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Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) runs with the ball during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers’ ranked-opponent struggle continues, fall 77-63 to Notre Dame

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 23, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-9, 1-7 ACC) hosted No. 19 Notre Dame (14-4, 5-2 ACC) on Sunday, and lost to the Fighting Irish 77-63. The game was the Panthers’ sixth against a ranked opponent — their fifth in the ACC — and they have lost all six of those games.
Pitt sophomore guard Femi Odukale (2) and Virginia sophomore guard Reece Beekman (2) chase the ball at Wednesday’s game at the Petersen Events Center.

Column | Capel’s inability to manage games continues to hamstring already depleted Panthers

By Jermaine Sykes, Staff Writer January 21, 2022
While the offense struggled down the stretch in the second half, the Panthers’ defense had struggles of its own. Despite a rough start, the Cavaliers offense got better looks in the second half and capitalized on them. Head coach Jeff Capel’s defense had no answer for Virginia’s offense late in the first half and beyond.
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 January 21, 2022
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.
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 senior guard Jayla Everett (20) runs with the ball at Wednesday’s game against Radford University.

Photos: Women’s Basketball vs. Radford

By Hannah Wilson, Staff Photographer November 12, 2021

The Pitt Panthers defeated Radford 82-63 on Wednesday's game at Petersen Events Center. A strong season opener, Pitt players scored high — with junior guard Emy Hayford (4) scoring a career high...

John Hugley (23) looks to pass the ball at the Pitt men’s basketball practice on Sept. 30.

Lofty expectations await Hugley upon return to men’s basketball

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 4, 2021
A past problem offset the progress he had made and adversely affected the team’s success. But with a full offseason under his belt and a clean slate upon which to work, Hugley is preparing to affirm the belief that teammates and coaches have always held during his sophomore campaign.
Gilbert Brown (left), Kyle Cieplicky (center) and Jake Presutti (right) are Pitt men’s basketball’s newest coaching staff members.

Expanding men’s basketball coaching staff aims to instill winning culture

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer November 2, 2021
While working hard to revitalize the roster, Capel also expanded his staff with three new coaches joining the program.
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