Syracuse will travel to the Petersen Events Center and open its 2015-16 ACC slate against the Pittsburgh Panthers at 9 p.m. on Dec. 30, the ACC announced Wednesday. As part of the "ACC Tip-Off," the game will be televised on ESPN2 and will be preceded by a Clemson-North Carolina matchup.
Syracuse dropped both its meetings with the Panthers in 2014-15, including an 83-77 loss at Pittsburgh on Feb. 7. Their first game in 2015-16 will also be the Orange's first without head coach Jim Boeheim, who will be serving the beginning of his 9-game conference suspension. Assistant coach and head coach-designate Mike Hopkins will take over duties as head coach during Boeheim's suspension.
With the Pittsburgh date confirmed, SU's 2015-16 schedule is continuing to come together. Here's everything we know so far:
|Nov. 2||Le Moyne (exhibition)|
|Nov. 8||Florida Southern (exhibition)|
|Nov. 17||St. Bonaventure|
|Nov. 25||Charlotte (Battle 4 Atlantis)|
|Nov. 26||Michigan/UConn (Battle 4 Atlantis)|
|Nov. 27||Battle 4 Atlantis|
|Dec. 2||Wisconsin, 7:15 p.m.|
|Dec. 5||At Georgetown|
|Dec. 13||At St. John's|
|Dec. 22||Montana State|
|Dec. 30||At Pittsburgh, 9 p.m.|
|Jan. 18||At Duke, 7 p.m.|
|Feb. 29||At North Carolina, 7 p.m.|