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Game 20: vs. #3 Pittsburgh

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The Wachovia Spectrum hosts its final college basketball game on Wednesday as #21 Villanova (15-4, 3-3) hosts the Third-Ranked Panthers from Pitt.

Pitt (18-1, 6-1) is a dangerous team as you would expect a #2 would be. Big men Sam Young (18.8) and DeJuan Blair (14.7) lead the team 1-2 in scoring as well as 2-1 in rebounding. Blair pulls down nearly 13 boards a game. Guard Levance Fields adds another 10 points a game and nearly 7 assists a game providing the Panthers a balanced attack.

Coach Jamie Dixon usually starts Forwars Sam Young and Tyrell Biggs. The backcourt is Jermaine Dixon and Levance Fields. 6'7" DeJuan Blair holds his own mightily at Center.

Quick Notes

  • Historically, 'Nova leads the all-time series 30-27.
  • Pitt has won 3 of the last 4.
  • The Wildcats and Panthers split the 2008 series, each winning at home.
  • 'Nova last played at the Spectrum on January 2, 1998- a 65-72 loss to LaSalle.
  • Jay Wright is 2-4 as Head Coach against Pitt.