â†µBut Pitt's still winning. By 10. Panthers point guard Levance Fields has a bruised tailbone and had been a game-time decision. Glad he played, as Fields led a fairly efficient (considering UConn's defense) Pitt attack, finishing the half with six assists. Thabeet is such a defensive force in the paint that Fields has worked to push the ball in transition, and it's worked. Sam Young has 16 points and the Huskies have shot better than 50%. Give Fields credit for a good share of both those figures.
â†µThabeet has already absolved himself of the Pitt-UConn I criticism regarding Blair's abuse -- Hasheem has basically shrugged DeJuan off like fly. But Pitt beating UConn in spite of that ... that's a bigger statement. The Panthers aren't simply "out-toughing" an arguably more talented contender. They are outplaying them. Completely.
â†µWhile we're here: it's not March until Bill Raftery blows out a mic.â†µ
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