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Panthers blacked out by No. 9 Virginia 64-50

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2016

Going into halftime, the Pitt basketball team held all of the momentum. After facing varying deficits, the Panthers pulled within two at the break. But four minutes into the second half, it was clear that all momentum was lost, as the Virginia Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3 ACC) constructed a game deciding ...

Pitt defense must improve to ensure consistent success

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 29, 2016

Twenty games into Pitt men’s basketball’s 2015-2016 campaign, and one thing is abundantly clear: the team will have to win games with offense. The Panthers are a weak defensive team right now, surrendering open shots and points in the paint too frequently, allowing their opponents to consistently sh...

Pitt basketball notebook: Jeter nears return

Sheldon Jeter launches in the air for a massive dunk.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sotek / Sports Editor

January 25, 2016

Riding high off a comeback victory on the road against the Florida State Seminoles Saturday, the Pitt men’s basketball team heads south once again. In preparation for Wednesday’s 7 p.m. contest against Clemson University in Greenville, head coach Jamie Dixon, Sterling Smith and Jamel Artis met w...

Late three by Artis helps Pitt sneak out of Tallahassee with win

Junior Jamel Artis attempts a three-pointer.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 23, 2016

Pitt only led for 33 seconds of the second half. That was enough though, as one of those seconds occurred when the clock ticked from one to double zeroes. One game after failing to protect its own home court, the Pitt men’s basketball team stole a game at Florida State. defeating the Seminoles...

Jamie Dixon putting NC State loss in rearview mirror

Ryan Luther is one of the many big men vying for time in Jamie Dixon's rotation.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 21, 2016

With frigid temperatures and possible snowfall looming, the Pitt men’s basketball team will escape the tundra and memories of a loss earlier than expected. The Panthers will travel to Tallahassee Friday morning, hoping to move past a tough loss to the North Carolina State Wolfpack as they prepare t...

Pitt basketball notebook: Dixon, Robinson speak on NC State

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By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 18, 2016

Sporting a 2-0 record at the Petersen Events Center since Pitt joined the ACC, North Carolina State won’t quiver in fear against the 14-2 Pitt Panthers. Head coach Jamie Dixon and James Robinson talked to the press on Monday, discussing NC State players Anthony “Cat” Barber and BeeJay Anya as well ...

Pitt bounces back with blowout victory over Boston College

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

January 16, 2016

For a brief moment, it was easy to question if the Panthers weren’t quite the offensive team they appeared to be, as a slow start against Boston College piled onto their sluggish effort against Louisville. 84 points later, it was apparent that the Panthers can still score efficiently on just about...

Hapless offense dooms Pitt at Louisville

Men's Basketball lost 41 to 59 to the Louisville Cardinals at the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday.  Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 15, 2016

At the KFC Yum! Center on Thursday evening, the Pitt offense never tasted success. The No. 20 Panthers shot an abysmal 26.1 percent from the field, falling to the No. 20 Louisville Cardinals 59-41 in an ugly performance on the road. Pitt won the tip, and Michael Young quickly nailed a long two...

No. 24 Panthers hold against Georgia Tech to remain undefeated in ACC

Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 6, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team gave up 84 points. The Panthers were outrebounded. They only shot 36.7% in the second half. Yet somehow, they won by five. The No. 24 Pitt men’s basketball team defeated the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Wednesday night at the Petersen Events Center 89-84, improving...

Young, offense highlight five keys of Pitt men’s basketball

Sheldon Jeter has provided scoring and energy off the bench.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

January 6, 2016

It’s January, and Pitt men’s basketball is ranked — but, it’s still hard to predict this team’s future. Even after playing 13 games this season, a light non-conference slate and new team contributions have kept the No. 24 Panthers looking like a bit of an enigma. A 34-point win Saturday ove...

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