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January 8, 2013

Odds are that will be the next time Pitt plays there. The ACC Basketball Tournament sometime in the next 5-10 years.

Outside of a meeting in the Big East Tourney, this is the final meeting for Pitt-Georgetown for a while. There won’t be violence like in the 80s.

James Robinson is excited to go home.

Last year, Pitt stunned Georgetown in the midst of a mini-surge that seemed like Pitt might save the season. This time, both teams are looking for their first Big East win. Pitt’s situation is probably a bit more dire with two losses to start. At the same time, Georgetown probably doesn’t think it can afford to lose a second straight game. Especially at home.

It’s hard to feel optimistic about the game right now. It just seems there is a lot wrong with this team that is not simply fixed by playing better in just one aspect. Not trying to be depressing about it. Just hard to be overly optimistic after the past two games.

The game is on ESPNU at 9pm or later depending on when the Clemson-Duke game ends

And it’s even worse when you have to go on the road and play a top-15 team coming off their own loss.

I was probably more upset by the loss to Rutgers in basketball than the BBVA Bowl game. I was conditioned to expect bad things in Birmingham. Just did not expect to see that mess in Piscataway.

Unlike the other two losses, Pitt didn’t blow it in the second half. No, they made it happen in the first half. Did Rutgers come out extremely hot shooting? Yes. Was Pitt cold? Yes. That still doesn’t explain the horrid first half. About the only explanation that made sense was this:

Other than that, your guess is as good as mine.

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