Earlier, we learned of Pitt's non-conference basketball schedule. The ACC schedule was announced on Thursday so we now have the complete regular season slate.
The ACC schedule (minus times and networks - you can see those at the link above) is below:
- December 30 - Miami
- January 2 - at Louisville
- January 6 - at Virginia Tech
- January 10 - Duke
- January 13 - Georgia Tech
- January 16 - at Syracuse
- January 20 - at Duke
- January 24 - North Carolina State
- January 27 - Syracuse
- January 31 - at Miami
- February 3 - at North Carolina
- February 8 - at Clemson
- February 11 - Louisville
- February 13 - Boston College
- February 18 - at Florida State
- February 21 - Wake Forest
- February 24 - Virginia
- February 28 - at Notre Dame
Typically I run through the schedule in some detail and try to identify the easier/rougher patches. To be honest, though, this whole season looks like it's going to be a rough stretch so I don't know how helpful that's going to be.
Some important dates to circle, though. January 6th, Duke comes to The Pete and, despite how bad the team might be by that point, the building should be pretty full for that one. Interestingly enough, Pitt and Duke will place twice within the span of ten days and in back-to-back weeks. That latter part is true with Pitt and Syracuse, too. In addition, Cam Johnson won't be coming back to Pitt this season but the Panthers will face him and the Tar Heels on February 3rd.
One more fact to consider is that, while all of the ACC games will be able to be seen on the ESPN family of networks, none are actually announced for ESPN. The home game with Duke is will be on ESPN2 but the other games are on ESPNU, the ACC Network, or the ACC Regional Sports Network (mostly FOX Sports networks), depending on your geographic location. Pitt will be seen but not much on a national scale this year and that type of stuff just isn't great for recruiting and exposure.