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Pitt basketball adds adds two recruits, Chris Jones to staff

Former Panther Chris Jones has joined head coach Kevin Stallings' staff as a graduate manager for the upcoming season.
 (Photo by Evan Meng | Staff Photographer)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 20, 2017

After a tumultuous start to the offseason, second-year basketball head coach Kevin Stallings got a much-needed reprieve this weekend as two highly-touted recruits committed to the program. Even though Stallings and his staff are still putting together their 2017 class, the program got its first com...

Swan song: Pitt’s seniors reflect on college careers

Pitt seniors Jamel Artis, Chris Jones, Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young (left to right) opened up about their memories at Pitt and future plans following the Panthers' season-ending loss at the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

When the visitors’ locker room inside the Barclays Center opened to reporters moments after Pitt’s season-ending 75-63 loss to Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament, the room was silent. The post-game spread of food and drinks went mostly untouched. As the players sat side by side...

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...

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...

Panthers stifle Syracuse for second straight win, 80-75

Sophomore guard Cameron Johnson scored a game-high 22 points in Pitt's 80-75 win vs. Syracuse on Saturday. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 11, 2017

After ending a month-long, eight-game losing streak that prompted some to call for the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings, the Pitt men’s basketball team is now on a winning streak. The Panthers (14-11 overall, 3-9 ACC) won their second straight contest Saturday afternoon, beating the Syracuse Orange (16-10 ...

Panthers snap 8-game skid with 83-72 win at Boston College

Pitt senior forward Michael Young tied a career high with 30 points in the Panthers' 83-72 win at Boston College. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 8, 2017

After eight straight losses, the Pitt men’s basketball team is back in the win column — and for now, out of last place in the ACC. Thanks to a vintage performance by senior forward Michael Young and workmanlike contributions from fellow seniors Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones, the Panthers (13-11 ov...

Panthers’ woes continue in 72-64 loss at No. 21 Duke

Senior forward Michael Young had a game-high 24 points in the Panthers' 72-64 loss at Duke Saturday afternoon. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Varun Kumar | For The Pitt News

February 4, 2017

For the second straight game, the Pitt men’s basketball team gave one of college basketball’s most storied programs all it could handle. And for the second straight time, the Panthers (12-11 overall, 1-9 ACC) came up short. After an 80-78 loss at No. 12 North Carolina Tuesday night, Pitt lost anot...

Notre Dame stuns Pitt in OT on Vasturia’s game-winner, 78-77

Pitt senior Jamel Artis (1) scored 25 points in the Panthers' 78-77 overtime loss to Notre Dame on New Year's Eve. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

December 31, 2016

Saturday’s game had the makings of a special start to conference play under the new regime for the Pitt men’s basketball team. Instead, it turned into a heart-wrenching ending for the Panthers at the Petersen Events Center on New Year’s Eve. Pitt (11-3 overall, 0-1 ACC) dropped its ACC opener to the No. 2...

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