August 22, 2013

2013-14 Basketball Schedule

Filed under: Basketball,Schedule — Chas @ 2:26 pm

At long last the ACC released its full basketball schedule. All the conference games (PDF).

This also means individual ACC teams could put out their full schedules. Including Pitt. Obviously we knew bits and pieces. Some have been announced. Others assumed.

Time to see the full picture.


(as of August 22, 2013/All tipoff times are subject to change)


Date Opponent (TV) Location Time
Friday, Oct. 25 UC-SAN DIEGO (Exh.) Petersen Events Center TBA
Friday, Nov. 1 SLIPPERY ROCK (Exh.) Petersen Events Center TBA
Friday, Nov. 8 SAVANNAH STATE Petersen Events Center TBA
Tuesday, Nov. 12 FRESNO STATE Petersen Events Center TBA


                                            Legends Classic (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Sunday, Nov. 17 HOWARD Petersen Events Center TBA
Wednesday, Nov. 20 LEHIGH (ESPNU) Petersen Events Center 7:30 p.m.


                                            Legends Classic (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Monday, Nov. 25 vs. Texas Tech (ESPN2) Barclays Center 7:30 p.m.
Tuesday, Nov. 26 Consolation Game (ESPN3) Barclays Center 7 p.m.
Championship Game (ESPNU) Barclays Center 9:30 p.m.
(vs. Stanford or Houston)


Saturday, Nov. 30 vs. Duquesne Consol Energy Center TBA


                                            Big Ten/ACC Challenge (Pittsburgh, Pa.)

Tuesday, Dec. 3 PENN STATE (ESPNU) Petersen Events Center 7:30 p.m.


Friday, Dec. 6 LOYOLA MARYMOUNT Petersen Events Center TBA
Saturday, Dec. 14 YOUNGSTOWN STATE Petersen Events Center TBA


                                            Jimmy V Classic (New York, N.Y.)

Tuesday, Dec. 17 vs. Cincinnati (ESPN) Madison Square Garden 7 p.m.


Saturday, Dec. 21 CAL-POLY Petersen Events Center TBA
Tuesday, Dec. 31 ALBANY Petersen Events Center TBA
Saturday, Jan. 4 at *North Carolina State (ACCN) Raleigh, N.C./PNC Arena Noon
Monday, Jan. 6 *MARYLAND (ESPN2) Petersen Events Center 7 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 11 *WAKE FOREST (ACCN) Petersen Events Center Noon
Tuesday, Jan. 14 at *Georgia Tech (ESPNU) Atlanta, Ga./McCamish Pavilion 9 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 18 at *Syracuse (ESPN/ESPN2) Syracuse, N.Y./Carrier Dome 4 p.m.
Tuesday, Jan. 21 *CLEMSON (ACCN) Petersen Events Center 8 p.m.
Saturday, Jan. 25 at *Maryland (ESPN2) College Park, Md./Comcast Center 6 p.m.
Monday, Jan. 27 *DUKE (ESPN) Petersen Events Center 7 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 2 *VIRGINIA (ESPNU) Petersen Events Center 12:30 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 5 at *Miami (ESPN-R) Coral Gables, Fla./BankUnited Center 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 8 *VIRGINIA TECH (ESPN-R) Petersen Events Center Noon
Wednesday, Feb. 12 *SYRACUSE (ESPN/ESPN2) Petersen Events Center 7 p.m.
Saturday, Feb. 15 at *North Carolina (CBS) Chapel Hill, N.C./Smith Center 1 p.m.
Sunday, Feb. 23 *FLORIDA STATE (ESPNU) Petersen Events Center 6 p.m.
Wednesday, Feb. 26 at *Boston College (ACCN) Chestnut Hill, Mass./Conte Forum 8 p.m.
Saturday, March 1 at *Notre Dame (ESPN/ESPN2) South Bend, Ind./Purcell Pavilion 2 p.m.
Monday, March 3 *NORTH CAROLINA STATE (ESPNU) Petersen Events Center 9 p.m.
Saturday, March 8 at *Clemson (ACCN) Clemson, S.C./Littlejohn Coliseum 4 p.m.

Okay, let’s look closer.

Season ticket holders will complain about the non-con. Unfortunately this is the reality these days for major programs. Most of the good non-con match-ups take place in tournaments at neutral sites. Pitt has 12 non-con games (not including exhibitions). Only 8 are actually at the Pete.

Penn State is the highlight of the non-con at the Pete. There’s the City Game at the Con. Not even Robert Morris this year.

By my quick count I see 15 games that will get national broadcast (ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU or CBS).

Then there is the conference schedule. Duke, Virginia, Syracuse, Maryland and NC State are the best of the bunch at home. I can’t say that the conference schedule is particularly hard or easy. The ACC does not have the same level of putridness at the bottom (DePaul and USF) that the Big East often had.

Pitt only faces Duke and UNC once, but gets Syracuse, NC State, Maryland and Clemson twice.

Hardest conference games: At Syracuse, Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, At ND, At NC St.

Easiest conference games: VT, Wake Forest, Clemson, At BC, At Clemson.



Why would they continue to play YSU or Loyola and not RMU? Wouldn’t RMU be a better bet for their RPI?

Comment by tedsptman 08.22.13 @ 2:34 pm

Decent schedule…the games that appear to be toughest are spread out pretty even through out the schedule.

A little better early season tournament is the only thing that I can see that merits any criticism but that was set a couple of years ago so not much can be done about that.

Next year Pitt is finally in a big preseason tourney…Maui along side Mr. Sean Miller.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 2:34 pm

agree tedsptman, that dropping RMU is puzzling.

Nonetheless, this is certainly better OOC than last year.

I will repost this since this is a basketball blog

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Comment by wbb 08.22.13 @ 2:40 pm

Definitely was the case last year.(RM higher RPI. I could be mistaken but I thought Robert Morris pulled out of that game. Maybe wanted to give their team a real road trip instead of wasting another away game on a 30 min bus trip to Oakland. They continue to play Duquesne so that would be two ‘away’ games that aren’t really away…might help in recruiting.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 2:47 pm

@wbb thanks for the Vanderbilt’s block of Jeter basically did nothing but delay a year…..He was going to have to sit a year where ever he went correct?
And he’ll still have three years to play. Just another reason to look at college sports and shake your head on how screwed it all is.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 2:54 pm

In the past, I’ve always looked at the schedule and said, ‘Whoa, pretty damn tough.’ Call me crazy but at quick glance this doesn’t look too difficult. We will be fine. HTP!

Comment by pittbluegold 08.22.13 @ 3:11 pm

Kinda interesting. PITT’s very first EVER ACC game will be played at PNC Arena, our very own Pittsburgh National Corporation against the Wolfpack of North Carolina State.

That’s gotta be some good karma.

Comment by EMel 08.22.13 @ 3:38 pm

Hardest Conference Game, imo

AT The Deandome for the legendary Tarheels.

EMel will be in the House !

Comment by EMel 08.22.13 @ 3:43 pm

Pedo State is the highlite of the non-con ???

Here I was thinking it was Cal-Poly ! haha 🙂

Comment by EMel 08.22.13 @ 3:47 pm

RMU didn’t pull out last year. It was apart of that tournament in Philadelphia I believe.

Comment by tedsptman 08.22.13 @ 3:59 pm

The non-conference is a joke and I am embarrassed at who we will play. This schedule couldn’t possibly prepare us for what we will face in the ACC. Too bad the powers that be don’t have the fortitude to actually treat the season ticket holders to some actual nonconference competition. I find playing nobody extremely boring. Traditionally Pitt used to attract at least one top 10 contest at the Field House during the preseason. Looks like this regime just wants to build a record and avoid expending effort in the process. It is no wonder the season ticket money had to be in a week ago, I’m feel ripped off.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 08.22.13 @ 4:00 pm

Emel, We will be lucky to get by the child molesters this year, and the only reason we are playing a team as good as them is we were assigned them by the ACC as part of the ACC/BIG challenge. They don’t care about the people paying the freight for the tickets. They take us totally for granted and dump on us by playing a collection of nobodies. This sucks and shows no respect for those loyal to the program.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 08.22.13 @ 4:10 pm

Do you think it was possible we schedule a UCONN or Villanova? Think West Virginia would be willing to get something going? Cincinati and Georgetown might be willing to play but we can’t because we have to get a rent a win against Howard. This is shameful and abusive to expect no value outside of the conference schedule. It would be different if it happened occasionally but it is obviously the way they want it done. This sucks!

Comment by spiritofsection 22 08.22.13 @ 4:19 pm

Last year at PNC Park the double cheeseburger was $7 at the beginning of the season and $7.50 after school let out. This season they switched it to a single and charged $9. Last year I bought one every game, this year I bought one the first game and it will be the last one I ever buy. Last year we didn’t play anybody worth seeing, and looks like they got me again this year. Only a matter of time until these bozos screw up a good thing.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 08.22.13 @ 4:29 pm

Spiritofsection forgot to take his medicine today.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 4:47 pm

I am fairly used to the weak nonconference games at home and understand the reason it is done…same reason for every move in college
So not going to complain as much as SpirtofSection (Though I to get tired of going to those types games by the time mid Dec rolls around).

That said…no excuse for Pitt not to be playing WVU as a home and away series every year.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 5:01 pm

MILO, Lol I will have to take something to sit through another Savanah St game.

Comment by spiritofsection 22 08.22.13 @ 5:40 pm

Derrick Randall 6ft 8″ forward transfer from Rutgers was declared eligible to play this season by the NCAA.

Comment by isnore 08.22.13 @ 6:43 pm

As a season ticket holder I’m pleased at the OCC. we have to play in NY…no questions.
I like the California connection.

Comment by Sfpitt 08.22.13 @ 7:48 pm

We need a Nigeria connection…..we have just as many kids from Nigeria on the team this year as we do from New York area.

Comment by milobloom 08.22.13 @ 8:12 pm

I am loving this move to the ACC. My beloved Panthers visit HotLanta twice in 2.5 months. Nov (football) and January (basketball). Beats having to drive to Birmingham each year 🙂

Comment by Pitt Fan In Atlanta 08.22.13 @ 11:50 pm

[…] noted yesterday, we finally have the full schedule for Pitt. Non-con and ACC. There are some stretches that are tougher than others, as expected with an […]

You guys do realize Cincy is a non conf game? The schedule stinks but that is the highlight.

Comment by nabil 08.23.13 @ 10:50 am

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