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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (7) makes a pass against the Oakland Raiders on Dec. 9, 2018, at the Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum in Oakland, California.

Take 5: This is March

By Staff March 7, 2019
It’s expected for you to be excited for March Madness, but while you’re waiting for Selection Sunday, don’t overlook the conference tournaments. You never know when the No. 16 seed will upset the No. 1 seed.
First-year guard Marcus Carr was granted his release by Pitt on Monday night.

Pitt grants Marcus Carr release from program

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor March 19, 2018

First-year point guard Marcus Carr became the second player from the Pitt men’s basketball team to be officially granted his release from the program on Monday night, according to reports from the Pittsburgh...

First-year guard Parker Stewart became the first Pitt player to request his release from the program following the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.

Parker Stewart requests release from Pitt

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor March 14, 2018

Pitt first-year men’s basketball player Parker Stewart has asked for his full unconditional release Wednesday, according to a report from ESPN. Stewart — who averaged 9.1 points per game this past...

Participation at the Oakland Zoo reached a high at December’s Backyard Brawl game against West Virginia. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

By Samuel Ruppert | For The Pitt News March 12, 2018

Half of the cobalt blue seats in student section of the Petersen Event Center remained empty as the Pitt men’s basketball team battled UC Santa Barbara on the court Nov. 15. On the first shot, only a...

Shamiel Stevenson (23) was the Panthers’ lead scorer with 10 points in Pitt’s 73-56 loss against Notre Dame Wednesday night. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Senior Staff Photographer)

Imperfect Panthers: Pitt goes 0-18 in ACC

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer March 1, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team dropped its final game of the regular season Wednesday night at Notre Dame (18-12 overall, 8-9 ACC), 73-56, giving the Panthers a winless 0-18 record in the ACC and an...

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) scored 20 points during Pitt’s 77-66 loss to NC State Thursday night. (Photo by Issi Glatts | Assistant Visual Editor)

Pitt falls to NC State, loses fifth straight

By Adin Link | Staff Writer February 23, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team extended its losing streak Thursday night as they were chased down by the No. 21 NC State Wolfpack, 77-66. The Panthers (10-18 overall, 2-13 ACC) failed to capitalize...

Jared Wilson-Frame (0), junior guard and forward, missed a dunk with 10 seconds left in Pitt’s loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

Demon Deacons dunk on Panthers, 63-57

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer February 22, 2018

In a game where neither team led by more than seven points, the Pitt men’s basketball team battled fellow ACC bottom-dweller Wake Forest Wednesday but couldn’t convert enough opportunities down the...

Sophomore guard Alayna Gribble (23) scored 23 points at Pitt’s 82-58 loss to Miami Thursday night. (Photo by | Thomas Yang)

Miami mauls Pitt, 82-58

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer February 16, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team kept it close early in the first half of Thursday night’s game against Miami but couldn’t keep up in the second half, losing 82-58. The Panthers (10-16 overall,...

Eagles sink talons into Panthers, 72-61

Eagles sink talons into Panthers, 72-61

By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor February 11, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team slipped back into a losing rut Sunday afternoon after a loss to an evenly matched Boston College, 72-61. In a tight game in Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts, the Panthers...

Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer February 8, 2018

In the last game of it three-game road trip, the Pitt men’s basketball team once again suffered a blowout loss to an in-conference opponent. No. 16 Clemson beat Pitt, 72-48, and brought the team’s...

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