No one celebrates harder than a Pittsburgh Panther after a Penn State loss in anything.
A day before the Pitt Panthers Basketball team played Xavier in the second round of the NCAA tournament, the program’s main focus seemed to be on another in-state team, rather than their actual opponent. The official Pitt Panthers Basketball account, in a now deleted tweet, tweeted out support to the University of Texas for squeaking by the Nittany Lions on Saturday night.
After at least 5975 impressions, including 32 retweets and 155 likes, the account deleted the tweet.
The message was clear though, the University of Pittsburgh felt like the Pitt Panthers basketball got a win to celebrate Saturday night when Penn State lost.
Unfortunately for Pitt, the actual basketball team that took the court against Xavier did not have the same fire that the fan base did in celebrating the Penn State loss. Instead, Pitt lost to Xavier by double digits and ending their tournament run.
I swear no one celebrates harder than Pitt after a PSU loss in anything. Little brother wants attention everyone. pic.twitter.com/emlbMToeiR
— Penn State FB Thoughts (@PSU_FB_Thoughts) March 19, 2023
Does Pitt have a Penn State inferiority complex?
This is not the first time an official Pitt account has attempted to “troll” Penn State.
In 2017, Pitt Football head coach Pat Narduzzi tweeted “Hail to Pitt” immediately after No. 2 Penn State lost to No. 6 Ohio State in Columbus. At the time of this “trolling” Pitt football was 4-5 and begging for relevance and bowl eligibility.
With Pitt, Penn State fans can be assured that no matter how the Pitt sports programs perform, the school will always loudly celebrate any defeat for Penn State.
In most years, Pitt’s best “victories” are games where Pitt’s own teams are not even playing, a sad reality to live in.
Hail to Pitt!
— Pat Narduzzi (@CoachDuzzPittFB) October 28, 2017
At least Penn State fans can celebrate the season that Penn State men’s basketball had while watching spring practice for an early top-10 football team and celebrating a 10th national championship in wrestling in 12 years, while Pitt fans must wait until next season to hope to celebrate another Penn State loss.