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Syracuse stifles Pitt, 62-53

Yacine Diop (12), redshirt junior and forward for Pitt’s women’s basketball team, scored 16 points in Monday night’s 62-53 loss to Syracuse at home. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team was blown out at the Carrier Dome, 70-52, in its first matchup of the season against rival Syracuse Jan. 21. During Monday night’s home stand, the Panthers played much better but still lost to the Orange, 62-53. The Panthers (10-17 overall, 2-12 ACC) kept the final margin clo...

Pitt tops Georgia Tech, gets first ACC win of the season

Alayna Gribble, sophomore, scored a career-high 29 points in Pitt’s 68-62 first ACC victory of the year.  (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 14, 2018

Pitt sophomore guard Alayna Gribble scored her last point of the day at the free throw line to give the Pitt women’s basketball team a 68-62 lead with one second left in Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech. Gribble scored a career-high 29 points in Pitt’s 68-62 victory as the Panthers claimed their f...

Pitt women’s basketball team maintains status quo in 2016-17 season

After a solid first year, point guard Jasmine Whitney (3) will make up part of Pitt's nucleus in the 2017-18 season. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

March 14, 2017

Around the time North Carolina guard Jamie Cherry buried her fifth 3-pointer of the game in the first round of the 2017 ACC Tournament, the Pitt women’s basketball team was starting to realize its season was over. The Panthers ended the regular season with a 13-16 overall record and a 4-12 record...

Panthers’ season ends in 72-60 loss vs. UNC at ACC Tournament

ACC Tournament

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

In last year’s ACC Tournament, North Carolina’s Jamie Cherry tried her best to spoil the Pitt women’s basketball team’s season, but the Panthers prevailed. This time around, the Tar Heels’ sharp-shooting guard single-handedly sent Pitt home. Cherry scored a career-high 32 points in UNC’s 72...

Pitt women’s basketball team falls at No. 8 Florida State, 79-48

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored 23 points in a 79-48 loss vs. Florida State on Thursday. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

Once again, Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise lit up the scoreboard for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 4-11 ACC) lost its final road game — and its last chance at a winning season — in a 79-48 defeat to the No. 8 Florida ...

Wise drops career-high 31 on Hokies to lead Panthers to 72-64 win

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored a career-high 31 point, including 25 in the second half, to lead the Panthers to a 72-64 win over Virginia Tech. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team snapped its six-game losing streak Thursday night, and it might not have happened without sophomore forward Brenna Wise breaking a program record. Wise tallied a career-high 31 points — including 25 in the second half — while shooting a perfect 13-for-13 from the ...

Pitt women fall to the No. 14 Blue Devils, 62-48

Sophomore Brenna Wise notched a double-double Sunday night, but that was not enough to defeat Duke. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 13, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team’s once-promising season has lost direction and postseason hopes have diminished, as the Panthers seem destined for their sixth losing season in seven years. The Panthers (12-13 overall, 3-9 ACC) fell to another ranked opponent Sunday, losing to the No. 14 Duke...

Pitt women’s basketball team drops fifth straight vs. Clemson, 54-46

Pitt sophomore forward Kalista Walters (32) tallied a team-high 14 points in a 54-46 loss Thursday vs. Clemson. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team continued its trend of playing well in the first half of games and failing to perform in the second half in yet another loss Thursday night. Returning to the Petersen Events Center after a two-game road trip, the Panthers (12-12 overall, 3-8 ACC) fell to the Clemson T...

Pitt women’s basketball slips up at No. 24 Syracuse, 93-65

Pitt first-year guard Alayna Gribble scored a career-high 23 points in the Panthers' 93-65 loss at Syracuse Thursday night. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 3, 2017

Continuing a recurring theme of the 2016-17 season, the Pitt women’s basketball team put up a fight against a ranked opponent Thursday, but couldn’t finish the job. Pitt led Louisville at halftime last Sunday only to give up the first 14 points of the third quarter and fade down the stretch. Th...

Pitt women’s basketball drubbed by No. 6 Notre Dame, 86-54

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise tallied 17 points in an 86-54 loss at Notre Dame Thursday night. Abigail Self | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

For the second game in a row, the Pitt women’s basketball team faced the unenviable task of trying to knock off a top-10 team on the road. Against the No. 8 Louisville Cardinals on Sunday, the Panthers played a mostly competitive game that eventually turned into a 73-52 loss. Facing a tough opponent...

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