February 7, 2008
Nichols, WVU ready for Pitt
MORGANTOWN-Perhaps lost in West Virginia's 16-6 start has been their strong play on the road. Only first-place Georgetown has more overall road wins than WVU's five among BIG EAST teams. They'll need every bit of traveling magic Thursday against arch-rival Pitt, who has lost just nine times since the Peterson Events Center was completed in the spring of 2002 and have won five of the last eight in the series.
"They've got a good coach and good players. When you have someone that coaches as well as Jamie [Dixon] does and the players he's got, it makes it really hard to get them. You could play them anywhere, and it would be hard to get them," said WVU head coach Bob Huggins.
In the mold of past Pitt players (Chevon Troutman, for example) that were big on bulk and aggressiveness (especially on the glass) but not necessarily on height, meet freshman DeJuan Blair.
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