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Pitt-Pacific scouting report

| Thursday, March 17, 2005

Pitt (20-8) vs. Pacific (26-3))

Game info: 12:40 p.m., Taco Bell Arena, Boise, Idaho

On air: TV: CBS, Radio: Fox Sports 970-AM; NewsTalk 104.7-FM

Probable starters

Pitt

Pos. Name Ht. PPG
F Troutman 6-7 15.1
F McCarroll 6-10 1.9
F Taft 6-10 13.3
G Graves 6-3 7.6
G Krauser 6-2 15.6

Pacific

Pos. Name Ht. PPG
F Maraker 6-9 13.0
F Korajkic 6-7 8.2
C Yango 6-9 13.1
G Doubley 6-1 12.2
G Mihailovic 6-5 5.9

Key matchup


Pitt center Chris Taft vs. Gillaume Yango

If the inconsistent Taft plays like he did against Notre Dame (26 points, 11 rebounds) and not against Connecticut (seven, three), he could do some damage today and beyond. However, Yango, a native of France, is a potent inside force who was dominant last year in two NCAA Tournament games. He had 18 points and five rebounds in the Tigers' upset of No. 5 seed Providence in the first round, and 22 points and six boards in a second-round loss to Kansas. The winner of this battle could lead his team to the round of 32.

Digits


3 Consecutive years Pitt has won in the first round of the NCAA Tournament

4 Times out of five that Pitt has defeated a team from the Big West Conference, from which Pacific hails

4 Times out of five that Pacific has won at Taco Bell Arena

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