So after days of whining about Pitt's terrible seed, talk about potentially losing our coach, and a look at the opponent, we're finally here - game day.
What happens today? Your guess is as good as mine. Pitt's becoming somewhat of a trendy pick to make a run through the region and even reach an Elite 8, but you've gotta win the first game to do it. I don't think it will be all that easy and I'd call this one a 'pick 'em' as I said recently in the comments of another post. That's not to say Pitt will win by only a point or two - it could be bigger. But I think a Wichita State win is almost as probable as a Pitt win.
Don't get me wrong - I'm going with the Panthers here. But if you'd be surprised by a win by the Shockers, you probably haven't been watching Pitt all that long.
With an afternoon game, I'll miss it along with the game thread due to a little thing we like to call work. But if you're able, stop by here and comment live during the game. And leave your pre-game picks in the comments section below.
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