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Can Terrell Brown be Pitt’s Brook Lopez?

Junior center Terrell Brown at Saturday’s 73-64 victory over Georgia Tech.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

February 11, 2020

Stretch big men are making their presence known in the NBA — it's time for Jeff Capel to embrace the concept at the college level.

Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

Tigers thrash Panthers, 72-48

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 8, 2018

In the last game of it three-game road trip, the Pitt men’s basketball team once again suffered a blowout loss to an in-conference opponent. No. 16 Clemson beat Pitt, 72-48, and brought the team’s already-historic losing streak to 12 games. After shooting 39 percent from the field and coughing up 16 turn...

Basketball overhaul: Pitt’s 2017 class

St. John's transfer Malik Ellison is ineligible to play this season but should provide leadership moving forward.
(Photo Courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

May 31, 2017

Coming off the program’s worst season since 2000, this offseason has signaled next year could be worse. The past few months have been some of the most tumultuous in the team’s history, with four seniors graduating and five others transferring elsewhere. As of now, the team only has two return...

Men’s basketball signs 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings has several roster spots to fill before the signing period ends on May 17. Meghan Sunners | Assistant Visual Editor

By Ryan Zimba | Sports Editor

April 25, 2017

After a plethora of defects to start the offseason, the Pitt men’s basketball program received a recruit on Monday with the signing of 6-foot-10 center Peace Ilegomah. Ilegomah played at Montverde Academy in Florida this past year and averaged 14 points and 12 rebounds per game. His team finishe...

Next year will be turning point for Panthers’ program after lost season

Pitt head coach Kevin Stallings will have to turn things around with an almost entirely new roster next season. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

March 14, 2017

Now that we know the season is over for Pitt’s men’s basketball team — with no postseason appearance and no winning record for the first time in 17 years — one question remains. Where do the Panthers go from here? Some have called for the axing of head coach Kevin Stallings after just one year on...

Pitt men’s and women’s basketball teams sign 2017 recruits

Pitt men's basketball head coach Kevin Stallings previewed the Panthers' first true road game of the season at Maryland Tuesday night. Wenhao Wu | Senior Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

November 10, 2016

Even though the 2016-2017 basketball seasons are just days away, both Pitt men’s basketball head coach Kevin Stallings and women’s basketball head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio solidified their rosters for next year on Thursday. Stallings officially inked four players to the Panthers’ 2017 recruiting class...

Pitt’s newest basketball recruits for 2017 class

Kevin Stallings and Suzie McConnell-Serio sing Sweet Caroline with The Panther Pitt student section. Matt Hawley | Staff Photographer

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

September 13, 2016

The Pitt women’s basketball team received a verbal commitment to its recruiting 2017 class on Monday from Angelique Rodriguez, a 6-foot shooting guard from Capital Prep Magnet High School in Hartford, Connecticut, who averaged 16.5 points per game last season. Rodriguez announced her decision on Monday v...

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