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Pitt to Host Drexel as Part of 2020-21 Non-Conference Schedule



Pitt will host Drexel as part of its non-conference schedule for the 2020-21 season, Pittsburgh Sports Now has confirmed.

Drexel, which plays in the Colonial Athletic Association, has never played Pitt. The Panthers are 11-6 all-time against CAA opponents.

The Dragons went 14-19 in 2019-20 and finished eighth in the CAA with a 6-12 conference record. After wrapping their season with a loss to eventual champs Hofstra in the CAA tournament, Drexel finished No. 244 in adjusted efficiency, according to, and was ranked No. 237 in the NCAA’s NET Rankings.

Drexel will return leading scorer and facilitator Camren Wynter (15.7 points per game, 5.1 assists per game) and top rebounder James Butler (13.2 points per game, 11.7 rebounds per game.) amongst four projected returning starters. The Dragons also feature Quaker Valley alum Coletrane Washington, who averaged 5.1 points per game as a sophomore in 2019-20.

Drexel is the third non-conference opponent to be revealed for Pitt in 2020, joining a trip to West Virginia on Nov. 13 and a home date against Morgan State on Nov. 25.

The game between Pitt and Drexel will be played at Petersen Events Center. The date of the game has been reported on a Drexel message board to be Dec. 15. That could not be independently verified by PSN.

Pitt will also play three games as part of the Myrtle Beach Invitational Nov. 19-22, potentially facing Charlotte, Dayton, Loyola, Missouri, Nebraska, Penn and/or Utah State. The Panthers also are expected to be part of the 2020 ACC-Big Ten Challenge, with an opponent and date to be determined.

That leaves four additional games to be released from Pitt’s 2020-21 scheduled. Pitt head coach Jeff Capel told the Tribune-Review earlier this month that all but one of his team’s games had already been scheduled. Pitt will not have City Game rival Duquesne on its schedule for the second consecutive season.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Terry Durko
Terry Durko
2 years ago

Life long Pitt football fan. I have jumped on the basketball band wagon. Again, why are we not playing Duquesne , in a big game atmosphere at PPG Paints Arena?

Carter Spruill
Carter Spruill
2 years ago

No respect for padding the schedule with marshmallows. really should be playing Duquesne. Playing these types of teams will not be a difference maker to getting into the big dance. you get more respect losing to a solid team then you do for beating a marshmallow at home.

2 years ago

We dont play Duquesne for the obvious reason, Capel for alll his blusto is afraid and wants as many wins as possible for when the Duke position opens. Drexel – oh if only we could get Philadelphia Textile on our home OCS. Shame on the place where I have 2 degreees, Pitt I aint so proud.

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