Originally posted on Pitt Blather  |  Last updated 2/16/13
Perhaps it is fitting that Pitt plays at Marquette for the final time on this day. Pitt leaves for the ACC and Marquette prepares for being in the Big Priest in 2014, it is unlikely the two shall see much of each other beyond the rare tournament meeting. The history of both schools very rarely crossed until that fateful Sweet Sixteen game in 2003. That followed their joining the Big East and the games became battles. Was it a rivalry? I can’t say that. But the games were always tough. Few were sure things one way or another. And today as it ends it happens to be on the game where the Golden Eagles honor their 2003 team. Bastards. Pitt is feeling more confident going into this game. Playing well. Healthy and liking their chances. “We feel we’re a better team now than we were then, but we’ve got to show that and put that out on the floor,” Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said. “We’ve got to guard the penetration and rebound. We got outrebounded the last game, but I made it clear to the guys that
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