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Pitt falls flat at Virginia Tech, loses 67-57

Pitt falls flat at Virginia Tech, loses 67-57

By Marshall Worth, Staff Writer

February 17, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball (15-11 overall, 6-9 ACC) fell victim to the dreaded trap game Saturday night, losing 67-57 to the struggling Virginia Tech Hokies (15-10 overall, 6-8 ACC). The convincing win snapped the Hokies’ five-game losing streak and allowed them to leapfrog Pitt in the ACC standings.

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

Champagnie headlines Pitt’s weekly award winners

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 12, 2020

As the college sports world announced its weekly award winners on Tuesday, it became clear just how successful of a week it was for Pitt athletes.

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

By Nick Farabaugh, For the Pitt News

February 10, 2020

From an electric scoring performance by budding star and first-year forward Justin Champagnie, to the evolving, enigmatic nature of sophomore guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, here are some observations from Pitt’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Champagnie’s scorching scoring carries Pitt to 73-64 win over GT

Champagnie’s scorching scoring carries Pitt to 73-64 win over GT

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2020

The Panthers have struggled to carry success through difficult moments. But on Saturday an 8-0 run late in the second half clinched a victory in which they played beyond their youthful reputation.

Irish chase Pitt in second half, win 80-72

Irish chase Pitt in second half, win 80-72

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 6, 2020

After a back-and-forth opening 20 minutes, Notre Dame escaped with a crucial 80-72 win to begin the second half of the conference schedule.

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball entered Chapel Hill Wednesday night 0-7 all-time at the venue but took advantage of a depleted Tar Heels’ squad in a 73-65 win.

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The Pitt men’s basketball team scored a season-high 87 points — while conceding a season-high 79 — in a home victory over Canisius Monday afternoon.

Pitt basketball bulldozes Binghamton, 79-53

Pitt basketball bulldozes Binghamton, 79-53

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

December 20, 2019

Pitt smashed the spread and put to bed any doubts about its ability to take care of business against smaller schools, dominating Binghamton 79-53 in its most lopsided win this season.

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

Column: Pitt’s best player is … Justin Champagnie?

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 3, 2019

Justin Champagnie has done more than just contribute as a newcomer — he has perhaps become the Panthers’ best player.

Panthers pound pair of Wildcat squads for Ft. Myers Tip-Off title

Panthers pound pair of Wildcat squads for Ft. Myers Tip-Off title

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 28, 2019

The Panthers were seeing purple all week long when they travelled south to Ft. Myers, Florida for the Fort Myers Tip-Off Tournament this week. Pitt (6-2 overall, 1-0 ACC) sneaked past Kansas State (5-1 overall, 0-0 Big 12) for a 63-59 win on Monday before downing Northwestern (3-3 overall, 0-0 Big 10) in the Championship game on Wednesday.

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