Pitt faces Marquette in Big East game

The Pittsburgh Panthers, fresh off their triple OT win against WVU, will travel to face the Marquette Golden Eagles on Thursday night. The Eagles are on a 5 game win streak and are very hot heading into March. I think Pitt will have their hands full in this game. Pitt is currently 4th in the BE standings and would have two byes in the Big East Tourny if the season ended today.

Pitt needs to win the game vs. the Eagles, but more importantly this one due to it being on the road. They will have to contain Lazar Hayward in order to due so. The forward averages over 18 points a game and could put up big numbers on Pitt’s big men. I think a high dose of freshman J.J Richardson will do the trick.

Keys to win:

  •  Contain their big men
  • Play good transition defense
  • Score many points in the paint

With these things said Pitt can win and get win number 20 on the season, and that would be a big deal. My pick comes tomorrow. Go Pitt.

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