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Pitt will face Navy as part of Veterans Classic in 2017-18 season opener

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Pitt's 2017-18 basketball season is a while off with this year's season just ended. But the Panthers' first opponent is now known as the team will face Navy in the season opener. The game is part of the Veterans Classic, in which Alabama and Memphis will also play.

The games will be on November 10th and played at the U.S. Naval Academy in Annapolis, Maryland. Alabama and Memphis will tip off at 6:30 p.m. with Pitt and Navy playing at 9:00 p.m.

Obligatory Kevin Stallings statement from the Pitt press release:

"We are honored to compete against Navy in the 2017 Veterans Classic," said head coach Kevin Stallings. "The opportunity to interact with and observe the dedication and drive of the men and women in the United States Naval Academy will have a lasting impact on our young team. We have an unbelievable level of respect for those who protect our country and it will be invaluable for our guys to witness their selfless service."

This is the fourth year for the Veterans Classic. Tickets are $50 - $75 each if you're thinking of heading down.

Games will be broadcast on the CBS Sports Network, which, depending on how you think Pitt might fare next season and in that game, could be a good or bad thing.

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