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NC State womens basketball player Elissa Cunane (33) blocks Pitt player Mary Dunn (15) from catching a rebound during the Pitt vs. NC State game on Friday night.

Pitt overpowered by No. 2 NC State in ACC opener

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 11, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball entered Friday night’s home game against No. 2 NC State riding its best start since 2009. But a blowout loss proved that the Panthers — despite their improvements — are still a long way from competing with the elite.
Pitt forward junior Amber Brown (5) pushes past Lafayette guard and forward senior Makaila Wilson (30) during Friday’s game against Lafayette College at the Petersen Events Center.

Women’s basketball off to 2-0 start after downing Radford, Lafayette

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer November 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball started its season with an 82-63 win against Radford University at the Petersen Events Center. They followed this up with yet another home victory against Lafayette two days later, 72-63.
Sophomore guard Dayshanette Harris scored 14 points against North Carolina on Feb. 14. Pitt women’s basketball ended its season with a 5-14 record.

Women’s basketball hopes to build around youth in offseason

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 16, 2021
This season was a tale of two schedules for Pitt women’s basketball. The young roster had to contend with COVID-19 and its own inexperience, all of which yielded a 5-14 record, and a 3-12 conference record.
The Pitt womens basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

First-round ACC tournament loss to Boston College concludes Pitt women’s basketball season

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer March 4, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball failed to overcome the struggles that plagued the team all season in a 67-56 loss to Boston College in the first round of the ACC tournament on Wednesday.
The Pitt womens basketball team capped off its final home game of the 2021 season with a 59-48 loss to Notre Dame on Monday evening.

Free throw shooting woes prove lethal as Pitt falls to Notre Dame, 59-48

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 24, 2021
Pitt held Notre Dame to 59 points on Monday, the first time it held an opponent to under 60 since November. The only problem — Pitt scored 48 points, its worst offensive performance of the season.
The Pitt womens basketball team lost 67-56 to the Boston College Eagles on Wednesday in the first round of the ACC tournament

No. 3 Louisville pulls away from Pitt women’s basketball in dominant second half

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 19, 2021
A dominant second half from the Cardinals erased any hopes of an upset at the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt women’s basketball lost 81-72 against North Carolina at home this afternoon.

Death by fouls and free throws: Women’s basketball drops close contest

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 15, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball (4-9, 2-8 ACC) continued its recent cold-streak futility with its fifth loss in a row, this time against North Carolina (10-8, 5-8 ACC) with a score of 81-72. This comes on the heels of a matchup where Pitt surrendered a late lead to Wake Forest and lost in overtime.
Redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg (2) leads Pitt’s offense with an average of 20 points per game.

After several seasons sidelined, Bugg returns to starring role

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer November 19, 2019
Being a student athlete at the Division I level is a tall order for anyone. Add in a myriad of injuries and life-threatening illness, and it becomes an almost impossible challenge — but not for redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg.
Senior forward Kauai Bradley (14) earned her career-high 17 points against Clemson on Jan. 20.

Women’s basketball top ten moments

By Laura Sosovicka, For The Pitt News March 18, 2019
The women’s basketball team didn’t end with the record many thought they would, but that doesn't mean they were without big moments.
Then-junior Kalista Walters defends against Syracuse in a February game at the Petersen Events Center.

Preview: Experienced core looks to lead women’s basketball

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer November 5, 2018
Pitt's women's basketball team is looking to once again make a new for itself under first year head coach Lance White. The team has five seniors set to come back and help the Panthers once again achieve a winning record.
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