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Pitt fell 71-61 to Syracuse Sunday afternoon.

Fouls and turnovers cost Pitt a close game against Syracuse

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer February 8, 2021
Despite a close game in the fourth quarter, Pitt women’s basketball could not bounce back at home against the Syracuse Orange on Sunday, losing 71-67. The Panthers have dropped both games against the Orange, and extended their now three-game losing streak.
Pitt paused all team activities in accordance with the ACC’s coronavirus protocols and will not play again until at least Jan. 21.

Pitt women’s basketball makes strides, faces challenges during pandemic season

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 18, 2021
Despite the debate on whether college athletes should play this winter, and several programs either postponing or cancelling their seasons, the Pitt women’s basketball team has already completed its rather short nonconference schedule and begun ACC play. The team has steadied itself into a 3-3 record.
Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach, is rebuilding his young basketball team as he recruits players from across the globe.

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

By Alex Lehmbeck, Senior Staff Writer May 27, 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.
Pitt Athletic Director Heather Lyke. (TPN File photo)

Pittsburgh sports community donates $800,000 to vaccine research

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor 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.
First-year guard Dayshanette Harris finished with a team-high 17 points in the game.

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

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer 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. 
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.

White welcomes new year in women’s basketball rebuild

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Senior forward Danielle Garven attempts a layup.

Pitt escapes exhibition with a narrow win

By Dominic Campbell, Senior Staff Writer 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.
Senior forward Danielle Garven (1) attempts a layup during Pitt’s 91-78 victory over North Carolina on Thursday evening.

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

By Dominic Campbell, Staff Writer 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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