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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Sophomore William Jeffress takes a shot at the Pitt mens basketball game vs. Duke Tuesday night.

Pitt outclassed by No. 4 Duke, 84-54, in Krzyzewski’s final ACC road game

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor March 2, 2022
It didn’t matter what Pitt did or how it did it on Tuesday night — Duke was better. The Blue Devils shot with deadly accuracy and showcased their talent and athleticism to their fullest extent in an 84-54 win over the Panthers at the Pete.
Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski, center, talks with guard Trevor Keels (1), left, and Theo John (12) during a game against the University of Virginia on Wednesday in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Panthers to welcome No. 7 Duke for Krzyzewski’s final ACC road game

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor February 28, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball has a Goliath standing in between it and a strong end to the season. The Panthers will welcome No. 7 Duke on Tuesday night for renowned Duke head coach Mike Krzyzewski’s last ACC road game of his career.
Duke running back Mataeo Durant (21) and Pitt defensive back Brandon Hill (9) collide as Durant holds the ball during Saturday’s game at Duke’s Wallace Wade Stadium in Durham, N.C.

Column | Panthers overcome slow start, demolish Duke

By Frankie Richetti, Staff Writer November 8, 2021
Pitt pulled away from Duke in the second half to win 54-29 on Saturday. Staff Writer Frankie Richetti argues that the Panthers need to eradicate slow starts and make some changes on offense in order to stay ahead of the chaotic Coastal Division.
“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.
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