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Pittsburgh forward Guillermo Diaz Graham (25) reacts after scoring during the second half of a first-round college basketball game against Iowa State in the NCAA Tournament on Friday, March 17, 2023, in Greensboro, N.C.

Pittsburgh Panthers (24-11, 14-6 ACC) vs. Xavier Musketeers (26-9, 15-5 Big East)

Greensboro, North Carolina; Sunday, 12:10 p.m. EDT

FANDUEL SPORTSBOOK LINE: Xavier -5; over/under is 152.5

BOTTOM LINE: The No. 13 Xavier Musketeers and Pittsburgh Panthers square off in the NCAA Tournament second round.

The Musketeers are 15-5 against Big East opponents and 11-4 in non-conference play. Xavier averages 19.2 assists per game to lead the Big East, paced by Souley Boum with 4.3.

The Panthers are 14-6 against ACC teams. Pittsburgh is 7-3 in games decided by 3 points or fewer.

TOP PERFORMERS: Jack Nunge is averaging 14 points and 7.9 rebounds for the Musketeers. Boum is averaging 2.9 made 3-pointers over the last 10 games for Xavier.

Blake Hinson is averaging 15.2 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Panthers. Jamarius Burton is averaging 13.4 points over the last 10 games for Pittsburgh.

LAST 10 GAMES: Musketeers: 7-3, averaging 76.1 points, 34.7 rebounds, 15.5 assists, 5.4 steals and 2.2 blocks per game while shooting 47.6% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 69.2 points per game.

Panthers: 6-4, averaging 75.8 points, 30.1 rebounds, 13.9 assists, 5.3 steals and 3.0 blocks per game while shooting 45.0% from the field. Their opponents have averaged 73.0 points.

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