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Pitt women’s basketball qualified as the No. 15 seed of 15 teams in the ACC Tournament. The Panthers play their first tournament game on Wednesday.

Preview: Pitt women’s basketball hoping for end-of-season run at ACC Tournament

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer March 3, 2021
The first game of the tournament sees Pitt go up against the Boston College Eagles (6-11, 2-11 ACC) this Wednesday, the only conference squad to perform worse than the Panthers in the regular season.
Pitt fell 71-61 to Syracuse Sunday afternoon.

Fouls and turnovers cost Pitt a close game against Syracuse

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Despite a close game in the fourth quarter, Pitt women’s basketball could not bounce back at home against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday, losing 71-67. The Panthers have dropped both games against the Orange, and extended their now three-game losing streak.
First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.

Champagnie, Capel make remarkable returns, Pitt pounds Syracuse, 96-76

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor January 16, 2021
Justin Champagnie, Jeff Capel and Pitt men’s basketball all made varying returns from different absences on Saturday afternoon and the end result was a blowout 96-76 victory over rival Syracuse.
In his last season with the Panthers,  junior guard Xavier Johnson (1) averaged 11.7 points, making 37.3% of his shots from the field.

Monstrous second-half comeback gives Pitt first win over Syracuse in Jeff Capel era

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor January 8, 2021
Pitt beat Syracuse for the first time since 2017 behind a thrilling second half comeback.
Sophomore forward Amanda West (9) celebrates with her teammates after scoring a goal on Syracuse during Pitt’s 2-0 victory over the Orange on Sept. 17.

Pitt women’s soccer cancels upcoming rematch at Syracuse, making room for spring opponents.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor October 21, 2020
Orange head coach Nicky Adams broke the news during a press conference Wednesday morning, hours before the announcement made things official, saying Pitt had “decided not to come.”
First-year wide receiver Jordan Addison is tackled.

Despite flaws, Pitt handles business in ACC opener

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer September 21, 2020
In a defensive showdown where yards were scarce and points were even harder to come by, Pitt ultimately took care of business by stifling Syracuse in a misleadingly close 21-10 win on Saturday afternoon.
Paris Ford celebrates after making an interception in the third quarter of Saturdays game against Syracuse.

Panther defense makes up for offensive woes to beat Syracuse 21-10

By Alex Lehmbeck, Sports Editor September 19, 2020
In a game marked by offensive mishaps, Pitt (2-0, 1-0 ACC) beat conference rival Syracuse (0-2, 0-2 ACC) 21-10.
Staff writer Tyler Mathes predicts Pitt will win this Saturday vs. Syracuse.

Preview: Panthers to squash Orange

By Tyler Mathes, Staff Writer September 18, 2020
Coming off of a thunderous 55-0 win over Austin Peay to open the season, the Pitt Panthers (1-0, 0-0 ACC) host the Syracuse Orange (0-1, 0-1 ACC) tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. at Heinz Field. 
First-year forward Justin Champagnie competes for possession of the ball.

Pitt flops against rival Syracuse on Senior Night

By Stephen Thompson and Tyler Mathes February 27, 2020
In a game that could have proven pivotal as the Pitt men’s basketball closes the season, the Panthers failed to show up, falling to Syracuse in a lifeless 23-point blowout Wednesday night.
Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer February 25, 2020
With the Oakland Zoo behind it and an improved performance against Syracuse’s infamous zone defense, Pitt will upset the Orange following Wednesday’s senior night festivities.
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