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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?

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

McGowens, Panthers poised to take next step

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

October 1, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball is still in the middle of a massive rebuild and that means their young stars will have to grow up quick. Sophomore guard Trey McGowens and his team are ready to take that next step.

Column: Pitt basketball’s rebuild is ahead of schedule

Column: Pitt basketball’s rebuild is ahead of schedule

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 15, 2019

It was supposed to be a rebuilding year for Pitt basketball, but a nationally relevant defense and a couple star-caliber talents have the Panthers ahead of schedule.

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

No. 15 NC State narrowly escapes with 86-80 win over Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

January 12, 2019

Panthers played exceptionally for most of the game, but made a few little mistakes that cost them what would have been a monumental second straight ACC win.

First-year guards lead Pitt past Penguins, 69-53, in opener

First-year guards lead Pitt past Penguins, 69-53, in opener

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 6, 2018

First-year guards Trey McGowens and Xavier Johnson led the Panthers with 17 and 16 points, respectively, and the Panthers scored 27 fast-break points en route to a comfortable 16-point victory.

Preview: Men’s team can only go up from 2017

Preview: Men’s team can only go up from 2017

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 5, 2018

Even if the new-look Panthers only win one ACC game this season, it will still be an improvement over 2017's disastrous campaign.

Men’s basketball pounces on Pitt-Johnstown, 78-59, in opening exhibition

Men’s basketball pounces on Pitt-Johnstown, 78-59, in opening exhibition

By Trent Leonard and Andrew Kelly

November 1, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team kicked off its season in dominant fashion Thursday night, beating the branch-campus Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats 78-59 in an exhibition opener at the Petersen Events Center.

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