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White beginning to lay the base for women’s basketball revival

Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach, is rebuilding his young basketball team as he recruits players from across the globe.
May 26, 2020
With first-years making up four of the five starting spots by the end of the year, head coach Lance White maintained confidence that his young squad could build a strong program. A highly touted 2020 recruiting class, along with two pivotal transfers, could see the Panthers climb the ACC ranks fast.

Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)
May 6, 2020
Pitt athletics announced Wednesday morning that four of the department’s leaders — athletic director Heather Lyke, head football coach Pat Narduzzi, head women’s basketball coach Lance White and head men’s basketball coach Jeff Capel — would donate a combined $500,000 to support Pitt’s Center for Vaccine Research in their pursuit of a vaccine that protects against the coronavirus.

Panthers falter in second half vs. FSU, lose 66-41

First-year guard Dayshanette Harris finished with a team-high 17 points in the game.
February 2, 2020
In a lopsided matchup against No. 14 Florida State in the 13th annual Pink the Pete game, Pitt women’s basketball played close for most of the game, but were unable to sustain solid play, eventually being blown out, 66-41. 

White welcomes new year in women’s basketball rebuild

Redshirt senior guard Aysia Bugg rushes past Pitt-Johnstown’s Alli McGrath. Bugg is one of only two current players who have seen regular starting minutes in their career.
November 4, 2019
Leaves crunch underfoot, temperatures drop and basketballs hit the hardwood — November is finally here, meaning that Pitt women’s basketball will open their second season under head coach Lance White this month. White is charged with the tall task of rebuilding Pitt’s struggling women’s basketball program and has already gotten to work revamping the middling Panthers.

Pitt escapes exhibition with a narrow win

Senior forward Danielle Garven attempts a layup.
November 4, 2019
Typically, a preseason exhibition game is an opportunity for more talented teams to tune up for the regular season against a lower-division opponent. But for Pitt women’s basketball, Friday night’s exhibition against Pitt-Johnstown was another story. The Panthers struggled mightily, escaping with a narrow 76-62 win over the Division II Mountain Cats.

Pitt snaps 18-game ACC losing streak in 91-78 win over UNC

Senior forward Danielle Garven (1) attempts a layup during Pitt’s 91-78 victory over North Carolina on Thursday evening.
February 15, 2019
The Panthers finally got their first ACC win of the season over UNC, ending an 18-game ACC losing streak dating back to Feb. 1, 2018.
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