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Tray Woodall's Been Huge, But ...

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It's hard not to get swept up in the Tray Woodall hype. Since his return, Pitt is 3-1, losing only the ESPN GameDay contest to Louisville. That was in his first game back, so obviously it's easy to see why he was rusty.

But since then Woodall's been a huge catalyst for the team and is getting much of the credit for Pitt getting back on track, having won three straight now. The legend of Woodall is only growing, thanks to 24 points in leading Pitt to victory on the road in Morgantown on Monday.

But Woodall's not the only player helping to keep Pitt afloat. During the winning streak, Nasir Robinson is playing some of his best ball.

Nas is averaging just over 15 points and five rebounds per game during the winning streak. But his biggest contribution has come in his efficiency. He's made nearly 80% of his shots in those games and dating back to the Hoyas game last Saturday, has made 13 straight shots.

He's just been a beast all year long, really. Nas is averaging career-highs in points, rebounds, shooting percentage, assists, and steals. Over his career, he's morphed from a solid role player into one that can take over games on occasion. His size can be a hindrance in trying to guard other power forwards, but he's so agile that his offensive ability gives taller players fits.

Robinson is one of the senior leaders and while Woodall's been huge, Pitt is going to need big contributions from Nas if they're going to have any shot at getting on the NCAA Tournament bubble.

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