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

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

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 Jamel Artis discussed their defensive performance Saturday, what went wrong in their last outing...

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

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

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 home court, the Pitt men’s basketball team stole a game at Florida State. defeating the Seminoles...

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...

Pitt cruises in City Game rout of Duquesne

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

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 city game, defeating the crosstown Duquesne Dukes 96-75 Friday night at the CONSOL Energy Center. “That’s...

Pitt cruises to 80-50 victory over Gannon in exhibition

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

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 only exhibition game, defeating the Gannon Golden Knights 80-50 at the Petersen Events Center. Though...

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 to a court representative, the preliminary hearing is “temporarily” set for Aug. 5. Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi called the si...

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