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Demon Deacons send Panthers packing in ACC tournament

Junior Kalista Walters (32) fights for a loose ball against Wake Forest’s Ona Udoh (44) in Pitt’s 72-38 loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night. (Photo courtesy of Pitt Athletics)

By Dominic Campbell | Staff Writer

March 1, 2018

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

Jared Wilson-Frame (0), junior guard and forward, missed a dunk with 10 seconds left in Pitt’s loss to Wake Forest Wednesday night. (Photo by Thomas Yang | Visual Editor)

By Trent Leonard | Staff Writer

February 22, 2018

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

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 senior forward Michael Young scored 16 points and pulled down four rebounds against Georgia Tech, but his efforts were not enough to lead his team past the Yellow Jackets. TPN File Photo

By Ryan Zimba | Staff Writer

February 22, 2017

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?

John Collins tries to block Ryan Luther during a game last February. John Hamilton | Visual Editor

By Steve Rotstein | Sports Editor

February 22, 2017

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

Pitt forward 	Kalista Walters shoots against Louisville on Jan 29. Evan Meng | Staff Photographer

By Mackenzie Rodrigues | Staff Writer

February 6, 2017

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

Mariah Bell (10) accumulated 30 kills over the weekend for the Panthers. Edward Major II / TPN File Photo

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

November 14, 2016

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

Mariah Bell (10) and the Panthers suffered back-to-back losses against Duke and Wake Forest in North Carolina this past weekend. Edward Major | Staff Photographer

By David Leftwich | Staff Writer

October 10, 2016

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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