Pitt basketball jumps in both polls following road win


Jamel Artis pushes the ball inside against Notre Dame. Nikki Moriello | Visual Editor

By Dan Sostek / Sports Editor

Following an impressive road win in South Bend, Indiana, the Pitt men’s basketball team saw its rankings jump Monday afternoon.

The Panthers’ (14-1, 3-0 ACC) placing spot in the USA Today Sports coaches poll improved from No. 21 to No. 17, while their spot in the Associated Press Top 25 Poll went from No. 24 to No. 20.

Pitt didn’t place in any polls throughout the entire 2014-2015 season, but it has seen a resurgence this season. The team’s dynamic offense ranks 10th in the entire nation in points per game with 85.3, and fourth in assist per game with 19.8.

Pitt’s next opponent, Louisville, also placed in the polls. The Cardinals are No. 20 in the coaches poll and No. 21 in the AP poll, falling from No. 16 in both polls after a loss to Clemson Sunday.

The Panthers take on the Cardinals 7 p.m. Thursday at the KFC Yum! Center.