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With Louisville loss, Panthers drop third straight by 30-plus

First-year guard Shamiel Stevenson scored 15 points during Pitt’s 94-60 loss to Louisville Sunday. (Photo by Anas Dighriri | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

February 11, 2018

The last time the Pitt men’s basketball team played Louisville, Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings made headlines for yelling at a Louisville fan in the midst of a blow-out loss. This time around, Stallings stayed out of trouble — but the result was the same, as Pitt fell to Louisville 94-60. Pi...

Pitt loses late to NC State, 72-68

First-year guard Parker Stewart scored two points while going 0-4 from three-point range. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

January 25, 2018

Despite playing its best in-conference game of the season, the Pitt men’s basketball team came up short of a crucial victory and let a 15-point lead slip away — dropping its eighth straight ACC game, 72-68, to the NC State Wolfpack. Playing in front of a home crowd in the ACC’s late-night 9 p.m...

Yellow Jackets sting Panthers, 69-54

First-year forward Shamiel Stevenson scored 9 points during Pitt's 69-54 loss to Georgia Tech Saturday. (Photo by Chiara Rigaud | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 13, 2018

Coming off of an embarrassing defeat to the No. 7 Duke Blue Devils, the Pitt men’s basketball team was poised for its first ACC win of the season against less daunting competition. But, a stout Georgia Tech defense was enough to stymie Pitt's offense and earn a 69-54 victory, leaving Pitt still win...

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

St. John's transfer Malik Ellison is ineligible to play this season but should provide leadership moving forward.
(Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 31, 2017

Coming off the program’s worst season since 2000, this offseason has signaled next year could be worse. The past few months have been some of the most tumultuous in the team’s history, with four seniors graduating and five others transferring elsewhere. As of now, the team only has two return...

Men’s basketball signs small forward Shamiel Stevenson

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings is attempting to rebuild the basketball program after eight of last year's players have left. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 30, 2017

Pitt men’s basketball added another player to its 2017 recruiting class after forward Shamiel Stevenson signed his Letter of Intent Sunday morning. Stevenson played at Hillcrest Prep in Arizona this past year, averaging 14.2 points and 6.3 rebounds per game. He shot 43 percent from the field an...

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

By Steve Rotstein | Sports 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 Panthers go from here? Some have called for the axing of head coach Kevin Stallings after just one year on...

Pitt basketball nets two more recruits

Pitt head basketball coach Kevin Stallings brought two more recruits into the program in the past week. Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 6, 2017

Amidst all the excitement of National Signing Day for prospective college football recruits last Wednesday, the Pitt men’s basketball team added to its own 2017 recruiting class. The Panthers received a pair of verbal commitments last week, one from small forward Shamiel Stevenson Tuesday then anoth...

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