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The Countdown: 32 days until the ACC

As Pitt prepares to join the ACC, let's take a look back at the last 32 basketball against an ACC opponent.

Streeter Lecka

The Jamie Dixon era of Pitt basketball is often looked upon as the University's golden years. For the better part of the 2000s, the Panthers dominated the BIG EAST with a league best record of 127-66. One could also say that during that same period, the Panthers also dominated the ACC. OK, the Panther's went 5-0 against their future conference members, but that is hardly a usable sample. So let's expand the sample to the past 32 games, dating back to February 15th, 1975.

During this 38 year span, the Panthers only faced seven of the league's current 12 members. Three of the five teams excluded from the past 32 games are Virginia Tech, Miami, and Boston College as they have not faced the Panthers since joining the ACC. The remaining two team left out are Wake Forest (have never met) and Clemson (met once in 1958).

Of the seven teams the Panthers did face during this time, they hold a 13-19 record. A majority of those 13 wins came against Florida State (eight wins in nine games), while going a combined 3-17 against Virginia, North Carolina, NC State, Georgia Tech, and Maryland.

The remaining three games were against Duke. The Panthers hold a 2-1 edge over the Blue Devils, and we all have Levance Fields to thank for that. Again, three games is a very small sample, but with a .666 win percentage over Mike Krzyzewski's team, Pitt has fared well against one of the conference's better teams.

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