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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

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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

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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RonDon
RonDon
15 days 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
14 days ago
Reply to  RonDon

Dream on.

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