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Pitt vs. Delaware State: Panthers face Hornets on Wednesday

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Pitt's non-conference schedule continues on Wednesday with a game against the Delaware State Hornets.

If you were hoping for a test for the Panthers, this likely isn't going to be it. The Hornets enter the game 5-6 having fallen to all of their major-conference foes to date. Give Delaware State credit for playing a fairly tough non-conference schedule with Pitt, Maryland, Arkansas, Northwestern, and Penn State, though. That should make their program a bit tougher when they get into conference play.

Pitt hopes to continue its hot streak as the team has been on an absolute tear since the five-point loss to Michigan several weeks ago. The Panthers have won six in a row and in their last game against Bethune-Cookman, came out on top by a whopping 49 points.

Part of that hot streak has been due to the play of freshman center Steven Adams. Adams has averaged a double double over the past three contests and is playing his best basketball right now.

On the flipside, the Hornets are led by a trio of sophomores. Tahj Tate and Tyshawn Bell are the team's two leading scorers and big man Kendall Gray, who is second on the team in rebounding. Delaware State will have its hands full trying to keep things close with Pitt, but they are playing better as well. They've won two of their last three games and in that stretch, lost a close road game at Penn State by only four points in overtime.

Still, don't expect things to be all that close as long as Pitt comes out to play.

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