Pittsburgh vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview

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Pittsburgh vs. Georgetown: Full Game Preview
Pittsburgh
(12-3, 0-2 away)
(19) Georgetown
(10-2, 10-1 home)
Venue: Verizon Center
9:00PM ET / 6:00PM PT, January 08, 2013
Team Leaders
Points Rebounds Assists
Pittsburgh T Zanna 13.1 S Adams 6.3 T Woodall 5.7
Georgetown O Porter 13.2 O Porter 7.5 N Lubick 3.1

Pittsburgh and Georgetown are looking to stay competitive early in the Big East. Plus, Pittsburgh has a 0-2 record against nationally-ranked teams this season. This game against Georgetown is an opportunity to improve upon that. The Panthers are 12-3 overall as well as 0-2 in the Big East. Meanwhile, the Hoyas have a record of 10-2 and are 0-1 in the conference. RPI follows this logic, as the Hoyas have an advantage in the rankings, No. 37 to No. 72. Last season, the Panthers went 1-1 against the Hoyas. Over the past four years, Pittsburgh has a record of 3-2 against Georgetown.

Georgetown StatSmack

  • The Pittsburgh assist leader (Tray Woodall) has more assists than the Georgetown assist leader (Nate Lubick).
  • You'll do better on next semester's exams, right? Pittsburgh currently has a higher Academic Progress Rate (990 to 960) than Georgetown, per the NCAA.
  • AP voters think more highly of Pittsburgh and have put us in the AP Top 25 more often over the past 10 years than Georgetown (164 vs 108).
  • Pittsburgh players are more experienced than Georgetown players (12,937 minutes played vs 6,865 minutes played).
  • Pittsburgh has a much lower out-of-state cost per year according to Kiplinger than Georgetown ($34,898 vs $54,145).
  • Pittsburgh is bigger. The average weight of the top 8 players on Pittsburgh is 218 lbs compared to 211 lbs for Georgetown.
  • The Pittsburgh scoring leader (Talib Zanna) has more points than the Georgetown scoring leader (Greg Whittington).
  • James Robinson is ranked 8th in the Big East in assists.
  • We're so much better than you, we get lazy. Pittsburgh has come back to win after being down at half against Georgetown 5 times since 2000.
PITT Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B Talib Zanna 24 13 6 1 1 1 1
B Tray Woodall 28 11 2 6 1 0 2
B- Lamar Patterson 27 9 4 4 1 0 1
C+ Steven Adams 22 7 6 1 1 2 1
C+ James Robinson 29 7 2 4 1 0 1
C+ J.J. Moore 20 10 4 0 1 0 1
C Dante Taylor 17 5 5 1 0 0 1
C- Cameron Wright 15 5 2 1 1 0 1
C- Durand Johnson 11 4 1 1 0 0 0
C- Trey Zeigler 15 4 1 1 0 0 1
GTOWN Players Mins Pts Reb Ast Stl Blk TO
B+ Otto Porter 33 13 8 3 2 1 1
B+ G. Whittington 36 13 7 2 1 1 2
B Markel Starks 31 12 1 3 1 0 1
B- Nate Lubick 29 7 5 3 1 1 2
C+ Mikael Hopkins 22 8 3 1 1 1 2
C D. Smith-Rivera 18 5 1 1 0 0 1
C- David Allen 1 0 0 0 1 0 0
C- Jabril Trawick 21 5 3 1 1 0 1
C- Brandon Bolden 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
D+ Stephen Domingo 9 2 0 1 0 0 0
D+ John Caprio 2 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Aaron Bowen 4 1 1 0 0 0 0
D+ Moses Ayegba 5 1 2 1 0 1 1
D+ Bradley Hayes 2 0 1 0 0 0 0
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