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Pitt women’s basketball team rolls to 71-46 win over UTEP

Pitt C Brandi Harvey-Carr (44) scored 18 points and grabbed five rebounds in a 71-46 win over UTEP. Steve Rotstein | Contributing Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 19, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team recovered from its most lopsided loss of the season with a resounding 25-point win in game one of the Patrick Harrington Tournament in Niceville, Florida. With eight days of rest following a 91-62 defeat against Penn State Dec. 10, Pitt (8-3) made the trip to Florida...

Pitt women’s basketball conquers Cornell, 56-44

Junior point guard Aysia Bugg led the Panthers with 15 points in a 56-44 win over Cornell.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 27, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team is off to a 6-0 start for the fourth time in school history after another double-digit win on Saturday. Playing with an eight-woman rotation due to a rash of injuries, the Panthers (6-0) managed to defeat the Cornell Big Red (4-2) at the Petersen Events Center Satu...

Pitt women’s basketball romps to 94-48 win vs. Slippery Rock

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise (50) led the Panthers with 18 points in a 94-48 win over Slippery Rock on Wednesday. Abigail Self | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 23, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team is dealing with injuries to top playmakers Yacine Diop and Alayna Gribble, but that hasn’t stopped the Panthers from rolling to a 5-0 start. Pitt (5-0) rumbled to a 94-48 victory against Slippery Rock University (3-2) at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday after...

Pitt women’s basketball pummels Youngstown State, 63-50

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise (50) led the Panthers with 18 points in a 94-48 win over Slippery Rock on Wednesday. Abigail Self | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

November 15, 2016

After the two youngest players on the Pitt women’s basketball team led the way in the regular season opener, a familiar name emerged at the top of the stat sheet in game two: Brenna Wise. A team-record 9,771 fans spilled out of school buses and into the Petersen Events Center at 11 a.m. Monday ...

Winning Ways: Whitney brings championship pedigree to Panthers

First-year point guard Jasmine Whitney is one of three newcomers on the Pitt women's basketball team in 2016-17. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 31, 2016

At Pitt’s first open practice of the year, first-year point guard Jasmine Whitney controls the Petersen Events Center court with a quiet calmness. She doesn’t frantically shout out a play — rather, she stands at the top of the key and directs her teammates to open spots on the court. She hold...

Pitt tops UNC for program’s first ACC tournament victory

Photo Courtesy of Grant Halverson

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

Trailing by three, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels had 15.9 seconds to tie the Pitt women’s basketball team to remain alive in the ACC tournament. They used 15.8 of those seconds, and thanks to a clutch make by Jamie Cherry, the No. 12 seeded Panthers had to outplay the No. 13 Tar Heels...

Syracuse stifles Pitt offense in conference loss

Kalista Walters scored thirteen points in Pitt's loss on Thursday against Syracuse. Valkyrie Speaker | Staff Photographer

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team traveled to Syracuse Thursday, hoping to take home its first conference win of the year, but more sloppy play extended that drought. The Panthers (8-9, 0-4 ACC) fell below the .500 mark after dropping a 71-48 decision at Syracuse (13-4, 3-1 ACC) Thursday night behind...

Despite slow start, five items becoming clear surrounding Pitt women’s basketball

Suzie-McConnell Serio and the Pitt women's basketball team are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 13-17 season.  Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

Before the season began, no one knew how the Pitt women’s basketball team would respond after losing star point guard Brianna Kiesel to the WNBA. After opening its schedule on a four-game win streak, the team has struggled in the last 10 contests, dropping six games, including its first conference...

Panthers of the week

Left:  Mike Young (Wenhao Wu)     Right:  Aysia Bugg (Jeff Ahearn)

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

December 2, 2015

Michael Young- forward, men’s basketball Young has emerged as the go-to scorer for the Pitt men’s basketball team this season, ranking 10th in the ACC in points per game, sixth in field goal percentage and 10th in rebounds per game. That success continued this past week, as Young averaged 17 points, eig...

Panthers lose Kiesel, gain experience in pivotal third year under McConnell-Serio

Nicole Gye / Staff Photographer

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

August 30, 2015

At this time last year, the Pitt women’s basketball team was shrouded by a cloud of mystery. Questions about youth, a short bench and an overwhelming lack of experience swirled around a team hoping to trend upward during Suzie McConnell-Serio’s second year at the helm. Enter present day, and the team is looking to build ...

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