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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball during the Pitt vs. Minnesota men’s basketball game at the Petersen Events Center on Nov 30.

Hot-shooting second half pushes Pitt past Orange, 64-53

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 26, 2022
For the first 20 minutes on Tuesday night, Pitt seemed destined for another dismal offensive performance and subsequent loss. But in a tale of two halves, the Panthers downed rival Syracuse, 64-53, behind some hot shooting in the second half.
Pittsburgh forward Mouhamadou Gueye (15) drives around Louisville forward Matt Cross (33) during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in Louisville, Ky., Wednesday, Jan. 5, 2022.

Gueye’s emergence gives Pitt men’s basketball a ‘different look’

By Kyle Saxon, Senior Staff Writer January 19, 2022
Mouhamadou Gueye has been one of the biggest contributors to recent successes for Pitt men’s basketball. His role was limited early on, but now the rangy big man is doing it all for the improving Panthers.
Coaches and staff look on as senior guard Jamarius Burton dribbles the ball at Saturday afternoons game vs. Louisville.

Pitt handily beats Louisville, 65-53, for second conference win

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 15, 2022
In the rematch of a Jan. 5 barn-burner, Pitt thoroughly beat Louisville to earn its second conference win of the season, one that serves as further proof of the team’s holistic improvement.
Pittsburgh guard Jamarius Burton (11) drives to the basket for his game-winning shot against St. Johns during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, Dec. 18, 2021, in New York. Burton’s runner with 0.4 seconds left lifted Pittsburgh over St. John’s 59-57 in the showcase game of the Gotham Classic.

Burton buzzer-beater carries Pitt over St. John’s, 59-57, at the Garden

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor December 18, 2021
Often this season, victory slipped through the fingers of Pitt men’s basketball when the team had a win within its grasp. Finally, it was time for the Panthers to deliver a gut-punch instead of take one in a 59-57 win over St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.
Pitt men’s basketball players huddle at the exhibition game versus Gannon University Monday night, as head coach Jeff Capel looks on.

Men’s basketball hopes to recover from roster turnover in Capel’s fourth year

By Jermaine Sykes, For The Pitt News November 2, 2021
Pitt men’s basketball isn’t expected to do much this season, but those within the program see an opportunity to exceed expectations with a revamped roster in Jeff Capel’s fourth season at the helm.
Five Pitt gymnasts earned all-conference honors in the 2020 East Atlantic Gymnastics League, including senior transfer Michaela Burton, who wrapped up her career with three First Team honors for bars, beam and floor.

Five Pitt gymnasts earn All-EAGL Honors

By Hope Matyas, Staff Writer March 31, 2020
Pitt's Michaela Burton, Deven Herbine, Olivia Miller, Alecia Petrikis and Ciara Ward received all-conference honors on Monday.
Senior Deven Herbine achieved a career-high 9.850 on beam at Monday evening’s meet with Southern Utah.

Pitt scores season-high 196 in loss to Flippin’ Birds

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor February 25, 2020
Despite falling in a dual meet to No. 19 Southern Utah, Pitt’s gymnasts gave head coach Samantha Snider much to be proud about by contributing season-best scores across the board.
Senior Michaela Burton holds the highest individual scores for the season on both bars and beam with a 9.850 and 9.925, respectively, and she has earned 10 individual event titles so far.

AAI Award nominee Michaela Burton leads Pitt gymnasts

By Hope Matyas, For the Pitt News February 20, 2020
Since the beginning of the 2020 competitive season, Michaela Burton has been a high-scoring all-around anchor for Pitt’s team.
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