After a 4-0 start, the Pitt men’s basketball team will be looking to stay hot. Here’s a look at Saturday’s opponent, North Alabama.
Opponent: North Alabama Lions
Conference: Atlantic Sun
Current Record: 1-2 (0-0)
Last Game: Nov 13, L 58-69 to Saint Louis
2017 Season: This is the Lions first year in Division 1. They went 15-13 last season in Division 2.
Key Losses: G Tavaras Tolliver (transfer)
Key Returnees: G/F Kendall Stafford (15.5 ppg, 8.5 rpg)
The impact player to watch is Jamari Blackmon, a 6’0” freshman guard. He is averaging 17 points per game so far this season and had a handful of Division 1 offers in the Alabama area.
Last Meeting: n/a
Prediction: This one will be bad. Pitt’s goal should be to break 100. The Lions are predictably picked to finish last in the A-Sun. Pitt wins 98-46, and I have an awesome time with my daughter.
Hail to Pitt.