The Pitt men’s basketball team has been on the bubble of the NCAA Tournament for a few weeks now but Sunday night’s 69-66 loss at the hands of Wake Forest may have done them in.
Lamar Patterson scored 24 points and Pittsburgh routed Wake Forest 84-55 on Thursday in the second round of the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament.
After a big 14-1 start to Pitt’s season, the Panthers suffered a huge loss as redshirt sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus in his right knee after Saturday’s win against Wake Forest.
Pitt shot out to an early lead Saturday against Wake Forest and didn’t look back as they notched their third straight Atlantic Coast Conference win by a score of 80-65.
Northern Illinois looks to become the second back-to-back BCS Buster in the history of the BCS, joining TCU. Fresno State, currently the top team in the BCS-busting Mountain West Conference, is looking to reach their first BCS bowl game. So, who has the best shot?
Pitt’s inaugural season will feature some big named college basketball programs, including both Duke and North Carolina.