PSR ANYTIME. ANYWHERE. Introducing the Pittsburgh Sports Report eMagazine. Click to read and watch the best sports coverage in the region.
Wednesday March 4 2015
Leave this field empty.

Pitt's Big East men's basketball opponents announced for 2012-13

PSR Logo
Panthers head into final season of Big East play

PROVIDENCE, R.I.—The Big East Conference announced league opponents and game sites for the 2012-13 University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball season on Thursday.


For the sixth consecutive year, Pitt will play an 18-game Big East regular season schedule and will face each of the 14 possible league opponents at least once. Additionally, Pitt will face four of those schools on two occasions. The decisions regarding opponents are based on natural interest, geography, rivalries, television contractual obligations and competitive balance. All regular season conference games will be televised, either by CBS Sports, the ESPN family of networks or ESPN Regional Television.


Pitt will play nine home games and nine away contests during league regular season competition. Home opponents at the Petersen Events Center will include Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse and Villanova.


The Panthers’ 2012-13 road opponents are Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s and Villanova.


Pitt’s four repeat opponents will be Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette and Villanova.


The Big East Championship is scheduled for March 12-16 at Madison Square Garden.


The 75th annual NCAA Tournament Second and Third Round games are scheduled for March 21-24. Second and Third Round sites include: Auburn Hills, Mich., Lexington, Ky., Salt Lake City, Utah, San Jose, Calif., Austin, Texas, Dayton, Ohio, Kansas City, Mo. and Philadelphia, Pa. NCAA Regionals will be played from March 28-31 at four sites including Los Angeles, Calif., Washington, D.C., Arlington, Texas and Indianapolis, Ind. The 2013 Final Four is scheduled for April 6-8 at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.


Pitt’s entire 2012-13 men’s basketball schedule will be released at a later date.


Pitt returns three starters, seven of its top nine scorers and seven of its top nine letterwinners. In addition, the Panthers welcome a top-10 ranked recruiting class.


PITT’S 2012-13 BIG EAST OPPONENTS
HOME GAMES (9)

Cincinnati, Connecticut, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Seton Hall, USF, Syracuse, Villanova.


AWAY GAMES (9)
Cincinnati, DePaul, Georgetown, Louisville, Marquette, Providence, Rutgers, St. John’s, Villanova.


REPEAT OPPONENTS (4)
Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Villanova.

Share
The Steelers need cornerbacks, and the upcoming NFL Draft has some. The team may have to be willing to think outside the box a bit, however.
Editor's DeskFeature OnePure Steel
It’s finally baseball season and Pirates fans have plenty to be excited about. Coming off consecutive playoff appearances, the Pirates are poised to field what general manager Neal Huntington called the “deepest and most talented” team he has assembled.
Feature TwoNorth Shore Notes
As the primary location for much of Major League Baseball’s spring training, Florida is a familiar spot for most professional baseball players. For new Pirates infielder Jung-Ho Kang, it’s the beginning of a transition period.
Feature ThreeNorth Shore Notes
It has been four years since the Pittsburgh Steelers won a playoff game. Fourteen other NFL teams have won in the postseason since the Steelers defeated the Jets for the 2010 AFC Championship.
Feature FourPure SteelTop Story
PSR VIDEO
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 1 Steelers TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 2Xfinity HS FootballHigh School TV Channel
Full size video and summary... Misc YouTube Player 3College Sports TV Channel
The Pirates division opponents have changed quite a bit over the offseason, as the Cardinals and Cubs made major changes, while the Brewers and Reds are not the playoff contenders they once were.
Custom 1North Shore Notes
The All-Star Game is a distant memory. The last leg of the NBA regular season is upon us. It’s time to start looking at which teams have the right stuff to hold the Larry O’Brien trophy in June.
Custom 2Sports Bites
With the NBA playoffs on the horizon, the race to the finish line is intensifying – as is the competition for the association’s Most Valuable Player. The discussion has become a lot more exciting than in previous years as the two frontrunners are not named James or Durant.
Custom 3Sports Bites
The Nationals spent the money to put together what is probably the best pitching staff in Major League Baseball. The Dodgers may only be getting better, and the Mariners have what could be the most feared lineup in the league.
Custom 4North Shore Notes