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Pitt tops Georgia Tech, gets first ACC win of the season

Alayna Gribble, sophomore, scored a career-high 29 points in Pitt’s 68-62 first ACC victory of the year.  (Photo by Christian Snyder | Multimedia Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 14, 2018

Pitt sophomore guard Alayna Gribble scored her last point of the day at the free throw line to give the Pitt women’s basketball team a 68-62 lead with one second left in Sunday’s game against Georgia Tech. Gribble scored a career-high 29 points in Pitt’s 68-62 victory as the Panthers claimed their f...

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 69-54

First-year forward Shamiel Stevenson scored 9 points during Pitt's 69-54 loss to Georgia Tech Saturday. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 13, 2018

Coming off of an embarrassing defeat to the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils, the Pitt men’s basketball team was poised for its first ACC win of the season against less daunting competition. But, a stout Georgia Tech defense was enough to stymie Pitt's offense and earn a 69-54 victory, leaving Pitt still win...

The Pitt News ACC power rankings, week four results

Pitt's defensive efforts struggled to slow down Penn State's play during the Panthers' loss on Sept. 9. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By TPN Sports Desk

September 28, 2017

College football is entering week five of play, and fans are learning where ACC teams stand. Clemson has continued to steamroll competition and is secure in the top-ranked spot. Pitt, however, began in the middle of the pack and has dropped all the way to last place. With multiple matchups with undefeated...

Narduzzi’s press conference leaves questions

Coach Narduzzi encourages players during Pitt's game against Penn State Sept. 9. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Assistant Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

September 26, 2017

After three straight losses, head coach Pat Narduzzi isn’t panicking — he’s focusing on improving the Panthers football team’s execution. In a press conference with the media on Monday, Narduzzi addressed some of the team’s issues executing plays against Georgia Tech in last week’s game and looked ahead to this week’s matchup against...

Prediction: Georgia Tech, offensive threat

Qadree Ollison rushed 20 yards and made a touchdown in the game against Georgia Tech last season. (TPN file photo)

By Abbot Zuk | For The Pitt News

September 22, 2017

The last time the Pitt Panthers and the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets squared off, it took two exemplary scoring plays by Pitt — with less than five minutes of play remaining — to seal a victory. Quarterback Nathan Peterman connected with tight end Scott Orndoff, who bolted down the field for a 74-yard ...

Pitt holds on for 61-59 win over Georgia Tech in first round of ACC Tournament

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By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pitt men’s basketball team held on to extend its season for at least another day. The Panthers (16-16) survived a last-minute rally from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-15) to pull out a 61-59 win Tuesday night in the first round of the ACC Tournament at t...

Pitting in person: 5 games fans would rather forget

Ryan Zimba (center) pictured with his father and brother outside their home before a Pitt football game in 2007. Courtesy of Ryan Zimba

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

March 3, 2017

Last week, as I watched Pitt’s men’s basketball team surrender a 19-point lead against Wake Forest, I felt something all too familiar. The Panthers still led by four with 3:27 to go, yet I knew the team would find a way to lose — which it did, 63-59 after a 10-2 run from the Demon Deacons. ...

Pitt stung by Yellow Jackets, 61-52

Pitt senior forward Michael Young scored 16 points and pulled down four rebounds against Georgia Tech, but his efforts were not enough to lead his team past the Yellow Jackets. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

With one game left in the season, the Pitt men's basketball team is sitting at .500 and tied for 13th place in the conference after another loss Tuesday night. After the Panthers (15-15 overall, 4-13 ACC) won three of four games over a 10-day stretch in mid-February, the team has slipped, losing it...

Panthers swarmed by Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, 71-57

Aysia Bugg led the Panthers in scoring Sunday with 15 points. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 20, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team had a great opportunity Sunday to win its second straight game and move back above .500 with two games left in the regular season. Instead, the Panthers’ chances at a winning season took a serious hit in Atlanta, Georgia. Pitt (13-14 overall, 4-10 ACC) fell to th...

Pitt musters first ACC win of the season against Georgia Tech, 37-34

James Conner (24) led the Panthers with 14 carries and 60 rushing yards against Georgia Tech on Saturday. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 8, 2016

Chris Blewitt had done it again. For the second year in a row, Pitt’s kicker had just nailed a clutch kick to secure a win against Georgia Tech. The only difference this time was that Blewitt didn’t watch it happen. “I could feel it go off a touch right, but I didn’t see it, I had no clue what ...

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