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Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With the Oakland Zoo behind it and an improved performance against Syracuse’s infamous zone defense, Pitt will upset the Orange following Wednesday’s senior night festivities.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 25, 2020

One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

A career-high 27 points from sophomore forward Au’Diese Toney wasn’t enough for Pitt to steal a win against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.

Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

Capel on Kobe: ‘It’s like a superhero dying’

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 28, 2020

When Jeff Capel addresses the media each week, the discussion typically centers around his team. That wasn’t the case Monday afternoon, as Capel reflected on the legacy of Kobe Bryant’s life and the tragedy of his death.

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 24, 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 15, 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.

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