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The Orange beat Panthers to a pulp, 59-45

First-year guard Parker Stewart (1) scored 23 points during Pitt’s 59-45 loss to Syracuse Tuesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Adin Link | Staff Writer

January 17, 2018

Coming off a five-game losing streak, Pitt was looking for redemption in a matchup against Syracuse on a snowy Tuesday night at the Carrier Dome. Instead, the streak extended to six, as the Panthers (8-11, 0-6 ACC) fell to the Orange (13-6, 4-2 ACC), 59-45. The Panthers are still winless in the ACC, l...

No timeouts: Balling over break

Senior forward Ryan Luther makes a successful layup during the Panthers' loss to the West Virginia Mountaineers Saturday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman and Dominic Campbell | Staff Writers

December 11, 2017

Being a Division I athlete comes with undeniable perks — official gear, tuition aid and the chance to be on television. But athletes miss out on a lot — including enjoying a full winter break of relaxation and family. “That’s one of the sacrifices you have to make if you want to play Division...

3 times Pitt beat the clock

Pitt's Levance Fields (2) shoots the game-winning three with six seconds remaining in overtime. Pitt defeated Duke, 65-64, at Madison Square Garden in New York City, Thursday, December 20, 2007. (Ted Richardson/Raleigh News & Observer/MCT)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 11, 2017

It’s those last-minute moments, when the game is close and time is expiring, that make a game exciting for fans to watch. Whether it’s basketball, soccer or football, buzzer-beating scores can turn a game around. Pitt has played in many incredible last-minute games over the years, but there are...

Mountaineers take down Panthers in Backyard Brawl

First-year forward Shamiel Stevenson, who finished with 12 points in Pitt's loss to WVU, dunks in the first half. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

Down 18 at the half, Pitt men’s basketball nearly mounted a second-half comeback, but West Virginia’s aggressive defense held the young Panther team in the final minutes. Though Pitt came within two points with six minutes remaining, the Mountaineers pulled away to avoid the upset, winning 69...

City Game reclaimed: Panthers defeat Dukes, 76-64

The Panthers celebrate after winning the City Game against the Duquesne Dukes 76-64. (Photo by Thomas Yang / Senior Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

In an encouraging sign for the young Pitt men’s basketball team, the Panthers accomplished something that last year’s team was unable to do — record a victory over Duquesne, in the annual City Game Friday night at PPG Paints Arena. After turning the ball over a season-high 22 times in their prev...

Nittany Lions level Panthers, 85-54, in Progressive Legends Classic semi-final

Jonathan Milligan started the second half of the Panthers' Monday night game against Penn State with five points. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 21, 2017

In a semi-final matchup of the Progressive Legends Classic versus Penn State, the Pitt men’s basketball team was annihilated by its in-state foe, falling 85-54 in a game that was essentially over by halftime. The Panthers (1-3 overall, 0-0 ACC) had nothing going for them in a blowout loss to the ...

Panthers chase down Gauchos, 70-62, claim first season victory

Shamiel Stevenson dunks for Pitt in the last two minutes of the first half against UCSB Wednesday night. (Photo by Anna Bongardino | Assistant Visual Editor)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

November 16, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team came back from an early and consistent deficit to claim its first victory of the season with a 70-62 victory over the University of California, Santa Barbara Gauchos. Pitt (1-2) played its second game in the 11th annual Progressive Legends Classic Wednesday night ag...

Pitt loses to Montana with record-low attendance, 83-78

Redshirt senior guard Jonathan Milligan scored five points in the Panthers' loss to the Montana Grizzlies. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

November 13, 2017

Entering Monday night’s game, the Pitt men’s basketball team had not lost a home opener since 1996. Kevin Stallings was also the coach during that loss — but for the Panthers’ opponent, Illinois State. This time, Stallings experienced the defeat from the other side. The Panthers (0-2) committ...

Pitt men’s basketball ices Slippery Rock for 71-59 victory

Junior forward Jared Wilson-Frame scored 24 points in the Panther's 71-59 defeat over Slippery Rock Saturday. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Kevin Bertha / Staff Writer

November 4, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team overcame a slow start marred by turnovers and foul trouble to beat Division II Slippery Rock 71-59 Saturday at the Shoot Down Cancer Exhibition Game. Head coach Kevin Stallings attributed the slow start to nerves from younger players, but was positive following the w...

Pitt shoots for bigger basketball crowds

The Oakland Zoo celebrated the Panthers’ first score at the 93-90 victory over Eastern Michigan last November. (TPN file photo)

By Bailey Frisco | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

Tanisha Brown is a longtime college basketball fan — she started watching with her dad growing up. When she began attending Pitt, the Panthers quickly earned a place in her heart and her presence at the Petersen Events Center. “I really got into it when I came to Pitt,” Brown said. “I began root...

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