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National Media Reaction to Pitt’s Bad Loss at Wake Forest

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Pitt coach Jeff Capel speaks with Wake Forest coach Steve Forbes before playing against Wake Forest on Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2024, in Winston-Salem, N.C. (Mitchell Northam / Pittsburgh Sports Now)

When you’re a bubble team and fighting to earn a spot in the NCAA Tournament, getting beat by 33 points to a team that’s also battling to earn a spot isn’t an ideal scenario.

However, that’s reality and the current situation the Pitt mens basketball team finds itself in this morning,

The question now is what will the ramifications in terms of the National bracketologists be?

Pitt’s record now stands at 17-9 and tied for 5th in the ACC with a record of 8-7. The Panthers have five games remaining: vs. Virginia Tech, at Clemson, at Boston College, vs. Florida State and vs. NC State.

We will update this as national bracketology experts release their latest data.

Update (10:22 AM)- 

Update (8:27 AM)-

**The all-important NET ratings are out and as expected, Pitt takes a big drop. After starting yesterday at No. 47, Pitt drops 9 spots and is down to 56. Up next for Pitt is Virginia Tech, which currently sits at No. 52.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Pittband
Pittband
1 month ago

Not the only big loss last night. #1 UConn lost in Omaha. But as opposed to a certain big East coach, Capal showed class in congratulating the winners.

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