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Take 5: This is March

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.

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.

Pitt grants Marcus Carr release from program

First-year guard Marcus Carr was granted his release by Pitt on Monday night.

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 Post-Gazette. Carr joins junior guard and forward Jared Wilson-Frame, who was granted his...

Parker Stewart requests release from Pitt

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.

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 season and who was emerging as a reliable contributor — asked for the reported release less than a week after for...

The Zoo sticks around for basketball ups and downs

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

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 sparse showering of ripped-up newsprint filled the air. But even during the out-of-conference game f...

Imperfect Panthers: Pitt goes 0-18 in ACC

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)

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 8-23 record overall. The loss gave the Panthers their first ever winless season in conference play, whil...

Pitt falls to NC State, loses fifth straight

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)

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 on a strong early start as the Wolfpack (22-6 overall, 11-4 ACC) stymied the Panthers’ offense ...

Demon Deacons dunk on Panthers, 63-57

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)

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 stretch and suffered its 16th straight loss, 63-57. A home game against the Wake Forest Demon De...

Miami mauls Pitt, 82-58

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

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, 2-10 ACC) showed flashes of effective offense in the first quarter, as they shot 47 percent from t...

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 (10-15 overall, 2-10 ACC) exchanged the lead with the Eagles (7-18 overall, 2-10 ACC) throughout...

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 already-historic losing streak to 12 games. After shooting 39 percent from the field and coughing up 16 turn...

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