Will all the attention is being paid to the Pitt Panthers football team as they prepare to begin their first season of ACC play, before you know it Jamie Dixon and the Pitt basketball team will be back in action.
With that being said, the Panthers released their entire 2013-14 schedule on Thursday.
The schedule features home contests against ACC foes in Duke, Syracuse and Penn State and currently features 16 games on national television, a number that could grow as the season inches closer.
Pitt will begin its ACC schedule in January and will play an 18-game ACC regular season schedule, facing each of the 14 possible league opponents at least once. The Panthers will play nine league home games and nine on the road, facing four of those schools two times apiece (Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina State and Syracuse).
ACC home opponents at the Petersen Events Center include Clemson (Jan. 21), Duke (Jan. 27), Florida State (Feb. 23), Maryland (Jan. 6), North Carolina State (March 3), Syracuse (Feb. 12), Virginia (Feb. 2), Virginia Tech (Feb. 8) and Wake Forest (Jan. 11).
The Panthers’ 2013-14 ACC road opponents are: Boston College (Feb. 26), Clemson (March 8), Georgia Tech (Jan. 14), Maryland (Jan. 25), Miami (Feb. 5), North Carolina (Feb. 15), North Carolina State (Jan. 4), Notre Dame (March 1) and Syracuse (Jan. 18).
The Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament is scheduled for March 12-16 at the Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum and the 2014 NCAA Tournament begins March 20-23.
Pitt’s non-conference schedule features two road trips to New York City and nine home games. The Panthers will play Cincinnati as part of the 2013 Jimmy V Classic scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 at New York’s Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET). Pitt will also compete in the 2013 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., Nov. 25-26. Pitt is scheduled to play Texas Tech on Monday, Nov. 25 on ESPN2 (7:30 p.m.). Pitt will face either Stanford or Houston in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 consolation or championship matchup (7 or 9 p.m.).
Other than that, it is your typical weak non-conference schedule for the Panthers as there really isn’t much to get excited about until Pitt opens up ACC play Jan 4 against North Carolina State.
Here is a look at the entire 2013-14 Pitt basketball schedule.
|Friday, Oct. 25||UC-SAN DIEGO (Exh.)||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Friday, Nov. 1||SLIPPERY ROCK (Exh.)||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Friday, Nov. 8||SAVANNAH STATE||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Tuesday, Nov. 12||FRESNO STATE||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
Legends Classic (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
|Sunday, Nov. 17||HOWARD||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Wednesday, Nov. 20||LEHIGH (ESPNU)||Petersen Events Center||7:30 p.m.|
Legends Classic (Brooklyn, N.Y.)
|Monday, Nov. 25||vs. Texas Tech (ESPN2)||Barclays Center||7:30 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Nov. 26||Consolation Game (ESPN3)||Barclays Center||7 p.m.|
|Championship Game (ESPNU)||Barclays Center||9:30 p.m.|
|(vs. Stanford or Houston)|
|Saturday, Nov. 30||vs. Duquesne||Consol Energy Center||TBA|
Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
|Tuesday, Dec. 3||PENN STATE (ESPNU)||Petersen Events Center||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Dec. 6||LOYOLA MARYMOUNT||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Saturday, Dec. 14||YOUNGSTOWN STATE||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
Jimmy V Classic (New York, N.Y.)
|Tuesday, Dec. 17||vs. Cincinnati (ESPN)||Madison Square Garden||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Dec. 21||CAL-POLY||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Tuesday, Dec. 31||ALBANY||Petersen Events Center||TBA|
|Saturday, Jan. 4||at *North Carolina State (ACCN)||Raleigh, N.C./PNC Arena||Noon|
|Monday, Jan. 6||*MARYLAND (ESPN2)||Petersen Events Center||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Jan. 11||*WAKE FOREST (ACCN)||Petersen Events Center||Noon|
|Tuesday, Jan. 14||at *Georgia Tech (ESPNU)||Atlanta, Ga./McCamish Pavilion||9 p.m.|
|Saturday, Jan. 18||at *Syracuse (ESPN/ESPN2)||Syracuse, N.Y./Carrier Dome||4 p.m.|
|Tuesday, Jan. 21||*CLEMSON (ACCN)||Petersen Events Center||8 p.m.|
|Saturday, Jan. 25||at *Maryland (ESPN2)||College Park, Md./Comcast Center||6 p.m.|
|Monday, Jan. 27||*DUKE (ESPN)||Petersen Events Center||7 p.m.|
|Sunday, Feb. 2||*VIRGINIA (ESPNU)||Petersen Events Center||12:30 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Feb. 5||at *Miami (ESPN-R)||Coral Gables, Fla./BankUnited Center||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 8||*VIRGINIA TECH (ESPN-R)||Petersen Events Center||Noon|
|Wednesday, Feb. 12||*SYRACUSE (ESPN/ESPN2)||Petersen Events Center||7 p.m.|
|Saturday, Feb. 15||at *North Carolina (CBS)||Chapel Hill, N.C./Smith Center||1 p.m.|
|Sunday, Feb. 23||*FLORIDA STATE (ESPNU)||Petersen Events Center||6 p.m.|
|Wednesday, Feb. 26||at *Boston College (ACCN)||Chestnut Hill, Mass./Conte Forum||8 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 1||at *Notre Dame (ESPN/ESPN2)||South Bend, Ind./Purcell Pavilion||2 p.m.|
|Monday, March 3||*NORTH CAROLINA STATE (ESPNU)||Petersen Events Center||9 p.m.|
|Saturday, March 8||at *Clemson (ACCN)||Clemson, S.C./Littlejohn Coliseum||4 p.m.|
|W.-Sun., March 12-16||at ACC Tournament (ESPN/ACCN)||Greensboro Coliseum||TBA|
|March 20-23||NCAA Second & Third Rounds (CBS-plus)||TBA||TBA|
|March 27-30||NCAA Regionals (CBS-plus)||TBA||TBA|
|April 5 and 7||NCAA Final Four (CBS-plus)||Arlington, Texas/Cowboys Stadium||TBA|
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