Pittsburgh at No. 14 Virginia highlights ACC play

Bet On THE WEEKEND

No. 14 Virginia (12-3, 8-1) hosts Pittsburgh (9-5, 5-4) inside a game that forced the Panthers to take the street. Pitt have been scheduled for hosting No. 20 Florida Condition on Saturday, but following a positive COVID-19 test within the Seminoles program, the Panthers will mind to John Paul Johnson Arena, where they haven’t yet won in three journeys. The Cavaliers are coming off a 64-57 make an impression on New York Condition on Wednesday night, their first action since losing their only conference game of year to then-No. 20 Virginia Tech. The Panthers are coming off a really big win – 83-72 within the now-No. 16 Hokies – that clicked a 3-game slide. It marks the very first time in 2 years the Panthers have beaten a rated team and today they can try it again.

Searching AHEAD

New York (11-6, 6-4) reaches Duke (7-6, 5-4) on Saturday inside a most unusual meeting because both teams are unranked within the AP poll. They haven’t performed one another as unranked teams since February. 27, 1960. The Tar Heels have been in better shape despite coming off a 13-point loss at Clemson that clicked their three-game winning streak. UNC hosts Miami on Monday night. Nowhere Demons, who can not afford to throw away anymore chances at wins after losing 77-75 at Miami, host Notre Dame on Tuesday night.

PLAYER To Look At

ACC scoring leader Justin Champagnie of Pittsburgh was double-teamed by Virginia Tech but nonetheless had 13 rebounds and 10 points for his eighth double-double. He’s 1 of 3 players across the country averaging much better than 20 points and 10 rebounds per game and ranks fifth within the NCAA in rebounding (12.1).

Within The Figures

At mid-week, Virginia rated first across the country in turnovers per game (8.8), was second in personal fouls per game (12.7) and free throw percentage (81.7), and seventh in assist-to-turnover ratio (1.61) and scoring defense (59.7).

Around The WOMEN’S SIDE

That has the ACC’s top women’s program is available after No. 4 New York Condition beat No. 1 Louisville on the highway Monday night. It had been the Wolfpack’s second win this year from the top-rated team in america – they defeated then-No. 1 Sc on the highway in December – also it came after N.C. Condition had lost to Virginia Tech in overtime without Elissa Cunane to fall from No. 2. Cunane was by helping cover their COVID-19 for your one but came back to experience the very first time in nearly per month and scored 16 suggests help key the 74-60 victory within the Cardinals. The Wolfpack are in rival New York on Sunday mid-day. UNC has beaten N.C. Condition at least one time in each one of the past two seasons. Louisville bounced back by beating Boston College on Thurs . and hosts Notre Dame on Sunday.