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Pitt Basketball Misses NCAA Tournament, Virginia Makes Field

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Pitt has officially missed the field for the 2023-24 NCAA Tournament despite a strong 22-11 record and a No. 40 NET ranking.

The Panthers missed the dance one year after making the First Four and beating Mississippi State in Dayton, Ohio. Pitt finished this season with three-straight wins in the regular season, following that run up with a win over No. 5 Wake Forest in the quarterfinals of the ACC Tournament. Pitt then fell to North Carolina, the conference’s top seed, in the semifinals. NC State went on to win the tournament.

The Panthers went 12-8 in conference play throughout the regular season, finishing in fourth place in the conference. Pitt’s non-conference strength of schedule ranked in the 340s nationally, and was commonly referenced throughout the bracketology prediction process as a knock on Pitt’s resume. The Panthers’ worst loss of the season was against Missouri at home, and their best wins came at Virginia and Duke (two teams in the field).

Fellow bubble teams Florida Atlantic (8 seed), Texas A&M (9 seed), TCU (9 seed), and Virginia (No. 11) all made the tournament field, while Pitt was left out.

The Panthers defeated Virginia on the road, had more Quad 1 wins, and had a higher NET ranking than the Cavaliers. However, Virginia did not lose any Quad 3 games, and Pitt lost two.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Hey Big Mouth Eric Payne! Dambrot’s a Champ! Best Coach in the City! Capel isn’t even in Dayton! Lol! Hey “Pitt Guy”. Run your big mouth now you pathetic loser!

Columbus Panther
Columbus Panther
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

It’s Sunday @6:45 pm. How about you cut down the amount of sodas you’ve had. Relax, it’s TV entertainment for most of us. Well all be at work tomorrow morning and our days will go on whether Pitt or Duquesne made it or not.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Lol. Ok. Hahaha.

RonDon
RonDon
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Nice and mature post. The reality is, VA should not have been chosen over Pitt. Whether they deserve to be in based on the season’s totality compared to other schools is another argument. Grow up.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  RonDon

Lol. Nah. I’m good. The reality is, STFU.

Last edited 2 months ago by Rob Radich
Skip white
Skip white
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

You are so cute interfacing with RonDon. I love when you interface Robby. So sexy. Bet all the women love when you type so nasty. 🙂

Jeff R
Jeff R
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

lol Duquesne makes the tournament for the first time in 47 years and Penn State Karen is over here calling people pathetic losers 🥲

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff R

Ooh. One big difference- Dambrot won a title. 6 years in and Capel has nothing. And as for the “Penn State” nonsense I have two Pitt degrees. I’m guessing that’s two more than you big mouth.

Jeff R
Jeff R
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Yeah your “guess” is about as accurate as your game predictions this season. Anyway, best of luck to your Nittany Lions in the CB3 or wherever they’re headed next.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Jeff R

lol…..sad lil cuck

PITT GUY
PITT GUY
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

My favorite is when RaDICK. says he has not 1 but 2 PITTdegrees ……..lol😂😂😂😂😂😂😂

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  PITT GUY

Absolute fact you cretin.

Skip white
Skip white
2 months ago
Reply to  PITT GUY

He hates when you interface with him
Pitt Guy! Lol. He is premier interfacer, btw. You can’t ruffle the feathers of a true aristocrat like him. Be careful.

kmp30
kmp30
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

lol, ok fanboy. 1 championship in 8 years in the A10…

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  kmp30

It’s 7. As opposed to one trip to Dayton in 6. More felons recruited than bids. Worse overall record. Worse conference record One sub .500 season vs 4

kmp30
kmp30
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Sorry 7. I guess I don’t care. Enjoy the tournament. It’s a once in a life time opportunity for you. Make the best of it.

Josh Winschel
Josh Winschel
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Everybody, please be nice to my friend, Rob Radich. He and I go way back. When we have our heart to hearts, he always laments about being so fat and ugly. He is also very insecure about the fact that he has no athletic ability whatsoever. So please don’t be mean to him. He asked me to send this message, as we are such great friends, and he is embarrassed by who he is.

You are welcome Rob.

Clark Martineau
Clark Martineau
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Congrats on winning the Atlantic 10. It looks like you got a good seeding and opponent for first round.

Clark Martineau
Clark Martineau
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

I post here and it disappears. I repost and then have the same post twice. Sheeez!

Last edited 2 months ago by Clark Martineau
JumpingJohnnie
JumpingJohnnie
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Chill out Bro, this doesn’t diminish the fact PITT finished 4th in the ACC. I believe according to your pea sized brain YOU had PITT finishing somewhere near the bottom 😜
We ALL know PITT is one of the Top 35 teams in the Country and there’s alot of politics with the Selection Committee. It’s a shame the Top 64 Teams don’t get automatic bids 😕
Why not have the Top 64 get automatic bids and have those Cinderella teams who luck up and won their Conference Tourneys have play in games🤔 Anyway H2P💪

Eric payne
Eric payne
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

I congratulate Keith Dam rot for the fantastic job that he did in resurrecting the Duquesne program. He deserves to enjoy his retirement. I’m the first person to come to your troubled little troll mind,HaHaHaHaHa. So WHO is the pathetic loser, Clarabell???

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Eric payne

lol.

Rooster
Rooster
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Joe knew.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Let the whining commence!

Pittband
Pittband
2 months ago

Heather, let the team decide if they want to extend the season. Then call SEC Commissioner Sankey to express support for a P4 tournament.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Pittband

Asshat…….LOL

Craig
Craig
2 months ago

It would’ve done Pitts tournament resume some good had they played ( and beaten) Duquesne. What will it take for Pitt to schedule Duquesne every year?

GFF
GFF
2 months ago

$21,000,000.00?

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  GFF

Exactly

PITT GUY
PITT GUY
2 months ago

Everyone has to understand …this is RaDICKS life ! He has nothing else ….. I feel sorry for the little boy !

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  PITT GUY

Haha. And yet you responded. “Capel is one of the best Coaches in all of College Basketball “. You’re a moron!

Last edited 2 months ago by Rob Radich
ernie
ernie
2 months ago

Coach Capel needs to beef up his non conference schedule. He couild start by scheduling Duquesne

Steve
Steve
2 months ago

I’m disappointed too but really? Team lost to Missouri, Miami, Syracuse twice. If they’d won just one of those games they’d be in the tournament.

kmp30
kmp30
2 months ago
Reply to  Steve

Truth

Dixon
Dixon
2 months ago

Almost feel sorry for the haters out there…you know, the ones that would rather see the team lose so they can say “I told you so” instead of rooting for their “favorite” team to actually win. To bad, they missed out on a hell of an exciting season.

howardlauderback@gmail.com
howardlauderback@gmail.com
2 months ago

Rob got two degrees, sure you do.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Truth Howie.

Kelvin Byrd
Kelvin Byrd
2 months ago

A couple of thoughts:

1) Remember when baseball was left out of the tournament a few years ago because the douchebag AD from Stetson thought that Alabama deserved it more because they played in the SEC? This feels the same.

2) What will it take for Pitt to improve their overall athletic reputation? They win a title in football, and get nothing. (Although, that’s on Pat for blowing it with his OC.). But it seems no matter how much they win in any sport, they are the Rodney Dangerfield of the nation.

Mel Reichenbaugh
Mel Reichenbaugh
2 months ago

Hard to believe Pitt did not get in but Mississippi State did. They were 8-10 and finished 9th in their conference and lost 5 of their last 7!!! Now that is quite a resume!!!

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Dambrot goes out a champ, while Capel and his gang act like whiny bitches

jim s
jim s
2 months ago

Cheers on the Bluff today.
They are bummed up the street in Oakland not making the tournament. I was really rooting for them and think they deserved a spot over teams like Michigan State and Virginia.

Skipping the NIT? That’s a head-scratcher.

The team could’ve gotten more practice and game time. If some players didn’t want to play, they could’ve just sat out, like in bowl games. And why not have an assistant coach step up if Capel’s busy with the transfer portal? Missed opportunities all around.

Rooster
Rooster
2 months ago

I am boycotting the NCAA tournament because of the committee’s bias against the PITT program. I will not watch any of the games.

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago
Reply to  Rooster

Omg! Lol. What a clown. Who cares if your whiny ass doesn’t watch.

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