"The Big Beast" is dominating once again this year. 9 schools from the conference are in the top 25 and are looking to make an even stronger push throughout the season. However, the first Big East game of the season is always the hardest, as Coach Jim Calhoun says.
Tonight, the #4 Uconn Huskies head into the very hostile "Zoo" environment in Pittsburgh, PA to take on the #6 Pittsburgh Panthers. The majority of tough conference games begin after New Years, however this game has the potential to feel like a Big East Tournament final or an NCAA Tournament game. Funny thing is, the Panthers were chosen preseason to win the Big East while Connecticut was predicted to finish tenth. As Lee Corso says, " Not so fast my friends!!", Connecticut has the potential to win the Big East and take down any opponent they face, led by superstar Kemba Walker. Though Walker has shined so far this year, I see the 6th man, the wild Panther crowd, pumping up the Pittsburgh community in order to send Pitt back into the top 5 rankings.
Prediction: Pitt 86- Uconn 82