As I wrote earlier today, don't expect this to be the last Backyard Brawl in basketball. Not sure it'll get played next season, but I've got a hard time believing the two schools can't find some common ground and work something out with the abundance of non-conference games in basketball.
Tonight's game, just like the others left, is a huge one. I like the fact that Pitt gets this game at home, obviously.
One thing to know about the Mountaineers, though. As I mentioned in the SB Nation Pittsburgh preview, West Virginia isn't as bad as their recent record indicates. They Mountaineers have lost five out of their past six games, but all have been extremely close as they lost by a combined 21 points. Pitt won the last game in Morgantown and is playing at home, but look for a tight game tonight.
How do you think tonight's game will turn out? Leave your pre-game thoughts below in the comments section then check back and comment live during the game.