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Xavier Musketeers and Pittsburgh Panthers play in NCAA Tournament second round


Pittsburgh Panthers (24-11, 14-6 ACC) vs. Xavier Musketeers (26-9, 15-5 Big East)

Greensboro, North Carolina; Sunday, 12:10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Xavier -5; over/under is 151.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 13 Xavier Musketeers and Pittsburgh Panthers play in the NCAA Tournament second round.

The Musketeers’ record in Big East play is 15-5, and their record is 11-4 in non-conference games. Xavier is second in the Big East with 25.9 defensive rebounds per game led by Zach Freemantle averaging 6.6.

The Panthers’ record in ACC games is 14-6. Pittsburgh ranks fourth in the ACC giving up 69.3 points while holding opponents to 41.9% shooting.

TOP PERFORMERS: Souley Boum is averaging 16.5 points and 4.3 assists for the Musketeers. Colby Jones is averaging 15.4 points over the last 10 games for Xavier.

Jamarius Burton is averaging 15.2 points and 4.2 assists for the Panthers. Blake Hinson is averaging 3.2 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 GAMES: Musketeers: 7-3, averaging 76.1 points, 34.7 rebounds, 15.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.2 points per game.

Panthers: 6-4, averaging 75.8 points, 30.1 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 5.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points.


The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.


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