It’s been several years since Pitt’s basketball program has been mentioned in the NCAA Tournament conversation.
After Pitt got off to a 7-2 start to the 2020-21 season, the Panthers were mentioned in several bracketology predictions. They went on to lose ten of their next 13 games to finish the season 10-12.
While it isn’t much, this year’s team has now been mentioned in that conversation once again, as Fox Sports’ Mike DeCourcy included the Panthers in his “Next Four Out” section of bracketology.
— FOX College Hoops (@CBBonFOX) December 27, 2022
Pitt currently owns a 9-4 record on the year, as well as a 2-0 ACC record. The Panthers’ best wins have come on the road against Northwestern (Kenpom No. 45), NC State ((Kenpom No. 51), and Syracuse (Kenpom No. 88).
Pitt’s next four games come against some of the ACC’s best, as it will host North Carolina (Dec. 30), Virginia (Jan. 3), Clemson (Jan. 7), and then travel to Duke (Jan. 11).