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Diop finds success on the court at Pitt thousands of miles from home

Diop finds success on the court at Pitt thousands of miles from home

By Jessica Boddy / Staff Writer

March 17, 2015

It was 4:15 on a Wednesday afternoon in the Petersen Events Center, and the Pitt women’s basketball team was just finishing up a vigorous practice session. The final drill was underway, during which trios of players rotated around a hoop and took turns making free throw shots. One player, Yacine Diop, off...

Panthers’ ACC trip comes to disappointing halt

Panthers' ACC trip comes to disappointing halt

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

March 5, 2015

The clock ticked a little closer to midnight for the Pitt women’s basketball team’s Cinderella season, as the No. 7-seed Panthers fell to the No. 15-seed Virginia Tech Hokies by a final score of 51-45 in the second round of the ACC Tournament.The contest, which took place in Greensboro, N.C., st...

Litany of Pitt teams hope to return to winning ways this weekend

Litany of Pitt teams hope to return to winning ways this weekend

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

March 5, 2015

Several Pitt teams are looking toward this weekend as a chance to catch fire and end some recent disappointing runs.The men’s basketball team enters Saturday’s game on a two-game losing streak, the baseball team had a losing record in each of its three weekend series so far and Pitt’s wrestling team ...

Kiesel named to First-Team All-ACC

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

March 3, 2015

Brianna Kiesel’s strong performance this season earned her something that no other Pitt women’s or men’s basketball player has ever achieved: making the First-Team All-ACC.The ACC’s Blue Ribbon Panel named Kiesel, who averages 18.5 points per game this season, to the First-Team All-ACC on Tuesda...

Panthers earn No. 7 seed in ACC tournament

Panthers earn No. 7 seed in ACC tournament

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

March 2, 2015

There’s a reason that basketball games aren’t played on paper, and Pitt’s women’s team embodies it.More than four months ago, the Panthers placed last in the official ACC preseason poll. Expectations were miniscule for Pitt in its second year in the ACC. The ranking was not unwarranted. The tea...

Kiesel leads Pitt in Senior Day win over Clemson

Kiesel leads Pitt in Senior Day win over Clemson

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

March 1, 2015

Three Panthers took their final shots as college athletes at home on Sunday. But, for much of the game, it seemed as if their final home game would result in a loss.The Pitt women’s basketball team (19-10, 9-7 ACC) sent off seniors Brianna Kiesel, Cora McManus and Monica Wignot with a 61-56 win over the Cle...

Panthers steamrolled by No. 4 Notre Dame despite Kiesel’s 27

Panthers steamrolled by No. 4 Notre Dame despite Kiesel's 27

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 26, 2015

Pitt’s women’s basketball team could not contend with ferocious onslaught of No. 4 Notre Dame’s offense Thursday evening, falling to the Fighting Irish 87-59 in South Bend, Ind.Even after falling into an early 14-4 deficit, the Panthers (18-10, 8-7 ACC) remained competitive early on in the game, ...

Kiesel one of 15 finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

Kiesel one of 15 finalist for Nancy Lieberman Award

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

February 23, 2015

Although the  Pitt women’s basketball team still doesn’t know its postseason destination, the team received some good news Monday in the form of an individual accolade.Senior guard Brianna Kiesel has been named one of 15 finalists for the 2015 Nancy Lieberman Award. The nomination recognizes her...

Slow start leads to Pitt loss at No. 25 Syracuse

Slow start leads to Pitt loss at No. 25 Syracuse

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 22, 2015

The Pitt’s women’s basketball team lost its luck and the lead shortly after halftime in the Carrier Dome.Pitt, which led No. 25 Syracuse by six points at the half, went on to make only five more baskets en route to a 68-54 loss. The poor second-half shooting performance doomed the Panthers (18-9, 8-...

Panthers roar back to topple Virginia in OT

Panthers roar back to topple Virginia in OT

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

February 20, 2015

.Two minutes and fifty-one seconds. That’s how long Pitt women’s basketball led throughout the entirety of the team’s 68-63 contest against the Virginia Cavaliers Thursday evening at the Petersen Events Center. Fortunately for the team, it was the final 2:51 of overtime.After earning their first lea...

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