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Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

Trey McGowens celebrates during Pitt's 63-61 win over Florida State.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 22, 2020

Recently, Pitt men’s basketball’s roster became subject to college basketball’s ever-volatile transfer portal. Now the Panthers are trying to use it to bolster a crop of already talented newcomers.

A requiem for Trey McGowens’ time at Pitt

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens decided to transfer from Pitt.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

March 19, 2020

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens entered the transfer portal Wednesday, leaving behind a complicated legacy in his two seasons at Pitt.

McGowens enters transfer portal

McGowens enters transfer portal

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

March 18, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball just had its second player enter the transfer portal this week. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens announced Wednesday evening via his Twitter account that he had entered the NCAA transfer portal. Jake Weingarten of was first to report the news. 

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

February 25, 2020

With the Oakland Zoo behind it and an improved performance against Syracuse’s infamous zone defense, Pitt will upset the Orange following Wednesday’s senior night festivities.

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Justin Champagnie (11) went for 30 points on 3-4 from the 3-point range and 13-17 from the field against Georgia Tech Saturday.

By Nick Farabaugh, For the Pitt News

February 10, 2020

From an electric scoring performance by budding star and first-year forward Justin Champagnie, to the evolving, enigmatic nature of sophomore guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson, here are some observations from Pitt’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

Sophomore stars come up clutch in 62-57 win vs. Miami

Au’Diese Toney prepares to shoot against Miami Sunday afternoon.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

The Panthers (14-8 overall, 5-6 ACC) had dropped seven straight to the Hurricanes (11-10 overall, 3-7 ACC) before defeating the Hurricanes, 62-57, at the Petersen Events Center this weekend. 

Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

Sophomore guards Xavier Johnson (pictured) and Trey McGowens average a combined 25.5 points per game.

By Tyler Mathes, For the Pitt News

January 21, 2020

Pitt basketball boasts a pair of talented playmaking guards, but often their aggression can cost their team more than help.

By the numbers: Pitt basketball’s paradoxical season

The Panthers are now 6-0 when sophomore guard Trey McGowens scores 20 or more points.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 10, 2020

As the saying goes — men lie, women lie, numbers don’t. And there are several numbers that help explain where Pitt basketball currently stands — and what it can accomplish in the future.

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson kept the Panthers afloat on offense in one of his season’s best performances.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball entered Chapel Hill Wednesday night 0-7 all-time at the venue but took advantage of a depleted Tar Heels’ squad in a 73-65 win.

Late run pushes Pitt past NIU, 59-50

Sophomore guard Trey McGowens (2) goes up for a dunk during Pitt’s 63-50 victory over Monmouth.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

December 16, 2019

Metal plus time equals rust. And when you leave a basketball team to rest in the Steel City for 10 days, they’re bound to develop some rust as well. Finals week kept Pitt men’s basketball idle for ten days before hosting Northern Illinois on Monday night. 

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