The Pitt Panthers: Five Reason They Will Win The NCAA Championship

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The Pitt Panthers: Five Reason They Will Win The NCAA Championship
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Last week, I had the privilege of attending the Pittsburgh-Syracuse game that was nationally televised on ESPN. It was one of the stranger games I have ever been to. I don't think a game has ever started with one team going on a 19-0 run, followed by the other team immediately countering with a 17-0 run of their own.

Pitt ended up winning, 74-66, having never trailed in the ball game. Now, Syracuse was without their leading scorer, Kris Joseph, but Pittsburgh was clearly the superior team that night. Considering the Orange have beaten every other team and were ranked fourth in the country at the time, that's saying something.

So, while Pitt is not the favorite to win it all come March (it's still Duke in my opinion), there is certainly an argument as to why no one should be surprised if it is indeed the Panthers cutting down the nets.

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