
After an unprecedented 5-2 start to their season, the Panthers took on the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at the Petersen Events Center in the ACC-Big 10 Challenge Wednesday night. Head coach Lance White has stressed the importance of winning the close games they compete in, and Wednesday was a prime example of doing just that.
Long Island University first-year guard Tayra Eke (32) attempts to block Pitt sophomore guard Liatu King (2) from making a basket at Wednesday’s game against Long Island University at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt shoots the lights out from three, blows out LIU 92-41

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball continued its early-season success at home Wednesday, blowing out the Long Island University Sharks, 92-41.
Pitt forward junior Amber Brown (5) pushes past Lafayette guard and forward senior Makaila Wilson (30) during Friday’s game against Lafayette College at the Petersen Events Center.

Women’s basketball off to 2-0 start after downing Radford, Lafayette

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball started its season with an 82-63 win against Radford University at the Petersen Events Center. They followed this up with yet another home victory against Lafayette two days later, 72-63.
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