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Pitt hires Lance White as women’s basketball coach

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By Jordan Mondell | Assistant Sports Editor

April 18, 2018

Florida State associate head coach Lance White has been hired as Pitt’s new head women’s basketball coach, the University announced Wednesday. Lance, who was named the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association assistant coach of the year in 2017, was hired by Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke ...

Column: Suzie McConnell-Serio needed to go

Suzie McConnell-Serio is the third coach to be dismissed by athletics director Heather Lyke. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

April 8, 2018

Pitt Athletics decided to uproot the second basketball program this offseason as it fired women’s coach Suzie McConnell-Serio Thursday. McConnell-Serio spent five years as head coach with the Panthers but didn’t have much success, going 67-87 overall and 22-58 in the ACC. Pitt had a record of 10-20 a...

Season in review: Women’s basketball lacks luster

Junior forward Yacine Diop (12) led the Panthers this season with an average of 15.7 points per game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

March 12, 2018

When the final buzzer sounded against Wake Forest on Feb. 28, the Pitt women’s basketball team finished their season on a flat note — a 72-38 blowout loss in the ACC tournament. The lopsided loss was all too common this season. The Panthers finished 10-20 overall and 2-15 in the ACC, earning a 14th pl...

Panthers defeat Seahawks, 74-55

Redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop scored 11 points in first quarter of the Panthers' 74-55 victory over the UNC Wilmington Seahawks. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 9, 2017

Pitt women’s basketball secured an easy win against University of North Carolina Wilmington Saturday afternoon, finally ending its losing streak. The Panthers (6-4) defeated the Seahawks (5-4) 74-55, earning them a win after three consecutive losses, which included two last-second defeats again...

Pika shoots for Pitt and Puerto Rico

First-year guard Pika Rodriguez has played four games so far during her inaugural season with the Pitt women’s basketball team. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

December 1, 2017

Pika Rodriguez may have just started playing for the Pitt women’s basketball team, but she comes in with valuable experience that most players don’t have. Before the first-year guard arrived at Pitt, she devoted two years to the Puerto Rican national team. Now, she’s establishing her presence...

Panthers pick up win against Cornell, 51-39

Redshirt junior forward Yacine Diop began the Panthers’ 51-39 victory over Cornell with a layup and a 3-point shot Monday morning. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 14, 2017

The Petersen Events Center was full of kids from surrounding schools ready to watch an exciting game between the Pitt women’s basketball team and Cornell Monday in the ninth annual School Day game. But they instead watched a low-scoring game the Panthers nearly lost. The Panthers (2-0) etched out a 51-39 win ov...

Crimson Hawks sink talons into Panthers, win 73-68

The Panthers fell to the Crimson Hawks in Sunday's exhibition game. (Photo by Christian Snyder | Contributing Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 5, 2017

When the Pitt women’s basketball team last faced the Crimson Hawks, the Panthers won the game 72-40. Sunday’s exhibition matchup at the Petersen Events Center was a completely different game. The new team of Panthers fell to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, 73-68, after playing in a game where...

Preview: Women’s basketball a work in progress

Junior forward Kauai Bradley is one of eight returning players on the women’s basketball team this season. (Photo by John Hamilton | Managing Editor)

By Adin Link | Staff Writer

November 1, 2017

With the women’s basketball season approaching, this year’s Panther squad will feature experience and excitement as a squad of returning players and fresh faces prepare to make an impact. “I don’t look at us as being so young anymore because we do have the experience,” head coach Suzie M...

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