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Panthers’ ACC trip comes to disappointing halt

Panthers’ ACC trip comes to disappointing halt

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2015

The clock ticked a little closer to midnight for the Pitt women’s basketball team’s Cinderella season, as the No. 7-seed Panthers fell to the No. 15-seed Virginia Tech Hokies by a final score of 51-45 in the second round of the ACC Tournament.The contest, which took place in Greensboro, N.C., st...

Panthers earn No. 7 seed in ACC tournament

Panthers earn No. 7 seed in ACC tournament

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

There’s a reason that basketball games aren’t played on paper, and Pitt’s women’s team embodies it.More than four months ago, the Panthers placed last in the official ACC preseason poll. Expectations were miniscule for Pitt in its second year in the ACC. The ranking was not unwarranted. The tea...

Five factors are key to Pitt’s finishing season strong

Five factors are key to Pitt’s finishing season strong

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2015

As Pitt (19-10, 8-7 ACC) enters the homestretch of the regular season, the team is hoping to avoid any blemishes on its resumé before traveling to Greensboro for the ACC tournament. With a manageable remaining three games – at Wake Forest (12-16, 4-11 ACC), against Miami (18-10, 8-7 ACC) at home ...

Panthers steamrolled by No. 4 Notre Dame despite Kiesel’s 27

Panthers steamrolled by No. 4 Notre Dame despite Kiesel’s 27

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2015

Pitt’s women’s basketball team could not contend with ferocious onslaught of No. 4 Notre Dame’s offense Thursday evening, falling to the Fighting Irish 87-59 in South Bend, Ind.Even after falling into an early 14-4 deficit, the Panthers (18-10, 8-7 ACC) remained competitive early on in the game, ...

Young playing up to bigger competition

Young playing up to bigger competition

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 25, 2015

At 6-foot-9, Michael Young is a large human being by most standards.But on the basketball court, Pitt’s sophomore center seems tiny, constantly going up against behemoths one to four inches taller than him.This was the case on Tuesday evening against Boston College, when Young faced 7-foot Dennis ...

Kiesel one of 15 finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

Kiesel one of 15 finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2015

Although the  Pitt women’s basketball team still doesn’t know its postseason destination, the team received some good news Monday in the form of an individual accolade.Senior guard Brianna Kiesel has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award. The nomination recognizes her...

Panthers punish No. 12 Tar Heels in 89-76 upset victory

Panthers punish No. 12 Tar Heels in 89-76 upset victory

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 14, 2015

Following a game in which the team’s offense went over 10 minutes without a field goal last Wednesday at Louisville, the Pitt men’s basketball team felt some pressure mounting to improve offensively.“Our toughness and manhood got questioned after that Louisville game,” sophomore forward Sheldon Jeter sa...

Artis named ACC Player of the Week after two-game outburst

Artis named ACC Player of the Week after two-game outburst

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 9, 2015

For the first time this season, a Pitt men’s basketball player has taken home an ACC weekly honor.Sophomore forward Jamel Artis was named ACC Player of the Week for his performances against Bryant and Syracuse.As it’s Pitt’s second year in the conference, Artis is only the second Panther recognized as ACC Playe...

RE21PECT: Jeter sparks Pitt off bench in win over Syracuse

RE21PECT: Jeter sparks Pitt off bench in win over Syracuse

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2015

Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon described the sea of fresh, black Oakland Zoo T-shirts as “as good as we’ve ever had.” But the novel concept of a “blackout” crowd wasn’t what stuck out the most following Pitt’s 83-77 home victory over Syracuse this weekend.Instead, Sheldon ...

Former Panther basketball players continuing careers in various countries

Former Panther basketball players continuing careers in various countries

By Dan Sostek and Chris Puzia / The Pitt News Staff

February 6, 2015

When Travon Woodall finished his Pitt basketball career in 2013, he may not have known where his professional aspirations would take him.The answer, apparently, is Estonia.Woodall, who graduated from Pitt in 2013, has reportedly signed with Estonian team Rakvere Tarvas after playing in two games with B...

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