Wake Forest was busy advancing with a win on Wednesday night, but they’ll take a step up in competition when they take on the Pitt Panthers on Thursday afternoon in Greensboro.
The Demon Deacons had lost 9 of 11 games entering the ACC Tournament, but they put that negative mojo on hold on Wednesday, thumping Notre Dame by double-figures. Still, this isn’t a gauntlet team for Wake by any means, and they are at a significant talent disadvantage against a program like Pittsburgh.
Pitt, though, does have a bit of a “resume problem”, having played .500 basketball since a rousing 16-1 start to the season. The advanced metrics still respect them (a top-25 in KenPom’s rankings, for example), but many feel as if Pitt will find themselves out of the NCAA Tournament field if they don’t take care of Wake, and that provides all the incentive that the Panthers could possibly need.
Here’s how you can watch all the action on Thursday:
Date: March 13
Start Time: 2:00 PM ET
Location: Greensboro, NC
Arena: Greensboro Coliseum
TV Info: ESPN
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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