The Week Ahead: Youngstown State

Pitt will look to keep up their early-season start - Justin K. Aller

Pitt will have to stay focused to stay undefeated

As we've stated over and over again, Pitt must stay focused through their less than intimidating early season schedule. They have been up to the task so far and will sit for a full week before taking on Youngstown State this week on Saturday the 14th. Tipoff is at noon and you can watch it on ESPN3 if you can't be there in person at The Pete.

Youngstown State should be a team Pitt beats, but they shouldn't take them too lightly. The Penguins will come into the game with a 7-4 record, but are putting up a scorching 83.1 points per game. That's good for 35th in the country and no man will be more dangerous than senior guard Kendrick Perry. Perry is averaging 20.7 points per game, so James Robinson, Cam Wright, and the rest of the guards will be tested again this coming Saturday.

The Panthers will be looking for their tenth straight win to open the season and can't catch themselves looking ahead to their game against Cincinnati in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden the week after facing the Penguins. The Panthers need to divert their full attention to Youngstown State before that matchup.

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