#39 R.P.I. Virginia Tech @ #54 R.P.I. Pittsburgh:
Virginia Tech basketball travels to my hometown of Pittsburgh Pa. to take on the home-standing Pitt Panthers Tuesday night at 7pm on a Saint Valentine’s Day ESPN2 jump.
The Pittsburgh Panthers enter this one at .56o or 14 up and 11 down on the year and with a 3-9 mark inside the Atlantic Coast Conference itself. Coach Buzz and company make their way up to the Keystone State at .7o8 or 17-7 overall and a very respectable and post-season worthy 6-6 in the A.c.c. Thus marking this one as a must win for each squads’ post-season chances. A must win for the NC2A odds of Virginia Tech and a must win for any post-season chances whatsoever for Pitt. That neediness rightfully stated, Pitt does court some individual offensive firepower and yet the Panther D has had a thorn in its paw for most of the season. Thus making this a more outcome friendly match-up on O&M paper from a Hokie point-of-view; though this is not a gimmie out on the A.c.c. road. Not on less than a 48 hour Association ‘esque turnaround for Buzz and company. Moreover, who will win this A.c.c. contest? Read on, to find, … out….