Pitt looks for marquee win vs. Syracuse
February 1, 2013
New Sportsbook.com customers: Make your 1st bet, get your 2nd bet free, 100%, winnings paid in cash.
Already have an account? Click here to view new Exclusive Rewards!
PITTSBURGH (AP) - Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon likes the improvement he's seen from his team over the past few weeks.
Still, Dixon knows it's time for the Panthers (17-5, 5-4 Big East) to bolster a resume with an eye-catching win. Pitt will get its chance on Saturday when No. 6 Syracuse (18-2, 6-1) visits.
The Panthers are 0-2 at home against ranked opponents this season, falling to Cincinnati on New Year's Eve and Marquette three weeks ago. Pitt does own a 25-point romp on the road at Georgetown, but Dixon says the Panthers need that kind of performance at the Petersen Events Center.
Pitt is 12-1 at home against top 10 teams since The Pete opened a decade ago and the Panthers are 9-3 against the Orange under Dixon. Syracuse hasn't played since an upset loss at Villanova last weekend.
The Associated Press News Service
The Associated Press
All Rights Reserved
12-5 L17 G-Plays, +3,086 TY
6-1 L2 Days, +2,233 G-Plays TY
6-0 Run, 16-5 L21, 7-1 L8 G-Plays
4-1 L5 G-Plays, +1,562 TY
5-2 L7, 8-3 L11 Guarantees
4-1 Saturday, 10-2 L12 Guarantees
13-6 L19 Guaranteed Plays
14-6 L20 G-Plays, 17-6 L23 Totals
11-4 L15, 26-10 L36 Guarantees
23-11 L34 Totals, +3,262 Totals TY
8-3 L2 Saturdays, 11-4 L15 G-Plays