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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

Pitt junior forward Blake Hinson (2) attempts to make a basket during Wednesday’s scrimmage game against Edinboro.

Hinson, Panthers impress in exhibition game vs. Edinboro

By Ben Pisano , Staff Writer November 4, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball showcased their scoring ability in their second scrimmage of the season against Edinboro. The Panthers cruised, winning 92-53 behind 28 first half points from junior forward Blake Hinson.
Guard Jamarius Burton (11) dribbles the ball during the Pitt vs. Minnesota men’s basketball game at the Petersen Events Center on Nov. 30.

Pitt men’s basketball poised to rely on veterans, returning players for 2022-23 season

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer November 1, 2022
After consistent off-court turmoil over the past few seasons, Pitt men's basketball will rely on both their experienced transfers and returning veterans to establish a winning culture within the program.
Pitt head coach Jeff Capel works the bench during the first half of a men’s basketball game against Boston College at the ACC mens tournament on Mar. 8, 2022, in New York.

Behind talented additions, Pitt men’s basketball has potential to end NCAA tournament drought

By Richie Smiechowski, Assistant Sports Editor October 5, 2022
Pitt men’s basketball completely revamped this offseason, adding seven new players to their lineup. Players and staff are encouraged by the new talent and are looking to finally end their NCAA Tournament hiatus.
Freshman guard Dior Johnson at Pitt men’s basketball’s first practice of the season at the Petersen Events Center on Monday afternoon.

Unapologetically himself: Dior Johnson looks to usher in a new era of Pitt hoops

By Zack Gibney, Senior Staff Writer September 26, 2022
Pitt first-year guard Dior Johnson is no stranger to criticism. While some outsiders don’t take well to his confident nature, Johnson looks to silence these critics with his play and bring a winning basketball team back to Pitt.
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...

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