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Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

By Tyler Mathes, For the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

Pitt basketball boasts a pair of talented playmaking guards, but often their aggression can cost their team more than help.

Pitt punctuates UNC sweep with wire-to-wire win, 66-52

Pitt punctuates UNC sweep with wire-to-wire win, 66-52

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

A dominant first half kept Pitt afloat through one of its all-too-familiar scoring droughts on Saturday. The Panthers did just enough in the second half to best UNC, 66-52.

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball entered Chapel Hill Wednesday night 0-7 all-time at the venue but took advantage of a depleted Tar Heels’ squad in a 73-65 win.

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

Pitt offense goes off in 87-79 win over Canisius

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 2, 2020

The Pitt men’s basketball team scored a season-high 87 points — while conceding a season-high 79 — in a home victory over Canisius Monday afternoon.

Panthers stifled at No. 1 Louisville, 64-46

Panthers stifled at No. 1 Louisville, 64-46

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

December 6, 2019

Though the Panthers came in with confidence and a five-game win streak, they left as just another victim to the Cardinals’ buzzsaw, scoring a season-low points total in the 64-46 loss. 

Panthers trounce Pine Bluff, 66-41

Panthers trounce Pine Bluff, 66-41

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 22, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball looked like the best version of itself during a comfortable victory on Thursday night, albeit against a lowly and winless Arkansas Pine-Bluff squad.

Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

Is Pitt basketball’s glass half empty or half full?

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 18, 2019

For a team that has beaten ACC foe Florida State but also fallen to little-known Nicholls State, there have emerged two opposing outlooks.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is less than one week away from taking the Petersen Events Center floor for the first time this year amid high expectations. But NCAA Tournament bids — an explicit goal of this year’s Panthers — aren’t handed out in October. So how will they try to achieve that goal?

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

As Collier commits, expectations rise for Pitt basketball’s veterans

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

September 24, 2019

On Monday, Pitt basketball added the first member of it’s 2020 recruiting class but the program’s bright future will come with some tough decisions.

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