Big Lead Sports Bar



4:50 PM ET, March 21, 2010
Bradley Center, Milwaukee, WI

NICKNAME: Musketeers

LOCATION: Cincinnati, Ohio


COACH: Chris Mack, 1st season, 25-8

RECORD: 25-8, 14-2 Atlantic 10

RPI: 19

TOP RPI WIN: vs. #25 Richmond, 78-76

TOP RPI LOSS: vs. #6 Kansas State, 71-56

LEADING SCORER: G Jordan Crawford, 19.7 PPG


NOTABLE ALUMNI: MLB HOFer Jim Bunning, NBA Players David West, James Posey, and Brian Grant, and Bill Kelley, Vice Chairman of the Jelly Belly Company.

-This is a rematch of a closely contested Sweet 16 game from a year ago, with Pitt winning 60-55.

-This is the fourth year in a row that Xavier has advanced to the second round. The program has been in the tournament every year in the past decade with the exception of 2005, advancing to the Elite Eight twice (2004 and 2008).

-Their former Coach, Sean Miller, was 16-14 in his first season at Arizona this year, going 10-8 and finishing fourth in the Pac-10.

-Jordan Crawford was the player who dunked on Lebron James, causing that insane Nike cover-up of the tape last year:

- Over the last nine seasons (2002-10), Pitt is a combined 13-3 in first and second round games, including 8-1 in the first round and 5-2 in the second round. Jamie Dixon is 9-3 as Pitt's head coach in those games, while former coach Ben Howland was 4-0.

-Pitt is 9-2 in their last 11 games; Xavier has won nine of their last 10.

-With a win on Sunday, Pitt would advance to its sixth NCAA Sweet Sixteen in the last nine years. Only two programs have advanced to more in that time span: Duke and Kansas, each with 6.

-With one more victory, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon will set the NCAA Division I record for most victories after the first seven seasons as a head coach.

-Pitt is 3-0 in NCAA Tournament games at Milwaukee's Bradley Center after beating Oakland there on Friday. In 2004, Pitt defeated both Central Florida and Wisconsin in Milwaukee on the way to the Sweet 16.

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1 comment:

okel dokel said...

Down goes Pitt! Overall a better than expected year from the Panthers, but a very typical visit to the Big Dance.

I am not sure what they need to do, but something has to happen to make this squad play tougher basketball when it counts.

They really do not come out of the gate well...evah.