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.READ MORE: Pickup Truck Collides With School Bus, No Serious Injuries Reported
“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.READ MORE: Pennsylvania Weather: Some Northwestern Pa. Neighborhoods See Snow On Mother's Day
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: