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Pitt Projected No. 10 Seed by CBS Sports’ Jerry Palm, No. 9 Seed from ESPN’s Joe Lunardi in Recent Update



Pitt men’s basketball has been examined in Bracketology discussions for the past few weeks, sitting tied for second place in the ACC through eight games. 

Pitt (13-6, 6-2 ACC) remains deadlocked in a four-way tie with Miami, Virginia, and Wake Forest as the heart of conference play rolls along. The Panthers are one game out of first place behind Clemson (15-4, 7-1 ACC), who Pitt lost to by one at home, 75-74, on Jan. 7. 

CBS Sports college basketball expert Jerry Palm placed the Panthers as a No. 10 seed in his latest tournament projections. Pitt, nominated in the East division, would play No. 7 Illinois out of the Big Ten in Denver. The advancing team would face the winner of No. 2 Arizona vs. No. 15 Longwood. 

ESPN expert Joe Lunardi is a tad higher on the Panthers’ tournament chances. Lunardi slotted Pitt as a No. 9 seed in the East against No. 8 San Diego State. The winner would move on to potentially battle No. 1 seed Kansas. 

Pitt still has 12 games to play including seven matchups inside the Petersen Events Center, two against Wake Forest and Miami plus a rematch facing North Carolina in Chapel Hill. The ACC Tournament begins Tuesday, March 7, from Greensboro, North Carolina. 

The Panthers last appeared in March Madness as a No. 10 seed in 2016 under Jamie Dixon, losing 47-43 to Wisconsin

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1 year ago

I feel like their peak would be a 5 seed because ppl continue to be down on the ACC despite doing well in the tournament. The Big Ten always disappoints. Ultimately I want them to be in the 5-12 game or 6-11 because that’s a better match up I’m the next round typically

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
1 year ago
Reply to  RonDon

Dream on.

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