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Luther must manage unproven Panthers

Senior forward Ryan Luther will have to improve his game and become a team leader if the Panthers are to compete in the ACC this season. (Photo by Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer)
July 11, 2017

With the season just a few months away, the Pitt basketball team is in desperate need of a leader. But for second-year head coach Kevin Stallings, the options are scarce. The loss of seniors Michael...

Leading returning scorer Cameron Johnson leaving Pitt

Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson is transferring from the Pitt men's basketball team. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer
April 1, 2017

After having three players transfer in the past three weeks, the Pitt men’s basketball team is now losing its leading returning scorer. Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson is pursuing his transfer...

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the...

Cameron Johnson and Ryan Luther named to All-ACC Academic Team

Redshirt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson and junior forward Ryan Luther both made the All-ACC Academic Team for the second year in a row. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer
March 1, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s disappointing 2016-2017 season is almost at a close, but two Panthers earned recognition Wednesday for what they’ve accomplished off the court. Pitt redshirt sophomore...

How to sneak past the Deacs: Can Pitt beat Wake?

John Collins tries to block Ryan Luther during a game last February. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
February 21, 2017

Just when it seemed like the Pitt men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament chances were disappearing, the Panthers beat their second top-25 team of the season and kept some hope alive. Pitt’s 80-66...

Basement Basketball: Can Panthers outperform Eagles?

6-foot-11 center Rozelle Nix is much-beloved by the Oakland Zoo. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer
February 7, 2017

The Pitt men’s basketball team has faced a grueling schedule this season, ranked eighth-toughest in the country by CBS Sports. So, after eight straight losses to quality conference opponents, Wednesday...

Miami thrashes Pitt for 72-46 victory

The Miami Hurricanes dominated Pitt in a 72-46 rout Saturday at the Petersen Events Center. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer
January 14, 2017

After a pair of disappointing losses on the road, the Pitt men’s basketball team returned to the Petersen Events Center looking to bounce back against the Miami Hurricanes Saturday afternoon. Instead,...

Panthers knock off No. 11 Virginia in OT, 88-76, for first ACC win

Pitt point guard Jamel Artis (1) led the Panthers with 24 points in an 88-76 overtime win over No. 11 Virginia. Elaina Zachos | Senior Staff Photographer
January 4, 2017

It wasn’t a full house at the Petersen Events Center Wednesday night, but it sure sounded like it when the Pitt men’s basketball team started pulling away in overtime against No. 11 Virginia. The...

Pitt men’s basketball routs Omaha in second half for 94-75 win

Pitt forward Ryan Luther set a school record Wednesday night by making 15 consecutive field goals. John Hamilton | Visual Editor
December 21, 2016

Michael Young again led the Pitt men's basketball team with 24 points Wednesday night, but the senior forward offered a simple two-word response for how the Panthers took control of the game against the...

Artis scores 31 to guide Panthers to 83-73 win over Rice

Pitt senior point guard Jamel Artis drives to the rim in a game against Eastern Michigan. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer
December 17, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team had a new name atop the scoring sheet Saturday night, but the result was familiar: a hard-fought, back-and-forth victory over a supposedly inferior opponent. The Panthers...

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