The good news, Bill Raftery will be doing the color commentary.
That’s about it for the good news.
Duke is at home. They get an extra emotional lift with their coach, Mike Krzyzewski, returning to the bench after taking a month off for back surgery. Which means additional slobbering over Krzyzewski by — well — everyone on or associated with the broadcast. And you can bet they have had it drilled into them all week what happened last year at the Pete.
Pitt gave one of their best overall efforts in nearly a month against UNC on Tuesday. Still fell short, and I can’t say I’m optimistic that this group can muster two straight good games at this point.
I don’t think I’m checked out on the season. But I am definitely looking at the games with a different perspective. I’m looking for anything in the players that will be returning next year.
Which also seems to be what Coach Kevin Stallings is doing. Playing guys on the bench more. Not as punishment for the starters effort or performance, but to see if they can show something for the future. Or — and I really hate writing this sort of thing — if they need to look at other places to attend school and play basketball.