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- November 13, 2019 at 12:21 pm #103599
How much of an advantage is Pitts 3 games and WVU only playing 1 going into Friday? WVU has also had a week off.November 13, 2019 at 1:04 pm #103610
My thought is that it probably helps this time of year to have more games under your belt. I don’t think players would be tired yet. Later in the season, WVU may have the advantage with the week off, but at this point, I give Pitt the advantage of having played more games. Besides the Panthers haven’t really had to travel, playing twice at home and once at Robert Morris, which is 30 minutes from their campus.November 13, 2019 at 4:23 pm #103620
Good question and good reply.
Another question: How much will the absence of an annual home and home affect play on the court (intensity, focus)? I mean, for a lot of folks, this rivalry isn’t soon forgotten, but how much of a true home court advantage is it really? Especially this early in the season?
OK–so that’s three questions…November 13, 2019 at 5:10 pm #103621
It’s Pitt. So the extra games shouldn’t mean anything. 3rd game of the H-H series. We’ve won the first two. These guys will be up for it. We are more talented and deeper.November 14, 2019 at 1:28 pm #103692
Huggs said today that WVU’s two preseason scrimmage, Duquesne and Penn State, were more like games, and that he didn’t think it would be a big advantage. He oted getting 9000+ in for the Duquesne exhibition helped in getting used to playing in front of a crowd. The Wukes also gave WVU a good push, IMO.
Pitt has a pretty good home court advantage when it’s full. Two year ago, it was WVU north, and even the Oakland Zoo didn’t have a big effect.
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