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Pitt men’s basketball scrapes by Buffalo for 84-79 win

Senior guard Chris Jones (12) was one of six Panthers with double-digit points in an 84-79 win over Buffalo. Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

December 7, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team appeared to be headed for a much-needed blowout win over the underwhelming Buffalo Bulls Wednesday night. Instead, it turned into another ugly nail-biter for the Panthers. After Pitt jumped out to a 26-point lead, the Bulls (4-5) completely outplayed the Panthers ...

Panthers rout Pitt-Johnstown in exhibition matchup, 95-65

Cameron Johnson (23) scored 15 points in Pitt's 75-70 win over Yale Tuesday night. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

November 5, 2016

While the Pitt men's basketball team's record still sits at 0-0, the Panthers looked ready for regular season play on Saturday. In Pitt’s only exhibition game of the season, the Panthers crushed the Pitt-Johnstown Mountain Cats, winning by a final score of 95-65 at the Petersen Events Center....

Pitt Men’s Basketball Season Preview: A New Era

Senior forward Sheldon Jeter (21) is expected to join Pitt's starting lineup in 2016-17. John Hamilton | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 31, 2016

If Kevin Stallings were still in the Southeastern Conference, his roster — featuring an arsenal of returning talent and multiple all-conference performers — would rank among the best, a definite contender to make the title game in the conference tournament. But Stallings, the new head coach of the men...

Sheldon Jeter encourages team about Kevin Stallings

Sheldon Jeter played for head coach Kevin Stallings for a year at Vanderbilt. John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek | Senior Staff Writer

October 5, 2016

In late March — after Pitt head basketball coach Jamie Dixon left for Texas Christian University, and the Panthers replaced him with Vanderbilt’s Kevin Stallings — whispers began to spread. Sheldon Jeter is gone! Michael Young and Jamel Artis are going to enter the NBA Draft! Chris Jones can l...

Stallings attempts to ease concerns at opening press conference

Pitt's first ACC matchup under new head coach Kevin Stallings comes against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on New Year's Eve.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

March 29, 2016

The beginning of the Kevin Stallings era started noisily, in more ways than one. Pitt’s band played the University’s fight song as Stallings, Pitt’s new basketball coach, and Scott Barnes, Pitt’s athletic director, walked toward the podium for the coach’s introductory press conference. Stallings, who left ...

Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

Basketball preview: No. 7 Wisconsin vs. No. 10 Pitt

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 18, 2016

STARTING LINEUPS PITT                                      WISCONSIN G- James Robinson             G- Bronson Koenig G- Chris Jones                      G- Zak Showalter F- Jamel Artis                       F- Nigel Hayes F- Michael Young ...

Pitt basketball notebook: Panthers prepare for challenge of Wisconsin

John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 16, 2016

With madness impending, the Panthers are heading midwest. The Pitt men’s basketball team heaved their bags onto a Lenzner bus at the Petersen Events Center loading bay Wednesday afternoon, preparing for their impending flight to St. Louis to kickstart their 2016 NCAA Tournament journey. The team ...

Robinson, Johnson carry Pitt over Syracuse to advance in ACC Tournament

James Robinson and the team celebrate.  John Hamilton | Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 9, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C --- Wednesday could have been the last game of James Robinson’s career. The senior point guard and his Panthers needed a win, sitting on the bubble for the NCAA Tournament field of 64 and Pitt's accepting an NIT invitation no guarantee. And with Pitt on the ropes, he did what...

Panthers stung by Yellow Jackets in regular season finale

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 5, 2016

The Pitt men’s basketball team’s resume just got a little flimsier. Fighting for an NCAA Tournament berth, the Panthers fell in Atlanta to the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 63-59. Pitt jumped out to an early 6-0 advantage, thanks to a pair of buckets by Michael Young and a layup by Chris Jones. A...

Slaying Devils: Panthers upend No. 15 Duke 76-62

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

February 28, 2016

No one in the history of Pitt basketball has started more games than James Robinson. And, on Senior Day, his last contest at the Petersen Events Center, he was going to come out on top. After the Panthers fell to the Louisville Cardinals Wednesday, redshirt junior Chris Jones, who was a member of the ...

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