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Pitt Vs. Louisville: Struggling Panthers Near Bottom Of Big East Standings

The Panthers have lost four in a row, and with another tough matchup on deck, things aren't going to get any easier.

After losing four in a row and compiling a 4-11 record in conference, it's going to take a miracle to get Pitt into the NCAA Tournament. But the Panthers can do their best to worm their way toward something like respectability by beating No. 17 Louisville (21-7, 9-6 Big East) at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday on the road.

Louisville has played a tough schedule this season, and three of its losses have come against top-10 teams, including No. 1 Kentucky and No. 2 Syracuse. The Cardinals are coming off a four-point loss to Cincinnati. They beat the Panthers 73-62 in late January.

Not that Pitt fans are likely to be overly concerned about it, but here are the full Big East standings heading into Sunday's matchup. The Panthers are ranked No. 13 in the conference.

Syracuse 16-1 29-1
Marquette 13-3 24-5
Notre Dame 12-4 20-9
Georgetown 11-5 21-6
Cincinnati 10-5 20-8
South Florida 10-5 17-11
Louisville 9-6 21-7
Seton Hall 8-9 19-10
Connecticut 7-9 17-11
West Virginia 7-9 17-12
St. John's 6-10 13-16
Rutgers 5-11 13-16
Pittsburgh 4-11 15-13
Villanova 4-12 11-17
Providence 3-13 14-15
DePaul 2-14 11-17

For more on Big East basketball, check out Big East Coast Bias.

Photographs by dizfunk used in background montage under Creative Commons. Thank you.