- John Carroll, Scouts, Basketball Recruiting
Tonight's Big East matchup between No. 4 Pittsburgh and No. 1 UConn has the potential to be one of the most exciting and intense games of the regular season. Each of these two powerful teams has all the ingredients to make a deep run in the upcoming NCAA tournament and eventually reach the Final Four in Detroit.
Pitt has one of the strongest low-post players in the country in DeJuan Blair, the best passing point guard in the country in Levance Fields and a hybrid wing who can score in Sam Young.
Top-ranked UConn will be severely tested because of the recent loss of junior guard Jerome Dyson, who is scheduled to have right knee surgery today to repair a torn ligament suffered against Syracuse. However, the front line of junior Hasheem Thabeet and senior Jeff Adrien gives the Huskies one of the most dominant center-and-power forward combos in the land.
Watch closely Monday night when the ball goes up on the glass for Pitt-UConn. You will be looking at two of the best rebounding teams in the country.