fourth-seeded Panthers won their sixth straight game. Pitt blitzed
13th-seeded Oral Roberts 82-63 in the first round of the South
Pitt is making its seventh straight NCAA tournament appearance,
though none of those previous teams have made it past the third
This team looks different, though - coming off the Big East
tournament championship and playing its best basketball of the
season in March, for once, instead of January or February.
Next up, an intriguing matchup Saturday against fifth-seeded
Michigan State, a team with a big-and-brawny reputation much like
Pitt's. The Spartans defeated Temple 72-61 in an earlier game.
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