The Pitt men's basketball team opens the season tomorrow night against Savannah State at 7 p.m. at the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt junior guard Cameron Wright had a message for the Oakland Zoo on Wednesday. By Wednesday night, his trick shot video had landed as the No. 1 Play of the Day on SportsCenter. Here's a look from all angles of the shot. Great stuff, Cam!
Zoo... we'll see you in full force Friday night! Hail to Pitt!
The Oakland Zoo needs your help. They are competing for the
Naismith Student Section of the Year and are looking for your votes. At last
count, the Oakland Zoo sits in second place overall and first in the Big East. Vote daily and share the contest with
friends for a chance to win a gift card.
men's basketball game against No. 6 Syracuse is obviously a big game for the
Panthers. Join us as we Gold Out the Petersen Events Center for the noon
tipoff. Upon arrival to the arena, every fan will be handed a gold shirt.
Please plan accordingly in order to be able to wear the shirt and cheer on Pitt
to a victory over the Orange.
following letter is from the Oakland Zoo, the Nation's top student section, to
all fans that will be in attendance.
appreciate your participation and your support of Pitt basketball!
Fellow Pitt Fans,
This Saturday, February 2nd, is another huge game on the Big East
slate. Pitt needs to assert its home court advantage, and we as fans have to do
our part to help. The game will be a Gold Out, and each fan in attendance will
receive a free gold shirt to wear. As a result, we hope each of you prepare
accordingly and are ready to don the gold.
The Zoo needs your help and we ask
each of you to join us in guiding the Panthers to the win and defending our
home court. Don't hesitate to join in on the cheers or get on your feet during
any part of the game. Look around and implore the other Pitt fans to join you,
because we need all of the help we can get. Wear the gold, be loud, stand up,
and cheer with us as we re-introduce Syracuse to the Oakland Zoo! This won't be
the normal Zoo, it will be one that fills the entire Petersen Events Center!
The Oakland Zoo is teaming up with the Pitt basketball team this weekend for their first-ever 3-on-3 charity basketball tournament. Tipoff for the tournament is set for noon at the Petersen Events Center with all proceeds going to the Big Brothers Big Sisters Club of Greater Pittsburgh.
Head Coach Jamie Dixon and current Panther players will be present for the tournament, which will consist of 32 teams in a double elimination bracket format. The two teams advancing to the championship game will play in the title during halftime of a Pitt men's basketball game with the date still to be determined.
Doors open to the public (students and non-students) at 11 a.m. on Sunday. General admission for the event is $1 per ticket. All collected admission fees will be donated to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh. The Oakland Zoo will also be there to collect any other donations to the charity.
out and support your Oakland Zoo and the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater
Pittsburgh in this fun event. Additional details to be released on PittsburghPanthers.com later today.