On Monday night, Pitt will look to continue its hot start to the 2023-24 season with a third win.
The Panthers will be taking on Florida Gulf Coast at the Petersen Events Center. Check out the information below to prepare for the 7 p.m. contest!
Bub Carrington continues to be the story of the early season slate for the Panthers, as he turned in another strong performance in Pitt’s win over Binghamton on Friday night. Carrington is averaging 18 points, 6 rebounds, and 8 assists per game through two matchups.
Blake Hinson exploded for 26 points (8-for-14 shooting) in game two of the year, hitting four of his nine three-point attempts. Lastly, Ishmael Leggett turned in another steady performance for the Panthers, dropping 18 points, 11 rebounds, and five assists in the win over the Bearcats on Friday.
FLORIDA GULF COAST EAGLES
Pat Chambers (2nd Season)
Chambers enters year two in Fort Meyers after going 17-15 (7-11 ASUN) in year No. 1. This year, the Eagles are 1-1 with a win over Ave Maria and a close loss at Indiana (69-63).
#10 Zach Anderson – 6’7 Forward – 14.5 PPG
#32 Keeshawn Kellman – 6’8 Forward – 10 PPG
#23 Dallion Johnson – 6’3 Guard – 10 PPG (17 against Indiana on 5 for 11 from three-point range).
FGCU started last season 10-3 with a win over USC and things were looking great in Fort Meyers. However, from January 12 to February 4, the Eagles lost 7 of 8. FGCU then lost in the First Round of the ASUN Tournament to Queens (NC).
You may remember Florida Gulf Coast from its “Dunk City” days back in 2013. The Eagles soared through the air to the Sweet 16, gaining national attention as one of the most electric cinderella teams in recent memory.
According to Kenpom.com, Florida Gulf Coast is ranked as the No. 132 team in division one, making it by far the best opponent that Pitt has faced so far this season. Pitt is currently ranked as the No. 48 team in Kenpom’s rankings.
The game will tip off at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center on Monday, Nov. 13.
Pitt is a 10.5-point favorite according to DraftKings Sportsbook (Sunday night). The over/under is currently hovering around 144.5 total points. Pitt is 2-0 against the spread to begin the season, covering in both wins.
You can find Monday’s game on ACC Network Extra. Wes Durham and Dan Bonner will be on the call, per Pitt’s game notes.
The game will be live on 93.7 The Fan as well.