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Demon Deacons send Panthers packing in ACC tournament

Demon Deacons send Panthers packing in ACC tournament

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

March 1, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Riding a seven-game losing streak and with one last chance to turn the season around in the ACC tournament, the Pitt women’s basketball team was blown out in Wednesday’s first round by Wake Forest, 72-38. At the Greensboro Coliseum Complex, in Greensboro, North Carolina, the Demon Deacons (15...

Demon Deacons dunk on Panthers, 63-57

Demon Deacons dunk on Panthers, 63-57

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 21, 2018


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

In a game where neither team led by more than seven points, the Pitt men’s basketball team battled fellow ACC bottom-dweller Wake Forest Wednesday but couldn’t convert enough opportunities down the stretch and suffered its 16th straight loss, 63-57. A home game against the Wake Forest Demon De...

Wake Forest tops Pitt, 58-49

Wake Forest tops Pitt, 58-49

By Grant Burgman | Sports Editor

January 4, 2018


Filed under Sports, Women's Basketball

Yacine Diop hit a three-pointer to bring Pitt within one point of Wake Forest with 2:53 remaining in the fourth quarter. The three gave Diop 26 points on the night, a team high; but they would be the last points both she and Pitt scored as it fell to Wake Forest 58-49 on Thursday night. After a t...

Pitt suffers devastating 63-59 defeat at Demon Deacons

Pitt suffers devastating 63-59 defeat at Demon Deacons

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 22, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball, Sports

The Pitt men’s basketball team had its fourth win in five games all but secured late in the first half Wednesday night in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. Instead, the Panthers blew a 19-point lead to the Wake Forest Demon Deacons in what might be the team’s most excruciating loss in a season fille...

How to sneak past the Deacs: Can Pitt beat Wake?

How to sneak past the Deacs: Can Pitt beat Wake?

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 21, 2017


Filed under Men's Basketball

Just when it seemed like the Pitt men’s basketball team’s NCAA Tournament chances were disappearing, the Panthers beat their second top-25 team of the season and kept some hope alive. Pitt’s 80-66 win over the No. 17 Florida State Seminoles Saturday was arguably the team’s most impressive all...

Panthers fall prey to Deacons, 57-48

Panthers fall prey to Deacons, 57-48

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 5, 2017


Filed under Women's Basketball

The Panthers and the Demon Deacons each claimed the lead twice Sunday, but when the Panthers failed to put a stop to the Deacons’ rampant scoring, the game ended with a familiar outcome for the men’s and women’s basketball teams: a Panther loss. The Pitt women’s basketball team (12-11, 3-7 ACC) suffered its...

Volleyball splits weekend matches at home against Wake Forest and Duke

Volleyball splits weekend matches at home against Wake Forest and Duke

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 13, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

After losing to both the Wake Forest Demon Deacons and the Duke Blue Devils on the road in October, the Pitt volleyball team managed to vanquish only one of the two hellish opponents over the weekend. On Friday at the Fitzgerald Field House, Pitt (overall 20-7, 11-4 ACC) crippled Wake Forest (overa...

Volleyball loses first conference games in North Carolina

Volleyball loses first conference games in North Carolina

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 9, 2016


Filed under Sports, Sports / Other Varsity Sports

The Pitt volleyball team left for North Carolina with a flawless ACC record, but returned with a pair of losses against the Duke Blue Devils and Wake Forest Demon Deacons over the weekend. The Panthers (13-5-0 overall, 4-2 ACC) first took on Duke (10-5-0 overall, 4-1-0 ACC) Friday in Durham, North...

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