Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball Schedule
Each year as the college basketball season heats up Petersen Events Center
the Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania home of the Pittsburgh Panther's basketball team is one of the most exciting places in the world
to be. This season will be the second for the Panthers in the ACC and they will be looking to continue to build intense rivalries
with their new conference foes. The Pittsburgh Panther's schedule is packed with games against some of the best college basketball
teams in the country and no college basketball fan will want to miss a second of the action at Petersen Events Center. The
Pittsburgh Panthers are poised to make a return to prominence this year so get in on the excitement right from the start.
Pitt Panthers finished fifth in the conference during their first year in the ACC and they will be looking to improve on that
mark this year as they go up against the likes of Virginia, Duke, North Carolina, Clemson, and others. They will also have
games against their former Big East rivals Syracuse, Notre Dame, and Louisville who are all also now in the ACC. Expect Peterson
Events Center to be rocking all season long as thousands of blue and gold clad Panthers fans will fill the arena all year
long looking to cheer the Panthers on to another big win. Be sure to get your tickets from StubHub early to see the Panthers
as they are an incredibly popular team and tickets never stay available for very long.
Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball
College basketball is virtually synonymous with the ACC and it is never easy for a team to navigate the
tough conference schedule. Perennial powerhouses North Carolina and Duke always are staunch competition and with the recent
addition of Syracuse, Pittsburgh, Louisville, and Notre Dame to the mix the conference is only getting tougher. Altogether
the ACC has won 15 National Championships with North Carolina leading the way with five. Schools from the ACC have reached
the Final Four sixty times and are always making a big impact in the Tournament. Playing such a tough regular season schedule
annually leaves the teams from the ACC who are selected for the Tournament ready to take on any college in the country and
allows for even some of the lower seeds to pull off big time upsets. When it comes to college basketball there is arguably
no conference that is historically better or more dominant than the ACC.
Pittsburgh Panthers Basketball History
history of Pittsburgh Panthers basketball dates back well over a century to the 1905-1906 season. The Panthers have reached
the Final Four only once but are regular participants in the NCAA Tournament and have been to the Sweet Sixteen seven times.
Last year Pittsburgh made a strong showing in their first season in the ACC but left the NCAA Tournament a little early with
a third round loss to the number one seed Florida Gators and will use that early exit as motivation all season long. 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, and 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. These are exciting times for the Panthers as they attempt to establish themselves
as one of the best teams in their new conference, and every die hard Pitt fan will be heading out to Petersen Events Center
right from the beginning in order to help cheer the Panthers on to some big wins as they build their resume in hopes of yet
again being selected to the NCAA Tournament in March.
College basketball is an experience
like no other. Featuring some of the best student athletes in the world along with some of the most passionate fans in all
of sports, the games have an atmosphere that is unrivaled. When you set foot into Petersen Events Center for a Pittsburgh
Panthers home basketball game this will all be clear. As the teams set up for opening tip off the fans stand up and vociferously
cheer for their alma mater and hometown favorites. The game continues full of back and forth action, big time shots, and clutch
defensive stops. Before you know it the clock is winding down in the second half and the two sides are wrapped up in yet another
tight contest. Your palms get sweaty with each trip down the floor and each time a player from your favorite team lets loose
a shot you hold your breath until the ball tickles the twine. This continues until the final buzzer when the Panthers' side
erupts after another big win and their fans flow out of the arena in jubilation.
Panthers have been selected to be part of the NCAA Tournament 24 times, having advanced to the Final Four once, in 1941, to
the Elite Eight three times, and the Sweet Sixteen seven times. The Panthers have retired four jerseys, Brandon Knight's,
Billy Knight's, Don Hennon's, and Charles Smith's. So far 26 Pittsburgh Panthers players have been drafted into the NBA with
several others participating in and being drafted by other professional basketball leagues. Although Pittsburgh has never
won the NCAA Tournament the university's 1927-1928 and the 1929-1930 teams were both declared National Champions when they
were led by Charley Hyatt who was twice the National Scoring Champion.