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Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

Junior center Terrell Brown (21) at February’s home match with Georgia Tech.

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Though the Panthers lost 73-56, the bigger story was that they outplayed the Blue Devils for half the game, largely thanks to a breakout performance from first-year forward Rita Igbokwe.

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Justin Champagnie (11) went for 30 points on 3-4 from the 3-point range and 13-17 from the field against Georgia Tech Saturday.

By Nick Farabaugh, For the Pitt News

February 10, 2020

From an electric scoring performance by budding star and first-year forward Justin Champagnie, to the evolving, enigmatic nature of sophomore guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, here are some observations from Pitt’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Final foul lifts Louisville over Pitt, 73-68

Coach Capel watches from the bench as penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset No. 11 Louisville during the end overtime at Pitt’s 73-68 loss to the Cardinals on Tuesday.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2020

A questionable foul call on Terrell Brown sank Pitt against Louisville on Tuesday, but it was the Panthers’ inability to perform down the stretch that put holes in the ship.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 11, 2019

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.

Take 5: Major contracts and meltdowns

Manny Machado and the San Diego Padres agreed to a 10-year, $300 million contract — the largest free-agent contract in the history of baseball.

By Staff

February 21, 2019

The past week has been a big one in the sports world. From a record breaking free agency deal for shortstop Manny Machado to the Steelers’ roster having a meltdown, it seems no one is safe from making the news

Pitt swimmers prepare for ACC Championships

At the championships this year, Valerie Daigneault will compete in three individual events, the 200-yard individual medley on the first day, either the 200-yard freestyle or the 100-yard backstroke on the second day and the 200-yard backstroke on the final day.

By Tessa Sayers, Assistant Sports Editor

February 20, 2019

With several Pitt swimmers heading to the ACC Championships, head coach John Hargis has high hopes for success.

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