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Point-Counterpoint: Stallings should go

Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings has led the Panthers’ on their worst season this year since 2000. (Photo by John Hamilton | Contributing Editor)

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Currently winless in conference play this season and 4-21 overall in the ACC during his time at Pitt, Kevin Stallings has done little to establish Pitt or himself in the ACC. In two years, Stallings has coached the Panthers to a 55-point loss at home against Louisville and a 35-point loss on nati...

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

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)

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

Leading returning scorer Cameron Johnson leaving Pitt

Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson is transferring from the Pitt men's basketball team. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

April 1, 2017

After having three players transfer in the past three weeks, the Pitt men’s basketball team is now losing its leading returning scorer. Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson is pursuing his transfer from the university. Johnson’s father Gil confirmed the news to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette early Sat...

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the Panthers go from here? Some have called for the axing of head coach Kevin Stallings after just one year on...

Pitt holds on for 61-59 win over Georgia Tech in first round of ACC Tournament

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By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pitt men’s basketball team held on to extend its season for at least another day. The Panthers (16-16) survived a last-minute rally from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-15) to pull out a 61-59 win Tuesday night in the first round of the ACC Tournament at t...

Panthers drop regular season finale at No. 23 Virginia, 67-42

Pitt senior forward Michael Young led the team with 14 points in a 67-42 loss at No. 23 Virginia despite sitting out the first 10 minutes of the game. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s streak of 16 straight winning seasons came to a crashing halt Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Panthers (15-16 overall, 4-14 ACC) put on their worst offensive performance of the season in the regular season finale against the No. 23 Virginia...

Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther named to All-ACC Academic Team

Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson and junior forward Ryan Luther both made the All-ACC Academic Team for the second year in a row. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s disappointing 2016-2017 season is almost at a close, but two Panthers earned recognition Wednesday for what they’ve accomplished off the court. Pitt redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson and junior forward Ryan Luther made it onto the All-ACC Academic Team ...

No. 8 Tar Heels thrash Pitt on Senior Day, 85-67

Pitt center Rozelle Nix (25) ignited the crowd with a huge block against North Carolina, but it wasn't enough as the Tar Heels rolled to an 85-67 win. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 25, 2017

A little less than a month ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team played one of its best games of the season in an 80-78 loss against the North Carolina Tar Heels. On Senior Day on Saturday at the Petersen Events Center, the Panthers (15-14 overall, 4-12 ACC) gave no such scare to the No. 8 Tar He...

Shel-don Je-ter: Fans praise senior’s sensational showing vs. FSU

Fans in the Oakland Zoo made sure Sheldon Jeter knew they appreciated his 29-point effort on Saturday against Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 21, 2017

It was happening again. The fans knew it. Pitt’s players knew it. Hell, even Florida State’s players probably knew it. The Pitt men’s basketball team had built a 15-point second-half lead against the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles after a 3-pointer by senior point guard Jamel Artis with 13:1...

Jeter’s career-high 29 points power Panthers past No. 17 Florida State, 80-66

Senior forward Sheldon Jeter (21) scored a career-high 29 points and grabbed a game-high eight rebounds in Pitt's 80-66 win Saturday over No. 17 Florida State. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Kevin Bertha | For The Pitt News

February 20, 2017

There must be something special about those throwbacks. “The shorts were a little short, but besides that, it’s all good,” Pitt senior forward Sheldon Jeter said. Rocking their retro royal blue jerseys, the Panthers (15-12 overall, 4-10 ACC) knocked off the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles (21-...

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