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Pitt's defense improved against Syracuse on Saturday.  Jeff Ahearn | Assistant Visual Editor

Pitt basketball notebook: Improved Pitt defense readies for challenge in Louisville

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor February 23, 2016

One game after squashing the Syracuse Orange to a pulp, head coach Jamie Dixon and the Pitt men’s basketball team have Cardinals in their crosshairs. At a press conference Monday, Dixon and junior forward...

Junior Jamel Artis attempts a three-pointer.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

Late three by Artis helps Pitt sneak out of Tallahassee with win

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor January 23, 2016

Pitt only led for 33 seconds of the second half. That was enough though, as one of those seconds occurred when the clock ticked from one to double zeroes. One game after failing to protect its own...

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

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

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...

Junior Michael Young earns his third double-double of the season against Duquesne University with 20 points and 11 assists.  Wenhao Wu | Staff Photographer

Pitt cruises in City Game rout of Duquesne

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor December 4, 2015

In the annual battle between Pittsburgh’s two Division I basketball teams, the Panthers feasted. Despite trailing before the opening tip even occurred the Pitt men’s basketball rolled in the annual...

Alonzo Nelson-Ododa attempts a close range shot. 
Heather Tennant | Staff Photographer

Pitt cruises to 80-50 victory over Gannon in exhibition

By Jeremy Tepper / Senior Staff Writer November 6, 2015

It might not have counted, but the Pitt men’s basketball team surged on Friday night. With the season opener against Gonzaga approaching next week, the Panthers took the court for their first and...

June 17 News and Notes: Catching up on Pitt sports from the past week

June 17 News and Notes: Catching up on Pitt sports from the past week

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor June 16, 2015

BOYD CHARGED: The Jefferson Hills District Court officially chargedPitt wide receiver Tyler Boyd with driving under the influence and other summary offenses following a Friday morning incident. According...

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