Backyard Brawl: Round 2

In round one WVU gave a knockout blow to the Panthers in their 19 point win only 6 days ago. That game was in Morgantown and this one comes back to the Burgh on Friday night. In the loss to WVU Pitt let Da’Sean Butler score too easily and did not defend the perimeter very well. This is the main reason why they lost.

I’m looking to see whether or not Pitt is ready to run with the Mountaineers. It is a game they can win for sure, but the question is which Pitt will show up. Will it be the Pitt that blew out Seton Hall, or will it be the Pitt that lost to USF. Time will tell.

Keys to victory:

  • Contain Da’Sean Butler
  • Get good looks in the paint
  • Get them in foul trouble early

Those three things will win or lose the game for Pitt. Along with the givens like Gibbs knocking down some threes. Overall it will be a tough conference game, but aren’t they all? Win and Pitt will stay ranked and will be on a roll going into March, lose and things don’t as nice. Either way Go Pitt.

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