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Pitt women’s basketball signs Kyla Nelson for upcoming season

Pitt women’s basketball signs Kyla Nelson for upcoming season

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

April 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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 team announced it signed 5-foot 11 inch combo guard Kyla Nelson for the upcoming season. Nelson is from Wo...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 3, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Sports Columns, Women's Basketball

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 season with a torn MCL and meniscus. Clark could have provided some useful depth for the Panthers if health...

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

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...

ICYMI: Spring Break

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017


Filed under Sports

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 in the fall 2016 semester. Wise also led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding for the second year in a ...

Brenna Wise earns second-straight All-ACC Academic selection

Brenna Wise earns second-straight All-ACC Academic selection

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 5, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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 following Kiesel’s path in the classroom as well as on the court. The Pittsburgh native receiv...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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 basketball team (13-16 overall, 4-12 ACC) lost its final regular season game to the No. 20 Syracuse Or...

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 17, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 13, 2017


Filed under Women's Basketball

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Panthers fall prey to Deacons, 57-48

Panthers fall prey to Deacons, 57-48

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 6, 2017


Filed under Women's Basketball

The Panthers and the Demon Deacons each claimed the lead twice Sunday, but when the Panthers failed to put a stop to the Deacons’ rampant scoring, the game ended with a familiar outcome for the men’s and women’s basketball teams: a Panther loss. The Pitt women’s basketball team (12-11, 3-7 ACC) suffered its...

Panthers falter late against No. 9 Louisville, lose 63-48

Panthers falter late against No. 9 Louisville, lose 63-48

By Kevin Bertha | For The Pitt News

January 29, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team has tested some of the best teams in the ACC like Louisville and N.C. State, only to give up the lead toward the end of the game and walk off in defeat. Sunday afternoon, the Panthers once again battled against the best but ultimately came up short. Pitt gave the No. 9 Louis...

No. 18 NC State snaps Pitt’s two-game winning streak, 55-42

No. 18 NC State snaps Pitt’s two-game winning streak, 55-42

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team rode a two-game winning streak into Raleigh, North Carolina, but that momentum came to end Thursday night against the No. 18 North Carolina State Wolfpack. NC State (16-5 overall, 6-2 ACC) used its stingy defense to contain the Panthers’ outside threats in a 55-...

TPN Panthers of the Month: Eben Vorster and Brenna Wise

TPN Panthers of the Month: Eben Vorster and Brenna Wise

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports, Women's Basketball

Eben Vorster First-year swimmer Eben Vorster is a mid-year addition to the Pitt men’s swimming and diving team from Bloemfontein, South Africa. Judging by the immediate impact he’s had with the Panthers, he’s still inside his comfort zone at Trees Pool, as Vorster has taken home multiple indivi...

Panthers riding momentum into Raleigh vs. No. 18 NC State

Panthers riding momentum into Raleigh vs. No. 18 NC State

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 26, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team’s showdown with the Virginia Cavaliers Sunday afternoon was set up to be a turning point for the Panthers’ season, win or lose. In a battle of teams with identical 2-3 records in the ACC, the winner would move to 3-3 in conference play and rise to the middle...

Wise, Panthers hold off Hoos, 62-54

Wise, Panthers hold off Hoos, 62-54

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 23, 2017


Filed under Women's Basketball

At the beginning of the season, pundits and coaches picked the Pitt women’s basketball team to be one of the worst in the ACC. But after Sunday afternoon’s back-and-forth 62-54 win over Virginia at the Petersen Events Center, the team has continued to exceed expectations and is now 3-3 in confer...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 13, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Panthers pound Eagles for first ACC win, 56-43

Panthers pound Eagles for first ACC win, 56-43

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

January 6, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team has turned to Brenna Wise and Brandi Harvey-Carr for the majority of its offense this season, but a new face emerged Thursday night as the Panthers’ go-to offensive threat — reserve forward Kalista Walters. Wise, a sophomore forward, leads the team with 14.1 points per g...

No. 11 Miami throttles Pitt women’s basketball, 82-50

No. 11 Miami throttles Pitt women’s basketball, 82-50

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team’s ACC opener against the Miami Hurricanes went a lot like the teams’ last meeting at last year’s ACC tournament — a dominant victory for Miami. The No. 11 Hurricanes (12-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) defeated the Panthers (9-5 overall, 0-1 ACC), 82-50, on Monday ni...

Wise tallies 25 to carry Panthers past McNeese State, 71-65

Wise tallies 25 to carry Panthers past McNeese State, 71-65

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 20, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The McNeese State Cowgirls gave the Pitt women’s basketball team a stiff test Tuesday night, but the Panthers’ frontcourt duo of Brenna Wise and Brandi Harvey-Carr proved too much for the Cowgirls to handle. Wise, a sophomore forward, followed up her 18-point, 10-rebound effort in Pitt’s 71-46...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 19, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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 trounced by Penn State, 91-62

Pitt women’s basketball trounced by Penn State, 91-62

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After suffering a 29-point thumping Saturday afternoon against her alma mater, Pitt women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio had one question. “Who thought igniting this rivalry was a good idea?” McConnell-Serio said after the Panthers’ blowout defeat against the Penn State Nitta...

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

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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 mauls Loyola Maryland, 74-44

Pitt women’s basketball mauls Loyola Maryland, 74-44

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

November 22, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team put together its most complete performance of the season Monday night as all five starters reached double digits in points. Pitt, 4-0, cruised to a 74-44 victory over the Loyola Maryland Greyhounds, 2-3, Monday at the Petersen Events Center, led by standout performance...

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

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

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

November 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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

Winning Ways: Whitney brings championship pedigree to Panthers

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 31, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

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 Women’s Basketball Season Preview: A Transition Year

Pitt Women’s Basketball Season Preview: A Transition Year

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It seems like the same refrain year after year, but it holds true again this season — Pitt women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is once again fielding a young team. Out of 12 players on the Panthers’ roster, eight are first- and second-year players, and only two are seniors. Bu...

Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball players’ season ended earlier than they might have wanted — but don’t expect them to wallow in the offseason. “Obviously we’re all sad and disappointed that we didn’t have a postseason, but at the same time, we finished with pride and went down fighting,” fresh...

Women’s basketball season ends in blowout loss to No. 21 Miami

Women’s basketball season ends in blowout loss to No. 21 Miami

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

One game after Pitt earned its first ACC tournament win by sticking it to the Tar Heels, the No. 21 Miami Hurricanes blew the Panthers away. After a rough second quarter, Pitt fell hard in the second round of the ACC Tournament, losing to the Hurricanes 77-55 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The loss ...

Pitt tops UNC for program’s first ACC tournament victory

Pitt tops UNC for program’s first ACC tournament victory

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

In the same sphere that thousands of golden-clad students have shimmied and shrieked at dangerous decibel levels, a single player and ball graced the hardwood Tuesday morning. An unusually tranquil scene, the sound of her few dribbles and the swish of the net echoed against the Petersen Events Center’s ...

Panthers utilize early run to blow out Tar Heels on road

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 18, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Not much has gone right for the Pitt women’s basketball team this season, but everything went right against North Carolina Thursday night. Pitt (12-14, 4-9 ACC) trampled the North Carolina Tar Heels (14-14, 4-9 ACC) in a decisive 76-60 victory in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Thursday. The Panthers...

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

Women’s basketball loses ninth conference game at hands of No. 12 Louisville

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team won a battle, but not the war. Despite winning the first quarter, Pitt (10-14, 2-9 ACC) could not hold off the No. 12 Louisville Cardinals (19-6, 11-1 ACC), losing the final three quarters before falling 84-61 at the Petersen Events Center Thursday night. The loss...

Demon Deacons demonize Panther by double digits

Demon Deacons demonize Panther by double digits

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 5, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In a battle of two-win conference teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t outpace Wake Forest. Trying for consecutive wins for the first time since late December, the Panthers (10-13, 2-8 ACC) came up short in their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-11, 3-7 ACC) Thursday at th...

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 29, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For every Pitt basket, Duke had an answer — and then some. After breaking a seven-game losing streak on the road in its last game, the Pitt women’s basketball team (9-12, 1-7 ACC) struggled through a tough test with the Duke Blue Devils (16-6, 5-3 ACC) and eventually fell by a score of 70-48. The...

Panthers lose sixth straight ACC game at Boston College

Panthers lose sixth straight ACC game at Boston College

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 21, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Conference play has not been kind to the Pitt women’s basketball team. In a battle of winless ACC teams, Pitt (8-11, 0-6 ACC) couldn’t close the door against the Boston College Eagles (13-5, 1-4 ACC) during its game Thursday at the Conte Forum in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, falling 54-43. From...

Panthers of the Week

Panthers of the Week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Writer

January 21, 2016


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports, Women's Basketball

JAMEL ARTIS- Forward, men’s basketball Despite a tough couple of games for the Pitt men’s basketball team, junior Jamel Artis has remained consistent, averaging a career-high 16.1 points per game. He has scored double figures in eight straight games, including 22 points against Boston College Satur...

Syracuse stifles Pitt offense in conference loss

Syracuse stifles Pitt offense in conference loss

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

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...

Stifling defense leads to blowout win for Pitt women’s basketball over Delaware State

Stifling defense leads to blowout win  for Pitt women’s basketball over Delaware State

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

November 20, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

A stifling Pitt defense never gave Delaware State a chance. After a dominating performance from freshman Kalista Walters against St. Francis, fellow freshmen Kauai Bradley and Brenna Wise joined Walters in leading Pitt women’s basketball to a dominating 77-43 win over the Delaware State Hornets...

Panthers of the Week

Panthers of the Week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 18, 2015


Filed under Football, Sports, Women's Basketball

MIKE CAPRARA- Linebacker, football Caprara had the best game of his Pitt career Saturday in Durham, North Carolina, playing a integral role in Pitt’s 31-13 win over the Duke Blue Devils. Caprara, a graduate of Woodland Hills High School, compiled eight tackles, two sacks, a fumble recovery and a ...

Walters lights up Red Flash in 74-59 road win against St. Francis

Walters lights up Red Flash in 74-59 road win against St. Francis

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 17, 2015


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Against the St. Francis Red Flash, it was Kalista Walters who shined brightest. The Pitt women’s basketball team never trailed Monday evening, defeating St. Francis 74-59 in Loretto, Pennsylvania, to move to 2-0 on the season. Walters, a freshman, led the Panthers with a game-high 26 points. “Wa...

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