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This has been a surprising season for both of these teams.
Pitt (17-15) started the season ranked No. 11 in the ESPN/USA Today preseason poll. Georgetown (22-7) was picked by many to be no better than a 10th-place finisher in the conference.
But the Panthers have struggled, and the Hoyas have jelled.
Unless Jamie Dixon's squad pulls off a miracle run and wins this tournament (not likely), it will miss March Madness for the first time since Dixon took over in the 2003-04 season.
Pitt beat Georgetown, 72-60, in Pittsburgh on January 28.
The Panthers went ahead early and never looked back.
Georgetown's Key Player
Henry Sims (pictured) may be the only 6'10", 245-pound player in the nation who leads his team in assists (3.4 apg). The senior does a little of everything (11 ppg, 5.6 rpg, 1.4 bpg).
Pitt's Key Player
Ashton Gibbs (the Panthers' leading scorer with 15.4 ppg) has had a subpar shooting season, hitting only 33 percent (compared to 49 percent last year) of his attempts from beyond the arc. He needs to get hot if Pitt has a shot.
If it's a close one, Pitt may be in trouble.
The Panthers scuffled this season in pulling out games decided by six points or fewer (3-5). The Hoyas did a decent job by winning five of eight games decided by the same margin.
Prediction: Georgetown by five