University of Pittsburgh hosted #2 Duke today (1/22/19) at the Petersen Events Center. So many students bought tickets that nearly 700 (!) did not get a student section ticket to the game. Here’s the vlog with highlights of CourtSide editors CoolGuy and the VP heading to the Oakland Zoo for the game, including topics such as Zion et al‘s Draft stock, NBA fit, Pitt HC Jeff Capel hosting the Master, and of course, our gambling picks for the game!
The final score was 79-64 Duke. Prior to this game, Zion Williamson is averaging almost 22 points per game on 66% field goal shooting, and 26% from 3-point range. Duke as a whole averages north of 89 points per game, contrasting to Pitt averaging 76 points per game. Duke is 15-2 (4-1 ACC), and Pitt is 12-6 (2-3 ACC) in the first meeting between these two schools since former Duke assistant coach and recruiting specialist Jeff Capel left to pursue a Head Coach position at Pitt. Whether or not Capel has any special intel on Coach K or the team, we cannot know, but watch the vlog to hear our takes on it!