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

ACC Tournament

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 2, 2017

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...

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

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored 23 points in a 79-48 loss vs. Florida State on Thursday. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

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 ...

Panthers swarmed by Yellow Jackets in Atlanta, 71-57

Aysia Bugg led the Panthers in scoring Sunday with 15 points. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 20, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team had a great opportunity Sunday to win its second straight game and move back above .500 with two games left in the regular season. Instead, the Panthers’ chances at a winning season took a serious hit in Atlanta, Georgia. Pitt (13-14 overall, 4-10 ACC) fell to th...

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

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored a career-high 31 point, including 25 in the second half, to lead the Panthers to a 72-64 win over Virginia Tech. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

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 ...

Panthers fall prey to Deacons, 57-48

Pitt forward 	Kalista Walters shoots against Louisville on Jan 29. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

The Panthers and the Demon Deacons each claimed the lead twice Sunday, but when the Panthers failed to put a stop to the Deacons’ rampant scoring, the game ended with a familiar outcome for the men’s and women’s basketball teams: a Panther loss. The Pitt women’s basketball team (12-11, 3-7 ACC) suffered its...

Pitt women’s basketball slips up at No. 24 Syracuse, 93-65

Pitt first-year guard Alayna Gribble scored a career-high 23 points in the Panthers' 93-65 loss at Syracuse Thursday night. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 3, 2017

Continuing a recurring theme of the 2016-17 season, the Pitt women’s basketball team put up a fight against a ranked opponent Thursday, but couldn’t finish the job. Pitt led Louisville at halftime last Sunday only to give up the first 14 points of the third quarter and fade down the stretch. Th...

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

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise tallied a team-high 11 points against NC State Thursday night. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 27, 2017

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-...

Panthers pound Tar Heels at the Pete, 68-48

Pitt sophomore forward Kauai Bradley finished with a game-high 17 points and 10 rebounds in the Panthers' 68-48 victory over North Carolina. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

January 15, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team has owned its series with the conference rival North Carolina Tar Heels since moving to the ACC. Sunday afternoon was no different. Following a pair of road losses against top-ten opponents, the Panthers (11-7 overall, 2-3 ACC) returned home and dominated the Tar H...

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

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise (50) led the Panthers with 25 points Tuesday against McNeese State. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 10, 2016

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 conquers Cornell, 56-44

Junior point guard Aysia Bugg led the Panthers with 15 points in a 56-44 win over Cornell.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 27, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team is off to a 6-0 start for the fourth time in school history after another double-digit win on Saturday. Playing with an eight-woman rotation due to a rash of injuries, the Panthers (6-0) managed to defeat the Cornell Big Red (4-2) at the Petersen Events Center Satu...

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