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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

The Pitt News

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)

Take Five: Pirates, Pacquette and Rick Pitino

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...

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)

NCAA should leave the past alone

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...

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

Pitt basketball hits new low with loss to Louisville

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...

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

No. 13 Cardinals crush Pitt, 106-51

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...

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

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

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...

Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

Unsung heroes Levitch, Luther shine in Pitt-Louisville

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...

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

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

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,...

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