Pitt basketball preview capsule

Louisville at Pitt men

Tipoff: 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center

Records: Pittsburgh (11-5, 2-3 in ACC); Louisville (13-3, 4-1 in ACC)

Coaches: Jeff Capel is 25-24 in his second season at Pitt and is 187-134 in his 11th season overall. Chris Mack is 33-17 in two years at Louisville and is 248-114 in 11 years overall.

TV: ACC Network

Notes: These teams met in Louisville on Dec. 6, and Pitt suffered a 64-46 defeat. … Pitt trails the all-time series 18-6 and has lost two in a row after snapping a 12-game losing skid in the series. … Louisville is ranked No. 11 in the latest AP Top 25 and will play No. 3 Duke on Saturday. … The Panthers will be wearing their gold jerseys and anyone attending the game is encouraged to wear gold.

Mirror prediction: Louisville 71, Pittsburgh 67

Comment: Louisville could be looking ahead to the Duke game, but Panthers have not shown the ability to shoot consistently enough to pull off the upset.

Mirror prediction record: 12-4

— Michael Boytim


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