The University of Pittsburgh Panthers have been getting better and better over the last several years. Over the last 7 years, they have won more than any other Big East team. They are one of only six schools in the nation that have gone to the Sweet Sixteen 4 times since 2002. The 2007-8 season marked their 15th all time 20-win season. So much for the past. The team’s guards used to be the engine and spirit of the team, but this year, the forwards are on track to hold their own. Actually, the forwards almost look better than the guards. What does all this add up to anyway? The University of Pittsburgh Panthers are ranked #5 in the nation and are expected to go all the way to March Madness again. Tonight is opening night for them against Fairleigh Dickenson. The Panthers have won 11 consecutive opening night games. They also have 6 of their top 9 players from last season. It sounds like a recipe for a great opening night and a great year. Don’t miss a single game! Get your Pitt basketball tickets now!