PITTSBURGH (93-7 The Fan)- Former Pitt and UCLA head coach Ben Howland joined The Cook and Poni Show on Wednesday morning before Pitt hosts undefeated and No. 1 ranked Syracuse at the Pete.

Howland seems to think his former Panthers have a good chance to upset the Orange at home tonight.

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“Great chance,” Howland said. “They have a great home court there and it’s hard for any road team to win there.”

Howland said there is no need for any pre-game speeches, the players will be up for this one.

“There is a lot riding on this one,” Howland said.

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Pointing out a win tonight could really bolster the team’s seeding.

Howland expects this game to be a defensive game and it will be in the 50s or 60s at best.

Listen to the full interview here including Howland’s thoughts on Dixon and his future in the game:

Listen to The Cook and Poni Show weekdays 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

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