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Poll: Who Has the Better Chance to Win? Pitt vs. No. 21 Virginia or Duquesne vs. No. 16 Dayton



Keith Dambrot and Jeff Capel and Blake Hinson and Dae Dae Grant. Pitt and Duquesne

Pitt and Duquesne have started to find their best form at the most important time of the season, but each will have great road tests Tuesday night.

Pitt travels to Charlottesville, Va. to take on No. 21 Virginia and Duquesne goes to southwestern Ohio to battle rival No. 16 Dayton. Both home teams have won all of their home games this season, with Virginia holding a 23-game winning streak at John Paul Jones Arena and Dayton hold a 12-game winning streak at UD Arena.

Both the Panthers and Dukes come in as heavy underdogs, with the Dukes an 8.5-9.5 underdog and the Panthers at 5.5-6.5 underdog. The two squads also have poor records on the road against their respective opponents. The Panthers are 0-5 in Charlottesville, while the Dukes are 6-37 in Dayton.

The Cavaliers come into this matchup 19-5 overall and 10-3 in ACC play, tied with the No. 9 Duke Blue Devils for second place in the conference. They have also won their past eight games, with their last loss coming a month ago. The Flyers come in 19-4 overall and 9-2 in the A-10, tied with the Loyola Chicago Ramblers for second place in the conference.

While the two home teams come in with great records and in the latest AP poll rankings, Pitt and Duquesne have also played great basketball as of late.

Pitt is 15-8 overall and 6-6 in the ACC, with five wins in their last six games against No. 7 Duke, Georgia Tech and NC State on the road and Wake Forest and Notre Dame at home. Duquesne is 14-9 overall and 4-6 in the A-10, with five wins out of their last six and four wins out of their last five in conference play, home-and-away against St. Bonaventure, home against Fordham and Rhode Island on the road.

The two games tip-off at 7:00 p.m. and both Pittsburgh teams have the chance to get big upsets and improve their standing going into the last part of the regular season before March.

So, the question is, who do you think has the better chance of getting the win?

Who has the Better Chance of Winning Tonight

  • Pitt vs. No. 21 Virginia (70%, 70 Votes)
  • Duquesne vs. No. 16 Dayton (30%, 30 Votes)

Total Voters: 100

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Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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2 months ago

I think pitt gets the upset tonight

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