Oakland at Pittsburgh
Tipoff: 7 p.m., Petersen Events Center
Records: Oakland (1-2); Pittsburgh (3-0)
Coaches: Greg Kampe is 491-351 in his 29th year at Oakland. Jamie Dixon is 241-77 in his 10th year as head coach at Pittsburgh.
Radio:?ESPN?Radio 1430 WVAM
Probable starters: Oakland - G Travis Bader, 6-5 Jr. (18.7), G Duke Mondy, 6-4 Jr. (19.3), F Drew Valentine, 6-5 Sr. (14.7), F Raphael Carter, 6-9 Jr. (0.0), C Corey Petros, 6-10 So. (13.7). Pittsburgh - G Tray Woodall, 6-0 Sr. (16.3), G James Robinson, 6-3 Fr. (4.7), F Lamar Patterson, 6-5 Jr. (2.7), F Talib Zanna, 6-9 Jr. (16.0), C Steven Adams, 7-0 Fr. (9.0).
Notes: The Panthers are now 94-3 against non-conference opponents at the Petersen Events Center. This will be Pitt's final tuneup before a date with No. 5 Michigan in the NIT Season Tip-Off semifinals at Madison Square Garden Wednesday at 9:30 p.m. The Panthers are currently 29th in the Associated Press poll. Pitt is 3-0 all-time against Oakland, and the teams last played in the 2010 NCAA Tournament when Pitt won 89-66.
Mirror prediction: Pittsburgh 90, Oakland 68
Comment: Oakland has scored 96, 80 and 79 points in its first three games, so the Pitt defense should get a decent test.
Mirror prediction record: 3-0
- Michael Boytim