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Maui Invitational, IU highlight Pitt men's nonconference slate

Chaz Palla | Tribune-Review
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon talks with his team on the sideline during its ACC Tournament quarterfinal game against North Carolina on Friday, March 14, 2014, in Greensboro, N.C.

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Four games in Hawaii — part of its first appearance in the Maui Invitational — and a game at Indiana in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge highlight Pitt's 2014-15 men's basketball nonconference schedule.

The Panthers, coming off a 26-10 season and 12th NCAA Tournament appearance in 13 years, announced its nonconference schedule Tuesday but will release its ACC regular-season schedule, television appearances and tipoff times at a later date.

Pitt will play three games in the Maui Invitational on Nov. 24-26 at Lahaina Center in Maui, Hawaii. Other participants include Arizona, BYU, Kansas State, Missouri, Purdue, San Diego State and host Chaminade. Matchups and ESPN tipoff times will be announced at a later date. For more information on tickets and travel packages, visit pittpantherssportstravel.com.

Under NCAA rules, schools that schedule a road game against a team in Hawaii are granted an extra game, which allows Pitt to play 14 nonconference games instead of 13. Pitt took advantage by scheduling a game at the University of Hawaii — where Pitt coach Jamie Dixon once was an assistant — Nov. 21 in Wailuku.

“I think throwing in the extra game — a lot of people don't know that rule or take advantage of it — seemed like a good thing,” Dixon said. “It's their home game but not on their home court. Usually, we play in the best New York event. That was very important to me, making sure we have a week over there.”

Pitt plays Dec. 2 at Indiana's Assembly Hall as part of the ACC/Big Ten Basketball Challenge.

“Historically, they're one of the bluebloods of college basketball,” Dixon said. “They go back 50, 60 years with their history and tradition. We've played most of them. This is one that we haven't played at, so this is good.”

The Panthers open their season against Niagara on Nov. 14 at Petersen Events Center, the first of eight nonconference home games: Samford (Nov. 16), as part of the Maui Invitational; St. Bonaventure (Dec. 13), Manhattan (Dec. 17), Oakland (Dec. 20), Holy Cross (Dec. 23), Florida Gulf Coast (Dec. 30) and Bryant (Feb. 2). Pitt will play Duquesne on Dec. 5 at Consol Energy Center.

Pitt also will host exhibition games against IUP (Oct. 31) and Philadelphia (Nov. 7). The Panthers will host the Oakland Zoo Scrimmage (Oct. 9) and the Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Fan Fest and Blue-Gold Scrimmage (Oct. 18).

Pitt will play four ACC opponents on a home-and-away basis: Boston College, Florida State, Louisville and Syracuse. Also visiting the Pete will be Clemson, Georgia Tech, Miami, North Carolina and Notre Dame. The Panthers will play road games at Duke, N.C. State, Virginia, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest.

Kevin Gorman is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. Reach him at kgorman@tribweb.com or via Twitter @KGorman_Trib.

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