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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)

The Orange beat Panthers to a pulp, 59-45

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,...

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)

No timeouts: Balling over break

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...

Pitts 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)

3 times Pitt beat the clock

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer December 10, 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...

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

Mountaineers take down Panthers in Backyard Brawl

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...

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

City Game reclaimed: Panthers defeat Dukes, 76-64

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...

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)

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

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer November 20, 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...

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)

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

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer November 15, 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...

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

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

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...

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

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

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...

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

Pitt shoots for bigger basketball crowds

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...

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