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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

Pitt’s Leketor Member-Meneh, left, and teammate Serena Gray react following a semifinal loss to Nebraska in the NCAA womens college volleyball tournament Friday in Columbus, Ohio.

Pitt’s National Championship bid ends with loss to Nebraska in Final Four

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 17, 2021
Pitt volleyball’s longest NCAA Tournament run in program history ended with a 3-1 loss in the National Semifinal to Nebraska early Friday morning at Nationwide Arena in Columbus.
Pitt volleyball players celebrate after defeating Purdue and earning a spot in the Final Four of the NCAA womens volleyball championships.

Pitt defeats No. 6 Purdue, advances to first Final Four in program history

By Richie Smiechowski, Staff Writer December 11, 2021
Pitt volleyball has now gone further in the NCAA Tournament than any past Panther team, after a four-set victory vs. Purdue at the Fitzgerald Field House on Saturday. The Panthers have now earned their first trip to the Final Four in program history.
Virginias Kyle Guy (5) is lifted off the floor by teammates after he sunk three free throws to win the game for Virginia against Auburn in a semifinal of the NCAA Tournament Final Four on Saturday, April 6, at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis. Virginia advanced, 63-62.

Men’s NCAA Tournament Championship set to be defensive battle

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer April 8, 2019
The age-old sports adage that defense wins championships certainly held true on Saturday night when No. 3 Texas Tech and No. 1 Virginia each won their Final Four matchups to advance to the National Championship.
Kihei Clark (0) of the Virginia Cavaliers.

What are the odds: Final Four picks

By Colin Martin, Staff Writer April 5, 2019
In the Final Four, Auburn’s fast-paced offense could cause problems for Virginia, while Texas Tech’s stifling defense will make for a low-scoring affair against Michigan State.
Auburns Anfernee McLemore sails past Kentuckys PJ Washington for a shot during the second half of the NCAA Midwest Regional Final on March 31 at the Sprint Center in Kansas City, Missouri. Auburn beat Kentucky, 77-71, in overtime.

Sluggish Sweet 16 dwarfed by Electric Elite Eight

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer April 1, 2019
The Sweet 16 featured a number of blowouts and left fans hungry for more, but the Elite Eight made up for it with late-game drama.

Oregon, Gonzaga, South Carolina try to brace for Final Four experience

By Shannon Ryan | Chicago Tribune (TNS) March 30, 2017

GLENDALE, Ariz. — The Final Four is an event where stars become star struck and distractions are plentiful. Fulfilling a request from Nike, Kobe Bryant visited Oregon and Gonzaga locker rooms. South...

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting womens Final Four

City of Pittsburgh, Pitt host NCAA with hopes of hosting women’s Final Four

By Jasper Wilson / Sports Editor September 10, 2014

The Pitt women’s basketball team might not make the Final Four next March, but by November, the University and the city of Pittsburgh may have secured a role hosting the prestigious sporting event in...

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