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Pitt men’s basketball future up in the air

Marcus Carr (5), first-year point guard, is one of seven players to have requested their release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings and one of two players to have officially been granted his release. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

The dominoes have started to fall after a tumultuous weekend for the Pitt men’s basketball team, which saw nine current players and two recruits request releases from the program. First-year guard Marcus Carr became the second Pitt player to be granted his release from the program Monday night. H...

Pitt grants Marcus Carr release from program

First-year guard Marcus Carr was granted his release by Pitt on Monday night.

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 19, 2018

First-year point guard Marcus Carr became the second player from the Pitt men’s basketball team to be officially granted his release from the program on Monday night, according to reports from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Carr joins junior guard and forward Jared Wilson-Frame, who was granted his...

Report: seven Pitt basketball players request release from program

Pitt senior forward Ryan Luther is among eight  players to request a release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 16, 2018

Seven players from the Pitt men’s basketball team have requested their release from the program, according to a report from ESPN. The Panthers have now received nine total requests for release from either current players or committed recruits since the firing of former men’s basketball coach Kevin Sta...

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

The 2017-18 season for Pitt men’s basketball marks its worst since 1976-77. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 12, 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...

Team of young men’s basketball players work on rebuilding

Junior guard/forward Jared Wilson-Frame has emerged as the Panthers lead scorer, averaging 12.9 points per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

January 8, 2018

At the beginning of the season, The Pitt News — along with most other sports media outlets — placed the Pitt men’s basketball team at the bottom of its preseason ACC basketball rankings. The Panthers’ prospects didn’t seem too promising, considering they were bringing back just two players ...

Panthers top The Mount, 82-78

	Marcus Carr (5) attempts a layup. He played 38 minutes and scored 23 points at Panther’s 82-78 victory over Mount St. Mary’s Tuesday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

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...

TPN Panther spotlight: Yacine Diop, Marcus Carr, Nika Markovic

Returning from a season-long injury, redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop came back and dominated Pitt women’s basketball team’s two holiday break games. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Brandon Glass | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

While the Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams rounded into form over the holiday break, the women’s volleyball team punched its ticket to the 2017 NCAA tournament. Whether the team wins or loses, some players are bound to stand out. Here are a few exceptional Panthers who have stepped up ...

Carr leads Pitt to victory over High Point, 71-63

First-year Shamiel Stevenson dunks ferociously over High Point’s defense. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

Led by first-year point guard Marcus Carr’s perfect shooting performance, the Pitt men’s basketball team managed to avoid another home upset — escaping with a 71-63 win over High Point University Tuesday night. The Pitt Panthers (3-4 overall) did not score a field goal in the final four min...

Pitt men’s basketball ices Slippery Rock for 71-59 victory

Junior forward Jared Wilson-Frame scored 24 points in the Panther's 71-59 defeat over Slippery Rock Saturday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Kevin Bertha / Staff Writer

November 4, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team overcame a slow start marred by turnovers and foul trouble to beat Division II Slippery Rock 71-59 Saturday at the Shoot Down Cancer Exhibition Game. Head coach Kevin Stallings attributed the slow start to nerves from younger players, but was positive following the w...

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

Senior forward Ryan Luther will have to improve his game and become a team leader if the Panthers are to compete in the ACC this season. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Wyatt Geller | For The Pitt News

July 11, 2017

With the season just a few months away, the Pitt basketball team is in desperate need of a leader. But for second-year head coach Kevin Stallings, the options are scarce. The loss of seniors Michael Young, Jamel Artis, Sheldon Jeter and Chris Jones leaves the team with big shoes to fill. Ryan Lut...

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