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Women’s basketball falls to No. 18 Duke, 58-46

Women’s Basketball: Junior forward Yacine Diop attempts a layup during Pitt’s 58-46 loss to Duke at this year’s Pink the Pete game. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

January 28, 2018

With more than 2,000 fans in a sea of pink in support of a cure for breast cancer, the Pitt women’s basketball team fell 58-46 to No. 18 Duke in the 11th annual Pink the Peterson game. “It’s fun when you have all those people there. And today it was bigger because it wasn’t just for us, it was...

Pitt unlucky against Irish, 87-53

Forward Yacine Diop (12) scored 10 points during Pitt’s 87-53 loss to Syracuse Thursday night. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Adin Link | Staff Writer

January 26, 2018

The Pitt women’s basketball team continued its recent streak of blowout losses Thursday night as the Panthers fell to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, 87-53. The Panthers (9-12 overall, 1-7 ACC) came into the game after two losses of more than 15 points against Syracuse and No. 4 Louisville. The No. ...

Wisconsin badgers Pitt women’s basketball to win 58-57

Pitt women's basketball fell to Wisconsin, 58-57, at the Peterson Events Center Wednesday. (Photo by Sarah Cutshall | Staff Photographer)

By Grant Burgman | Staff Writer

November 29, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team had a last-second chance to win its Wednesday night game against Wisconsin, but when the ball ricocheted off the rim as time expired, it was the Badgers who stood victorious. The team entered Wednesday’s game on a three-game winning streak with its previous lo...

Panthers trounce Tigers by double digits, 81-63

Redshirt junior Yacine Diop scored 24 points in Pitt’s 81-63 victory over Towson. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Senior Staff Photographer)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

November 20, 2017

The Pitt Women’s basketball team came back after a loss to Duquesne in the City Game last week, trouncing the Towson Tigers by double digits, 81-63.   The Panthers (3-1) took on the Tigers (0-3) at home to earn their best win of the season so far. Unlike previous games — where the team struggled to get an...

Forget the Pete, hit the street: Pitt to play at Cathedral

Students and fans gathered outside the Cathedral in 2012 to watch Pitt basketball take part in the night's events. (Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Abbot Zuk | Staff Writer

October 12, 2017

The Pitt basketball teams are leaving the Pete behind Friday night, but for this spectacle they’re not travelling far. Migrating from upper campus to Bigelow Boulevard, the Panthers will be putting all of their skills on display under the lights outside the Cathedral of Learning. The men’s an...

Pitt women’s basketball signs Kyla Nelson for upcoming season

Suzie-McConnell Serio and the Pitt women's basketball team are looking to bounce back after a disappointing 13-17 season.  Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Assistant Sports Editor

April 24, 2017

Coming off a month in which player after player has fled Pitt’s basketball programs, the women’s team got a commitment from a premier international player on Monday. The Pitt women’s basketball team announced it signed 5-foot 11 inch combo guard Kyla Nelson for the upcoming season. Nelson is from Wo...

Women’s basketball renews Backyard Brawl

The 2017 Backyard Brawl matchup will be Pitt Head Coach Suzie McConnell-Serio's first time coaching in the series. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

April 20, 2017

The Backyard Brawl is returning to yet another sport — women’s basketball. Pitt announced in a press release Thursday afternoon that its rivalry with the West Virginia University women’s basketball program will resume Dec. 7, in Morgantown, West Virginia. The rivalry — which has been dormant for fiv...

No. 20 Syracuse sinks Pitt on Senior Day, 73-57

Pitt point guard Jasmine Whitney (3) scored 11 points in a 73-57 loss on Senior Day vs. No. 20 Syracuse. Anna Bongardino | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 27, 2017

Fans packed the Petersen Events Center for the 10th annual “Pink the Petersen” game for breast cancer awareness Sunday, but the support wasn’t enough to get the Panthers a win. The Pitt women’s basketball team (13-16 overall, 4-12 ACC) lost its final regular season game to the No. 20 Syracuse Or...

A Family Affair: McConnells maintain tradition

Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 24, 2017

With her mom and aunt watching from the sidelines in the third quarter of a late November blowout against Slippery Rock University, Pitt sophomore guard Madison Serio drained the first 3-pointer of her college career. Late in the fourth quarter, she buried her second long-range attempt. When she naile...

Wise drops career-high 31 on Hokies to lead Panthers to 72-64 win

Pitt sophomore forward Brenna Wise scored a career-high 31 point, including 25 in the second half, to lead the Panthers to a 72-64 win over Virginia Tech. Thomas Yang | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 17, 2017

The Pitt women’s basketball team snapped its six-game losing streak Thursday night, and it might not have happened without sophomore forward Brenna Wise breaking a program record. Wise tallied a career-high 31 points — including 25 in the second half — while shooting a perfect 13-for-13 from the ...

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