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Pitt to Face St. John's in Opening Round of Tournament




May 18, 2013

PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh baseball team (40-15, 18-6 Big East) has earned the number three seed in the Big East Tournament and will face sixth seeded St. John’s (23-33, 10-14 Big East) on Wednesday, May 22, at 10 a.m. to open Championship play.

The Panthers are grouped in a bracket with the Red Storm, No. 2 seed Seton Hall (36-17, 18-6 Big East) and No. 7 seed Notre Dame (31-23, 10-14 Big East). The four teams in the bracket will compete in a double-elimination format until a group champion is crowned. The winner of the group will then face the winner of the second half of the bracket in the championship game on Sunday at noon.

All of the games at the 2013 Big East Championships will air live on ESPN3 with the championship game airing live on ESPNU.

A complete schedule of games can be found below. Check back with www.PittsburghPanthers.com for the latest information on the Pitt Baseball team heading into the Championships.

Wednesday, May 22 - Four games

(ESPN3 and BigEastBaseball.com)

Game 1 – No. 6  St. John’s (23-33) vs. No. 3 Pittsburgh (40-15), 10 a.m.

Game 2 – No. 7 Notre Dame (31-23) vs. No. 2 Seton Hall (36-17), 1 p.m.

Game 3 – No. 8 Connecticut (30-25) vs. No. 1 Louisville (46-10), 5 p.m.

Game 4 – No. 5 Rutgers (26-28) vs. No. 4 USF (35-20), 8 p.m.

 

Thursday, May 23 - Four games

(ESPN3 and BigEastBaseball.com)

Game 5 – Loser of Game 1 vs. Loser of Game 2, 10 a.m.

Game 6 – Winner of Game 1 vs. Winner of Game 2, 1 p.m.

Game 7 – Loser of Game 3 vs. Loser of Game 4, 5 p.m.

Game 8 – Winner of Game 3 vs. Winner of Game 4, 8 p.m.

 

Friday, May 24 - Two games

(ESPN3 and BigEastBaseball.com)

Game 9 – Loser of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 5, 4 p.m.


 

 

Game 10 – Loser of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 7, 7 p.m.

 

Saturday, May 25 - Two, three, or four games

(ESPN3 and BigEastBaseball.com)

Game 11 – Winner of Game 6 vs. Winner of Game 9, 10 a.m.

Game 12 – Winner of Game 8 vs. Winner of Game 10, 1 p.m.

Game 13 – Loser of Game 11 vs. Winner of Game 11, 5 p.m. (if necessary)

Game 14 – Loser of Game 12 vs. Winner of Game 12, 6:30 p.m. or 8 p.m.

(if necessary; game would be at 6:30 if Game 13 is not necessary, 8 p.m. otherwise)

 

Sunday, May 26 - Championship game

(live television on ESPNU)

Game 15 – Winner of Group 1 vs. Winner of Group 2, Noon

All times Eastern

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