Pitt basketball players DeJuan Blair and Shavonte Zellous are featured on the cover of this week's Sports Illustrated College Basketball Preview issue.
This week's College Basketball Preview issue, on newsstands today, contains 42 pages with basketball coverage. With the theme "DOUBLE TEAM,'' standout men's and women's players are featured on six regional covers. Schools showcased on the covers along with Pittsburgh include North Carolina, Connecticut, Arizona State, Oklahoma and Notre Dame.
In addition, the Pitt men's team was ranked No. 7 nationally, while the women's squad received a No. 17 ranking.
SI's regional cover featuring the Pitt players is available in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Washington, D.C., Virginia and Delaware.
The Pitt men's team opens the regular season with Fairleigh Dickinson Friday at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center, while the women play Texas A&M in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic Sunday at 5 p.m. in Baton Rouge, La.
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP 20 MEN'S TEAMS
1. North Carolina
6. Notre Dame
12. Michigan State
16. Arizona State
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED TOP 20 WOMENS TEAMS
4. North Carolina
10. Texas A&M
12. Oklahoma State
13. Notre Dame
15. Arizona State
18. Ohio State
19. Old Dominion
Pitt Basketball Teams Recognized
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