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Pitt vs. Eastern Washington Open Gamethread

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Pitt looks for its seventh win of the year tonight when they face Eastern Washington at home in a non-conference matchup.

The Panthers have been on a roll after the team's loss to Purdue, routing local rival Duquesne in the annual City Game and then obliterating Central Arkansas in their last contest.

Eastern Washington checks into the game at 5-4. As we've come to expect from most of these early opponents, they're not that good. The Eagles, however, have faced some decent competition in Davidson and major-conference team Mississippi State. They lost both games, but kept things relatively close against Davidson, losing by only ten. The team also dropped fairly close games to Seattle and South Dakota.

One thing they've done this year is score points, averaging 84 per game. Pitt will need to watch undersized top scorer, 5;9" Austin McBroom, who is giving them 18 points a game. The Eagles also have three other players scoring more than 13 points per contest. But Eastern Washington has virtually no size and with their tallest player checking in at 6'8", are without a true center.

Pitt, as you would expect here, is a big favorite - expected to win by nearly 20 points. Gametime is at 7:00 p.m. and you can watch it on ESPN3/WatchESPN. Join us here to comment live during the game.