Nov. 5, 2009
PITTSBURGH—In celebration of its Tradition of Excellence, the Pitt athletic department has moved its season-opening men’s basketball game versus Wofford on Friday, Nov. 13 to 8:10 p.m. ET. During a pre-game ceremony, Pitt will raise a banner in honor of last season’s appearance in the NCAA Tournament Elite Eight. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:45 p.m.
The contest was originally set to tipoff at 7 p.m.
In 2008-09, Pitt advanced to the NCAA Regional Final/Elite Eight for the first time since 1974, finished with a school-best 31-5 overall record, placed second in the Big East regular season with a 15-3 record, earned the nation’s No. 1 ranking for the first time in school history, concluded the year with a perfect 19-0 home record at the Petersen Events Center and secured a No. 1 seed upon entering the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history.
Pitt’s second and final exhibition game is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 8 vs. Coker College (S.C.). Tipoff is at 4 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt will provide a live internet broadcast for the Coker contest. Produced by PantherVision Network, the broadcast will simulate a live television production and be made available on Pitt’s All-Access athletic website, www.pittsburghpanthers.com. Fans can access the broadcast at this link: http://all-access.cbssports.com/player.html?code=pitt&media=149768. Greg Linelli, Dick Groat and Curtis Aiken will call action.
A limited number of tickets are available for both games. Please call the Panthers Ticket Office at (412) 648-PITT or visit www.pittsburghpanthers.com.