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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

12:40 am

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.

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

Report card: McGowens passes RMU with flying colors

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

12:31 am

Pitt looked like an improved team across the board against RMU, led by a breakthrough performance from sophomore guard Trey McGowens.

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

Report card: Panthers flop following Florida State win

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

November 10, 2019

The Panthers lost their first game of the season to Nicholls State 75-70 Saturday. After opening their season with a statement win over conference foe Florida State earlier in the week, the Panthers earned a failing grade for their disappointing and inexplicable loss to the Colonels this past weekend.

Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

Panthers fall victim to post-FSU hangover, Nicholls, 75-70

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

November 9, 2019

Pitt men’s basketball fell victim to a post-Florida State hangover and lost 75-70 to Nicholls State on Saturday afternoon. Now, Jeff Capel and his squad are forced to revisit their preseason mantra before a road contest with Robert Morris.

Agree to disagree: Gauging the take meter after Pitt-FSU

Agree to disagree: Gauging the take meter after Pitt-FSU

By Sean Tierney and Kyle Saxon, Staff Writers

November 8, 2019

Two TPN staff writers break down which of the emerging takes from Pitt's first game are valid and which are simply bogus.

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.

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

Takeaways from Pitt basketball’s SRU scrimmage

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

November 1, 2019

A 51-point exhibition win against a lesser opponent might seem above analysis, but Pitt men’s basketball showed some strengths — and weaknesses — that could carry over into the regular season.

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.

Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

Pitt basketball embraces new emotional emphasis

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

October 30, 2019

After undergoing an offseason of cosmetic changes — to their roster, uniforms and home court — Pitt men’s basketball has shifted its collective focus above the neck.

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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