Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Pittsburgh Preview

Luke Harangody will be honored before the game Wednesday, but will not play. ESPN will also be there to film a special on Luke before the game.

Pomeroy Ranking- 20th
Record- 21-6 (10-4)
Best Win- Syracuse (ranked 3rd)
Worst Loss- Indiana (ranked 150th)
Pomeroy Prediction- Pitt 70-68

Key Players-
#12 Ashton Gibbs- 16.4 PPG, 2.8 RPG, 38.4% 3PA- Sophomore has picked up a big role this year in the offense. 20+ points in three of the last four games.
#22 Brad Wanamaker- 12.3 PPG, 6.1 RPG, 4.4 APG, 33.3% 3PA- All-purpose guard leads the team in assists. Second in points and boards.
#52 Gary McGhee- 7.4 PPG, 7.0 RPG- Hasn't played a big scoring role on the team, but is a very strong rebounder. Could have a breakout game with no Gody.

Scouting Report-

Very good at defending shooters, 19th in effective field goal percentage allowed.
Don't force many turnovers on defense, however.
Unselfish. Assist on a higher percentage of made baskets than the Irish.

1 comment:

Brian said...

who is this team, and what did they do with the irish men basketball team.

i think that was the most defense ive seen a mike brey team play in long, long time. after watching samuels destroy us inside last week, im shocked how little pitt got in the paint.