Pitt Has Major Opportunity Against North Carolina Wednesday Night
Pitt has a major challenge ahead of itself on Wednesday night: beating North Carolina for the second time this season.
The Panthers have proven they can win on the road, as they are currently 5-2 in true road games. They have proven they can take down the ACC’s top-tier teams, beating Virginia, UNC, and Miami. However, beating a team twice is different, and will surely be a challenge for the Panthers on the road against the red-hot Tar Heels.
Wednesday night’s game is a major opportunity for the Panthers, not just because of the fact that it would be the Panthers’ second win over Hubert Davis’ squad.
Pitt is currently 3-2 in Quad 1 games this season. A road game against North Carolina (NET No. 37) qualifies as a Quad 1 contest. After this, the Panthers face only two more teams in the top-60 in NET, with both coming on the road (Virginia Tech and Miami). All three of those are tremendous opportunities for the Panthers and will be very valuable come Selection Sunday.
Check out the graphic below, via Betr Analytics, for a complete outlook on Pitt’s remaining nine games.
Not a lot of challenging games left after UNC. Need to rack up some wins down the stretch.
Miami will be seeking revenge. Syracuse is always a tough one, no matter what. Other than that, they’re all traps.