No. 16 Pitt is one of the 20 potential regional hosts for this year’s NCAA tournament.
The NCAA announced the 20 finalists in an effort to allow for more time to prepare for COVID-19 related protocols that come with postseason play.
The NCAA will finalize the regional hosts by announcing the sixteen host schools on May 30th with the full tournament bracket being revealed the following day.
The NCAA tournament is a 64-team field that starts with four teams in 16 different regional locations before advancing to Super Regionals and then the final eight teams head to Omaha, Nebraska for the College World Series.
Pitt has never hosted a regional and has participated in only three NCAA tournaments in the program’s history.
The Panthers host N.C. State this weekend at home starting tonight at 6:00 pm.
Regional Host Finalists:
Arizona, Arkansas, Charlotte, East Carolina, Florida, Gonzaga, Louisiana Tech, Mississippi State, Notre Dame, Ole Miss, Oregon, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Southern Miss, Stanford, Tennessee, Texas, Texas Tech, TCU, and Vanderbilt.