Opponent: Wake Forest
Current Record: 8-13 (1-8)
Last Game: Feb 3 37-64 L @Clemson
2017 Season: 11-20 (4-14) 14th
Key Losses: G Bryant Crawford (16.9 ppg, 4.9 apg, turned pro), C Doral Moore (11.9 ppg, 9.4 rpg), G Keyshawn Woods (11.9 ppg),
Key Players: G Brandon Childress (15.2 ppg 4.0 apg), F Jaylen Hoard (13.8 ppg, 8.0 rpg)
Childress is the only player with meaningful experience on the roster. Hoard was a top 25 recruit who’s having a pretty decent freshmen season. The Demon Deacons are one of the lowest scoring teams in Division 1 at 68.6 ppg (284th in nation).
Last Meeting: Feb 21, 2018 Pitt 57 Wake Forest 63
What we said in the recap: “The Panthers lost to Wake Forest, 63-57 - mostly in a game of which team could out-suck the other.”
Prediction: Wake Forest is really bad. Pitt better win this. It’s a road game, but this is a team that lost to Houston Baptist at home already this year. This is Pitt’s best chance for a road win this season. Pitt 70 Wake Forest 67
Hail to Pitt.