Pitt announced its 2011-12 non-conference basketball schedule today. Their home-opener will be November 11 against Albany. All home game times have yet to be determined.
The Panthers will also take part in the HoopGroup Classic. Games against LaSalle (Novembe 22) and Robert Morris (November 27) will be part of the Classic, but the event will be highlighted by a trip to the Palestra on November 25, where Pitt will take on Penn.
In addition to the annual City Game, which will be played on November 30 this year, the Panthers travel to Tennessee for the Big East/SEC Challenge this year. They'll face Oklahoma State a week later in the Madison Square Garden Classic.
Pitt's Big East schedule has yet to be announced, but they do know their home game with Louisville is set for January 21, as ESPN's College GameDay will be televising from the Petersen Events Center that day.
Here is Pitt's complete non-conference schedule, with Big East home and away opponents included.
October 22: Blue-Gold Scrimmage/Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair, TBA
October 29: LaRoche (Exhibition), TBA
November 7: Kentucky Wesleyan, TBA
November 11: Albany, TBA
November 13: Rider, TBA
November 16: Long Beach State, TBA
November 22: LaSalle, TBA
November 25: vs. Penn, at HoopGroup Classic (Philadelphia, PA), TBA
November 27: Robert Morris, TBA
November 30: Duquesene (Consol Energy Center), TBA
Saturday December 3: at Tennessee (Big East/SEC Challenge), 5:15 pm
Tuesday December 6: VMI ,TBA
Saturday December 10: vs. Oklahoma State
(Madison Square Garden Classic, 2:30 pm
Saturday December 17: South Carolina State
Tuesday December 20: St. Francis, Pa.
Friday December 23: Wagner
Tuesday March 6-10 at Big East Championship
March 15-18 NCAA 2nd and 3rd Rounds
March 22-25 NCAA Regionals
March 31-April 2 NCAA Final Four