Their exact roster isn’t finalized yet but the Pitt Panthers basketball team know their opening game for the 2017-18 season.
The Panthers will open the season by taking part in the fourth annual 2017 Veterans Classic. This tournament will be televised on the CBS Sports Network.
The tournament will take place on November 10 at the U.S. Naval Academy and will consist of Pitt, Alabama, Memphis and Navy.
Alabama will play Memphis at 6:30 PM and Pitt then play Navy at approximately 9 PM.
“We are honored to compete against Navy in the 2017 Veterans Classic,” said Kevin Stallings. “The opportunity to interact with and observe the dedication and drive of the men and women in the United States Naval Academy will have a lasting impact on our young team. We have an unbelievable level of respect for those who protect our country and it will be invaluable for our guys to witness their selfless service.”
Navy is coached by Ed DeChellis and had an overall record of 16-16 in 2016-17 and was 10-8 in Patriot League play.