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Season in review: Women’s basketball lacks luster

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) led the Panthers this season with an average of 15.7 points per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

When the final buzzer sounded against Wake Forest on Feb. 28, the Pitt women’s basketball team finished their season on a flat note — a 72-38 blowout loss in the ACC tournament. The lopsided loss was all too common this season. The Panthers finished 10-20 overall and 2-15 in the ACC, earning a 14th pl...

Syracuse stifles Pitt, 62-53

Yacine Diop (12), redshirt junior and forward for Pitt’s women’s basketball team, scored 16 points in Monday night’s 62-53 loss to Syracuse at home. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

February 20, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team was blown out at the Carrier Dome, 70-52, in its first matchup of the season against rival Syracuse Jan. 21. During Monday night’s home stand, the Panthers played much better but still lost to the Orange, 62-53. The Panthers (10-17 overall, 2-12 ACC) kept the final margin clo...

Diop shines as Panthers fall to Louisville, 77-51

Diop shines as Panthers fall to Louisville, 77-51

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 19, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t capitalize on another strong performance from redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop, falling to the undefeated No. 2 Louisville Cardinals, 77-51 — despite Diop’s 26 points. The Panthers (9-10 overall, 1-5 ACC) had the game as close as seven at a point in t...

Pitt falls to Virginia Tech, remain winless in ACC

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) scored 23 points during Pitt’s 89-66 loss to Virginia Tech Thursday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | News Editor

January 12, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team walked off the court with a losing record after falling to Virginia Tech, 89-66, in Thursday night’s road game at Cassell Coliseum in Blacksburg, Virginia. The Panthers (8-9 overall, 0-4 ACC) started the game with the first basket, but it didn’t take long for ...

Women’s basketball poised for potential upset

Junior forward Kalista Walters became one of four ACC players to make all 12 field goal attempts during the Panthers 87-49 win to Chicago State on New Year’s Eve.  (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Alex Lehmbeck | For The Pitt News

January 8, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team came within one point of North Carolina before a heartbreaking 68-67 defeat on Sunday. Pitt’s most recent loss was its second in a row and fourth of the winter break. The Panthers are now 8-8, going 2-4 during the break. They earned wins against Bucknell and Chic...

Panthers tear into Cougars, 87-49

Junior center Kalista Walters scored a season-high 24 points in the Panthers' defeat of Chicago State. (Thomas Yang / Visual Editor)

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

December 31, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball will be entering the new year fresh off a win after dominating Chicago State Sunday afternoon, 87-49. With the win, the team advances to an overall record of 8-6 before conference play later this week. Junior center Kalista Walters led the winning charge, scoring a ...

No timeouts: Balling over break

Senior forward Ryan Luther makes a successful layup during the Panthers' loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman and Dominic Campbell | Staff Writers

December 11, 2017

Being a Division I athlete comes with undeniable perks — official gear, tuition aid and the chance to be on television. But athletes miss out on a lot — including enjoying a full winter break of relaxation and family. “That’s one of the sacrifices you have to make if you want to play Division...

Panthers pen win over Penguins, 66-58

Yacine Diop had 14 points in the Pitt women's basketball team's 66-58 victory over the Youngstown State Penguins Friday night. (Thomas Yang / Senior Staff Photographer)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 11, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team battled back from an early deficit to open its season with a 66-58 win against Youngstown Friday night. The Panthers (1-0) and the Penguins (0-1) both had relatively lackluster performances at the Petersen Events Center. Both teams made a little over a third of their...

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

Pitt sophomore forward Kalista Walters (32) tallied a team-high 14 points in a 54-46 loss Thursday vs. Clemson. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 10, 2017

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...

Panthers falter late against No. 9 Louisville, lose 63-48

The No. 9 Louisville Cardinals used an explosive third-quarter run to pull away for a 63-48 victory Sunday against Jasmine Whitney (3) and the Panthers. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Kevin Bertha | For The Pitt News

January 29, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team has tested some of the best teams in the ACC like Louisville and N.C. State, only to give up the lead toward the end of the game and walk off in defeat. Sunday afternoon, the Panthers once again battled against the best but ultimately came up short. Pitt gave the No. 9 Louis...

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