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Report: Pitt’s First Opponent of 2024-25 Season Revealed

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Pitt Basketball head coach Jeff Capel

Pitt will open the season against an opponent from the Big South.

According to CBS Sports’ Insider Jon Rothstein, Pitt will host Radford in game one of the 2024-25 campaign at the Petersen Events Center.

 

The Radford Highlanders finished last season as the No. 227 team in the country, per Kenpom.com’s rankings.

HEAD COACH: Darris Nichols (4th Season)

LAST YEAR: The Highlanders went 16-17 last season, finishing 8th in the Big South.

ADDITIONS: The Radford staff has worked hard in the transfer portal to reload the roster following last season. So far, Radford has brought in the following players:

Jarvis Moss – Davidson transfer – Began career at Stanford. Former 3-star prospect in the class of 2021.

Tony Felder Jr. – Stonehill transfer – 5’10 guard averaged 12 points, nearly three assists per game for Stonehill.

David Early – Tennessee Tech transfer – 6’4 guard averaged 14+ points per game this past year.

Jonas Sirtautas – Wyoming transfer – 6’10 forward redshirted his freshman season as Wyoming.

Brandon Maclin – Odessa College (JUCO) – Started 32 games, scored more than 11 points per game on average.

PITT’s POV

Pitt finished last season with a 22-11 record, going 12-8 in ACC play. Last year, the Panthers’ first opponent was NC A&T, who ranked No. 356 in Kenpom’s rankings going into the matchup.

While losing Blake Hinson, Federiko Federiko, and Will Jeffress, the Panthers have added transfers Cam Corhen (forward from Florida State), Damian Dunn (guard from Houston), and freshmen Brandin Cummings (guard) and Amdy Ndiaye (forward).

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Rob
26 days ago

Because of this first game, Joe Lunardi already has Pitt in his Next Four Out for next year’s NCAA Tournament.

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