Aug 15, 2013
PITTSBURGH—ESPN announced network and tipoff times for the 2013 Big Ten/ACC Basketball Challenge Presented by Dick’s Sporting Goods this morning as Pitt will host Penn State on Tuesday, Dec. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET at the Petersen Events Center. The matchup will be televised nationally on ESPNU.
ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPNU will combine to televise all 12 games of the two-day event matching top college basketball programs playing for conference supremacy and the Commissioners Cup. To view the entire Big Ten/ACC Challenge schedule click here: http://espn.go.com/blog/collegebasketballnation/post/_/id/87352/timesnetworks-for-big-tenacc-challenge.
Pitt’s entire 2013-14 men’s basketball schedule, tipoff times and television appearances will be released later this month.
Over the last two months, Pitt has announced portions of its non conference schedule including two road trips to the New York City area. The Panthers will play Cincinnati as part of the 2013 Jimmy V Classic doubleheader scheduled for Tuesday, Dec. 17 at New York’s Madison Square Garden (7 p.m. ET). The Pitt-Cincinnati contest will be followed by a Florida-Memphis matchup at 9 p.m. ET.
Pitt will also compete in the 2013 Legends Classic at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, N.Y., November 25-26. The Panthers are scheduled to face Texas Tech on Monday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPN2. Pitt will then play either Stanford or Houston in the Tuesday, Nov. 26 matchup at either 7 or 9 p.m.
In addition, Pitt will host both Howard (Nov. 17) and Lehigh (Nov. 20 on ESPNU) as part of its Legends Classic schedule.
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.