RTC Live: Tennessee @ Pittsburgh

Posted by rtmsf on December 11th, 2010

Game #70.  RTC Live moves on to Pittsburgh for the back end of the Big East/SEC Invitational.

Welcome college basketball fans to Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Center in what promises to be a great matchup between #3 Pittsburgh and #13 Tennessee in the SEC/Big East Invitational. Most of what college basketball fans have heard about Tennessee in the early going this year have been off the court regarding their coach, but many may not know that the Volunteers have already knocked off then #7 Villanova in the NIT Season Tip-Off finale a couple weeks ago, only to rocket up 11 spots in the national rankings. Pittsburgh, on the other hand, has been near the top of the rankings all year. These teams have as many similarities as they have differences though. Tennessee will be the first team since Texas that has matched up similarly to Pittsburgh on the boards. The two main differences between them are that Pittsburgh distributes the ball more in terms of total assists and they turn the ball over less. The difference that might prove monumental in this game, even though it is stated as a neutral site, is the home court advantage for Pittsburgh. Get ready for the toughest battle Pittsburgh has had all year at the newest sport’s facility in town.

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