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By The Numbers: What Does Pitt Should Do to Make the NCAA Event?

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Pitt at the moment stands at 12-6 (5-2 ACC) with NCAA Event aspirations in yr 5 of the Jeff Capel period.

Because the season rolls alongside, Pitt followers and nationwide analysts are questioning: What is going to it take for the Panthers to make the Event?

The Panthers are at the moment 12-6 (5-2 ACC). They’ve 13 video games remaining. They’ve 20 complete ACC video games this yr and 11 non-conference video games (Pitt went 7-4 in non-conference video games).

Now, we will’t neglect about Pitt’s wins (some good) and losses (some very dangerous) within the non-conference slate. There are extra elements that go into figuring out an NCAA Event staff than convention efficiency. However let’s have a look at the current historical past of the ACC to see simply how the convention’s groups have fared.

WORST CONFERENCE RECORDS TO MAKE IT

8-10 (.444)

2017-18 Syracuse made the Event after going 8-10 in convention play.

9-9 (.500)

2017-18 Florida State and 2016-17 Wake Forest each went 9-9 in convention play and earned bids to the NCAA Event.

10-8 (.556)

2018-19 Syracuse, 2018-19 Louisville, 2016-17 Miami and 2016-17 Virginia Tech all went 10-8 in ACC play and earned bids to the NCAA Event.

CLOSEST SNUBS

2021-22 Wake Forest was 25-10 (13-7 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2021-22 Virginia was 19-13 (12-8 ACC) and received one sport within the ACC Event heading into choice Sunday. The Cavaliers made the NIT. 

2020-21 Louisville went 13-7 (8-5 ACC) and didn’t make the match. It turned down an NIT invite.

2018-19 Clemson went 20-14 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2018-19 NC State went 24-12 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2017-18 Louisville went 22-14 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2016-17 Syracuse was 19-15 (10-8 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

FIRST FOUR TEAMS (Barely Made It In)

2021-22 No. 11 Notre Dame was 22-10 (15-5 ACC) coming into choice Sunday. The Irish misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event and made the First 4 play-in sport.

2017-18 No. 11 Syracuse was 20-13 (8-10 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than incomes an 11 seed and taking part in within the First 4 play-in sport.

2016-17: No. 11 Wake Forest was 19-13 (9-9 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport heading into Choice Sunday. The Demon Deacons performed within the First 4 play-in sport.

SO IF PITT CAN FINISH THE SEASON…

11-9 ACC (18-13 total), it will likely be a detailed name and should rely upon what number of wins Pitt earns within the ACC Event.

12-8 ACC (19-12 total), it will likely be a detailed name, however Pitt can have a very good probability at making the match. Solely twice prior to now 5 tournaments has this profitable proportion resulted in a non-tournament staff: 2021-22 Virginia and 2021-22 Wake Forest.

13-7 ACC (20-11 total), it’ll have a very good probability at making the match. Solely as soon as prior to now 5 tournaments has this profitable proportion resulted in a non-tournament staff: 2021-22 Wake Forest who solely had one Quad One win).

14-6 ACC (21-10 total), it’ll have a very good probability at making the match.

Let’s again these numbers up with some current statistics concerning the ACC and which groups from the convention have and haven’t made it in over the previous 5 tournaments.

View all the breakdown of the ACC’s success making the previous 5 NCAA Tournaments beneath.

2021-22 Area

No. 11 Notre Dame was 22-10 (15-5 ACC) coming into choice Sunday. The Irish misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event (made the First 4 play-in sport).

No. 2 Duke went 28-6 (16-4 ACC).

No. 8 North Carolina went 24-9 (15-5 ACC).

No. 11 Virginia Tech was 23-12 (11-9 ACC) and went 4-0 within the ACC Event, profitable the Event and receiving an computerized bid to the NCAA Event.

No. 10 Miami was 23-10 (14-6 ACC) coming into Choice Sunday.

WHICH TEAMS GOT CLOSE BUT DIDN’T MAKE IT:

Wake Forest was 25-10 (13-7 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

Virginia was 19-13 (12-8 ACC) and received one sport within the ACC Event heading into choice Sunday. The Cavaliers made the NIT. 

Florida State completed 17-14 (10-10 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2020-21 Area:

*COVID-Altered Common Season Size

No. 4 Virginia was 18-6 (13-4 ACC)and received its first-round sport within the ACC Event (earlier than its second ACC Tourney Recreation was canceled) heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 4 Florida State was 16-6 (11-4 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than being eradicated by GT.

No. 8 North Carolina was 18-10 (10-6 ACC) and received its first two ACC Event video games earlier than falling to FSU.

No. 10 Virginia Tech was 15-5 (9-4 ACC) and misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event.

No. 9 Georgia Tech was 17-8 (11-6 ACC) and received the ACC Event heading into choice Sunday. The Yellow Jackets had an computerized bid to the NCAA Tourney.

No. 11 Syracuse was 16-9 (9-7 ACC) and received its first sport within the ACC Event heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 7 Clemson was 16-7 (10-6 ACC) and misplaced its first ACC Event sport heading into choice Sunday.

WHICH TEAMS GOT CLOSE BUT DIDN’T MAKE IT?

Louisville went 13-7 (8-5 ACC) and didn’t make the match. It turned down an NIT invite.

NC State went 14-11 (9-8 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

Duke went 13-11 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2019-20 Area (Event Cancelled resulting from COVID):

There was no bracket launched this yr.

2018-19 Area:

No. 1 Duke was 29-5 (14-4 ACC) and received all three of its ACC Event video games (ACC Event Champion), receiving an computerized bid to the NCAA Event.

No. 1 Virginia was 29-3 (16-2 ACC) and received its first sport within the ACC Event earlier than being knocked out.

No. 1 North Carolina was 27-6 (16-2 ACC) and received its first sport within the ACC Event earlier than being eradicated by Duke.

No. 4 Virginia Tech was 24-8 (12-6 ACC) and received its first sport within the ACC Event earlier than being eradicated by Florida State.

No. 7 Louisville was 20-13 (10-8 ACC) and received its first sport of the ACC Event earlier than being eradicated.

No. 8 Syracuse was 20-13 (10-8 ACC) and received its first sport within the ACC Event earlier than being eradicated.

No. 4 Florida State was 27-7 (13-5 ACC) and received its first two video games within the ACC Event earlier than falling to Duke within the championship.

WHICH TEAMS GOT CLOSE BUT DIDN’T MAKE IT?

Clemson went 20-14 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

NC State went 24-12 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2017-18 Area

No. 1 Virginia was 31-2 (17-1 ACC) and went 3-0 to win the ACC Event coming into Choice Sunday.

No. 2 Duke was 26-7 (13-5 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than being eradicated by UNC within the Semifinals.

No. 2 North Carolina was 25-10 (11-7 ACC) and received its first three video games within the ACC Event earlier than being knocked out by Virginia.

No. 5 Clemson was 23-9 (11-7 ACC) and received its first ACC sport earlier than being knocked out by Virginia.

No. 6 Miami was 22-9 (11-7 ACC) and misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 8 Virginia Tech was 21-11 (10-8 ACC) and misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 9 NC State was 21-11 (11-7 ACC) and misplaced its first ACC Event sport to Boston Faculty.

No. 9 Florida State was 20-11 (9-9 ACC) and misplaced its first sport within the ACC Event heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 11 Syracuse was 20-13 (8-10 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than incomes an 11 seed and taking part in within the First 4 play-in sport.

WHICH TEAMS GOT CLOSE BUT DIDN’T MAKE IT?

Louisville went 22-14 (9-9 ACC) and didn’t make the match.

2016-17 Area

No. 1 North Carolina was 27-7 (14-4 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport.

No. 2 Duke was 27-8 (11-7 ACC) and went 4-0 within the ACC Event, profitable the match and receiving an computerized bid to the NCAA Event.

No. 2 Louisville was 24-8 (12-6 ACC) and misplaced its first ACC Event sport.

No. 3 Florida State was 25-8 (12-6 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than being eradicated.

No. 5 Notre Dame was 25-9 (12-6 ACC) and received its first two ACC Event video games earlier than being knocked out within the championship.

No. 8 Miami was 21-11 (10-8 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport earlier than being eradicated.

No. 11 Wake Forest was 19-13 (9-9 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport heading into Choice Sunday. The Demon Deacons performed within the First 4 play-in sport.

No. 9 Virginia Tech was 22-10 (10-8 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport heading into Choice Sunday.

No. 5 Virginia was 22-10 (11-8 ACC) and received its first ACC Event sport heading into Choice Sunday.

WHICH TEAMS GOT CLOSE BUT DIDN’T MAKE IT?

Syracuse was 19-15 (10-8 ACC) and didn’t make the match.



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Pitt Named Considered one of Seth Greenberg’s Groups of the Week, Blake Hinson Gamers of the Week

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The Pitt Panthers put the ACC on discover this previous week and garnered the eye of nationwide retailers. 

On Monday, the pinnacle coach Jeff Capel was named Coach of the Week by ESPN’s Jeff Bozello. ESPN School Basketball Analyst Seth Greenberg named the Panthers one in all his 5 groups of the week. Greenberg positioned Pitt alongside Creighton (13-8, 7-3 Huge East), and three Huge 12 groups in Baylor (16-5, 5-3 Huge 12), Oklahoma (12-9, 2-6 Huge 12) and West Virginia (13-8, 2-6 Huge 12). 

Pitt completed the week 2-0, breaking a five-way tie for third place within the ACC. The Panthers defeated Wake Forest 81-79 and shot 18-of-27 (49%) from three-point land. Capel’s squad totaled 22 assists and three blocks, as soon as main by 15 earlier than holding on in opposition to the Demon Deacons within the closing possessions. 

Saturday’s Miami recreation in entrance of 12,508 followers was the Panthers’ first sellout since 2019 – when Zion Williamson and Duke performed on the Pete – as Pitt rallied from eight factors all the way down to defeat the Hurricanes 71-68. Trailing 68-60, the Panthers closed on an 11-0 run and went forward following a Jamarius Burton steal and Blake Hinson tip-in basket by way of site visitors that bounced the Panthers’ manner. 

Greenberg named Hinson as a member of his five-member Gamers of the Week after posting 24 factors on 8-of-14 subject targets, all from behind the arc, in 33 minutes in opposition to Wake Forest. Hinson’s eight triples tied for probably the most in program historical past. 

Hinson began within the Panthers’ win over Miami, scoring a game-high 21 factors together with the game-winning tip, and grabbing eight rebounds in 36 minutes. He particularly carried out nicely within the second half, scoring two-thirds of his factors (14) and posting 5 rebounds and two blocks. Hinson knocked down a essential three to chop the deficit to a few, 68-65, with a hand in his face and supply the chance to clinch the comeback.

The junior ahead is averaging 16.2 factors and 6.5 rebounds this season, beginning all 22 of Pitt’s video games. Greenberg chosen Hinson, NC State ahead D.J. Burns, Gonzaga guard Julian Strawther, Tennessee guard Zakai Zeigler, and potential Participant of the 12 months ahead Zach Edy of Purdue as his Gamers of the Week.

The Panthers battle North Carolina (15-6, 7-3 ACC) Wednesday from Chapel Hill at 7 p.m. UNC sits immediately behind Pitt in fourth place.



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Pitt’s Full 2023 Soccer Schedule Launched

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The 2023 soccer season continues to be about seven months away, however the schedule is now set. So, let’s check out who Pitt is enjoying and when all these video games are scheduled.

Pitt will probably be at house to kick off its season in opposition to Wofford on Sept. 2, will use Week 6 as its bye week and conclude the season in opposition to Duke on Nov. 25.

Pitt’s non-conference schedule kicks off with a program-first matchup in opposition to Wofford earlier than internet hosting Cincinnati and touring to West Virginia — a brand new Huge 12 gauntlet.

The ultimate non-conference sport is not going to happen till November when Pitt will journey to South Bend, Indiana to tackle Notre Dame.

Pitt opens ACC play at house in opposition to North Carolina, enjoying a uncommon weekend sport in opposition to the Tar Heels, and can then journey to Lane Stadium in Blacksburg to play Virginia Tech.

After a Week 6 bye, Pitt resumes play at house in opposition to Louisville earlier than hitting the street to play Wake Forest and Notre Dame in back-to-back weeks. It doesn’t get any simpler at Pitt returns house to host Florida State both.

Pitt ends the season with Syracuse (at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, no much less), Boston School (on a Thursday) and Duke.

2023 Pitt Schedule

Week 1: Saturday, Sept. 2 – Wofford at Acrisure Stadium

Week 2: Saturday, Sept. 9 – Cincinnati at Acrisure Stadium

Week 3: Saturday, Sept. 16 — West Virginia at Milan Puskar Stadium

Week 4: Saturday, Sept. 23 – North Carolina at Acrisure Stadium

Week 5: Saturday, Sept. 30 — Virginia Tech at Lane Stadium

Week 6: Saturday, Oct. 7 – Bye Week

Week 7: Saturday, Oct. 14 – Louisville at Acrisure Stadium

Week 8: Saturday, Oct. 21 – Wake Forest at Truist Stadium

Week 9: Saturday, Oct. 28 – Notre Dame at Notre Dame Stadium

Week 10: Saturday, Nov. 4 – Florida State at Acrisure Stadium

Week 11: Saturday, Nov. 11 – Syracuse at Yankee Stadium

Week 12: Thursday, Nov. 16 – Boston School at Acrisure Stadium

Week 13: Saturday, Nov. 25 – Duke at Wallace Wade Stadium



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Pitt 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation Introduced for April 15

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The annual Blue-Gold Spring Recreation is the primary probability to see how Pitt’s new group appears to be like each season, and as such, it’s a well-liked occasion.

The 2023 Blue-Gold Spring Recreation might be no completely different, and the date and time have formally been set. The sport will kickoff at Acrisure Stadium at 1 p.m. on April, 15.

Pitt’s spring practices will start in late February or early March, with 15 practices on the schedule to organize for the spring recreation. Pat Narduzzi’s squad may have just a few key positions to guage, particularly at quarterback, large receiver and within the secondary.

The Ed Conway Award, given to probably the most improved offensive and defensive gamers all through the spring, might be awarded on the day of the spring recreation.

Pitt has had its 2023 recreation in opposition to Syracuse scheduled for Nov. 11 at Yankee Stadium within the Bronx, and the remainder of its 2023 schedule might be launched at 7 p.m. on ACC Community.



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