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Parker Stewart announces decision to transfer

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

April 6, 2018

First-year Pitt guard Parker Stewart announced via Twitter on Friday that he will be transferring from the Pitt basketball program. Stewart — who was also the first Pitt player to request his release from the program after the firing of former head coach Kevin Stallings — is the only player of the nine that requested their releases to ...

Pitt men’s basketball future up in the air

Marcus Carr (5), first-year point guard, is one of seven players to have requested their release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings and one of two players to have officially been granted his release. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 20, 2018

The dominoes have started to fall after a tumultuous weekend for the Pitt men’s basketball team, which saw nine current players and two recruits request releases from the program. First-year guard Marcus Carr became the second Pitt player to be granted his release from the program Monday night. H...

Report: seven Pitt basketball players request release from program

Pitt senior forward Ryan Luther is among eight  players to request a release after the firing of head coach Kevin Stallings.

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 16, 2018

Seven players from the Pitt men’s basketball team have requested their release from the program, according to a report from ESPN. The Panthers have now received nine total requests for release from either current players or committed recruits since the firing of former men’s basketball coach Kevin Sta...

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...

Season in review: Men’s team has campaign to forget

The 2017-18 season for Pitt men’s basketball marks its worst since 1976-77. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

Well, it’s finally over. The Pitt men’s basketball season came to a close last Tuesday with a 67-64 loss to Notre Dame in the first round of the ACC tournament, and the 2017-18 Panthers are now history — albeit for not-so-great reasons. Pitt finished the season with an overall record of 8-25 inc...

Panthers fall to Irish in ACC tournament, finish 0-19 in ACC

Panthers fall to Irish in ACC tournament, finish 0-19 in ACC

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

March 6, 2018

For the second time in two weeks, the Pitt men’s basketball team made history in a loss to Notre Dame. The Panthers became the seventh team in history to go winless in the ACC after a losing to the Irish last week. They followed that up with a 67-64 loss to the Irish in the ACC tournament to become...

Boston College blows out Pitt, 81-58

Boston College blows out Pitt, 81-58

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 14, 2018

The Pitt men’s basketball team entered Tuesday night’s game with the same goal as the previous 12 — to get a conference win and avoid being winless in the ACC. Boston College — who went winless in the ACC back in 2016 — had other plans as they beat Pitt 81-58 in front of a paltry crowd at ...

With Louisville loss, Panthers drop third straight by 30-plus

First-year guard Shamiel Stevenson scored 15 points during Pitt’s 94-60 loss to Louisville Sunday. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 11, 2018

The last time the Pitt men’s basketball team played Louisville, Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings made headlines for yelling at a Louisville fan in the midst of a blow-out loss. This time around, Stallings stayed out of trouble — but the result was the same, as Pitt fell to Louisville 94-60. Pi...

Louisville dominates Pitt, 77-51

Louisville dominates Pitt, 77-51

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 3, 2018

The last time the Pitt men’s basketball team faced off against Louisville was last January in a 106-51 defeat. While the deficit never got up to 50, Pitt’s most recent game with Louisville was similarly uncompetitive as Louisville beat Pitt 77-51 on Tuesday night. After starting conference play with a 67-53 ...

Pitt tops Towson, 63-59

Redshirt senior guard Jonathan Milligan saved the Panthers from defeat as he scored to take the lead with 51.7 seconds remaining in the game. (TPN File Photo)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

December 23, 2017

After trailing for most of the game, Pitt took a late lead on a teardrop floater from redshirt senior guard Jonathan Milligan with 51.7 seconds left in the game. Milligan’s shot would be the deciding score as Pitt defeated Townson 63-59 in comeback fashion. Pitt (8-5) had to fight back after finding t...

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