RTC Live: N. Florida @ #5 PittsburghPosted by rtmsf on November 13th, 2010
Game #6. RTC Live visits the Three Rivers City for its first-ever trip to Pitt’s Petersen Events Center, one of the finest home court advantages in all of college basketball.
Welcome college basketball fans on an unseasonably warm and sunny November day here at the Petersen Events Center on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. This is a David versus Goliath battle as far as I am concerned. Pitt is coming off an overachieving season where they finished 25-9 overall with an almost unbeatable 17-1 record at home, and a second round loss to Xavier in the NCAA Tournament. Not only do the Panthers return four of five starters, but they come into the preseason as the Big East favorite as well as with the AP #5, RTC #5 and EPSN/USAT #4 national ranking. Pitt enters the game with a 2-0 record on the season. North Florida on the other hand, is coming off 13-18 season, including an 8-12 conference record and a three-game losing streak to end their season. Two things UNF has going for it is a youthful team and an ability last year to play their opponents close. If they can play Pitt close, it could be an exciting game for everyone. The Petersen Events Center is certainly a great place to watch a game, and we encourage you to chime in with us.