Oct. 15, 2013
PITTSBURGH—The University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball program will host its Oakland Zoo Blue-Gold Scrimmage on Friday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. Admission is free and open to the general public for the event. Parking is available for $5.00 in the OC Lot.
Immediately following the scrimmage, Pitt’s student cheering section, the Oakland Zoo will hold its annual pizza party and meet and greet on the floor. Oakland Zoo members will receive points for attendance and will have the opportunity to win multiple prizes including having the chance to serve as a guest coach for the evening. The scrimmage will also be televised live on Pitt Panthers Television (Comcast Channel 188 or 210 in Pittsburgh).
The scrimmage is the second of its kind this preseason. Pitt played its first Blue-Gold Scrimmage on Sunday, Oct. 6 as junior Cameron Wright hit a halfcourt 3-pointer at the buzzer to give the Blue Squad a 68-67 win over the Gold Team. Wright led all scorers with 27 points.
On Wednesday, Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon and seniors Lamar Patterson and Talib Zanna will attend the 52nd annual ACC Operation Basketball and Media Day in Charlotte, N.C.
The Pitt basketball team began its NCAA mandated practices on Friday, Sept. 27. Pitt returns three starters and two of its top three scorers from a team that finished 24-9 overall and advanced to its 11th NCAA Tournament in the last 12 seasons.
UPCOMING PRESEASON PITT MEN’S BASKETBALL EVENTS/EXHIBITION GAMES
Oakland Zoo Blue-Gold Scrimmage, Friday, Oct. 18, Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m., TV: Pitt Panthers Television
Men’s Exhibition Game One: Pitt vs. UC-San Diego, Friday, Oct. 25, 7 p.m., TV: ESPN3/www.pittsburghpanthers.com
Men’s Exhibition Game Two: Pitt vs. Slippery Rock, Friday, Nov. 1, 7 p.m., TV: ESPN3/www.pittsburghpanthers.com
Men’s Regular Season Game One: Pitt vs. Savannah State, Friday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m., TV: ESPN3