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“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73

“Pitt is back”: Champagnie dominates as Pitt downs Duke, 79-73

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 20, 2021
Pitt (8-2 overall, 4-1 ACC), rode another game of dominance from first-year forward Justin Champagnie to a 79-73 win over Duke (5-4 overall, 3-2 ACC), the Panthers’ first over the Blue Devils since Feb. 2016. 
The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball postpone games for COVID protocols

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 31, 2020
Both the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball programs postponed games due to COVID-19 protocols on Thursday.
Sophomore striker Valentin Noel (8) scored the Panthers lone goal in their 2-1 loss to Clemson on Sunday

Top-ranked men’s soccer steals 2-1 ACC Tournament win over Duke

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer November 16, 2020
The No.1 Pitt Panthers opened the ACC Tournament in Raleigh, North Carolina, with a strong 2-1 win over Duke. It was unclear how Pitt would play without star first-year forward Bertin Jacquesson, who missed the game due to coronavirus-related protocols, but the Panther offense still found enough success to pull out a win.
First-year guard Amber Brown (5) loses control of the ball during Pitt’s 73-56 loss to Duke on Thursday.

Youth movement shows promise despite Duke loss, 73-56

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

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

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

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

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

Conference Power Rankings: ACC is Duke’s domain

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.
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.

Football Takeaways: Ford, defense shine again

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

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

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

Prediction: Pitt, Kessman to pull through against Duke

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.
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