May 21, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh basketball team is slated to compete in the 2013 Legends Classic, November 25 and 26 at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y. Pitt will play two of three opponents: Houston, Stanford and/or Texas Tech. Those two games will be nationally televised on either ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
In addition, Pitt will host two regional games as part of the Legends Classic at the Petersen Events Center. Those games will be played in Pittsburgh sometime between November 17-21. Game times and matchups will be announced at a later date.
It is the second time Pitt will participate in the Legends Classic. The Panthers won the 2008 title in Newark, N.J. following wins over Texas Tech and Washington State. Sam Young was named the tournament’s Most Valuable Player.
It was announced earlier that Pitt will host Penn State as part of the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at the Petersen Events Center. That contest will be nationally televised on one of the ESPN family of networks: ESPN, ESPN2 or ESPNU.
Pitt’s 2013-14 ACC opponents were also announced on April 23. In 2013-14, Pitt will face four schools on two occasions: Clemson, Maryland, North Carolina State and Syracuse. Pitt will play nine home ACC games at the Petersen Events Center including Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Syracuse. The Panthers’ 2013-14 road opponents are Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Syracuse.
Pitt’s entire 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, tipoff times and television appearances will be released at a later date.
The Panthers return three starters from a team that finished 24-9 overall and advanced to their 11th NCAA Tournament in the last 12 seasons.