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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)

Pitt men’s basketball future up in the air

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...

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

Pitt grants Marcus Carr release from program

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...

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

Report: seven Pitt basketball players request release from program

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...

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

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

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...

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)

Team of young men’s basketball players work on rebuilding

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’...

	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)

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...

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)

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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)

Luther must manage unproven Panthers

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...

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