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Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

Win over GT showcases sorely needed skills

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

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

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

Turnovers tell story of Pitt’s season

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

By the numbers: Pitt basketball’s paradoxical season

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

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

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

Late run pushes Pitt past NIU, 59-50

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. 

Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

Panthers spoil RMU stadium opening in 71-57 win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer

November 13, 2019

The Panthers played spoiler to the introduction of their host’s new facility, beating RMU 71-57 to earn their first true road win since February 2017.

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

Pitt needs defense to protect the Pete vs. FSU

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 4, 2019

The turning tides of college basketball have brought new faces to familiar foes. After upsetting then No. 11 FSU last January, Pitt welcomes the Seminoles for a rematch on Wednesday night, eager to open the next stage of their rebuild with a bang.

Panthers rattle the Rock in season opening scrimmage

Panthers rattle the Rock in season opening scrimmage

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

October 30, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball opened the 2019-20 men’s basketball season with an exhibition game against Slippery Rock University on Wednesday, and it went about as well as a preseason tuneup game can go. The Panthers dominated, there were no injuries and the players showed off a few second-half dunks to get the home crowd’s attention.

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

Johnson, McGowens pilot Pitt’s budding ballers

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 23, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is less than one week away from taking the Petersen Events Center floor for the first time this year amid high expectations. But NCAA Tournament bids — an explicit goal of this year’s Panthers — aren’t handed out in October. So how will they try to achieve that goal?

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