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Dissecting Pitt’s defensive prowess

Junior forward Terrell Brown prepares to shoot.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 16, 2020

And as a product of their history in the “Old Big East” — a conference known for its gritty personality and indifference to offense — the Panthers are making a name for themselves on the defensive end of the court in 2020.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s opening night

First-year guards Gerald Drumgoole Jr. (4) and Justin Champagnie (11) celebrate after Wednesday’s 63-61 victory over Florida State.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

November 8, 2019

Pitt basketball’s first win was defined by two aspects that could come to define the team throughout the season — its defense and its bench.

Panthers will be no match for playoff-bound Tigers

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett, pictured here against Virginia Tech , led all players with 136 passing yards in Pitt's Sun Bowl loss to Stanford.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

November 30, 2018

Pitt Football is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’re gonna get. After coming up just short of No. 3 Notre Dame and then getting blown out by unranked Miami, no one is sure what to expect from the Panthers this weekend.

Takeaways: Pitt reverted back to its old self against Miami

Sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett fumbles the ball during Pitt’s game against Virginia Tech earlier this month.

By Griffin Floyd, Staff Writer

November 27, 2018

While Pitt’s 24-3 loss against Miami on Saturday was far from good, the implications weren’t too bad. Aside from snapping its four game win streak, the loss will likely drop them from the top 25 rankings and give them a lesser bowl game. But Pitt will still be playing in the ACC Championship on Saturday.

Pitt seniors will be remembered for consistency and leadership

Seniors Qadree Ollison (30) and Darrin Hall (22) shake hands after Hall surprises Ollison with a game ball on Senior Day — a celebration of the seniors at their last home game — after the Panthers defeated the Hokies Saturday.

By Sami Abu-Obaid, Staff Writer

November 16, 2018

The Panther’s seniors can be credited for Pitt’s miraculous turnover and record breaking season. Head Coach Pat Narduzzi will use this senior group as an example for years to come and will remember the first class he coached from freshmen to seniors for one thing — their work ethic.

Pitt remains undefeated with 84-75 win over Troy

Senior guard and forward Jared Wilson-Frame, pictured here against Troy, led the Panthers with 19 points in a loss to Syracuse.

By Trent Leonard and Stephen Thompson

November 13, 2018

From the high scoring offense to the smothering defense, Pitt Men’s Basketball once again showed its not the same team as last year when it beat Troy 84-75 on Monday. You can read the full recap of last night’s game here.

Takeaways: Pitt running into ACC Championship Contention

First-year defensive back and wide receiver V’Lique Carter rushes the ball during the Panthers’ 54-45 victory over Duke Oct. 27.

By Michael Nitti, Staff Writer

November 6, 2018

Pitt had one of its performances of the year on both sides of the ball and on the road last Friday. The Panthers emerging defense held a hot Virginia offense to 44 rushing yards and earned its first road win of the season.

Takeaways: Pitt remains consistently inconsistent

Junior receiver Maurice Ffrench completed two passes from sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

October 30, 2018

Pitt beat Duke 54-45 last Saturday to keep their hopes of an ACC Costal Division Championship alive. V'Lique Carter was one bright spot in a game that was otherwise once again defined by an inconsistent defense and quarterback.

Photos: Pitt football 54-45 victory over Duke

Freshman defensive back V'Lique Carter (19) rushes the ball for a touchdown during the fourth quarter.

October 27, 2018

With the game tied at 45 and no timeouts remaining, the Panthers needed sophomore quarterback Kenny Pickett to lead them downfield with just over a minute left to play. Pickett had struggled up to that point, completing just four of 13 passes for 78 yards and a touchdown. But he came up clutch when...

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