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Champagnie’s 30 propels Pitt past Wake in ACC Tournament

Champagnie’s 30 propels Pitt past Wake in ACC Tournament

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 10, 2020

But at their most desperate, the Panthers were efficient, tenacious and energetic at the end of a dragging ACC schedule. And after trailing for most of the game, Pitt unearthed a new level of emotion. A 13-4 run in the twilight of the second half propelled the Panthers (16-16 overall, 7-14 ACC) to a 81-72 victory over Wake Forest (14-17 overall, 6-15 ACC) in the first round of the ACC Tournament on Tuesday evening. 

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

Men’s basketball to lengthen losing streak at Georgia Tech

By Camryn Simons, for the Pitt News

March 4, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball is currently riding a six-game losing streak. The Panthers are sliding at the wrong time, but their schedule grants them a small break. On Wednesday, they get a rematch with the last team they beat. In their last game of the regular season, the Pittsburgh Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) will travel to Atlanta to take on the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (15-14 overall, 9-9 ACC) on Wednesday night at 9 p.m.

Shooting woes have wiped out Pitt’s tournament hopes

Shooting woes have wiped out Pitt’s tournament hopes

By Dalton Miller, Staff Writer

February 28, 2020

Pitt has failed to shoot over 40% from the field since Feb. 8 against Georgia Tech, which was also the team’s last victory.

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

By Stephen Thompson and Tyler Mathes

February 27, 2020

In a game that could have proven pivotal as the Pitt men’s basketball closes the season, the Panthers failed to show up, falling to Syracuse in a lifeless 23-point blowout Wednesday night.

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.

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