PITT Officially Joins the ACC

The Pittsburgh Panthers and Syracuse have officially joined the ACC.  They make the 13th and 14th school to join the division.  This is a step up in the football world but it may be a lateral step in the basketball world.  The ACC wants to create a 16 team league.  The 2 other schools they […]

PITT Applies to Join ACC

The Pittsburgh Panthers have applied to join the ACC.  The team wants to leave the Big East and head to a conference that is more respected around the nation.  No one shows the Big East any love and the move could be good for the Panthers in football.

This just shows you how important football […]

Panther’s Guard Ashton Gibbs declaring for NBA

After the devastating loss to Butler in the NCAA tournament, Ashton Gibbs the Pitt Panther’s junior guard will be declaring for the draft.  He will however not hire an agent until he tests the waters a bit so if it doesn’t seem to be in his favor then he can come back to school.  According […]

Better Know An Opponent: Butler

Matt Howard led Butler to a narrow victory in Round Two against Old Dominion, now what can he do against the Panthers?

Basic Intel

Nickname: Bulldogs Location: Indianapolis, Indiana Enrollment: 4,512 Conference: Horizon

Record and Rankings

Record: 24-9 (15-5) RPI: 34 Sagarin: 44 Pomeroy: 49

Team Report

Offensive focus: Shelvin […]

Better Know An Opponent: UNC-Asheville

Basic Intel

Junior guards Matt Dickey (left) and JP Primm are the key to the Bulldog offense. (AP Photo)

Nickname: Bulldogs Location: Asheville, North Carolina Enrollment: 3,609 Conference: Big South

Record and Rankings

Record: 20-13 (14-7) RPI: 147 Sagarin: 149 Pomeroy: 146

Team Report

Offensive focus: JP Primm – 24.7% possessions used Most efficient: […]

Panther Prospectus: Southeast Regional log5 Projections


Add this fine blog to the legions of sites out there running March Madness projections as our very own house statistician kicks things off with a breakdown of the Southeast regional and the Panthers’ chances of doing some serious damage this year in a bracket that is weak at the top but surprisingly tough at […]

Panthers Get 1 Seed in the Southeast Region

After a tense week of waiting to see where Pitt would be seeded after their early exit from New York City at the hands of the Connecticut Huskies, the Panthers’ wait finally came to an end this evening as it was revealed that they were given the #1 seed in the Southeast Regional and the […]

Panther Postgame Prospectus

I understand the frustration around the city today, after all the Panthers just certainly missed a chance at a #1 seed and are now destined for the 2 line with Texas, Purdue, BYU and San Diego State while Notre Dame and Duke take what would have been Pitt’s if only they had won yesterday. While […]

The Garden

The only downside to the double bye, aside from the rust that comes from waiting to play while everyone else is into the rhythm of the games, is that it trims the maximum number of games that the Panthers can play in the Garden to a mere three games. That is really a shame because […]

Wanamaker and Gibbs Earn All-Big East Honors

Pitt stars Brad Wanamaker and Ashton Gibbs both earned All-Big East honors this morning as Gibbs was named to the All-Big East First Team and Wanamaker was named to the All-Big East Second Team.  The complete First Team included Ben Hansbrough from Notre Dame, Marshon Brooks from Providence, Kemba Walker from Connecticut, Austin Freeman from […]

Panther Postgame Prospectus

Just for continuity’s sake let’s cover the Villanova game quickly here before moving on to the meaty bits.

Key Indicators

Ortg: 109.1 Drtg: 90.9 eFG%: 45.1% FTR: 63.4 A/TO: 0.92 OR%: 45.8%

Typically I have a lot of respect for Jay Wright but I think that I may have lost […]

Panther Postgame Prospectus

Okay, I have no idea of what happened last night in the first half but I think that the people who are worried about this happening regularly in March probably should be filed under the Much-Ado-About-Nothing heading. Getting up for a team that you absolutely throttled once, even after a tough loss to a bunch […]

Poll: Will Pitt Get the #1 Overall Seed in the NCAA Tournament?

Previously, we queried whether the Pens would be able to pull out the Atlantic division and this was your response:

Will the Penguins win the Atlantic Division?

No. Injuries are taking a toll. (53%, 49 Votes) Yes, but just by a hair. (24%, 22 Votes) You know who sucks? The Islanders. (18%, 17 […]

Panther Postgame Prospectus

Huggins came out with a perfect game plan last night (say what you want about the man off of the court but he knows his way around the game of basketball) when he decided to have the ‘Eers turn the game into a slow-ball slugfest in the first half. With his bench largely nonexistent these […]

Panther Postgame Prospectus

Saturday was just one of those games, really. When you post your second worst per possession scoring game of the season, your worst offensive rebounding game of the season and your fourth worst turnover percentage game of the season there really isn’t any amount of defense that you can play to overcome that sort of […]