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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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The University of Pittsburgh's Daily Student Newspaper

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First-year guard Carlton Bub Carrington (7) looks for a play during Wednesday nights game against Wake Forest in the Petersen Events Center.

Carlton “Bub” Carrington declares for the NBA draft

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor April 3, 2024

On Wednesday, Pitt men’s basketball ball star first-year guard Carlton “Bub” Carrington declared for the 2024 NBA draft. Carrington is a projected first-round draft pick. The announcement comes...

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) high-fives other Pitt players during Pitt mens basketballs game against Canisius on Dec. 9, 2023.

Column | ACC’s wins in tournament proves Pitt should’ve made it in

By Patrick Diana, Staff Writer April 1, 2024

Selection Sunday is a national holiday among sports fans. While some teams are all but expecting a ticket, or have gained one through conference titles, the rest of the tournament hopefuls await that fateful...

Pitt forward Ryan Luther drives to the hoop during the Panther’s 2016 loss against Duquesne in the City Game.

Counterpoint | The City Game is pointless

By Jermaine Sykes, Assistant Sports Editor March 27, 2024

This column is part of a point-counterpoint series. To read the opposing side, click here. What was once the City Game held between Pitt men’s basketball and Duquesne is a storied rivalry with over...

First-year guard Trey McGowens attempts to dunk during Pitt’s 74-53 victory against Duquesne in the City Game on Nov. 30, 2018.

Point | Pitt and Duquesne should play in City Game

By Aidan Kasner, Senior Staff Writer March 27, 2024

This column is part of a point-counterpoint series. To read the opposing side, click here. From 1932 to 2018, Pitt men’s basketball and Duquesne faced off in an annual basketball game. This game was...

Pitt players William Jeffress (24), Federiko Federiko (33) and Zack Austin (55) at the end of their loss to North Carolina during an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinal round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament Friday, March 15, 2024, in Washington.

Pitt men’s basketball season turnaround should not go overlooked

By James Carter, Staff Writer March 20, 2024

The 2023-24 Pitt men’s basketball season was certainly one to remember for Panther fans. Head coach Jeff Capel and staff looked to build upon the Panthers’ surprise run to the NCAA tournament the previous...

First-year guard Carlton Carrington (7) drives past a Florida State defender in the Petersen Events Center on Mar. 5.

Pitt men’s basketball reflects on past and future

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 19, 2024

Two years ago, on March 8, 2022, Pitt men’s basketball finished yet another atrocious season under head coach Jeff Capel, posting an 11-22 record. Capel went to the post-game press conference after getting...

Head coach Jeff Capel speaks to the team during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Feb. 4.

Pitt men’s basketball fails to make NCAA Tournament, declines NIT bid

By Brian Sherry, Sports Editor March 17, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball had a disappointing Sunday evening, as the team failed to earn a bid to the NCAA Tournament. The selection committee listed the Panthers as one of the first four teams out of the...

Pitt men’s basketball falls to North Carolina in ACC semi-final

Pitt men’s basketball falls to North Carolina in ACC semi-final

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Pitt men's basketball’s game against North Carolina was labeled by Bracketologists as a must-win to make the tournament. But the Panthers were unable to make due, losing to the Tar Heels 72-65. North...

Pitt men’s basketball looks to punch ticket to NCAA Tournament against UNC

Pitt men’s basketball looks to punch ticket to NCAA Tournament against UNC

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Pitt men’s basketball’s win over Wake Forest on Thursday kept its hopes of an NCAA Tournament bid alive. But the Panthers need to beat projected No. 1 seed North Carolina on Friday night to earn a...

Junior guard Ishmael Leggett (5) shoots during a game against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center on Saturday.

Pitt men’s basketball advances to ACC semifinals with win over Wake Forest

By Matthew Scabilloni, Senior Staff Writer March 15, 2024

Coming into Thursday, bracketologists tagged Pitt men’s basketball’s ACC Tournament matchup against Wake Forest as a must-win for each team. But the Panthers were up to the challenge, defeating the...

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