Pitt needs another big win to bolster their NCAA resume. North Carolina is ranked 12th in the country. The game is at The Pete. It is a weekend. There will be a number of WPIAL football recruits in attendance. They do not get much bigger than this for the Pitt Panthers and usually when duty calls, The Zoo answers and answers with authority.
The Pete is not a fun place to play for an opposing team. The Zoo stumbled to adjust to the ACC last season and had their hearts broken by the likes of Tyler Ennis. This year, they appear to be back with only two losses at home this season and Jamie Dixon hopes to keep it that way tomorrow. Roy Williams will try and spoil Pitt's bid to get into the bubble conversation and the Tar Heels will arrive in Oakland with a 18-6 record and 8-3 in the ACC.
If you are looking for a silver lining besides the fact that The Pete has been The Pete of old this season, despite the struggles of Pitt, just look at UNC's next game. Yup, it's Duke on Wednesday at Cameron Indoor. That's their second biggest game of the year. That's second only to the second meeting of the year against the Blue Devils, so the Heels' minds could be elsewhere come Saturday.
Tip off will be at noon tomorrow. If you live in Pittsburgh and cannot attend, tune into WTAE-TV. If you live outside of the 412, check your local listings or use WatchESPN. Below are our writer picks and as you can see only two games separate first and last place. Most of us like the Panthers and The Zoo is a big reason why. Prove us right students.
Anson (9-4): Pitt
Chris (9-4): Pitt
JD (8-5): Pitt
Jim (8-5): Pitt
Aron (7-6): Pitt
Stephen (7-6): North Carolina