- "An at-large selection, the University of Pittsburgh men’s basketball team will enter the 2013 NCAA Championship as a No. 8 seed in the West Region. The Panthers (24-8, 12-6 Big East) will play No. 9 seed Wichita State (26-8, 12-6 Missouri Valley Conference) in a Second Round matchup on Thursday, March 21, at the EnergySolutions Arena in Salt Lake City."
Butler makes the Final Four… of the CBI. They’ll face Pitt out of the Big East, and it’s a Pac-12 rematch on the other side of the bracket, with Washington State and Oregon State playing for a Finals berth.
Wonder if this Pitt commit from NZ is inching toward skipping school as the Panthers tumble?
“New Zealand big man Steven Adams (Rank: 21) is finally heading to the USA. Adams left New Zealand at the start of the year to attend Notre Dame Prep in Baltimore.
Adams has committed to play at Pittsburgh next year, but several sources indicate that he might consider declaring for the draft if he’s projected as a lottery pick. Adams stormed onto the scene at the adidas Nations camp this past summer. He physically destroyed the competition with his defense, length, strength and athleticism. A few seasoned observers said that he reminded them of Greg Oden back during his high school days.
Adams hasn’t played against great competition in New Zealand, and that might continue for the rest of the year. But NBA scouts will finally get a long look at him. If they like what they see, he has the potential to be a lottery pick.”