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Pitt really doesn't look as good as I thought they were


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It's all about match-ups. Oklahoma St. matches up well with Pitt because they have the guards that can shoot the three-ball and run a lot of ball-screens to move Blair out of the middle. While Pitt will dominate the boards and paint against Oklahoma St., the Cowboys can negate much of that by knocking down three-pointers (9-for-15 already). I'd be really shocked if this continued. I can't see State keeping up this three-point pace. I think Pitt's strength and toughness will wear the Cowboys down.

As for the coming rounds (if Pitt survives), match-ups will improve. Next round they'll either get Wisconsin or Xavier. Both of those are great defensive teams, but don't have the offensive fire-power to put Pitt in trouble.

But Pitt is going to have to start getting out on the shooter in this one.

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