Tempo, Point Guard and Bravado

Basketball Head Coach Kevin Stallings is a disciple of UNC Coach Roy Williams. So it is no surprise that Stallings wants his teams to be playing at a faster pace. That has long been a hallmark of Williams’ teams at Kansas and UNC. Pitt will attempt to up the tempo this year, and the media got an early glimpse this week. With Stallings shouting “Go! Go!” and other exhortations...
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Pittsburgh beats Syracuse 66-52, Artis gets 21 for Panthers

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) Jamel Artis had 21 points, including a tie-breaking 3-pointer, James Robinson added 13, and Pittsburgh beat Syracuse 66-52 on Saturday. Pittsburgh (19-7, 8-6 ACC), which snapped a three-game skid on Tuesday with a 101-96 double-overtime victory at home over Wake Forest, has won four straight against Syracuse. Syracuse (18-10, 8-7 ACC) lost its second straight...
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February 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Smacked About

Pitt football recruiting target Damar Hamlin was there and even ventured into the Oakland Zoo to mingle in the second half. So that was good. After that… I’ll leave it to the players and coach to sum it up. Panthers forward Jamel Artis said containing Barber was tough, but he explained that the larger issue was how the Wolfpack pushed them around and did whatever they wanted...
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January 20, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 20 Pittsburgh rolls by Boston College 84-61

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jamel Artis scored 22 points and No. 20 Pittsburgh recovered from a forgettable loss at No. 21 Louisville by pulling away from struggling Boston College 84-61 on Saturday. Michael Young added 13 points, five rebounds and nine assists for the Panthers (15-2, 4-1 Atlantic Coast Conference). Cameron Johnson scored a career-high 17 points off the bench for Pitt, which...
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January 16, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 24 Pittsburgh holds off Georgia Tech 89-84

PITTSBURGH (AP) James Robinson and Jamel Artis scored 18 points apiece and No. 24 Pittsburgh held off Georgia Tech 89-84 victory on Wednesday night. Robinson added eight assists for the Panthers (13-1, 2-0 ACC), who won their ninth straight behind a balanced attack even with second-leading scorer Michael Young limited early by foul trouble. Young finished with 17 points in just...
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January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Artis' 21 points leads Pittsburgh by Cornell 93-49

PITTSBURGH (AP) Jamel Artis scored 21 points and Pittsburgh held Cornell to 30 percent shooting in a 93-49 victory on Wednesday night. Chris Jones came off the bench to score 15 points for Pitt (3-0). Michael Young had 12 points, eight rebounds and six assists, and Damon Wilson added 10 points. Artis and Jones combined to score 30 points in the first half as the Panthers took...
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November 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball leaves ACC Tournament Early with Loss to NC State

In the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament Pitt basketball loss to seventh seed NC State 80-71. As usual Pitt’s offense played well and their defense was awful. All season long Pitt’s guards have struggled defensively while the forwards have held their own. NC State’s guards amounted for over 70 percent of the Wolfpack’s points. This is the second double...
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March 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: Disappointing Finish to Season

Pitt basketball fell short in their final two games of the season against Miami and Florida State. The Panthers finished the regular season with a record of 19-13, 8-10. Pitt finished 10th in the ACC standings and with face seventh seed NC State on Wednesday in the second round of the ACC Tournament. The Panthers are eliminated from the NCAA Tournament unless they can win the ACC...
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March 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball’s Tournament Hopes Shrink

Coming into the final stretch of the season Pitt basketball found themselves on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament. It appeared that they were either one of the last teams in or one of the last ones out. It seems that every game left is a must win. This week Pitt faced Boston College at home and Wake Forest on the road. The Panthers defeated Boston College 71-65 and loss to Wake Forest...
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March 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Pitt Basketball: Struggle against top ACC teams

Pitt basketball had back-to-back losses this week against Duke and Louisville who are both ranked in the top 10. On Monday they fell short to Duke 79-65 and today they lost to Louisville 80-68. The Panthers are now (13-7) and (3-4) in ACC play, they are ninth in the conference standings. Next week they will face Virginia Tech and Notre Dame. Duke Mike Krzyzewski reached his 999th...
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January 25, 2015  |  Discuss

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