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The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News

March 12, 2018

Half of the cobalt blue seats in student section of the Petersen Event Center remained empty as the Pitt men’s basketball team battled UC Santa Barbara on the court Nov. 15. On the first shot, only a sparse showering of ripped-up newsprint filled the air. But even during the out-of-conference game f...

Season in review: Men’s team has campaign to forget

Season in review: Men’s team has campaign to forget

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 11, 2018

Well, it’s finally over. The Pitt men’s basketball season came to a close last Tuesday with a 67-64 loss to Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC tournament, and the 2017-18 Panthers are now history — albeit for not-so-great reasons. Pitt finished the season with an overall record of 8-25 inc...

Uncertainty surrounds Stallings buyout

Uncertainty surrounds Stallings buyout

By Jordan Mondell and John Hamilton | TPN Staff

March 9, 2018

Pitt Athletics announced Thursday that Kevin Stallings would no longer be Pitt’s men’s basketball coach, but details regarding his multi-million dollar buyout are still unclear. Stallings’ lawyers, Scott Tompsett and Jim Lieber of Tompsett Collegiate Sports Law, said Friday that Pitt offere...

Gallery: No. 1 Virginia hands Pitt 17th straight loss

Gallery: No. 1 Virginia hands Pitt 17th straight loss

By John Hamilton / Managing Editor

February 24, 2018

While the No. 1 Virginia Cavaliers secured their 3rd outright ACC regular-season title in the last five years on Saturday afternoon, the Panthers also continued to make history books — extending their losing record streak to 17 in a loss against the best team in the nation. Despite low attendance...

Boston College blows out Pitt, 81-58

Boston College blows out Pitt, 81-58

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 14, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team entered Tuesday night’s game with the same goal as the previous 12 — to get a conference win and avoid being winless in the ACC. Boston College — who went winless in the ACC back in 2016 — had other plans as they beat Pitt 81-58 in front of a paltry crowd at ...

Point-Counterpoint: Stallings should go

Point-Counterpoint: Stallings should go

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

January 23, 2018

Currently winless in conference play this season and 4-21 overall in the ACC during his time at Pitt, Kevin Stallings has done little to establish Pitt or himself in the ACC. In two years, Stallings has coached the Panthers to a 55-point loss at home against Louisville and a 35-point loss on nati...

Luther ruled out for the season

Luther ruled out for the season

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 11, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team has played its last seven games without its only senior, forward Ryan Luther, and on Thursday Pitt announced on its website that Pitt will finish the season without him. Luther went down during Pitt’s Dec. 9 game against West Virginia with a stress reaction in his right foot. On T...

Stallings needs to keep comments off court

Stallings needs to keep comments off court

By Colin Martin | For The Pitt News

January 9, 2018

Yelling at opposing players, coaches and fans from the stands is common practice during college sporting events. But not as common is for players and coaches to yell back — unless you’re Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings, who did just that to a fan in the stands toward the end of last week’s game ...

Pitt narrowly beats Delaware State, 74-68

Pitt narrowly beats Delaware State, 74-68

By Jordan Mondell and John Hamilton / TPN Staff

December 19, 2017

Pitt men’s basketball survived a Delaware State comeback Tuesday attempt to avoid losing to a team without a Division I win this year. The Panthers (7-5) had doubled the Hornets (2-11) by halftime and led by as many as 27, but won by just six, with final score of 74-68 at the Peterson Events Cent...

Panthers top The Mount, 82-78

Panthers top The Mount, 82-78

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 6, 2017

After securing a 15-point lead in the second half, Pitt men’s basketball looked to be on a clear path to victory over Mount St. Mary’s Tuesday night. But after giving up that lead, the Panthers needed a last-minute bucket and an overtime period to top their mid-major opponent, narrowly winning 8...

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