Pittsburgh Panthers Schedule in 2013-14
The Pittsburgh Panthers are on the prowl for victories this season, ready
to take on all comers that dare set foot in the Peterson Events Center. The Panthers have a roster loaded with talent this
season, and that talent level could result in a lot of victories in 2013-14 if the team is well-coached, a job that will fall
to head coach Jamie Dixon, who has done some great things in his more than 10 years with the team. The Panthers are coming
off a 2012-13 season in which the team posted a very good 24-9 overall record that included a 12-6 mark in conference play.
That conference play came in the Big East, though, but the Panthers call the Atlantic Coast Conference home now. The Panthers
made the jump to the ACC in the offseason, and will have to prove themselves to a whole new set of conference foes, aside
from a few other former Big East rivals that followed them to the ACC. The Panthers will face a lot of tough games at home
this season, and they're going to need a great home crowd to give them a solid home court advantage when they take on the
power teams in the ACC.
One huge game for the Panthers will fall on February 23rd when the team hosts the Florida State
Seminoles. The Seminoles have a roster loaded with good players that are looking to make their mark in conference play. The
Panthers will certainly have their work cut out for themselves when the 'Noles hit the court at the Peterson Events Center,
but Pitt has enough firepower to send FSU back to Florida with a loss.
The Panthers will finish out their home schedule
in 2013-14 when they take on the North Carolina State Wolfpack on March 3rd. The final home contest of the season always carries
a lot of weight, especially when it's against such a tough team like NC State. The Wolfpack will look to get out to an early
lead in this one, but the Panthers will surely look to feed off the energy of their great home crowd. The last home game of
the season is always well-attended, and this year should be no different. Hit the stands to help the Panthers get a huge win.
Pittsburgh Panthers History
The Pittsburgh Panthers college basketball program has been around for quite some
time, dating all the way back to the 1905-06 season. This program has had some incredible seasons in the past, and the team
is looking forward to adding some more great years to the Panthers' illustrious history. The Panthers have been selected to
be part of the NCAA Tournament more than 20 times, having advanced to the Final Four once, in 1941, to the Elite Eight three
times, and the Sweet Sixteen seven times. This is a team that is always in the running for a deep tournament run, and fans
will be looking for the Panthers to put one together this spring.
Pittsburgh Panthers Trivia
the last time that the Pittsburgh Panthers won their conference championship?
The answer is 2008, when the Panthers
still played in the Big East.
Great Players for the Pittsburgh Panthers
The Pitt Panthers have had some
truly great players over the years, and that is not a surprise when considering that this is an elite college hoops program.
The Panthers have retired four jerseys, Brandon Knight's, Billy Knight's, Don Hennon's and Charles Smith's. More than 25 Pittsburgh
Panthers players have been drafted into the NBA, with several others participating in and being drafted by other professional
basketball leagues. Some of the Panthers players to find success in the National Basketball Association include Mark Blount
and DeJuan Blair. Check out a game this season to see which top players the Panthers have on the roster this season.
Pittsburgh Panthers Fan Traditions
College hoops fans love a good rivalry, and the fans of the Pitt Panthers
are eager to see what new rivalries develop in the near future. As newcomers to the ACC Pittsburgh does not yet have any long-running
rivalries with the other schools in the conference but you can be sure that will all change very soon. The Pittsburgh Panthers
will surely be looking to take down some of the powerhouse programs in the conference like Duke or North Carolina, and as
the years go on the Panthers will prove themselves to be regular contenders for the conference title the intensity of these
games will reach another level. Pittsburgh is not completely unfamiliar with all of the ACC schools as other Big East schools
like Syracuse, Louisville, and Notre Dame also joined the ACC with more schools to come in the future. It will be interesting
to see which Big East rivalries spill over into the ACC as well as which new rivalries develop as the seasons go on. Be sure
that the fans will be monitoring this closely.