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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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 sophomore forward John Hugley (23) scores during the men’s basketball exhibition versus Gannon at the Petersen Events Center in November.

Column | Recent additions put Pitt men’s basketball into ‘win now’ mode

By Richie Smiechowski, Senior Staff Writer May 24, 2022
Since April 1, Capel has finally started to show some of the recruiting prowess he was so highly touted for during his tenures at Duke and Oklahoma.
Students play basketball at Trees Hall.

Column | All I need to know, I learned at Trees

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor April 20, 2022
Outgoing sports editor Stephen Thompson has spent four years playing on and learning from Pittsburgh’s pick-up basketball courts. This is what they taught him and why he’s sad to leave them behind after graduation.
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.
Pitt senior guard Jayla Everett (20) at Thursday’s game against Boston College at the Petersen Events Center.

Jayla Everett dismissed from Pitt women’s basketball, program announces

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor February 21, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball will be without its leading scorer from the past two seasons as the Panthers wrap up their regular season, as head coach Lance White announced Sunday that the program dismissed senior guard Jayla Everett.
Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach.

Column | Lance White’s substitutions leave Panthers unable to find rhythm

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 16, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball has shown tremendous growth throughout the season with its deep roster of capable players, who have made up an exceptional rebounding and defensive basketball team. But the Panthers haven’t been able to break new ground this season, once again finding themselves towards the bottom of the ACC.
Destiny Strother (31) shoots a free throw after being fouled during the Pitt vs. NC State womens basketball game on Friday, Dec. 10, 2021 at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers’ comeback falls short in 64-54 loss to North Carolina

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 11, 2022
The Tarheels came out fast and Pitt had no answer until late in the game. But the Panthers ultimately ran out of time to mount a comeback, losing the game 64-54.
Phoenix Suns forward Cameron Johnson dunks as San Antonio Spurs forward Doug McDermott (17) looks on during the second half of an NBA basketball game Jan. 30 in Phoenix.

Ones that got away: Pitt transfers thriving in post-Panther days

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2022
In the spirit of Valentine’s Day, let’s take a trip down memory lane and remember a few of “the ones that got away” and what they’re up to in their post-Pitt lives.
Pitt graduate student forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15), left, and sophomore guard Femi Odukale (2), right, play defense against Wake Forest graduate student forward Dallas Walton (13) during Wednesday’s game in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

Column | Capel needs to add depth, more shooters before he can expect Pitt to win on the road

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer February 4, 2022
Head coach Jeff Capel has mustered just three road ACC wins in his tenure as head coach. Senior staff writer Kyle Saxon argues that before fans can expect this trend to change, Capel needs to add more depth and shooters via the transfer portal this offseason.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford at Thursday night’s game against Duke University at the Petersen Events Center.

‘Have to be a tougher basketball team’: Panthers fall to Blue Devils 54-39

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 4, 2022
The Blue Devils prevailed over the Panthers 54-39 in a low-scoring game with plenty of turnovers. This loss marks the Panther’s fourth loss in their last five games.
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