den - Pitt releases full 2022-23 basketball schedule

den – Pitt releases full 2022-23 basketball schedule

The ACC today announced the complete men’s basketball schedule for the 2022-23 season. Pitt’s basketball team had previously revealed its non-conference schedule that includes games against West Virginia, trips to Northwestern and Vanderbilt, along with a two-game slate in Brooklyn for the Legends Classic, where the Panthers will face Michigan in the first game. , and VCU or Arizona State in the second.

Pitt will kick off the 2022-23 season on Nov. 7 with a home game against Tennessee-Martin. The conference slate is scheduled to begin Dec. 2, with a road game at NC State, which is still in the midst of non-conference play.

Conference game times and television details will be announced at a later date.

Pitt will play a total of three games before the New Year. The Panthers travel to Syracuse on Dec. 20 and host preseason national championship contender North Carolina on Dec. 30 or 31. Pitt handed the Tar Heels a loss at Chapel Hill on Feb. 16 of last season. From there, North Carolina won 11 of its next 12 games en route to a national championship berth.

Pitt has a 20-game conference roster this year that includes five home games in January. The ACC moved to a 20-game conference schedule prior to the 2019-20 season, there was an exception during the 2020-21 season due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In both years with a full 20-game ACC schedule, Pitt finished with a 6-14 record both times.

Pitt will face Virginia and Clemson on Jan. 3 and Jan. 7, respectively, as part of a three-game series early in the conference. From there, Pitt will continue with a three-game road trip highlighted by a January 11 trip to Cameron Indoor Stadium to take on the Duke Blue Devils.

Pitt has a tough slate of local and local opponents with games against Syracuse, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Florida State and Miami.

Pitt’s individual games at home will be Virginia, Clemson, Wake Forest, Boston College, while the Panthers will head on the road to take on North Carolina State, Duke, Virginia Tech and Notre Dame.

Pitt’s last home game will be on Feb. 25, when the Panthers take on traditional rival Syracuse. Jeff Capel’s team will conclude the regular season with a pair of road games in March: at Notre Dame and Miami.

Pitt has finished in the bottom third of the ACC in each of the past five seasons, and will be looking to finish higher than 11th for the first time since the 2015-16 season, the last time the program advanced to the NCAA Tournament.

The Panthers have a solid core returning in junior center John Hugley after averaging 14.8 points per game last season. Also returning is Jamarius Burton, the team’s second-highest scorer. Jeff Capel went to the transfer portal and added point guard Nelly Cummings, who is expected to play a big role. The Panthers also signed top 50 recruit Dior Johnson late in the recruiting process, and he is the highest-rated recruit Capel has hired during his tenure at Pitt.

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