Women’s basketball, athletics bag big wins during busy Pitt athletics weekend

Marcus Snowden / Pitt Athletics

Pitt sophomore striker Bertin Jacquesson (10) kicks the ball across the field during Saturday night’s game against the University of Notre Dame at Alumni Stadium in South Bend, Indiana.

Pitt Athletics had another busy weekend. This included several post-season games, the start of conference schedules, and several individual successes in all sports. This is how the Panthers have done in their various competitions.

Pitt (11-2, 8-1 ACC) won the 2021 ACC championship Game when it defeated Wake Forest on Saturday, 45-21. The No. 12 Panthers will end their season in Atlanta, Georgia, where they ranked No. 10 in Michigan State Peach peel on December 30th.

Men’s basketball:
The Panthers (2-6, 0-1 ACC) lost in a heartbreaker to Virginia (6-3, 1-0 ACC) on Friday, with 57:56 on a last-second shot that hit every part of the rim before getting through. Pitt will play next at the Gotham Classic, starting with a home game against Colgate on Thursday at 8 p.m. The ACC Network will broadcast the game.

Men’s football:

The five-satiated panthers lost theirs third game in a row for Notre Dame. This was decided on penalties when the Irish eliminated Pitt from the NCAA tournament in the Elite Eight.


Third-placed Pitt swept his weekend games in the first two rounds of the NCAA tournament, both of which were played at the Petersen Events Center. It first defeated UMBC in straight sets on Saturday, then defeated state rivals Penn State in four sentences On Sunday. Pitt will Host Kansas on Friday at 1 p.m. at the Fitzgerald Fieldhouse. This game will be broadcast on ESPN Plus.

Women’s basketball:

Pitt (7-2, 0-0 ACC) continued his hot start to the season on Saturday with a 64-54 Road win against Ball State (4-3, 0-0 MAC). Junior striker Amber Brown collected a double-double with 17 points and 14 rebounds. Sophomore guard Taisha Exanor also contributed 11 points from the bench. Senior Guard Jayla Everett had a night off, scoring just eight points to just two out of eight from the field, and the Panthers turned the ball 22 times to Ball State nine.

The panthers will Host Coppin State on Tuesday for the next game. This game will be broadcast on ACC Network Extra at 6pm

Swimming and diving:

Four Pitt swimmers competed at the US Open December 1-4 in Greensboro, North Carolina. Second year juniors Daisy Anderson, Jerry Chen, Tatum Detwiler and Sophie Yendell represented the Panthers. Yendell done 22nd with 26.57 seconds in the women’s 50-meter freestyle and Detwiler with a time of 1: 14.41 in the women’s 100-meter breaststroke.

Chen and Anderson both attended several events. Anderson finished the race with a time of 5: 02.55 in the women’s 400-meter individual medley and a time of 2: 20.75 in the 200-meter medley. She also finished the women’s 200-yard back with 2:16.41, good enough for ninth place. Chen only took part in two races and finished in the top 15 in both. He finished ninth in the men’s 100-meter breaststroke with a time of 1: 03.11 and 12th in the 200-meter breaststroke Men with a 2:21, 33 time.

The Panthers will continue their season by participating in the USA Winter Diving Nationals from December 13th to December 19th


The indoor track and field team won 10 events at the Youngstown State Icebreaker on Friday. Graduate student Felix Wolter recorded a long jump of 25 feet and 4.75 inches, good enough to win the long jump. Colleague Kollin Smith took second place with a jump of 24 feet and 7 inches.

Another graduate, Breanna Phillips, won the 400 meters in 55.33 seconds. Senior Flora Ahiarakwe, PhD student Kamryn McIntosh and first grader Caleia Johnson finished second, third and fourth in the same race. Pitt also garnered victories in both the 800-meter races, the 60-meter run, both 4 × 400 relays, the women’s high jump, the women’s long jump, and the men’s weight throw.

Next up are the panthers Take part in the Nittany Lion Challenge on January 15th.

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