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High expectations run rampant among today’s Pitt fans

The Oakland Zoo celebrates the first basket of the Pitt men’s basketball game versus West Virginia in November with the traditional tossing of newspaper shreds.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer

May 26, 2020

The Pitt News put out a Pitt athletics fan survey to our readers for the past few weeks. Questioned on topics new and old, readers proved to be a dedicated fanbase with high expectations for the present day’s teams, but also nostalgic for the glory days of Pitt athletics. Here are the full details.

Pitt drops sixth straight to NC State, 77-73

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney scored 15 points during Pitt’s 82-67 loss to Florida State on Tuesday.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 29, 2020

They traveled to Raleigh, North Carolina on Saturday looking to snap another long skid against NC State (18-11 overall, 9-9 ACC), to whom the Panthers (15-15 overall, 6-13 ACC) have lost nine straight contests, but fell agonizingly short in a 77-73 loss. Poor free throw shooting made for long scoring droughts and the Wolfpack capitalized on their opponent’s mediocrity from the charity stripe. 

Pitt to stifle Syracuse stars on senior night

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson (1) at last year’s matchup against Syracuse at the Pete.

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.

Pitt overpowered by FSU, sustains 3-game skid

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney scored 15 points during Pitt’s 82-67 loss to Florida State on Tuesday.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 19, 2020

And on Tuesday, the trajectory of both teams kept constant. The Panthers (15-12 overall, 6-10 ACC) were overpowered by No. 8 Florida State, (22-4 overall, 12-3 ACC) 82-67 on Tuesday night. The Seminoles avenged their opening-night loss to the Panthers and remained in the hunt for a No. 1 seed in March’s NCAA Tournament.

Sophomore stars come up clutch in 62-57 win vs. Miami

Au’Diese Toney prepares to shoot against Miami Sunday afternoon.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

February 2, 2020

The Panthers (14-8 overall, 5-6 ACC) had dropped seven straight to the Hurricanes (11-10 overall, 3-7 ACC) before defeating the Hurricanes, 62-57, at the Petersen Events Center this weekend. 

Toney, Coulibaly display growth despite Duke loss

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney looks for his next move between Boston College’s defense.

By Kyle Saxon, Staff Writer

January 30, 2020

While Pitt had its downfalls in Tuesday's Duke loss, a double-digit margin of defeat does not adequately tell the whole story.

Toney’s 27 not enough as Duke defeats Pitt 79-67

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney (5) attempts a 3-pointer at last year’s matchup with Duke at the Petersen Events Center.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

January 29, 2020

A career-high 27 points from sophomore forward Au’Diese Toney wasn’t enough for Pitt to steal a win against the Blue Devils Tuesday night.

Toney guides Pitt through tumultuous 2020

Sophomore guard Au’Diese Toney (5) currently has the best offensive rating at 114.0 on the men’s basketball team.

By Alex Lehmbeck, Staff Writer

January 28, 2020

He might not be a high-flying, rim-rocking superstar, but Pitt needs Toney as a stabilizing force during a season that has gone in every direction.

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