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The Big East seems to have big game after another and that will be the case again this Wednesday night when no. 3 Pittsburgh host no. 13 Marquette in a battle of conference front runners. The Pittsburgh Panthers are staring at a brutal two game stretch to close out the season. The Panthers not only have to contend with the talented Golden Eagles this Wednesday, but they will turn around and square off with top ranked Connecticut this Saturday. The Golden Eagles have suffered from a brutal two game stretch as they have dropped two straight losses for the first time this season. However, Marquette has come up strong in big games on multiple occasions this season and they will seek a big victory over Pittsburgh on Wednesday.
The biggest game of the Big East Conference basketball season will likely take place on Monday night live from the Gampel Pavilion when the No. 1 Connecticut Huskies host the No. 4 Pittsburgh Panthers. Connecticut not only holds the nations number 1 ranking, but also hold the top spot in the conference. However, the Panthers have won 5 straight games and they were the nation’s former number 1 earlier this season and they will make an attempt to take down the Huskies to get back on top of the Big East standings. The game will be the first of two meetings between these two regular season conference title hopefuls in the last month of the season.
Third ranked Pittsburgh has left little doubt so far this season that they are a team to be reckoned with. They have won every game this season by at least 13 points and that could be the case again on Wednesday as they host Siena. Pittsburgh has the nation’s leading offensive rebounder in DeJuan Blair and he has set up a lot of easy shots for Sam Young. Overall, the Panthers are ranked in the Top 25 in the nation in field goal percentage. Pittsburgh is also shooting well from three-point range which makes them even more difficult to defend.