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Panthers prove professional worth

Michael Young dominated as the Pitt men's basketball forward, leading the team in scoring with 19.6 points. (Photo by Anna Bongardino l Assistant Visual Editor)

By David Leftwich | Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2017

With the NBA regular season tip-off only a few weeks away, a couple former Panther basketball players have found their way onto NBA rosters. After fellow Panther James Robinson struggled to get any playing time, only Michael Young and Jamel Artis remain with the chance to secure a spot on an NBA roster...

Four-star forward Bryce Golden commits to Pitt

Head Coach Kevin Stallings' first season was the Panthers worst since 2000, but he has remained confident in his long-term plan. (Photo by John Hamilton | Editor-in-Chief)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

June 16, 2017

The Pitt basketball program and head coach Kevin Stallings landed their first recruit in the class of 2018 Thursday, getting a verbal commitment from four-star Maryland forward Bryce Golden. Golden announced his decision on Twitter, saying, “I firmly believe in what Coach Stallings is building and I...

Swan song: Pitt’s seniors reflect on college careers

Pitt seniors Jamel Artis, Chris Jones, Sheldon Jeter and Michael Young (left to right) opened up about their memories at Pitt and future plans following the Panthers' season-ending loss at the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

When the visitors’ locker room inside the Barclays Center opened to reporters moments after Pitt’s season-ending 75-63 loss to Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament, the room was silent. The post-game spread of food and drinks went mostly untouched. As the players sat side by side...

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the Panthers go from here? Some have called for the axing of head coach Kevin Stallings after just one year on...

ICYMI: Spring Break

The Pitt men's basketball team huddles up before a first-round ACC Tournament game vs. Georgia Tech in Brooklyn, New York. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 12, 2017

March 3 Wise earns second straight All-ACC Academic selection - Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise received her second straight selection to the All-ACC Academic Team after posting a perfect 4.0 GPA in the fall 2016 semester. Wise also led the Panthers in scoring and rebounding for the second year in a ...

No. 21 Virginia eliminates Pitt from ACC Tournament, 75-63

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings consoles seniors Jamel Artis and Chris Jones after taking them out of what may have been the final game of their college careers, a 75-63 loss vs. No. 21 Virginia in the second round of the ACC Tournament. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 9, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s first season under head coach Kevin Stallings — and first losing season in 17 years — appears to be over. The Panthers (16-17) fell to the No. 21 Virginia Cavaliers (22-9), 75-63, in the second round of the ACC Tournament Wednesday night at the Barclays Cen...

Pitt holds on for 61-59 win over Georgia Tech in first round of ACC Tournament

ACC Tournament

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 7, 2017

It wasn’t easy or pretty, but the Pitt men’s basketball team held on to extend its season for at least another day. The Panthers (16-16) survived a last-minute rally from the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-15) to pull out a 61-59 win Tuesday night in the first round of the ACC Tournament at t...

Young named to All-ACC Third Team, Artis earns honorable mention

Pitt senior forward Michael Young (2) repeated as an All-ACC Third Team selection on Sunday afternoon, while senior point guard Jamel Artis earned honorable mention status. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 5, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team finished the regular season in next-to-last place out of 15 teams in the ACC, but the Panthers still had two players recognized as part of the All-ACC teams Sunday afternoon. Senior forward Michael Young repeated as a member of the All-ACC Third Team, while senior p...

Panthers drop regular season finale at No. 23 Virginia, 67-42

Pitt senior forward Michael Young led the team with 14 points in a 67-42 loss at No. 23 Virginia despite sitting out the first 10 minutes of the game. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 4, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s streak of 16 straight winning seasons came to a crashing halt Saturday afternoon in Charlottesville, Virginia. The Panthers (15-16 overall, 4-14 ACC) put on their worst offensive performance of the season in the regular season finale against the No. 23 Virginia...

Pitt stung by Yellow Jackets, 61-52

Pitt senior forward Michael Young scored 16 points and pulled down four rebounds against Georgia Tech, but his efforts were not enough to lead his team past the Yellow Jackets. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

March 1, 2017

With one game left in the season, the Pitt men's basketball team is sitting at .500 and tied for 13th place in the conference after another loss Tuesday night. After the Panthers (15-15 overall, 4-13 ACC) won three of four games over a 10-day stretch in mid-February, the team has slipped, losing it...

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