The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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

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.

Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach.

Column | Pitt women’s basketball head coach Lance White must win now

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer November 1, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball head coach Lance White has struggled in his four years at the helm of the program. With an 8-59 record in ACC play, staff writer Alexander Ganias argues that a lack of clear improvement this season could be his final straw.
Column | Pitt women’s basketball poised to make leap in 2022

Column | Pitt women’s basketball poised to make leap in 2022

By Frankie Richetti, Senior Staff Writer June 8, 2022
After four seasons at Pitt, head coach Lance White mustered just eight wins in conference play in 2021. After another poor season, fans quickly realized that the Panthers lagged behind the rest of the ACC from a talent perspective.In the form of five newcomers – including three first-years – Pitt underwent a much needed overhaul. 
Pitt junior center Rita Igbokwe (23), left, and sophomore guard Taisha Exanor (3) chase the ball at a Nov. 21, 2021, game against Radford University at the Petersen Events Center.

Women’s basketball, White need to make strong starts sustainable

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer March 17, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball faced a recurring theme throughout its 2022 campaign — an inability to finish — both their games and, ultimately, the season — with the momentum they started with.
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