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The ACC announced the 2020-21 women’s basketball schedule on Wednesday, where Pitt will play 20 games amongst three regions.

Women’s basketball beginning to build on program lows

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball’s 2019-20 season was one of the worst in program history. But despite the lows, the Panthers have plenty to build on as they enter an offseason lengthened by the COVID-19 pandemic.
First-year guard Dayshanette Harris led the Panthers with seven points in the opening period before being elbowed in the face by Irish senior guard Kaitlin Cole midway through the second quarter.

Injuries sink Pitt offense at Notre Dame

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer February 10, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball entered Sunday’s game against rival Notre Dame hoping to get revenge for its close, early-January loss to the Irish. Despite a strong start, Pitt’s shooting struggles and a key injury handicapped the team on its way to another big defeat, 74-52 in South Bend, Indiana.
With the loss to No. 5 Louisville, the Panthers (3-16 overall, 0-8 ACC) extend their losing streak to 12 games on the season and remain winless in conference play in womens’ basketball.

Pitt women wilt at No. 5 Louisville, 83-49

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer January 26, 2020
Pitt dropped its 12th straight game in blowout fashion to No. 5 Louisville on Sunday, 83-49.
Fifth-year guard Aysia Bugg (2) scored 10 of Pitt’s points during the team’s 79-70 loss to Boston College on Sunday.

Eagles edge Panthers 79-70 in Sunday matinee

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer January 6, 2020
Pitt women’s basketball once again fell just short in a tight ACC contest, losing to Boston College 79-70 at the Petersen Events Center Sunday afternoon.
Amber Brown (5) led Pitt with 11 rebounds while contributing 12 points in a 60-52 loss to Notre Dame.

Pitt teaches Fairleigh Dickinson a lesson on School Day, 69-60

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer November 20, 2019
Pitt didn’t let the thousands of school children who filled the stands as part of the team’s annual School Day down, beating Fairleigh Dickinson behind 17 points from Aysia Bugg.
Redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg (2) leads Pitt’s offense with an average of 20 points per game.

After several seasons sidelined, Bugg returns to starring role

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 18, 2019
Being a student athlete at the Division I level is a tall order for anyone. Add in a myriad of injuries and life-threatening illness, and it becomes an almost impossible challenge — but not for redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg.
Junior center Cara Judkins (11) made three of three field goals during Pitt’s 81-73 victory over Central Connecticut State on Monday.

Second-half comeback fuels Panthers’ first win, 81-73, over CCSU

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer November 12, 2019
Pitt women’s basketball won its home opener in dramatic fashion Monday night, coming back from a 19-point deficit in the second half to beat Central Connecticut State.
Redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg rushes past Pitt-Johnstown’s Alli McGrath. Bugg is one of only two current players who have seen regular starting minutes in their career.

White welcomes new year in women’s basketball rebuild

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2019
Leaves crunch underfoot, temperatures drop and basketballs hit the hardwood — November is finally here, meaning that Pitt women’s basketball will open their second season under head coach Lance White this month. White is charged with the tall task of rebuilding Pitt’s struggling women’s basketball program and has already gotten to work revamping the middling Panthers.
Senior forward Danielle Garven attempts a layup.

Pitt escapes exhibition with a narrow win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 4, 2019
Typically, a preseason exhibition game is an opportunity for more talented teams to tune up for the regular season against a lower-division opponent. But for Pitt women’s basketball, Friday night’s exhibition against Pitt-Johnstown was another story. The Panthers struggled mightily, escaping with a narrow 76-62 win over the Division II Mountain Cats.
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