Iowa Men's Basketball

Iowa draws ACC cellar-dweller Pittsburgh in 2018 ACC/BigTen Challenge

Pitt hasn't won a game in 2018

Iowa’s men’s basketball team will host Pittsburgh on Nov. 27 as part of the 2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge.

Pittsburgh was 0-18 in the ACC last season, 8-24 overall. Kevin Stallings was fired as the Panthers’ coach in March and replaced by Jeff Capel, who had been the associate head coach at Duke the last four years.

Pitt’s program had enjoyed a good millennium up until the last two years, with appearances in 13 NCAA tournaments since 2002. But the Panthers plummeted in Stallings’ two years as their coach.

The Panthers haven’t won a game in 2018. Their last win was a 63-59 decision over Towson last Dec. 22.

The Hawkeyes have won their last two Challenge games in Iowa City, but are 5-12 overall in the event. Iowa is 2-5 against Pitt, but won the last two meetings. The most-recent was the 103-70 triumph in Albuquerque, N.M., at the Lobo Classic.

2018 ACC/Big Ten Challenge

Monday, Nov. 26

Minnesota at Boston College

Nebraska at Clemson

Tuesday, Nov. 27

Illinois at Notre Dame

Indiana at Duke

Michigan State at Louisville

Pittsburgh at Iowa

Virginia Tech at Penn State

North Carolina State at Wisconsin

Wednesday, Nov. 28

Purdue at Florida State

Rutgers at Miami

North Carolina at Michigan

Virginia at Maryland

Georgia Tech at Northwestern

Syracuse at Ohio State

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