Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Pitt demolishes Georgetown to pick up first Big East win of the season

You might say the Pitt Panthers "Virginia Tech'd" the Georgetown Hoyas Tuesday evening with a 73-45 thrashing at the Verizon Center in DC. 

The reason I bring up Virginia Tech is because Pitt's football team lost its first two games of the season in  very ugly fashion before unloading a surprise beatdown on the then 13th ranked Hokies at Heinz Field back in Week 3 of the college football season.

I'm not sure if fans were as upset and distraught about the plight of the basketball team after an 0-2 start to the Big East schedule, but I do know the Panthers dropped their first seven conference games a year ago on their way to missing the NCAA tournament for the first time in a decade.

The last thing anyone wanted to see was another long-stretch of winless play in the Big East to start the season.

Unlike the football team, who could only parlay the Virginia Tech win into another trip to the BBVA Compass Bowl, let's hope Jamie Dixon and Co. find a way to build on the impressive Georgetown victory and return to some real March Madness, and not the CBI kind.

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