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No. 11 Louisville utilizes late run to down Panthers

Emily Klenk | Staff Photographer

By Chris Puzia / Contributing Editor

February 25, 2016

While Pitt opened both halves of Wednesday’s matchup strong, its opponent heated up when it mattered most — at the end of the game. Despite leading for more than 23 minutes and receiving a career performance from forward Ryan Luther, Pitt men’s basketball dropped a home matchup to No. 11 Louisv...

Sheldon on the sideline: Jeter enjoying stint as managers’ head coach

Sheldon Jeter coaches the basketball managers team. (Courtesy of Caleb Gilbride)

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

February 8, 2016

Although he would soon get revenge against Georgia Tech, Sheldon Jeter left the Petersen Events Center defeated by the Yellow Jackets Monday night in January. Jeter, a forward on the men’s basketball team, hadn’t played a secret game against Pitt’s ACC foes. Instead, his loss came from the sideline...

Panthers blacked out by No. 9 Virginia 64-50

Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

February 6, 2016

Going into halftime, the Pitt basketball team held all of the momentum. After facing varying deficits, the Panthers pulled within two at the break. But four minutes into the second half, it was clear that all momentum was lost, as the Virginia Cavaliers (19-4, 8-3 ACC) constructed a game deciding ...

Pitt basketball notebook: Jeter nears return

Sheldon Jeter launches in the air for a massive dunk.  Jeff Ahearn | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sotek / Sports Editor

January 25, 2016

Riding high off a comeback victory on the road against the Florida State Seminoles Saturday, the Pitt men’s basketball team heads south once again. In preparation for Wednesday’s 7 p.m. contest against Clemson University in Greenville, head coach Jamie Dixon, Sterling Smith and Jamel Artis met w...

Young, Panthers continue roll in hard-fought road win over Notre Dame

Michael Young led Pitt with 25 points on Saturday. Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

January 9, 2016

Even with a frenzied comeback effort by the Fighting Irish, the Pitt men’s basketball team led wire-to-wire on Saturday in South Bend. The No. 24 Panthers defeated Notre Dame at the Edmund P. Joyce Center 86-82,bolstered by a 25 point game by junior forward Michael Young. The Panthers came out...

Young, offense highlight five keys of Pitt men’s basketball

Sheldon Jeter has provided scoring and energy off the bench.  Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Chris Puzia / Assistant Sports Editor

January 6, 2016

It’s January, and Pitt men’s basketball is ranked — but, it’s still hard to predict this team’s future. Even after playing 13 games this season, a light non-conference slate and new team contributions have kept the No. 24 Panthers looking like a bit of an enigma. A 34-point win Saturday ove...

Panthers open season — again — with 84-43 win over St. Joseph’s (Indiana)

Michael Young drives for a layup in Tuesday night's game against St. Joseph's (Indiana).  Meghan Sunners | Senior Staff Photographer

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

November 18, 2015

With a pristine, safe hardwood court under its feet, the Pitt men’s basketball team officially opened its season, avoiding a slipup Tuesday evening. After officials cancelled Pitt’s original season opener — a matchup in Okinawa, Japan, against No. 9 Gonzaga —  at halftime last Friday due to sli...

Dixon, Pitt basketball need to up recruiting game to compete in ACC

Jamie Dixon and the Panthers need to improve in recruiting to succeed in the ACC. Theo Schwarz | Senior Staff Photographer

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer

September 30, 2015

There was a time when Pitt basketball could compile northeastern-focused recruiting classes. Unfortunately for Jamie Dixon and the Panthers, that time has passed. For the majority of Dixon’s tenure as Pitt’s head basketball coach, becoming a regular season force and faltering in the postseason w...

RE21PECT: Jeter sparks Pitt off bench in win over Syracuse

RE21PECT: Jeter sparks Pitt off bench in win over Syracuse

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 8, 2015

Pitt men’s basketball head coach Jamie Dixon described the sea of fresh, black Oakland Zoo T-shirts as “as good as we’ve ever had.” But the novel concept of a “blackout” crowd wasn’t what stuck out the most following Pitt’s 83-77 home victory over Syracuse this weekend.Instead, Sheldon ...

Jeter’s 18 points off the bench vaults Pitt to 83-77 victory over Syracuse

Jeter's 18 points off the bench vaults Pitt to 83-77 victory over Syracuse

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

February 7, 2015

When Cameron Wright fell to the floor of Petersen Events Center after having his layup attempt blocked from behind, the tumble seemed innocuous. Then the redshirt senior took time to get up before limping back on defense.  Suddenly, on its first possession of Saturday evening’s game against Syracuse, it...

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