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Jacksonvilles Bryce Workman (5) fouls Pittsburghs Femi Odukale (2) as he shoots during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game, Tuesday, Dec. 21, 2021, in Pittsburgh. Pittsburgh won 64-55.

Career game from Femi Odukale carries Pitt to 64-55 win over Jacksonville

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer December 21, 2021
Femi Oduklae’s career-high-tying 28 points carried the offense in a 64-55 win over Jacksonville on Tuesday afternoon at the Pete. The Panthers concluded the non-conference portion of their schedule and will now prepare for the start of ACC play.
John Hugley (23) scores during the men’s basketball exhibition vs. Gannon on Nov. 1 at the Petersen Events Center.

Burton returns as Pitt sneaks past UNCW, 59-51, to earn first win

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 17, 2021
Nothing has come easy for Pitt men’s basketball so far this season, even its first win. The Panthers almost let leads as big as 17 slip away from them, but ultimately did just enough to pull out their first win, 59-51 over UNC Wilmington on Tuesday night.
Forward John Hugley (23) and another player attempt to catch a rebound.

The Citadel routs Pitt, 78-63, in season opener

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor November 10, 2021
Pitt men’s basketball was thoroughly outplayed by The Citadel in a season opening loss on Tuesday night. Jason Roache and Hayden Brown combined for 46 points to help the Bulldogs down the Panthers, 78-63.
Pitt men’s basketball team played an intrasquad scrimmage at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday. Though it wasn’t an intense competition, the game provided early insight into Pitt’s new roster.

Gueye dominates in men’s basketball’s Blue-Gold scrimmage

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor October 11, 2021
In front of a few hundred fans at the Petersen Events Center, Pitt men’s basketball played an intrasquad scrimmage and gave a first look at the 2021-22 Panthers. The Blue and White teams split the event, with White winning the first 12-minute game 27-22 and Blue dominating the second in an 18-7 victory.
Shorthanded Panthers can’t complete comeback vs. Louisville, lose 64-54

Shorthanded Panthers can’t complete comeback vs. Louisville, lose 64-54

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor December 23, 2020
Despite multiple gutsy comeback attempts, Pitt men’s basketball (5-2 overall, 1-1 ACC) was unable to overcome the absence of two key players and its head coach on Tuesday night in a 64-54 loss to Louisville (5-1 overall, 1-0 ACC) at the Petersen Events Center.
Johnson shines in wild second half, Pitt tops Wildcats 71-70

Johnson shines in wild second half, Pitt tops Wildcats 71-70

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor December 10, 2020
Simply put, Pitt Men’s basketball has been bad on the road under third-year head coach Jeff Capel. The Panthers are 2-20 in true road games with Capel at the helm, but took a step towards flipping that script on Wednesday night. 
First-year forward and Brooklyn native Justin Champagnie (11) was the leading scorer during Pitt’s 2019-20 season with 12.7 points per game.

Newcomers to shuffle Pitt basketball rotations

By Elliott Borawski, Staff Writer March 18, 2020
With Pitt basketball officially ending their season with a record of 16-17 and 6-14 in conference play, it is time to look forward to next season. As the Panthers welcome new faces into the fold, there will be a fight for playing time and a different rotation will surely be in order for next season.
Femi Odukale hails from Brooklyn and is currently a senior at Massachusetts Springfield Commonwealth Academy.

2020 guard Femi Odukale commits to Pitt

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 17, 2020
Femi Odukale, the three-star Class of 2020 combo guard out of Springfield Commonwealth Academy, Massachusetts, announced his commitment to Pitt Wednesday afternoon.
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