Pitt Football Expresses Excitement and Support of Basketball Programs
The Pitt basketball program has awoken like a sleeping giant and with a win on Tuesday tied for first place in the ACC. Media outlets and reporters are beginning to pay the Panthers (16-7, 9-3 ACC) respect for their surprising season, taking the team off the bubble and on the path toward March Madness.
Winning meaningful games in January and February has energized the University and fellow programs, especially Pitt football. Pitt football has bought in as players including Marquis Williams and Rashad Battle have expressed their support. Head coach Pat Narduzzi has also helped guide enthusiasm for the basketball team.
Enough is Enough , Who else we have to beat ??? Don’t worry! It start today! Pack out the Pete‼️‼️‼️‼️‼️ https://t.co/LugjI5wx7q
— Marquis Williams (@wiliamsisland14) February 7, 2023
Let’s go Pitt Basketball 🔥
— Rashad Battle (@RashadBattle15) February 2, 2023
You heard @CoachDuzzPittFB 🗣️
ROC THAT ROYAL & BEAT FLORIDA STATE! pic.twitter.com/O63ed8cJaO
— Pitt Panthers (@Pitt_ATHLETICS) January 21, 2023
Both defensive backs have been vocal leaders and supporters of Pitt basketball after the football season concluded. A junior from Atlanta, Georgia, Battle played in three games in 2022 before being injured and receiving a medical redshirt. Williams, a redshirt senior from Pompano beach, Florida, played in 12 games this season and intercepted two passes, both for touchdowns. He added three passes defended and a forced fumble in 2022 and owns five career interceptions in five seasons. He also supported the Pitt women’s basketball team Sunday against Virginia.
Be There ‼️‼️‼️ https://t.co/QmFsPYmHhk
— Marquis Williams (@wiliamsisland14) February 5, 2023
Thanks for the support @Pitt_FB ! pic.twitter.com/Osn97wTe0d
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_WBB) February 5, 2023
Pitt honored the football team’s 37-35 Sun Bowl victory against UCLA during the Miami game on Jan. 28. The trophy was on display for fans to take pictures and the team was honored at halftime. Pitt football finished No. 22 in the final AP Poll and USA Today Sports AFCA Coaches Poll following a 9-4 season and 5-3 mark in conference play, ending the season on a five-game winning streak.
Pitt fans, get your picture taken with the 2022 @TonyTheTigerSB trophy on Saturday before the big @Pitt_MBB game against Miami at 4 p.m. 📸
The trophy will be available pregame in the concourse by section 121, and the Panthers will be honored at half. 🏆#H2P » #WeNotMe pic.twitter.com/eNFb7RmzDZ
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) January 27, 2023
Great time to be a Pitt Panther 🏆
Congrats on the win, @Pitt_MBB ‼️#H2P » #WeNotMe pic.twitter.com/tGC6cWiv55
— Pitt Football (@Pitt_FB) January 29, 2023
Former Pitt star and current Steelers quarterback Kenny Pickett supported the men’s basketball team at the Petersen Events Center on Jan. 25 against Wake Forest.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback, Kenny Pickett was in attendance at Wednesday night’s Pitt Basketball game vs Wake Forest at the Petersen Events Center in #Pittsburgh. pic.twitter.com/MmFY41imCW
— Jake Mysliwczyk (@jake_mysliwczyk) January 26, 2023
The Panthers return home Tuesday riding a three-game winning streak to face Louisville (3-20, 1-11 ACC). Pitt is 10-3 at home this season and 4-2 inside the Pete against ACC opponents.
Tomorrow 😤@OaklandZoo pic.twitter.com/ufnbHWelpW
— Pitt Basketball (@Pitt_MBB) February 7, 2023