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Trey McGowens celebrates during Pitts 63-61 win over Florida State.

Projecting the makeup of Pitt’s post-transfer roster

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.
Sophomore guard Trey McGowens decided to transfer from Pitt.

A requiem for Trey McGowens’ time at 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. 
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

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

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

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

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

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

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

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. 
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