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Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

February 14, 2020

Though the Panthers lost 73-56, the bigger story was that they outplayed the Blue Devils for half the game, largely thanks to a breakout performance from first-year forward Rita Igbokwe.

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney looks for his next move between Boston College’s defense.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

While Pitt had its downfalls in Tuesday's Duke loss, a double-digit margin of defeat does not adequately tell the whole story.

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney (5) attempts a 3-pointer at last year’s matchup with Duke at the Petersen Events Center.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

A career-high 27 points from sophomore forward Au’Diese Toney wasn’t enough for Pitt to steal a win against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

Coach Krzyzewski’s Blue Devils currently lead the midseason ACC basketball rankings.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 7, 2020

As the halfway mark of the college basketball season approaches, ushering in the marathon of conference play across the nation, one thing is clear –– parity is this year’s defining trait.

Football Takeaways: Ford, defense shine again

With three sacks, Pitt’s front seven put up the most tackles behind the line on Duke quarterback Quentin Harris for the season during Saturday’s 33-30 victory over the Blue Devils.

By Jack Clay, Staff Writer

October 8, 2019

Paris Ford led another quality performance from Pitt's defense, but the offense must find more consistency if the Panthers want to run the table.

Pitt football’s “Cardiac Cats” steal a win at Duke

Quarterback Kenny Pickett threw the ball 34 times in just the first half at Duke on Saturday.

By Michael Elesimogun, Staff Writer

October 6, 2019

After building a 26-3 lead early in the third quarter, it looked like the Panthers (4-2, 1-1 ACC) were going to cruise over the Duke Blue Devils (3-2, 1-1 ACC) for their first ACC win of the season.

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

Sophomore tackle Jaylen Twyman (97) leads the Panthers with six sacks on the season.

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer

October 3, 2019

In this week’s football game against Duke, a game-winning kick could be the difference as the Panthers barely survive going into their bye week.

Sweet, Sweet Victory: A Sweet Sixteen Update

Murray State’s Ja Morant drives to the basket against Marquette's Joseph Chartouny (21) in the first round of the NCAA Tournament at the XL Center in Hartford, Connecticut, on Thursday. Murray State advanced, 83-64.

By Nick Carlisano, Staff Writer

March 25, 2019

The field has been lowered from 64 to 16 and your bracket is probably already broken. If you found yourself missing basketball, don’t worry. We have a look back at the top moments from last weekend and a look at what you can expect in the Sweet 16.

Panthers look to make splash in ACC Tournament

Virginia head coach Tony Bennett's Cavaliers enter this year's ACC Tournament as the No. 1 seed for the second straight season.

By Ben Bobeck, Staff Writer

March 11, 2019

Barring a miracle of unprecedented proportion, the Pitt men’s basketball team will not be dancing come NCAA Tournament time this March.

Duke ends Pitt Women’s Basketball season, 86-64

Senior forward Danielle Garven (01) led Pitt’s offense with 16 points during the team’s 86-64 loss to Duke in the first round of the ACC Women’s Basketball Tournament.

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Wrtier

March 7, 2019

Pitt women’s basketball season ended Wednesday night in an 86-64 loss to Duke. The Panthers finished 11-20 in Lance White’s first season as head coach.

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