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NCAA Basketball: Colgate at Pittsburgh Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Game Time: 7:00 pm

Opponent: Monmouth

Head Coach: King Rice (11th year)

Conference: MAAC

Current Record: 7-2

Last Game: L 83-88 @ St. John’s (Gotham Classic)

2020 Season: 12-8 (12-6, 2nd MAAC)

Top Players: G Shavar Reynolds (16.8 ppg) G George Papas (16.6 ppg, 6.6 rpg) F Walker Miller (14.4 ppg, 6.9 rpg, 1.2 bpg)

Monmouth is coached by King Rice, a three year starter for Dean Smith in the late 80s, early 90s. Shavar Reynolds (Seton Hall) and Walker Miller (UNC) are impact transfers and George Papas brings shooting. Monmouth is a fast team that could give Pitt a lot of problems.

Predictions:

  • Reynolds, Papas and Miller combine for 50 points but need a lot of shots to get there
  • Hugley records another double double
  • After some bad luck, Pitt finds some way to win the game in the final minutes

Previous Results (Minnesota Game)

  • Kenny Pickett will get mentioned on the broadcast. (Idk if this happened, but it should have if it didn’t, W)
  • The ACC will win the challenge, stopping a two year winning streak for the B10. (B10 won 8-6, L)

Season Results: 11-4-1