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Michael Young dominated as the Pitt men's basketball forward, leading the team in scoring with 19.6 points. (Photo by Anna Bongardino l Assistant Visual Editor)

Panthers prove professional worth

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer October 5, 2017

With the NBA regular season tip-off only a few weeks away, a couple former Panther basketball players have found their way onto NBA rosters. After fellow Panther James Robinson struggled to get any...

Pitt seniors Jamel Artis, Chris Jones, Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young (left to right) opened up about their memories at Pitt and future plans following the Panthers' season-ending loss at the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Swan song: Pitt’s seniors reflect on college careers

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 14, 2017

When the visitors’ locker room inside the Barclays Center opened to reporters moments after Pitt’s season-ending 75-63 loss to Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament, the room was silent. The...

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the...

The Pitt men's basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

ICYMI: Spring Break

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA...

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings consoles seniors Jamel Artis and Chris Jones after taking them out of what may have been the final game of their college careers, a 75-63 loss vs. No. 21 Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

No. 21 Virginia eliminates Pitt from ACC Tournament, 75-63

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 9, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s first season under head coach Kevin Stallings — and first losing season in 17 years — appears to be over. The Panthers (16-17) fell to the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers...

ACC Tournament

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

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...

Pitt senior forward Michael Young (2) repeated as an All-ACC Third Team selection on Sunday afternoon, while senior point guard Jamel Artis earned honorable mention status. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

Young named to All-ACC Third Team, Artis earns honorable mention

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 5, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team finished the regular season in next-to-last place out of 15 teams in the ACC, but the Panthers still had two players recognized as part of the All-ACC teams Sunday afternoon. Senior...

Pitt senior forward Michael Young led the team with 14 points in a 67-42 loss at No. 23 Virginia despite sitting out the first 10 minutes of the game. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

Panthers drop regular season finale at No. 23 Virginia, 67-42

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor March 4, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s streak of 16 straight winning seasons came to a crashing halt Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Panthers (15-16 overall, 4-14 ACC) put on their...

Pitt center Rozelle Nix (25) ignited the crowd with a huge block against North Carolina, but it wasn't enough as the Tar Heels rolled to an 85-67 win. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

No. 8 Tar Heels thrash Pitt on Senior Day, 85-67

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer February 25, 2017

A little less than a month ago, the Pitt men’s basketball team played one of its best games of the season in an 80-78 loss against the North Carolina Tar Heels. On Senior Day on Saturday at the Petersen...

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

Pitt suffers devastating 63-59 defeat at Demon Deacons

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer February 22, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team had its fourth win in five games all but secured late in the first half Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Instead, the Panthers blew a 19-point lead...

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