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Pitt falls to Florida State, 66-59

Pitt falls to Florida State, 66-59

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

For the second straight Sunday, Pitt women’s basketball took a ranked team down to the wire, but ultimately couldn’t hold on for the victory. The Panthers fell to the No. 10 Florida State Seminoles, 66-59, at the Petersen Events Center. “I’m so proud of the effort our players gave the entire game...

UNC beats Pitt in final seconds, 68-67

UNC beats Pitt in final seconds, 68-67

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 7, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Sophomore guard Jasmine Whitney was just two foul shots away from giving Pitt the victory against UNC Sunday afternoon, but failed to hit either as Pitt lost, 68-67, and stayed winless in the ACC at 0-3. The Panthers (8-8) led the Tar Heels (11-5) 16-14 in the first quarter, after a 6-0 run at th...

Panthers trounce Tigers by double digits, 81-63

Panthers trounce Tigers by double digits, 81-63

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 19, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt Women’s basketball team came back after a loss to Duquesne in the City Game last week, trouncing the Towson Tigers by double digits, 81-63.   The Panthers (3-1) took on the Tigers (0-3) at home to earn their best win of the season so far. Unlike previous games — where the team struggled to get an...

Pitt women’s basketball team maintains status quo in 2016-17 season

Pitt women’s basketball team maintains status quo in 2016-17 season

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

March 14, 2017


Filed under Sports, Top Stories, Women's Basketball

Around the time North Carolina guard Jamie Cherry buried her fifth 3-pointer of the game in the first round of the 2017 ACC Tournament, the Pitt women’s basketball team was starting to realize its season was over. The Panthers ended the regular season with a 13-16 overall record and a 4-12 record...

Panthers’ season ends in 72-60 loss vs. UNC at ACC Tournament

Panthers’ season ends in 72-60 loss vs. UNC at ACC Tournament

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

In last year’s ACC Tournament, North Carolina’s Jamie Cherry tried her best to spoil the Pitt women’s basketball team’s season, but the Panthers prevailed. This time around, the Tar Heels’ sharp-shooting guard single-handedly sent Pitt home. Cherry scored a career-high 32 points in UNC’s 72...

No. 20 Syracuse sinks Pitt on Senior Day, 73-57

No. 20 Syracuse sinks Pitt on Senior Day, 73-57

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Fans packed the Petersen Events Center for the 10th annual “Pink the Petersen” game for breast cancer awareness Sunday, but the support wasn’t enough to get the Panthers a win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-16 overall, 4-12 ACC) lost its final regular season game to the No. 20 Syracuse Or...

Pitt women’s basketball team falls at No. 8 Florida State, 79-48

Pitt women’s basketball team falls at No. 8 Florida State, 79-48

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Once again, Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise lit up the scoreboard for the Panthers, but it wasn’t enough to get the win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-15 overall, 4-11 ACC) lost its final road game — and its last chance at a winning season — in a 79-48 defeat to the No. 8 Florida ...

Wise drops career-high 31 on Hokies to lead Panthers to 72-64 win

Wise drops career-high 31 on Hokies to lead Panthers to 72-64 win

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 16, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team snapped its six-game losing streak Thursday night, and it might not have happened without sophomore forward Brenna Wise breaking a program record. Wise tallied a career-high 31 points — including 25 in the second half — while shooting a perfect 13-for-13 from the ...

Pitt women’s basketball team drops fifth straight vs. Clemson, 54-46

Pitt women’s basketball team drops fifth straight vs. Clemson, 54-46

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 10, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team continued its trend of playing well in the first half of games and failing to perform in the second half in yet another loss Thursday night. Returning to the Petersen Events Center after a two-game road trip, the Panthers (12-12 overall, 3-8 ACC) fell to the Clemson T...

No. 18 NC State snaps Pitt’s two-game winning streak, 55-42

No. 18 NC State snaps Pitt’s two-game winning streak, 55-42

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 27, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team rode a two-game winning streak into Raleigh, North Carolina, but that momentum came to end Thursday night against the No. 18 North Carolina State Wolfpack. NC State (16-5 overall, 6-2 ACC) used its stingy defense to contain the Panthers’ outside threats in a 55-...

Wise, Panthers hold off Hoos, 62-54

Wise, Panthers hold off Hoos, 62-54

By Bayard Miller | Assistant Sports Editor

January 22, 2017


Filed under Women's Basketball

At the beginning of the season, pundits and coaches picked the Pitt women’s basketball team to be one of the worst in the ACC. But after Sunday afternoon’s back-and-forth 62-54 win over Virginia at the Petersen Events Center, the team has continued to exceed expectations and is now 3-3 in confer...

No. 11 Miami throttles Pitt women’s basketball, 82-50

No. 11 Miami throttles Pitt women’s basketball, 82-50

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 2, 2017


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team’s ACC opener against the Miami Hurricanes went a lot like the teams’ last meeting at last year’s ACC tournament — a dominant victory for Miami. The No. 11 Hurricanes (12-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) defeated the Panthers (9-5 overall, 0-1 ACC), 82-50, on Monday ni...

Pitt women’s basketball trounced by Penn State, 91-62

Pitt women’s basketball trounced by Penn State, 91-62

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 10, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

After suffering a 29-point thumping Saturday afternoon against her alma mater, Pitt women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio had one question. “Who thought igniting this rivalry was a good idea?” McConnell-Serio said after the Panthers’ blowout defeat against the Penn State Nitta...

Pitt women’s basketball romps to 94-48 win vs. Slippery Rock

Pitt women’s basketball romps to 94-48 win vs. Slippery Rock

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 23, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball team is dealing with injuries to top playmakers Yacine Diop and Alayna Gribble, but that hasn’t stopped the Panthers from rolling to a 5-0 start. Pitt (5-0) rumbled to a 94-48 victory against Slippery Rock University (3-2) at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday after...

Pitt women’s basketball cruises to 89-54 season-opening win

Pitt women’s basketball cruises to 89-54 season-opening win

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 12, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Many fans and analysts wondered how the Pitt women’s basketball team would deal with the offseason transfers of forward Stasha Carey and guard Fred Potvin. If the Panthers’ regular season opener Saturday vs. Mount St. Mary’s is any indication, recruiting first-year guards Jasmine Whitney and Al...

Winning Ways: Whitney brings championship pedigree to Panthers

Winning Ways: Whitney brings championship pedigree to Panthers

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | For The Pitt News

October 31, 2016


Filed under 2. Featured, Sports, Sports Features, Women's Basketball

At Pitt’s first open practice of the year, first-year point guard Jasmine Whitney controls the Petersen Events Center court with a quiet calmness. She doesn’t frantically shout out a play — rather, she stands at the top of the key and directs her teammates to open spots on the court. She hold...

Pitt Women’s Basketball Season Preview: A Transition Year

Pitt Women’s Basketball Season Preview: A Transition Year

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 31, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

It seems like the same refrain year after year, but it holds true again this season — Pitt women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio is once again fielding a young team. Out of 12 players on the Panthers’ roster, eight are first- and second-year players, and only two are seniors. Bu...

Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

March 15, 2016


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

The Pitt women’s basketball players’ season ended earlier than they might have wanted — but don’t expect them to wallow in the offseason. “Obviously we’re all sad and disappointed that we didn’t have a postseason, but at the same time, we finished with pride and went down fighting,” fresh...

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