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Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

After undergoing an offseason of cosmetic changes — to their roster, uniforms and home court — Pitt men’s basketball has shifted its collective focus above the neck.

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is less than one week away from taking the Petersen Events Center floor for the first time this year amid high expectations. But NCAA Tournament bids — an explicit goal of this year’s Panthers — aren’t handed out in October. So how will they try to achieve that goal?

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is still in the middle of a massive rebuild and that means their young stars will have to grow up quick. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens and his team are ready to take that next step.

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

On Monday, Pitt basketball added the first member of it’s 2020 recruiting class but the program’s bright future will come with some tough decisions.

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

What you missed in a summer of Pitt sports

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

August 25, 2019

From snagging heralded recruits to hiring new coaches and seeing former players get drafted, Pitt athletics saw several crucial developments take place over the summer.

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

Time to panic about Pitt basketball recruiting?

By Trent Leonard, Contributing Editor

May 14, 2019

Khadim Sy was the latest big man to spurn Pitt basketball, leaving many fans to wonder why the Panthers can’t seem to catch a break on the recruiting trail.

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

Panthers leave paw prints on NCAA Tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 27, 2019

From teams Pitt beat to ex-Panthers playing for other teams, you can see Pitt’s mark on the NCAA Tournament despite the team’s absence.

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

Pitt men’s basketball: A season in review

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer

March 18, 2019

Through the highs and lows of the Pitt men’s basketball season, one important thing was evident in the end — progress.

Four-star basketball recruit Gerald Drumgoole commits to Pitt

Four-star basketball recruit Gerald Drumgoole commits to Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 12, 2019

As a 6-foot-6, 200-pound small forward with a sweet shooting stroke, Drumgoole should help the Panthers as soon as next year.

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

First-year phenoms lead Duke past Pitt, 79-64

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 22, 2019

Three of Jeff Capel’s most widely known recruits from the past year were the leading scorers in Tuesday night’s men’s basketball matchup versus No. 2 Duke.

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