Pitt, Vanderbilt announce two-game basketball series

Pitt men’s basketball announced a two-game series with Vanderbilt. This will be a home-and-home affair over the next two years.

The first game will take place during the 2021-22 season on Nov. 24; Pittsburgh will host. During the following season, Vanderbilt will host Pitt.

Of course, this future series is made somewhat humorous given the, well, recent past.

From 2016-18: former Vanderbilt coach Kevin Stallings (1999-2016) was the head coach at Pittsburgh. While Stallings had some on-court success at Vanderbilt (7 NCAA Tournaments), his time at Pitt was a flop. Over those two seasons, Pitt went 24-41 (.369), which included an 0-18 conference record in the 2017-18 season.

The wheels fell off the wagon quickly; Stallings was let go in March 2018, during the ACC Tournament up in Brooklyn. He hasn’t returned to college coaching since then.

Jeff Capel was hired to replace Stallings.