RTC Live: #1 Pittsburgh @ Providence – Tuesday Night 7pm EDTPosted by rtmsf on February 23rd, 2009
Newly-minted #1 Pittsburgh, fresh off their huge win over Connecticut on last week’s Big Monday, will return to the Northeast Tuesday night to take on the bubbling Providence Friars. Keno Davis’ team, sitting at 16-10 and 8-7 in the Big East, probably need to win their last three games to secure an NCAA Tournament bid – anything less and they’re sitting right on the fence come Selection Sunday. Getting a big fish like the Panthers on their “quality win” resume would be a great first step toward that goal. Pitt, on the other hand, looks like a surefire #1 seed in next month’s Dance, and they don’t want to drop a game to a middling Big East team with Marquette and UConn coming up soon.
Be sure to check in with us Tuesday night at 7pm EDT live from the Dunk in Providence. Dejuan Blair will be there. Sam Young will be there. Sharaud Curry will be there. Heck, we might even run into Katz again.
RTC will be liveblogging the game from courtside and will be taking questions and comments from fans to ask players and coaches in the locker room afterwards. You want to know how a Hollywood guy like Jamie Dixon gets such toughness out of his players? Ask away. You want to know if Jeff Xavier’s bro is still attending games at PC? Feel free. You want us to ask the Pitt coach whether he intends on giving any of his salary back to the state of Pennsylvania…? Ok, maybe we won’t ask that one.
Pics from the first half below.