Preview & Analysis: North Carolina vs Pitt 01/02/2024

Preview & Analysis: North Carolina vs Pitt 01/02/2024

January 2, 2024


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The 8th-ranked Pittsburgh Panthers and North Carolina Tar Heels square battle in Pittsburgh on Tuesday within Atlantic Coast Conference play. The Tar Heels (9-3), having now won 2 straight games, just destroyed Charleston Southern 105-60. Despite winning 4 of their previous 5 contests, the Panthers (9-4) suffered an 81-73 loss at Syracuse on Saturday. Since 2015, Pitt has dropped 15 straight games against opponents ranked in the AP Top 10.


With a 38-30 advantage at the half, the Pittsburgh Panthers appear headed for a road victory against Syracuse during the conference opener. The Panthers, who were 9-4 overall and 0-1 within ACC play, were unable to sustain it as they lost 81-73 to the Orange. To complete the defeat, the Panthers handed the basketball over on a season-high 15 times and only made 11 of 24 foul line attempts during the contest. For the Panthers, Blake Hinson added 11 points and Guillermo Diaz Graham concluded, scoring a team-high 14 points. This season, the Pitt Panthers possess the ability to both compete well in the ACC and create a stir within the NCAA Tournament. This season, the Panthers’ scoring offense is 43rd in the nation.



At the Smith Center, the North Carolina Tar Heels defeated Charleston Southern 105-61 on Friday evening to wrap up their non-conference slate. RJ Davis became the show’s protagonist. In addition to his double-double of 20 points as well as 10 assists, Davis contributed 5 steals to the win. Not only did Davis record his initial professional double-double in points along with assists, but it also made history as the initial player to ever complete an affair with 20 points, 10 assists, 5 steals, and no turnovers in North Carolina basketball history. The 14th-ranked scoring attack in the country is what the Tar Heels bring to the game. The Heels are 54th in three-point shooting and 67th within field goal percentage.


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North Carolina vs Pitt Game Information


  • Date: 01/02/2024
  • Time: 07:00 PM ET
  • Location: American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX.
  • How to Watch North Carolina vs Pitt: ESPN2
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