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The Houston Rockets' James Harden looks on during the fourth quarter against the Miami Heat at the AmericanAirlines Arena in Miami on February 7, 2018. The Rockets are in Los Angeles to take on the Clippers on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2018. (David Santiago/El Nuevo Herald/TNS)

By The Pitt News Staff

March 2, 2018

Spring break is upon us but the non-stop news cycle of the sports world takes no breaks. The Pitt News staff is back to round up this week’s best stories. Click here to see last week's takes. Cheapskates The Major League Baseball Players Union filed grievances against the Oakland Athletics, Mi...

NCAA should leave the past alone

Former Louisville men’s basketball head coach Rick Pitino watches from the bench as the Panthers play the Cardinals Jan. 24, 2017, at the Petersen Events Center. (TPN File Photo)

By Colin Martin | Staff Writer

February 23, 2018

The last time the Louisville men’s basketball team won the NCAA tournament was 22 years ago — at least according to the NCAA. The NCAA vacated 123 wins from Louisville’s program — from between 2011 and 2015 — on Tuesday. The Cardinals will also be stripped of their 2013 NCAA championship win after bei...

Pitt basketball hits new low with loss to Louisville

Pitt senior Chris Jones is tightly defended as he attempts to make a rare basket for the Panthers en route to a 106-51 loss to Louisville. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 25, 2017

If you thought things couldn’t get any worse for the Pitt men’s basketball team, think again. Last time the Panthers played at home, they suffered their worst loss in the 14-year history of the Petersen Events Center: a 72-46 pounding against Miami. They more than doubled that 26-point defeat in...

No. 13 Cardinals crush Pitt, 106-51

Pitt senior guard Chris Jones drives to the hoop during the Panthers' 106-51 loss vs. Louisville. Evan Meng | Staff

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

January 24, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team is making history for all the wrong reasons. Just 10 days after suffering the worst loss in Petersen Events Center history — a 26-point defeat against the Miami Hurricanes — the Panthers shattered their own record in a 55-point home loss to the No. 13 Louisville Card...

Pitino’s praise for Artis not as crazy as it sounds

Pitt senior Jamel Artis received a lofty comparison from Louisville head coach Rick Pitino after his 43-point performance Wednesday night. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

January 13, 2017

Louisville head coach Rick Pitino, the only head coach to lead two different programs to national championships and the only coach to lead three different programs to the Final Four, knows a good player when he sees one. Moments after his No. 14 Cardinals overcame Pitt senior point guard Jamel Arti...

Unsung heroes Levitch, Luther shine in Pitt-Louisville

Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

February 25, 2016

In a game featuring star players like Damion Lee, Chinanu Onuaku, Jamel Artis and Michael Young, one would expect the usual suspects to dominate. But in this season’s second meeting between Pitt and Louisville Wednesday, it was a pair of unsung players that came up big for their respective teams. I...

Preview: No. 20 Panthers prep to take on No. 21 Louisville Cardinals

Men's basketball coach Jamie Dixon prepares the team for the matchup against Louisville this Thursday.  Nikki Moriello  | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 14, 2016

PREDICTION: PITT 88 LOUISVILLE 81 Pitt has surrendered 80-plus points to opponents in its last two contests, and after Louisville suffered through a poor shooting performance in its loss to Clemson Sunday, it’s unlikely that the Cardinals will lay another egg. Pitt hasn’t won at Louisville since 2007, ...

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