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NC State womens basketball player Elissa Cunane (33) blocks Pitt player Mary Dunn (15) from catching a rebound during the Pitt vs. NC State game on Friday night.

Pitt overpowered by No. 2 NC State in ACC opener

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 10, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball entered Friday night’s home game against No. 2 NC State riding its best start since 2009. But a blowout loss proved that the Panthers — despite their improvements — are still a long way from competing with the elite.
Pitt men’s basketball (9-10 overall, 5-9 ACC) has now lost eight of it’s last nine games after falling 62-65 at NC State (12-9 overall, 8-8 ACC) on Sunday afternoon. The team also lost two of its players, juniors Xavier Johnson and Au’Diese Toney, after they transferred.

Pitt begins life after Johnson, Toney with 65-62 loss to NC State

By Zack Gibney and Stephen Thompson March 1, 2021
Pitt (9-10 overall, 5-9 ACC) has now lost eight of its last nine games after falling 62-65 at NC State (12-9 overall, 8-8 ACC) on Sunday afternoon. In the wake of two key personnel losses, head coach Jeff Capel insisted that he felt this loss could be better attributed to the eight-day layoff between games and not the recent roster attrition.
Pitt men’s basketball fell short in a 74-73 loss to NC State on Wednesday, its sixth loss in seven games.

Pitt’s defensive deficiencies exposed in 74-73 loss to NC State

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor February 19, 2021
A lackadaisical defensive performance made Pitt fall short in a 74-73 loss to NC State on Wednesday, its sixth loss in seven games.
The Panthers ended their three-game winning streak with the loss to NC State on Saturday.

Defense can’t be counted on to bail out Panthers every week

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer October 4, 2020
It’s been said that all good things must come to an end, and NC State put a quite sudden end last Saturday to Pitt’s glamorous season-opening run. The Wolfpack delivered a shocking 30-29 upset under the gloomy gray skies at Heinz Field.
Pitt first-year Jordan Addison scored his third touchdown of the season in Pitts 30-29 loss to NC State

NC State stuns No. 24 Pitt 30-29, Panthers first loss of 2020

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor October 3, 2020
Presented with a favorable matchup to achieve its first 4-0 record since 2000, Pitt came away on the wrong side of a 30-29 upset by NC State
Sophomore Vincent Davis (22) continues to get the bulk of the carries at running back for Pitt, showing significant improvement from last year.

Preview: Panthers to breeze past NC State

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer October 2, 2020
Pitt is off to its first 3-0 start since 2014, looking for the program’s first 4-0 start since 2000.
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) scored 16 points during Pitt’s 59-56 loss to Virginia on Saturday.

Sluggish second half stops Pitt’s ACC Tournament run

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor March 11, 2020
But in their second game in 24 hours, Pitt (16-17 overall, 6-14 ACC) looked like the same worn-out, beat-up team that they had been since conference play began. They ran out of gas in the second half against NC State (20-12 overall, 11-10 ACC), losing 73-58 on Wednesday afternoon. 
Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney scored 15 points during Pitt’s 82-67 loss to Florida State on Tuesday.

Pitt drops sixth straight to NC State, 77-73

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor February 29, 2020
They traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday looking to snap another long skid against NC State (18-11 overall, 9-9 ACC), to whom the Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) have lost nine straight contests, but fell agonizingly short in a 77-73 loss. Poor free throw shooting made for long scoring droughts and the Wolfpack capitalized on their opponent’s mediocrity from the charity stripe. 
First-year guard Dayshanette Harris (1) attempts to drive toward the hoop during Pitt’s 88-44 loss to NC State.

Wolfpack deal Pitt season-worst 88-44 loss

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer January 24, 2020
While the Panthers trailed by a manageable eight points at halftime, they collapsed in the second half en route to a season-worst 88-44 loss.
First-year forward AuDiese Toney throws down a dunk.

NC State overcomes Pitt late, 79-76

By Stephen Thompson, Staff Writer February 10, 2019
Pitt men’s basketball welcomed NC State to the Petersen Events Center Saturday afternoon and walked away with its seventh straight loss, falling to the Wolfpack 79-76.
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