April 22, 2014
GREENSBORO, N.C.--Pitt's second season in the Atlantic Coast Conference will feature home games against North Carolina, Syracuse and Louisville as the league announced its opponents and game sites for the 2014-15 and 2015-16 men's basketball seasons on Tuesday.
In 2014-15, Pitt will open Atlantic Coast Conference play with an 18-game regular season schedule and face each of the possible 14 opponents at least once. Pitt will play four of those schools on a home/road basis: Boston College, Florida State, Louisville and Syracuse.
Pitt will play nine home games and nine away contests during league regular season competition. Home opponents at the Petersen Events Center will include Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame and Syracuse.
The Panthers' 2014-15 road opponents are Boston College, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina State, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.
In non-conference play, Pitt will compete in its first-ever Maui Invitational. The Panthers will play three games from Nov. 24-26 at the Lahaina Center in Maui, Hawaii. Potential opponents include Arizona, San Diego State, Kansas State, Missouri, BYU, Purdue and host Chaminade. For more information on tickets and travel packages, visit http://www.pittpantherssportstravel.com/.
Since the Petersen Events Center opened in 2002-03, all 216 regular season games have been sold out. To join Pitt's season ticket waiting list, click this link: Click Here.
In 2015-16, Pitt will face Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse and Virginia Tech two times apiece. Home only opponents at the Petersen Events Center are Boston College, Duke, North Carolina State, Virginia and Wake Forest. Road only opponents are Clemson, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina and Notre Dame.
The 2015 ACC men's basketball tournament is scheduled for March 11-15 at Greensboro Coliseum. The 2016 ACC tournament is scheduled to be held at Washington D.C.'s Verizon Center. The 2017 and 2018 ACC Tournaments are slated to be played at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y.
Pitt's entire 2014-15 men's basketball schedule will be released at a later date.
Pitt returns three starters and 11 letterwinners from a team that finished 26-10 overall and advanced to its 12th NCAA Tournament in the last 13 seasons. For more information and updated news on Pitt Basketball, follow @hailtopitthoops.
PITT'S 2014-15 ACC OPPONENTS
HOME AND ROAD OPPONENTS (4)
Boston College, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse
Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame
Duke, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest
PITT'S 2015-16 ACC OPPONENTS
HOME AND ROAD OPPONENTS (4)
Georgia Tech, Louisville, Syracuse, Virginia Tech
Boston College, Duke, North Carolina State, Virginia, Wake Forest
Clemson, Florida State, Miami, North Carolina, Notre Dame
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