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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

Pitt women’s basketball signs Kyla Nelson for upcoming season

Coming off a month in which player after player has fled Pitt’s basketball programs, the women’s team got a commitment from a premier international player on Monday. The Pitt women’s basketball...

Cameron Johnson (23) is the fourth player to transfer from the Pitt men's basketball team since the end of the season. TPN File Photo (2017)

Panic at the Pete: Wise, Johnson’s transfers cause for alarm

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor April 3, 2017

It started with a harmless announcement March 13. That’s when sophomore guard Crisshawn Clark revealed his intention to transfer from the Pitt men’s basketball team after missing the entire 2016-17...

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

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

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...

The Pitt men's basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA...

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise earned her second-straight All-ACC Academic Team selection on Friday. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Brenna Wise earns second-straight All-ACC Academic selection

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 5, 2017

In her two years at Pitt, sophomore forward Brenna Wise immediately took over as the women’s basketball team’s best player following star point guard Brianna Kiesel’s graduation. Now, Wise is...

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

Pitt point guard Jasmine Whitney (3) scored 11 points in a 73-57 loss on Senior Day vs. No. 20 Syracuse. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

No. 20 Syracuse sinks Pitt on Senior Day, 73-57

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer February 27, 2017

Fans packed the Petersen Events Center for the 10th annual “Pink the Petersen” game for breast cancer awareness Sunday, but the support wasn’t enough to get the Panthers a win. The Pitt women’s...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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