May 29, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. -The Pitt women's basketball team's inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference will showcase home games with Florida State and Georgia Tech, while renewing rivalries with Notre Dame and Syracuse.
"We are extremely excited to join the Atlantic Coast Conference," said Pitt first-year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio. "The ACC fields some of the top women's basketball teams in the country and it will be an incredible opportunity and challenge to compete against these teams."
Pitt will play a 16-game ACC regular season schedule, eight home and eight away contests. The Panthers will face each of the possible 14 programs once with two rival partners they will pllay twice: Syracuse and Clemson.
In addition to the Orange and Tigers, home opponents at the Petersen Events Center will include Florida State, Georgia Tech, Wake Forest, N.C. State, Boston College and Notre Dame.
The Panthers' 2013-14 ACC road opponents are Miami, Duke, North Carolina, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Maryland. Pitt will also travel to `rivals' Syracuse and Clemson.
The 2014 ACC women's basketball tournament is scheduled for March 5-9 at the Greensboro Coliseum in Greensboro, N.C.
The 2013-14 season ticket prices have also been released at $50 for adults and $20 for youths (2-17) and seniors (50 and over). A family plan is available for $110 (4 tickets), while the VIP Courtside seats - which sold out last season - are priced at $100.
Admission is free to all University of Pittsburgh students, UPMC Faculty and Staff with a valid Pitt or UPMC ID. For more ticket information call the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-7488.
PITT'S 2013-14 ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE OPPONENTS
HOME GAMES (8)
Boston College, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Notre Dame, North Carolina State, Wake Forest, Syracuse.
AWAY GAMES (8)
Clemson, Duke, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina, Syracuse, Virginia, Virginia Tech
HOME AND AWAY PARTNERS (2)
Pitt Falls to No. 6 Maryland, 70-49
Bugg, Panthers Defeat Old Dominion at Paradise Jam, 67-58
Pitt Edged by South Dakota State, 55-54, at Paradise Jam
Pitt Set for Three Games at the Paradise Jam in St. Thomas
Pitt Runs Past Delaware State, 77-43
Pitt Set to Host Delaware State on Friday