Due to my Pitt Panthers disappointing finish to the college football season, I would like to officially welcome in the college basketball season to the forefront. The New Year means the bowl season will soon end, and conference play starts in college basketball, which is a very exciting time for anybody who likes college basketball.
There are six remaining undefeated teams in college basketball, the Pittsburgh Panthers being one of them, standing at 13-0 after a solid win at the RAC yesterday. The #3 Panthers will face the #8 Georgetown Hoyas this Saturday at noon on ESPN. This Panthers team boasts a "Big 3" with 3 players averaging in double figures, led by Sam Young. DeJuan Blair and Levance Fields also score double digits, and DeJuan Blair averages a double-double, and is 2nd in the nation in rebounding.
While Pitt has been to the tournament for 7 straight seasons, we have never been past the Sweet 16 in any of those seasons. This season may be our best chance to break through that Sweet 16 barrier.
Either way, it should be an exciting year as we welcome in conference play in the college basketball season.