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Pitt vs. Niagara: Open Gamethread

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Pitt opens its basketball season tonight with Niagara and if you're like most Pitt fans, you're hoping for some kind of diversion from a disappointing football year.

As I wrote yesterday, the Panthers open up as heavy favorites - as of Thursday night, the line was in favor of Pitt by 25 points.

Niagara scored a good bit of points last year, averaging just over 75 points per game. Guard Antoine Mason not only led his team in scoring, but the entire nation with 25.6 points per contest. Mason, however, transferred to Auburn in the offseason so this team will look significantly different.

Join us tonight to comment live during the game at 7:00 p.m. Unlike the first two exhibition games, you can actually watch this one. It won't be on TV, but you can catch it on ESPN3.

So you got that going for you ... which is nice.

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