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Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

Women’s basketball aiming to improve from increased experience

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

March 15, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball players’ season ended earlier than they might have wanted — but don’t expect them to wallow in the offseason. “Obviously we’re all sad and disappointed that we didn’t have a postseason, but at the same time, we finished with pride and went down fighting,” fresh...

McConnell-Serio named head coach of USA U18 team

McConnell-Serio named head coach of USA U18 team

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 8, 2016

Pitt’s Suzie McConnell-Serio has added another prestigious honor to her already impressive resume on Tuesday, as USA Basketball named her the head coach of the country’s U18 National Team ahead of the 2016 FIBA Americas Championship in Chile this July. “It’s such an incredible honor to be...

Women’s basketball season ends in blowout loss to No. 21 Miami

Women’s basketball season ends in blowout loss to No. 21 Miami

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

One game after Pitt earned its first ACC tournament win by sticking it to the Tar Heels, the No. 21 Miami Hurricanes blew the Panthers away. After a rough second quarter, Pitt fell hard in the second round of the ACC Tournament, losing to the Hurricanes 77-55 in Greensboro, North Carolina. The loss ...

Pitt tops UNC for program’s first ACC tournament victory

Pitt tops UNC for program’s first ACC tournament victory

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

March 3, 2016

Trailing by three, the University of North Carolina Tar Heels had 15.9 seconds to tie the Pitt women’s basketball team to remain alive in the ACC tournament. They used 15.8 of those seconds, and thanks to a clutch make by Jamie Cherry, the No. 12 seeded Panthers had to outplay the No. 13 Tar Heels...

Pitt women’s basketball loses in home finale

Pitt women’s basketball loses in home finale

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 25, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t save its best for last in its final home game of the season. The Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets (17-11, 7-8 ACC) defeated the Panthers (12-16, 4-11 ACC) 66-60 in the team’s last contest at the Petersen Events Center this year. The loss was the Panthers’ ni...

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

Wise beyond her years: Freshman women’s basketball star thriving in hometown

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

In the same sphere that thousands of golden-clad students have shimmied and shrieked at dangerous decibel levels, a single player and ball graced the hardwood Tuesday morning. An unusually tranquil scene, the sound of her few dribbles and the swish of the net echoed against the Petersen Events Center’s ...

Panthers utilize early run to blow out Tar Heels on road

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 18, 2016

Not much has gone right for the Pitt women’s basketball team this season, but everything went right against North Carolina Thursday night. Pitt (12-14, 4-9 ACC) trampled the North Carolina Tar Heels (14-14, 4-9 ACC) in a decisive 76-60 victory in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Thursday. The Panthers...

Demon Deacons demonize Panther by double digits

Demon Deacons demonize Panther by double digits

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 4, 2016

In a battle of two-win conference teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team couldn’t outpace Wake Forest. Trying for consecutive wins for the first time since late December, the Panthers (10-13, 2-8 ACC) came up short in their game against the Wake Forest Demon Deacons (12-11, 3-7 ACC) Thursday at th...

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

Pitt falters at home against Duke 70-48

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 28, 2016

For every Pitt basket, Duke had an answer — and then some. After breaking a seven-game losing streak on the road in its last game, the Pitt women’s basketball team (9-12, 1-7 ACC) struggled through a tough test with the Duke Blue Devils (16-6, 5-3 ACC) and eventually fell by a score of 70-48. The...

Despite slow start, five items becoming clear surrounding Pitt women’s basketball

Despite slow start, five items becoming clear surrounding Pitt women’s basketball

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 6, 2016

Before the season began, no one knew how the Pitt women’s basketball team would respond after losing star point guard Brianna Kiesel to the WNBA. After opening its schedule on a four-game win streak, the team has struggled in the last 10 contests, dropping six games, including its first conference...

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