The Pitt basketball team finished their 2017-2018 season at Notre Dame on Wednesday night. Take a look at our end of season review and wrap-up.
After what seemed like an eternity, the Pitt basketball program finally finished up their miserable season on Wednesday night in South Bend, Indiana. After taking another blow-out loss, this time by the hands of the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, the Panthers finished the season without a win in conference play. Needless to say, that’s as embarrassing as it gets.
However, what’s even scarier, is that Pitt hasn’t won a basketball game since December 22nd, 2017. That’s right, a total of three days before Christmas. Little did we know their victory over Townson would be the last time the Panthers would celebrate a win this season.
Without further ado, take a look at some of the Panthers best and worst moments of the season:
- (8-23) Overall
- (0-18) Conference Record
- Jared Wilson-Frame: 12.6 points per game
- Marcus Carr: 9.9 points per game
- Parker Stewart: 9 points per game
- UC Santa Barbara (November 15th)
For the Pitt basketball program to only have one, somewhat, solid win of the entire season is crazy. Not to mention, that one solid win was against a team from the Big West in the second week of the year. Heck, those are supposed to be the easiest games on Pittsburgh’s schedule and yet, they were actually 0-2 heading into that match-up.
Trust me, I’m trying to find good things for the Panthers squad to build on for next year, but there isn’t very much to pick from whatsoever.
- at Navy (November 10th)
- Montana (November 13th)
- Virginia (February 24th)
Things started out very poorly for the Panthers this season, as they lost their first two games of the year to Navy and Montana. While both of those schools went on to have solid seasons in their respective conferences, an ACC program can’t lose to those teams in back-to-back games. It’s simply unacceptable.
As far as the Virginia game, I never thought I would see a Pitt basketball team only make one field goal in a half, but that’s exactly what happened. Needless to say, we should all forget that game ever happened.
Now that this forgettable season is over, Panthers fans can begin looking towards next season. With some potential changes on the way, we could see a much better product on the hardwood from Pitt next year.