Okay, Loyola Marymount isn’t a bad team. They aren’t great, but they aren’t bottom feeders. They have a dynamo-type point guard, in Anthony Ireland, to give Pitt some problems. They are getting some good help inside from their freshman forward, Gabe Levin.
As Coach Jamie Dixon notes, they press a bit and go up-tempo. But they will definitely struggle to get Pitt to push the tempo beyond any comfort zone.
I’m going to have to watch it later tonight. The kids’ school is doing one of those fundraisers where they will do a mass babysitting of kids for the evening on the cheap. You just don’t pass up those opportunities to get a night out with your spouse. Doubly so, when you don’t have to spend a ton on babysitting costs.
The game starts at 7:00 on ESPN3.com.