Oct. 5, 2011
PITTSBURGH--The University of Pittsburgh announced final game times and local television for its entire 31-game 2011-12 men's basketball schedule on Wednesday. In total, Pitt will appear on national television 17 times, including 15 contests on the ESPN family of networks.
Pitt's first basketball-related event is the Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Fan Fest and Blue Gold Scrimmage on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Petersen Events Center. The Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair and Fan Fest begins at 2:30 p.m., while tipoff for the Blue Gold Scrimmage is at 5 p.m. and will be broadcast on Pitt Panthers Television.
The NCAA mandated first day of practice is Friday, Oct. 14.
For the 10th consecutive season, the Petersen Events Center is sold out. To join the Pitt Men's Basketball season ticket waiting list, visit PittsburghPanthers.com or call the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-PITT. For ticket information regarding the City Game vs. Duquesne, please visit Ticketmaster.com. All other away game tickets will go on sale to Panther Club members at the Director level and above on October 10, 2011 and all remaining levels on October 25, 2011. To purchase away game tickets, please call the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-PITT (7488).
Pitt will enter the 2011-12 season as a consensus top-20 ranked team. Pitt returns two starters and seven of its top-10 letterwinners from a squad that won the Big East regular season title outright with a 15-3 record, finished 28-6 overall, garnered a No. 1 seed upon entering the NCAA Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament for the 10th consecutive season.
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