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Pitt vs. North Carolina State: Open Gamethread

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The term 'must-win' is used pretty loosely in sports terms these days. Today's Pitt game against North Carolina State is one time where it truly fits if the Panthers want to have any hopes of reaching the NCAA Tournament.

It's pretty safe to say that Pitt needs to go pretty deep into the ACC Tournament. By pretty much everyone's estimation, the Panthers likely need to at least reach the final game, and many believe they need to run the table. In either event, the team needs to get started with a win against NC State today ... and obviously that won't be easy.

The Panthers are not only facing a team that defeated them earlier this year, but it will be a virtual road game with the contest in Greensboro -- and I obviously don't need to point out Pitt's road woes this year.

Join us at 7:00 p.m. to comment live during tonight's game on ESPN2.