Joe D's NCAAB Big East GoM
Cincinnati vs. Pittsburgh,
12/31/2012 12:00 EDT,
Score: 70 - 61
Point Spread: +6/-103 Cincinnati
Take Cincy over Pitt. This is my Big East GoM.
Cincy took down Pitt, 66-63 LY. The Bearcats have earned a Top10 spot by not allowing any foe to post more than 60 points other than their one loss to New Mexico on November 24th. Cincy is out-scoring opponents by an average of 20.3 PPG. They were perfect at 12-0 before Thursdays NM loss, 55-54. They have thumped Iowa State, Oregon, and Alabama. They possess 5 solid rebounders and a tremendous backcourt trio of Kilpatrick, Wright, and Parker (44.6 PPG, 13.0 RPG, and a combined 98 Assists, and 54 Steals. Their big front line has tallied 65 blocks thus far. Pitt is 12-1. They have only faced one team of substance in Michigan and dropped the game, 67-62. Of all their other opponents, you would be hard-pressed to label any one of them mediocre at best. TOs and poor 3-point shooting was evident against their lesser foes but will be fatal here. Not to mention the problems they have getting major minutes from their Big men. Take Cincinnati. Thank you.