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ACC announces 2020-21 men’s basketball schedule

The ACC released a full conference schedule Tuesday morning with 20 games for each basketball-playing member school.
November 10, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball has been practicing for well over a month, but without a full schedule. But on Tuesday morning the ACC released a full conference schedule with 20 games for each basketball-playing member school.

Men’s basketball returners eagerly prepare for a season in limbo

The Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center Wednesday for their first official practice of the 2020 season.
October 15, 2020
Jeff Capel revamped his Pitt men’s basketball roster this offseason. Now he opens a season like no other with expectations weighing heavier and heavier.

Capel’s best newcomers are ready for the spotlight

The 2020 Pitt men’s basketball recruiting class is Pitt’s highest rated recruiting class since 2012.
July 23, 2020
The 2020 Pitt men’s basketball recruiting class enters Oakland ahead of one of the most highly anticipated seasons in recent memory. From sharpshooters to high flyers, this season welcomes a plethora of must-watch talent.

Former Panther Artis comes up empty in TBT championship, despite strong performance

Former Pitt guard Jamel Artis took the court Tuesday Night in The Basketball Tournament championship game.
July 14, 2020
As professional sports leagues prepare for tightly monitored seasons, former Pitt guard Jamel Artis has taken the court this July in one of the first returns to organized basketball.

Additional athletes to return to campus on June 29

Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29.
June 23, 2020
Two weeks after Pitt welcomed football players back to campus for a phased return to voluntary offseason activity, Pitt Athletics announced Tuesday that five other Panther teams will return on June 29 for a similar process.

Miami transfer Sibande picks Pitt

Miami transfer Sibande picks Pitt
June 20, 2020
Pitt men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel added to his already robust 2020 recruiting class on Saturday afternoon. Miami University transfer guard Nike Sibande announced at 1 p.m. on his Twitter account that he will use his final year of eligibility playing for the Panthers.

No. 1 Player in Pennsylvania, Jeffress, commits to Pitt basketball

Head coach Jeff Capel (far right) and his coaching staff frantically signal to Pitt's players during a game.
April 28, 2020
In a five minute video detailing his journey through basketball, William Jeffress Jr., a 6-foot-7 four-star forward in the class of 2020 from nearby Erie, Pa. announced his commitment to Pitt basketball. 

Michael chooses Elon, Pitt eyeing Murphy III

Michael chooses Elon, Pitt eyeing Murphy III
April 7, 2020
After striking out on several top prospects in recent weeks, Pitt basketball is looking for Rice transfer Trey Murphy III or 2020 recruit William Jeffress to fill its last two scholarships.

March 27, 2003: Dwyane Wade ends Howland era

Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.
March 27, 2020
March 27, 2003, was the day Pitt basketball fans became acquainted with one the greatest shooting guards to ever play the game — Dwyane Wade.

Pitt’s future is bright with Hugley, Hood-Schifino

John Hugley (left) and Jalen Hood-Schifino (right) both hold four-star rankings and are currently committed to Pitt basketball's class of 2020 and class of 2022, respectively.
March 26, 2020
Pitt hasn't had a winning season in the post-Jamie Dixon era — but with a pair of outstanding prospects set to join the team over the next few years, fans can expect the Panthers to return to their winning ways.
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