You knew this would happen, didn't you? After a disappointing basketball season, Pitt ended up in the CBI. I thought it was ridiculous, the Panthers went on to win it, and everyone was happy. Okay, maybe not.
Anyway, it was only a matter of time before the CBI would be used as a motivational tool:
The Panthers had only a CBI Tournament title to show for last season. A photo of the nearly empty Petersen Events Center at the first-round game against Wofford was hung in the locker room last March with a message to the players, reading, in effect: “This is what happens when you miss the NCAA Tournament.”