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Jerry DiPaola

Pitt is on its way to a third consecutive losing season for the first time since 2000, but there is still an important matter to resolve Saturday.

The Panthers (12-18, 2-15) can escape last place in the ACC by defeating Notre Dame (13-17, 3-14) at Petersen Events Center.

A victory would give Pitt the No. 14 seed in the ACC Tournament and a first-round game against the 11th seed (Georgia Tech, Miami, Boston College or Wake Forest) at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Spectrum Center in Charlotte, N.C.

A loss means No. 15 Pitt will play the No. 10 seed (Georgia Tech, Boston College or Miami) at 2 p.m. Tuesday.

Senior Jared Wilson-Frame isn’t focused on the ACC standings or the pregame Senior Day activities. He just wants to break Pitt’s 13-game losing streak.

“It’s not something that’s in the forefront of my thoughts,” Wilson-Frame said of Senior Day. “It’s an opportunity for us to get another win. That’s all I’m really focused on.”

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