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WVU @ Pitt 2/9/09

February 9, 2009

Number 5 Pitt takes on unranked West Virginia tonight at 7:00 in the Pete. Pitt is coming off a 92-69 win over DePaul Saturday in which DeJuan Blair scored a career high 32 points.

With the short rest and the fact that West Virgina is coming off a loss at home against Pitt this season, this could potentially be a trap game. However, the atmosphere provided by the Zoo and it being the “Back Yard Brawl” (the basketball version anyway) should make this a painless win. Coach Jamie Dixon hasn’t been pleased with Pitt’s defense the last few games, so expect Pitt to come out playing some tight defense.

Some quick notes:

  • The game is on ESPN as part of their Big Monday
  • Pitt beat WVU at WVU 79-67 this year
  • Pitt has scored 90 points in their last 3 games
  • If Pitt wins tonight it will be the second sweep of WVU in the last 3 years
  • WVU is coming off a win at Providence 86-59
  • WVU is just 1-5 against ranked Big East teams
  • 2005 was the last time WVU won at Pitt
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