Pitt’s volleyball team has reached the NCAA Tournament and, as stated earlier, they’ll face VCU at Penn State in a neutral-site matchup in the first round. Should they win that match, they would face the Nittany Lions in what would be a virtual road match.
Looking ahead in the NCAA Tournament? Or want to see where the six other ACC teams (a record for the conference, by the way) will end up?
You might notice that many of the seeds are missing compared the NCAA Basketball Tournament brackets. That’s because volleyball only publicly seeds the top 16 overall teams. But the Panthers are basically a No. 8 or No. 9 seed since they would be matched up with No. 1 Penn State should they advance.
One noteworthy team here is Louisville, which got the ACC’s automatic bid based on their head-to-head win over Pitt. They are essentially a No. 7 seed since they are matched up with the No. 2 seed in their bracket in a second-round contest, should they advance. Had Pitt been able to win the tiebreaker against Louisville, they would likely have had a more favorable draw.