Awards Banquets Cap Record-setting Seasons

Issue Date: 
July 23, 2007

Pitt recognized the achievements of its 2006-07 men’s and women’s basketball squads during annual team banquets at downtown’s Hilton Pittsburgh in April. The men’s team finished its season with records of 29-8 overall and 12-4 within the Big East Conference. The Panthers advanced to a school-record sixth consecutive NCAA Tournament, won 20-plus games for a school-record sixth straight year, and won more than 10 Big East games for the sixth consecutive season.

Pitt is the only men’s basketball team in the Big East to achieve those marks. The women’s team earned a 24-9 record—its best ever—while advancing to the second round of the NCAA Tournament; the team defeated James Madison University, 71-61, in the Panthers’ first-ever NCAA Tournament game.