Pitt Now Accepting Men’s Basketball Ticket Deposits
9/17/2020 12:00:00 PM
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh Ticket Office is now accepting ticket deposits for the 2020-21 Pitt Men’s Basketball season. Your $100 deposit will ensure your priority to purchase tickets for upcoming games at the Petersen Events Center once current government-mandated attendance restrictions are lifted.
Wednesday evening the NCAA Division I Council announced the official start date for the season of Nov. 25 with a 27-game maximum schedule if playing in a multi-team event and a recommended minimum four-game non-conference schedule. The NCAA Tournament is currently expected to remain at 68 teams with teams needing to play a minimum of 13 games to be eligible. Per NCAA rules, Oct. 14 will serve as the first official practice date 42-days prior to the first competition date. No scrimmages or exhibition games will be permitted this season per the NCAA Division I Council vote.
While scheduling formats are still being refined in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Panthers currently face a loaded home ACC schedule with Duke, Florida State, Louisville, North Carolina and Syracuse each slated to come to the Petersen Events Center this season. Pitt is also scheduled to host Clemson, NC State, Notre Dame, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest in ACC play during the 2020-21 campaign.
Click HERE to make your ticket deposit. With uncertainty remaining around the season due to the COVID-19 pandemic, fans can make their deposits risk free with the Pitt Athletics Ticket Guarantee.
In late August, it was announced that fans would not be permitted at Pitt Athletics events through the month of September. Pitt continues to work in conjunction with state and county officials on models and scenarios that could enable in-venue attendance by fans.
Pitt returns three of its top four scorers from a season ago, including double-figure scorers Justin Champagnie (12.7 ppg., 7.0 rpg.) and Xavier Johnson (11.7 ppg., 4.9 apg.). Two-year starter Au’Diese Toney also returns after averaging 9.5 points and 4.8 rebounds per game last season.
Transfer guard Ithiel Horton, who is eligible after sitting out last season due to NCAA transfer rules, is also expected to make an immediate impact after earning CAA All-Rookie Team honors, while averaging 13.2 points and shooting 40.9 percent from three-point range with 79 made threes as a freshman at Delaware during the 2018-19 season. Pitt also added another impact transfer recently with the signing of Nike Sibande. The 6-4, 185-pound guard averaged 15.1 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game, while starting 94 of 97 games over the past three seasons at Miami [Ohio]. He has amassed 1,463 points, 186 three-point field goals and 311 made free throws in his career, while shooting 41.4 percent (483-of-1166) from the field, including 33.6 percent (186-of-554) from three-point range. Sibande will apply for a waiver through the NCAA to receive immediate eligibility.
Head coach Jeff Capel and his staff welcome one of the top recruiting classes in the ACC, led by top 100 prospects John Hugley and William Jeffress, Jr. Hugley, a 6-9, 240-pound forward, was ranked 77th by Rivals after averaging 24.0 points and 13.3 rebounds per game as a senior. Jeffress, Jr., a 6-7, 205-pound wing, was a three-time all-state selection before graduating early and joining the program following his junior year of high school. He was ranked 79th by Rivals and was a member of the 2019 FIBA U16 Americas gold medal team.
They are joined in the class by highly-touted guard Femi Odukale (6-5 – 185), three-time all-state selection Noah Collier (6-9 – 210) and top-5 recruit out of New York Max Amadasun (6-10 – 230).
PITT ATHLETICS 2020-21 TICKET GUARANTEE
We know and understand that COVID-19 has generated far more questions than answers. During this uncertain time, Pitt Athletics wants to provide the best customer service and flexibility for its loyal and valued supporters.
If, for any reason, the 2020-21 season is significantly altered, or if ticket holders choose to opt out of their tickets, ticket holders may choose to show their ongoing commitment to Pitt student-athletes by utilizing 2020-21 credits to support Pitt Athletics in the following ways:
Your support of Pitt student-athletes is more important than ever! Transfer your ticket cost and/or your Scholarship Seating Membership to the Panther Club to support the continued success of our student-athletes and receive:
- 100% tax-deductible gift*
- 3x Priority Points for your gift*
- Access to exclusive Panther Club members-only virtual event
*Donors are now eligible for priority points on tax-deductible gifts. Look for more information on this in the coming weeks.
Apply your 2020-21 Men’s Basketball ticket payment and/or Scholarship Seating Membership to the 2021-22 season. Receive 1.5x Priority Points for your Scholarship Seating Membership rollover.
Full or partial refunds of ticket cost and/or Scholarship Seating Membership can be requested to take advantage of the multiple options available to season ticket holders. Season ticket holders will receive information regarding their options via email.
The Panthers Ticket Office staff is available to answer any questions you may have. They can be reached by email ([email protected]) or, during traditional business hours, by phone (800-643-7488, Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.).