NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Vanderbilt men’s basketball has agreed to a two-year home-and-home series with the University of Pittsburgh as announced by both programs Monday.
Vanderbilt will visit the Steel City on Nov. 24, 2021, while the Panthers will make a trip to the Music City in 2022-23.
The Commodores are 1-2 all-time against Pitt. The latest matchup was a memorable one. In the second round of the 1988 NCAA Tournament, seventh-seeded Vanderbilt rallied to knock off second-seeded Pitt, 80-74, in overtime. Barry Goheen hit the game-tying three at the end of regulation to force the extra session against the No. 8-ranked Panthers in Lincoln, Nebraska. Vanderbilt advanced to the Sweet 16 where sixth-seeded Kansas won in Pontiac, Michigan, 77-64.
The series dates back nearly 100 years to a 33-31 defeat at Pitt on Dec. 27, 1923. This will also be Vanderbilt’s first trip to Pittsburgh in more than 85 years—the Panthers won 57-37 on Dec. 26, 1935.
Vanderbilt returns leading scorer and All-SEC first-team selection Scotty Pippen Jr. as well as rising seniors Drew Weikert and Quentin Millora-Brown, junior Jordan Wright, and several impact freshmen from last season—Tyrin Lawrence, Myles Stute, Max Adelman and Trey Thomas. They’ll be joined by graduate transfers Liam Robbins (Minnesota) and Rodney Chatman (Dayton) as well TCU transfer Terren Frank, walk-on Graham Calton and three incoming four-star freshmen—Gabe Dorsey, Shane Dezonie and Peyton Daniels—for head coach Jerry Stackhouse’s third season at the helm of the Commodores.
A full 2021-22 schedule and season ticket information will be announced at a later date.