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Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 18, 2016

STARTING LINEUPS PITT                                      WISCONSIN G- James Robinson             G- Bronson Koenig G- Chris Jones                      G-...

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

Pitt basketball notebook: Panthers prepare for challenge of Wisconsin

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 16, 2016

With madness impending, the Panthers are heading midwest. The Pitt men’s basketball team heaved their bags onto a Lenzner bus at the Petersen Events Center loading bay Wednesday afternoon, preparing...

Robinson going for a layup.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Here’s to you, Mr. Robinson

March 15, 2016

Here’s to you, Mr. RobinsonJeremy Tepper | Senior Staff WriterA pint-sized, 3-year-old James Robinson plops himself in front of the television. His parents, Rayna and James Jr., sit on the sofa.With...

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

Tar Heels utilize second half spurts to pummel Pitt

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 10, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team will return from Washington D.C. feeling optimistic and disappointed. The Panthers fell to the No. 7 North Carolina Tar Heels by a final score of 88-71 in the quarterfinals...

James Robinson and the team celebrate.  John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

Robinson, Johnson carry Pitt over Syracuse to advance in ACC Tournament

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C --- Wednesday could have been the last game of James Robinson’s career. The senior point guard and his Panthers needed a win, sitting on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament field of...

Panthers stung by Yellow Jackets in regular season finale

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 5, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s resume just got a little flimsier. Fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth, the Panthers fell in Atlanta to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 63-59. Pitt jumped out...

James Robinson (0) jumps for the ball at Cassell Coliseum on March 2, 2016 (Courtesy of  Cat Piper / Collegiate Times).

Men’s basketball stumbles at Virginia Tech

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor March 3, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team was riding high Sunday, fresh off a victory over a ranked Duke team and looking like a comfortable lock for an NCAA Tournament game berth. But Wednesday night, it may...

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Slaying Devils: Panthers upend No. 15 Duke 76-62

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer February 28, 2016

No one in the history of Pitt basketball has started more games than James Robinson. And, on Senior Day, his last contest at the Petersen Events Center, he was going to come out on top. After the Panthers...

Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

No. 11 Louisville utilizes late run to down Panthers

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor February 25, 2016

While Pitt opened both halves of Wednesday’s matchup strong, its opponent heated up when it mattered most — at the end of the game. Despite leading for more than 23 minutes and receiving a career...

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