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Marcus Carr (5), first-year point guard, is one of seven players to have requested their release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings and one of two players to have officially been granted his release. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Pitt men’s basketball future up in the air

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor March 20, 2018

The dominoes have started to fall after a tumultuous weekend for the Pitt men’s basketball team, which saw nine current players and two recruits request releases from the program. First-year guard...

First-year guard Marcus Carr was granted his release by Pitt on Monday night.

Pitt grants Marcus Carr release from program

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor March 19, 2018

First-year point guard Marcus Carr became the second player from the Pitt men’s basketball team to be officially granted his release from the program on Monday night, according to reports from the Pittsburgh...

Jared Wilson-Frame (0), junior guard and forward, missed a dunk with 10 seconds left in Pitt’s loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Demon Deacons dunk on Panthers, 63-57

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer February 22, 2018

In a game where neither team led by more than seven points, the Pitt men’s basketball team battled fellow ACC bottom-dweller Wake Forest Wednesday but couldn’t convert enough opportunities down the...

Junior guard/forward Jared Wilson-Frame (0) averaged 18 points in his four most recent games. (Photo by Thomas J. Yang | Visual Editor)

Panther Spotlight: Jared Wilson-Frame, Nick Wolk, Callie Frey

By Jon Shaiken | For the Pitt News February 7, 2018

There have been a number of standout seasons for winter sports at Pitt — for better and for worse. For the track, field and women’s tennis teams, sustained individual success has been the story...

Junior Jared Wilson-Frame (0) was the leading scorer against Miami Wednesday night, finishing with 17 points. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Panthers swept away by Hurricanes, 69-57

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer February 1, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team continued its trend of poor play late in games Wednesday night at Miami. As in their previous two contests, the Panthers held a lead in the latter part of the second half,...

Senior Guard Jared Wilson-Frame (0) attempts a layup during Pitt's 60-55 loss to Syracuse. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Panthers drop ninth straight, lose to Syracuse, 60-55

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 27, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team seemed closer than ever to winning its first ACC game of the season after Wednesday’s close loss to NC State. The Panthers came into Saturday’s home game looking to...

The Boston Celtics’ Marcus Smart (36) shoots over the Dallas Mavericks J.J. Barea (5) during the first half at the American Airlines Center in Dallas Nov. 20, 2017. (Vernon Bryant/Dallas Morning News/TNS)

Take Five: London, Luther, lazy reporting

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer January 12, 2018

In the age of media saturation, a lot happens in the sports world in a short amount of time. At the Pitt News, we’re embarking on a journey to pick the five most enticing sports headlines each week....

First-year guard Marcus Carr attempts a layup during Pitt’s 87-52 loss to Duke Wednesday night. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

Blue Devils dismantle Pitt, 87-52

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 10, 2018

A sizable crowd of Pitt fans were left in the stands watching Wednesday’s game, wondering if they would see their team score even half as much as the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils. The Panthers did, but not...

Junior guard/forward Jared Wilson-Frame has emerged as the Panthers lead scorer, averaging 12.9 points per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Team of young men’s basketball players work on rebuilding

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer January 8, 2018

At the beginning of the season, The Pitt News — along with most other sports media outlets — placed the Pitt men’s basketball team at the bottom of its preseason ACC basketball rankings. The Panthers’...

First-year forward Shamiel Stevenson, who finished with 12 points in Pitt's loss to WVU, dunks in the first half. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

Mountaineers take down Panthers in Backyard Brawl

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer December 9, 2017

Down 18 at the half, Pitt men’s basketball nearly mounted a second-half comeback, but West Virginia’s aggressive defense held the young Panther team in the final minutes. Though Pitt came within...

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