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TheOpenThread: UConn Huskies vs. Pitt Panthers

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One one hand, Pitt is coming into this game as losers of three of their last five. On the other, they're one of the most efficient teams in the country on both sides of the ball (11th in adjusted offense, 16th in defense, 9th overall), so they're plenty for UConn to worry about here.

They've also got plenty of typical Pitt big men -- which could mean trouble for UConn inside. Senior Talib Zanna leads the way, but junior Dante Taylor and freshmen Steven Adams (a seven-footer) both share time with him up front and could cause the Huskies plenty of problems. Senior Tray Woodall commands the Panther backcort and is averaging 10.6 points and almost six rebounds per game.

UConn will have its full roster ready to go today, but it's worth nothing that Shabazz Napier missed some practice this week after injuring his shoulder against Louisville on Monday.

The game tips off at noon from the always-rowdy Petersen Events Center. ESPN2 has your tv coverage. This is your OpenThread. Join the conversation below, and remember to take the stairs, escalators are for cowards.