Breaking Down No. 1 Pittsburgh vs No. 8 Butler

 

Round 3: Southeast Region No. 1 Pittsburgh (28-5) vs No. 8 Butler (24-9) When: 7:10 p.m. | Where: Verizon Center, Washington, DC | TV: TBS | Radio: 93.7 The Fan, Westwood One Odds: Pittsburgh -7.5 Pittsburgh Previous Game: Defeated No. 16 UNC-Asheville, 74-51, on Thursday afternoon at the Verizon Center in the Southeast Region. Ashton Gibbs led Pitt with 26 points and the Panthers dominated on the boards, out-rebounding the Bulldogs 50-27. Butler Previous Game: Defeated No. 9 Old Dominion, 60-58, on a putback at the buzzer from Matt Howard. In the win, Butler became just the second team this season to out-rebound Old Dominion, the best rebounding team in the nation. Pittsburgh By The Numbers 74.1 Points Per Game 61.0 Points Allowed Per Game FG Percentage: .474 | FG Allowed: .395 3PT Percentage: .390 | 3PT Allowed: .321 FT Percentage: 67.4% Butler By The Numbers 72.8 Points Per GameRead More »

Thursday’s Early Games Previews/Picks: NCAA Tournament Underway

 

NCAA TOURNAMENT: THURSDAY’S ACTION EARLY GAMES No. 5 West Virginia (20-11) vs No. 12 Clemson (22-11) Time: 12:15 p.m. | Where: St. Pete Times, Forum, Tampa Bay, FL Analysis: Clemson and West Virginia kickoff the NCAA Tournament at 12:15 p.m. this afternoon. Clemson is one of the hottest teams nobody is talking about, winning 5 of their last 7 and knocking off UAB in an opening round game in Dayton, Ohio. Clemson gets a rested West Virginia team that comes into the the tournament not shooting the ball well and have the look of a team that goes out in the second round. West Virginia’s focus will be on shutting down Clemson’s guard combo of Demontez Stitt (14.7 ppg) and Andre Young (team-high 68 3-points). WVU boast one of the best 3-point perimeter defenses in the country and look for Clemson to test WVU inside with a heavy dose ofRead More »