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Pitt senior guard Jayla Everett (20) at Thursday’s game against Boston College at the Petersen Events Center.

Jayla Everett dismissed from Pitt women’s basketball, program announces

By Dalton Coppola, Assistant Sports Editor February 21, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball will be without its leading scorer from the past two seasons as the Panthers wrap up their regular season, as head coach Lance White announced Sunday that the program dismissed senior guard Jayla Everett.
Lance White, Pitt women’s basketball head coach.

Column | Lance White’s substitutions leave Panthers unable to find rhythm

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 16, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball has shown tremendous growth throughout the season with its deep roster of capable players, who have made up an exceptional rebounding and defensive basketball team. But the Panthers haven’t been able to break new ground this season, once again finding themselves towards the bottom of the ACC.
Pitt redshirt sophomore forward Cynthia Ezeja (14) tries for a basket at Sunday’s game against Syracuse at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers surrender late lead in 67-65 loss to Syracuse

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer February 14, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball lost its annual Pink the Pete game Sunday afternoon to Syracuse. After leading by as many as 13 points in the first half, it lost 67-65 to the Orange at the Pete.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford at Thursday night’s game against Duke University at the Petersen Events Center.

‘Have to be a tougher basketball team’: Panthers fall to Blue Devils 54-39

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer February 4, 2022
The Blue Devils prevailed over the Panthers 54-39 in a low-scoring game with plenty of turnovers. This loss marks the Panther’s fourth loss in their last five games.
Pitt junior guard Emy Hayford (4) runs with the ball during Sunday’s game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center.

Panthers’ ranked-opponent struggle continues, fall 77-63 to Notre Dame

By Alexander Ganias, Staff Writer January 24, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball (10-9, 1-7 ACC) hosted No. 19 Notre Dame (14-4, 5-2 ACC) on Sunday, and lost to the Fighting Irish 77-63. The game was the Panthers’ sixth against a ranked opponent — their fifth in the ACC — and they have lost all six of those games.
Senior guard Jayla Everett (20) take a jump shot during the Pitt womens basketball game vs. NC State on Dec 10.

Panthers mauled by No. 3 Cardinals, 81-39, remain winless in ACC

By Stephen Thompson, Sports Editor January 6, 2022
Pitt women’s basketball suffered its third consecutive blowout loss in ACC play on Thursday night, succumbing to No. 3 Louisville 81-39. After more than two weeks off, the Panthers looked rusty rather than well-rested.
Emy Hayford (4) scores during the Pitt women’s basketball game against LIU on Nov. 17.

Pitt off to best start in 12 years after 67-51 win over Coppin State

By Brian Sherry, Staff Writer December 8, 2021
Led by a career night from junior forward Amber Brown, Pitt women’s basketball beat Coppin State 67-51 and improved to 8-2, the Panthers’ best 10-game start to a season since the 2009-10 season.
Long Island University first-year guard Tayra Eke (32) attempts to block Pitt sophomore guard Liatu King (2) from making a basket at Wednesday’s game against Long Island University at the Petersen Events Center.

Pitt shoots the lights out from three, blows out LIU 92-41

By Will McGlynn, Staff Writer November 19, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball continued its early-season success at home Wednesday, blowing out the Long Island University Sharks, 92-41.
The Pitt women’s basketball team crowds around head coach Lance White during a game against Boston College last season.

Women’s basketball counting on continuity this season

By Will McGlynn, For The Pitt News November 2, 2021
Pitt women’s basketball is back with a deeper, more experienced roster that is aiming to break through for a longer postseason run.
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.
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