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Ben Howland took over as Pitt’s Men’s Basketball head coach in 1999 and built the Panthers into a contending team on the national stage.

Highs and lows of Pitt’s time in the tournament

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor March 18, 2019
With no Pitt basketball to look forward to, we can only look back — so let’s take a trip down memory lane and reminisce on the highs and lows of Panther tournament yore.
Former point guard Levance Fields handles the ball in Pitt's 78-76 loss to Villanova in the 2009 NCAA Tournament. (Yong Kim/Philadelphia Daily News/MCT)

Return to greatness: basketball alums compete in annual tournament

More than seven years after Pitt’s memorable run to the Elite Eight came up just short against Villanova, then-Panthers point guard Levance Fields got another chance to reach a different Final Four —...

Pitt sophomore guard Cameron Johnson misses a potential game-tying 3-pointer in the final seconds against Virginia Tech. Donny Falk | Staff Photographer

Feeling Pitted: Panthers find new way to blow sure thing

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor February 15, 2017

For almost 28 minutes of game time Tuesday night, the Pitt men’s basketball team appeared on the verge of a much-needed third straight ACC win. Then, the Panthers’ 11-point lead against the Virginia...

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