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Duke, Clemson on the rise in ACC standings

Duke's Vernon Carey Jr. (1) dunks against Miami at the Watsco Center in Miami on Jan. 4.

By Henry Jackson, Staff Writer

February 18, 2020

While four teams have climbed to the shallow peak of the ACC and the bottom four have made themselves apparent, an astounding seven teams remain within two games of .500 in conference play.

Pitt punctuates UNC sweep with wire-to-wire win, 66-52

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson kept the Panthers afloat on offense in one of his season’s best performances.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 18, 2020

A dominant first half kept Pitt afloat through one of its all-too-familiar scoring droughts on Saturday. The Panthers did just enough in the second half to best UNC, 66-52.

McGowens, Champagnie lead Pitt over UNC, 73-65

Sophomore guard Xavier Johnson kept the Panthers afloat on offense in one of his season’s best performances.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

January 9, 2020

Pitt men’s basketball entered Chapel Hill Wednesday night 0-7 all-time at the venue but took advantage of a depleted Tar Heels’ squad in a 73-65 win.

Report card: Grading the Panthers’ UNC victory

Justin Champagnie scored 22 points and made four of his seven 3-pointers.

By Michael Elesinmogun, Staff Writer

January 9, 2020

It took a full team effort for Pitt men’s basketball to finally topple UNC, though two Panthers stood out above the rest on the grading scale.

Prediction: Short-handed UNC to beat Pitt

The Pitt men’s basketball team opened the season with a victory over No. 10 Florida State only to fall to the little-known Nicholls State the following game.

By Tyler Moran, Staff Writer

January 8, 2020

In an ACC clash between two inconsistent teams, rebounding and homecourt advantage give the Tar Heels a slight edge over Pitt despite their depleted backcourt.

VIDEO: ‘Roll’ with the Panthers Gameday Recap: vs UNC 11/14/19

November 17, 2019

Watch the highlights from University of Pittsburgh's 34-27 win over UNC on 11/14/19 at home.

Football Takeaways: Offensive improvements spark UNC win

Sophomore wide receiver Shocky Jacques-Louis (18) runs during a 74 yard receiving touchdown in the first half of Thursday’s game against UNC.

By Nick Carlisano, Senior Staff Writer

November 15, 2019

From an offensive resurgence to a breakout performance, here are a few key takeaways from Pitt’s long-awaited victory over North Carolina.

Pitt ends Carolina Curse in overtime thriller, 34-27

Pitt's players celebrate in the student section after beating North Carolina on Thursday night.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 15, 2019

Pitt finally ended its UNC losing streak in an overtime thriller, besting the Tar Heels 34-27 on the strength of a final defensive stand.

Prediction: Pitt to overcome its Achilles Tar Heel

Pitt football's ACC schedule was revealed Wednesday.

By Trent Leonard, Sports Editor

November 14, 2019

This is the year that rock finally beats paper. The Panthers, going against every natural law of the universe, will beat North Carolina.

Narduzzi praises UNC’s Brown, criticizes scheduling conflict

Coach Narduzzi’s Panthers have never beaten the North Carolina Tar Heels.

By Ben Bobeck, Senior Staff Writer

November 12, 2019

Pitt head football coach Pat Narduzzi gave his weekly press conference on Monday afternoon, discussing the challenges UNC presents while also lamenting the timing of Thursday night's game.

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