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Panthers face third straight ranked team on Thursday

Panthers face third straight ranked team on Thursday

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Stasha Carey admitted it. After beating then-No. 8 North Carolina, she and the rest of the Pitt women’s basketball team reveled in the victory in the locker room.“We got in the room and danced a lot,” the freshman forward said. “It’s crazy to be able to beat a ranked team knowing we came in a...

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

Pitt stuns highly ranked Tar Heels with 25-point drubbing

By Mark Powell / Staff Writer

January 8, 2015

One game removed from a narrow loss to a highly ranked Louisville team, the Pitt women’s basketball team was able to play the role of spoiler.The team defeated the eighth-ranked North Carolina Tar Heels 84-59 in a monumental win for the program. Brianna Kiesel led the way, scoring 22 points while r...

Pitt faces second straight ranked team at home

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 7, 2015

The Pitt women’s basketball team made the case in its last game that even a loss can be encouraging for a team.The Panthers (10-4, 0-1 ACC) dropped a close contest to No. 7 Louisville (14-1, 2-0 ACC) 63-57, despite leading for much of the game. Led by senior Brianna Kiesel, who scored 19 points, the team gave a scare to one of the top teams in ...

What you may have missed: Winter break rundown

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 4, 2015

Students are just returning from break, about to begin the spring semester, but Pitt varsity sports have continued to compete during the intermission. Men’s and women’s basketball played a handful of home games each, preparing for the upcoming ACC schedule. The football team played its last game of ...

Winter Wonderland: Armed Forces Bowl, Louisville bookend winter schedules

Winter Wonderland: Armed Forces Bowl, Louisville bookend winter schedules

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

December 8, 2014

With most students going home for the winter holidays, some Pitt students may forget about the sports that still compete over break. With that said, here are what different Pitt sports will be up to over the winter break.Men’s basketballThe Pitt men’s basketball team (5-3, 0-0 ACC) will be active ov...

Panthers hold on for road victory in Columbus

Panthers hold on for road victory in Columbus

By Jasper Wilson / Senior Staff Writer

December 4, 2014

Columbus, Ohio — Standing just inside half court, slightly outside of the Value City Arena block-O logo at midcourt, Brianna Kiesel took one more dribble before looking up at the basket. The senior point guard then released a perfectly on-line shot: swish.The buzzer beater pulled the Pitt women’s...

Kiesel leads Pitt to blowout victory over Loyola (Md.)

Kiesel leads Pitt to blowout victory over Loyola (Md.)

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 30, 2014

Those who are more excited for the future of Pitt women’s basketball than for its current team roster might have to reconsider, after senior guard Brianna Kiesel again led the Panthers in scoring.Pitt topped 70 points for the fourth time already this season on its way to an easy 84-46 win over Loyola (Md.) on Sunda...

Just desserts: Pitt teams continue to compete over break

Just desserts: Pitt teams continue to compete over break

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 24, 2014

While most students return to their respective homes for Thanksgiving break, the athletes on varsity sports still continue their business as usual. The break for Pitt sports will be highlighted by the football team’s game at Miami on Saturday, in which the team plays a big game with postseason ramificatio...

Barrage of 3-pointers leads Pitt past Michigan

Barrage of 3-pointers leads Pitt past Michigan

By Kevin Wheeler / Staff Writer

November 20, 2014

What a difference a week can make.Behind a strong defensive showing and senior point guard Brianna Kiesel’s offensive performance, the Pitt women’s basketball team defeated the Michigan Wolverines 85-64 in dominating fashion at the Petersen Events Center, improving its record to 2-1 on the season.P...

Thriving freshmen have Pitt looking to future

Thriving freshmen have Pitt looking to future

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

November 18, 2014

The first act of Pitt’s two-part competition with Niagara ended with the Pitt men’s basketball team trouncing the Purple Eagles 78-45 on Friday. Not to be outdone, the women’s team also beat Niagara on Monday, 70-54.But the latter result was less of a foregone conclusion than the men’s game ...

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