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Pitt keeps slight tourney chances alive with blowout win at Boston College

It wasn’t long ago that winning 20 regular-season games as a member of the ACC made earning a trip to the 68-team NCAA Tournament a damn-near lock. Those days are gone. The ACC isn’t considered as strong and formidable a men’s college basketball conference as it was in the recent past. Also, the selection committee… read more

Welcome to Pittsburgh: A city where every sports team lives on the playoff bubble

In the spring of 2009, I sat down to watch an NCAA regional final matchup between Pitt and Villanova. The Panthers entered the 2008/2009 NCAA Tournament as a number-one seed and made it to the Elite Eight for the first time since it was actually called that. I was stoked. There was no doubt in… read more

Pitt suffers critical late-season loss at Clemson

As they prepared for a 7 p.m. tipoff against Clemson at Littlejohn Coliseum on Tuesday night, the consensus among college basketball experts and bracketologists was that this was a crucial moment for the Panthers’ NCAA Tournament hopes. Pitt went into the night on the outside looking in as it pertained to bracket projections. Still, a… read more

Pitt rebounds with big win over Virginia Tech

Senior forward Blake Hinson scored 22 points, as the Panthers defeated Virginia Tech, 79-64, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday. It was a much-needed victory for Pitt that came just days after losing by 33 points at Wake Forest on Tuesday night. After shooting just 29 percent from the floor against the Demon… read more

Pitt’s winning streak comes to screeching halt in blowout loss at Wake Forest

From red hot to ice cold. That aptly describes Pitt’s men’s basketball team following a 91-58 loss to the Demon Deacons at Lawrence Joel Memorial Coliseum on Tuesday night. Just days after the Panthers blew out Lousiville, 86-59, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday, just days after senior forward Blake Hinson scored a… read more

Pitt continues to rise up the rankings after blowing out Louisville on Saturday

Senior forward Blake Hinson scored a career-high 41 points, as the soaring Panthers blew out lowly Louisville, 86-59, at Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh on Saturday evening. It was the fifth win in a row and the seventh in the past eight games for Pitt, who improved to 17-8, overall, and 8-6 in the ACC…. read more

Surging Pitt earns another big road win over Virginia on Tuesday night

Senior forward Blake Hinson scored 27 points, as the red-hot Panthers upset Virginia, 74-63, at John Paul Jones Arena in Charlottesville, Virginia, on Tuesday night. It was the fourth-straight win for Pitt and its sixth in the past seven games. Virginia came into the week ranked 21st in the latest AP poll, having won eight… read more

Pitt improves to 6-6 after impressive road win at NC State

Freshman guard, Jaland Lowe, scored 20 points, as Pitt survived NC State, 67-64, at PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina, on Wednesday night. It was the fifth victory in the past six games for the Panthers, who started out 1-5 in the ACC conference. The win improves Pitt to 15-8, overall, and 6-6 in the… read more

Don’t look now, but Pitt is slowly creeping up the ACC rankings

The Panthers shot 44.9 percent from the field–including 40 percent from three-point range (10 of 25)–as they knocked off a struggling Notre Dame team, 70-60, at Petersen Events Center on Saturday. The win improved Pitt’s record to 14-8, overall, and 5-6 in the ACC. After starting out 1-5 in conference play, the Panthers have won… read more

Pitt comes up just short against Miami

After two-straight victories away from home–including the first win at Cameron Indoor Stadium since 1979–the Panthers went into Miami on Saturday afternoon with a chance to complete the road trifecta. Furthermore, Pitt was looking to inch closer to the .500 mark in the ACC after starting 1-5. Unfortunately, the Panthers are a team that must… read more

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