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Report: Georgetown close to deal with Pittsburgh for future matchups

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Georgetown and Pittsburgh could be close to rejuvenating matchups against each other, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.

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When the Georgetown Hoyas and Pittsburgh Panthers last met at the Verizon Center in Washington, D.C., a large banner was hoisted by several Hoya fans with the proclamation of "TRAITORS AND LIARS WILL NOT BE MISSED." Of course, as history reminds us, it was the Panthers who pasted the Hoyas in an early January 2013 encounter, effectively ending matchups between the two schools as Pitt was fleeing for the Atlantic Coast Conference.

On Thursday however, news came from Pittsburgh's media day. Per Paul Zeise of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, head coach Jamie Dixon announced that the school was close to agreeing upon future games between the Hoyas and Panthers, as well as another former Big East Conference member: the Connecticut Huskies.

The news comes a few months after Georgetown worked out the kinks with bitter rival Syracuse for a home-and-home in 2015. It seems that the Hoyas have no problem engaging their fans, as well they shouldn't, and a matchup with Pitt would follow along that brazen path as well.