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Xavier Johnson, pictured here against Virginia Tech on Feb. 3, contributed 10 of Pitt’s 66 points against Virginia on Saturday.

Panthers doomed by short Cavalier burst, lose to UVA 73-66

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor February 8, 2021
Pitt men’s basketball was in control for most of the game, but a short run early in the second half cemented UVA’s 73-66 win over the Panthers on Saturday afternoon.
In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.
Ithiel Horton scored 18 points in the Panthers 70-55 win over Miami

Horton corrects cold shooting, Panthers crush ‘Canes 70-55

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor December 16, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball (5-1 overall, 1-0 ACC) made their longest road trip of the season on Wednesday night and came away with a win against a shorthanded Miami (3-2 overall, 0-1 ACC). Junior forward Au’Diese Toney’s efficient scoring was aided by a breakout performance from redshirt sophomore guard Ithiel Horton in the victory.
Ithiel Horton made five 3-pointers in the Panthers 89-59 win over Northern Illinois

3-point barrage gives Pitt blowout 89-59 win over Northern Illinois

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor December 6, 2020
Nonconference games against non-power five programs aren’t supposed to be stressful. The Panthers first two games of the season featured tight matchups, but Pitt (2-1) finally earned a worry-free blowout victory on Saturday, defeating the Northern Illinois Huskies (0-3) 89-59 at the Petersen Events Center.
Capel’s best newcomers are ready for the spotlight

Capel’s best newcomers are ready for the spotlight

By Sam Krimins, Staff Writer July 23, 2020
The 2020 Pitt men’s basketball recruiting class enters Oakland ahead of one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory. From sharpshooters to high flyers, this season welcomes a plethora of must-watch talent.
First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

Newcomers to shuffle Pitt basketball rotations

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer March 18, 2020
With Pitt basketball officially ending their season with a record of 16-17 and 6-14 in conference play, it is time to look forward to next season. As the Panthers welcome new faces into the fold, there will be a fight for playing time and a different rotation will surely be in order for next season.
Pitt sophomore transfer Ithiel Horton averaged 13.2 points per game as a first-year player at Delaware.

Horton earns high praise from Capel, Johnson

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor February 25, 2020
One topic surprisingly rose to the forefront of Pitt basketball’s Monday media session — the behind-the-scenes play of sophomore transfer guard Ithiel Horton.
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