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The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

Sophomore forward Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) shoots during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Jaland Lowe leads Pitt to win over NC State

By Aidan Kasner, Staff Writer February 7, 2024

Pitt men's basketball (15-8, ACC 6-6) traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina, to take on the ACC rival NC State (15-8 (7-5)), looking to increase its winning streak. Each team headed into the night hoping...

First-year forward Jaland Lowe (15) dribbles during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Pitt men’s basketball gains momentum against Notre Dame

By Camille de Jesus, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

Pitt men's basketball (14-8, ACC 5-6) earned another ACC win at home on Saturday against Notre Dame (7-15, ACC 2-9). This marked the 300th win for Pitt basketball at the Petersen Events Center.  Here...

Freshman guard Carlton Carrington (7) dribbles across the court during Friday’s open practice at the Petersen Events Center.

Takeaways | Pitt men’s basketball showcases talent in open practice, first-year guards display confidence

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor October 18, 2023

Last week was a busy week for Pitt men’s basketball. On Wednesday, they held a media availability. The team followed with an Oakland Zoo open practice on Friday which fans and media attended and saw...

Junior forward Blake Hinson (2) sits on the ground after making a three-pointer against Boston College as the rest of the team celebrates on Feb. 14.

Feature | Pitt men’s basketball prepares to repeat their success from last season

By Ari Meyer, Staff Writer October 11, 2023

Coming off of a turnaround season, Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jeff Capel and his squad hope to continue their success from last year, in which they won two NCAA tournament games. After the departure...

A referee holds a basketball in the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt men’s basketball continuing to add talent in the offseason

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor May 30, 2023
Pitt Men’s Basketball reloaded its roster as it aims to compete at the top of the ACC in 2023-24. Assistant Sports Editor Jermaine Sykes highlights and gives his opinion on the roster's current state.
Mississippi State forward Tolu Smith (1) goes to the free throw line after scoring and being fouled by Florida during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game in the second round of the Southeastern Conference tournament, Thursday, March 9, 2023, in Nashville, Tenn. Mississippi State won 69-68, and will face Pitt in the first round of the NCAA tournament.

Preview | Panthers take on Mississippi State in the First Four

By Jermaine Sykes, Senior Staff Writer March 14, 2023
The Panthers are dancing. After seven years, Pitt returns to the NCAA tournament, but their first test comes against a feisty Mississippi State team. Senior Staff Writer Jermaine Sykes offers a preview of the Tuesday night matchup.
Head basketball coach Jeff Capel watches from the bench as a penalty call dashes the Panthers’ hopes to upset Louisville in January 2020.

Column | Pitt fans owe Jeff Capel an apology

By Mason Carter, Staff Writer March 14, 2023
Following Pitt basketball’s disappointing 2021-22 campaign, many Panther fans called for the program to move on from head coach Jeff Capel. But now, as the Panthers are on the brink of appearing in the NCAA tournament, it’s clear Panther fans were wrong about Capel.
Miami forward Norchad Omier (15) passes the ball past Pittsburgh center Federiko Federiko during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game, Saturday, March 4, 2023, in Coral Gables, Fla.

Panthers fall to Hurricanes at the buzzer, finish fifth in the ACC

By Jermaine Sykes, Senior Staff Writer March 4, 2023
Pitt men’s basketball fell just short of an ACC regular season title, losing to the Miami Hurricanes 78-76 in the final game of the regular season. The loss moved the Panthers from the No. 1 seed to the No. 5 seed in the ACC tournament.
Pittsburghs Blake Hinson (2) fouls Notre Dames Nate Laszewski (14) during an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, March 1, 2023, in South Bend, Ind.

Pitt men’s basketball drops trap game against Notre Dame 88-81

By Jack Markowski, Staff Writer March 1, 2023
With a chance to clinch a share of the ACC regular season title, Pitt men’s basketball lost a stinger against Notre Dame, 88-81.
Senior forward Aidan Fisch (13) yells on the court during the Pitt mens basketball game against Syracuse Saturday night.

Pitt men’s basketball enters AP top 25 for the first time since 2016

By Brian Sherry, Assistant Sports Editor February 27, 2023
Pitt men’s basketball entered the top 25 for the first time since 2016 on Monday. The Panthers came into the poll ranked at No. 25 and are one of three ACC teams featured in the poll.
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