. . World News – AU – It’s Pitt vs.. . Northwest in the clash of the former Blue Devils


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Jeff Capels Pittsburgh Panthers travel to Evanston, Illinois. to face Chris Collins’ Northwestern Wildcats in a match between teams led by Mike Krzyzewski students on Wednesday night.

Capel and Collins played together for Duke from 1993 to 1996. They helped the Blue Devils reach the 1994 NCAA championship game, and during the 1995–96 season, Capel and Collins averaged over 16 points per game.

Pittsburgh (2-1) enter the game on Wednesday after Northern Illinois was blown by 30 points on Saturday. After the huskies shot 50 percent off the field in the first half, they were held at 25. 9 percent shoot a second.

The Panthers have been led by Justin Champagnie, Xavier Johnson and Au’Diese Toney, who have scored around 66 percent of Pittsburgh’s goals this season.

Toney leads the group at 18. 3 points per game with a field goal percentage of 63. 3. Champagnie is at 17. 7 points and 8. 0 rebounds per game. Johnson scores 17 points per game.

Northwestern (2-0) got off to a hot start, scoring 203 points in the first two games and shooting 47. 2 percent from the 3-point range.

« You get really quick hits on marks and defects, and that’s the very first, » said Capel. « Then they do 12 1/2 threes a game and shoot a good percentage so we have to get the shooters. « 

Chase Audige leads the Wildcats with 18 points per game, while sniper Miller Kopp is at the top with 17 points.

Northwestern won each of its first two games by over 40 points, and Collins said he was interested to see how his team would react in a closer game.

« I’m excited to see our guys in high leverage, high pressure situations, » he said. « We know we will play a lot of close games. « 

The teams met in the Fort Myers tip-off title game last year, with Pitt winning 72-59.

Champagnie had 21 points in 9 of 20 shots from the field for the Panthers while Boo Buie had 16 points for the Wildcats.

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