1. Brandin Knight's foul shooting is Pitt's Achilles' heel.
At week's end Knight was third in the Big East in assists (6.3 per game) and second on his team in scoring (11.7), but he was shooting just 41.5% from the line. Given that the Panthers want the ball in Knight's hands in a close game, it's only a matter of time before his poor free throw shooting hurts them.
2. Michigan has pulled off an amazing turnaround.
After starting the season 0-6, the Wolverines won nine straight, largely because of the rapid improvement of freshman point guard Daniel Horton, who averaged 19 points and 5.5 assists in wins over Wisconsin and Penn State last week.
3. Oregon is duck soup on the road.
The Ducks were swept at Cal and Stanford last week, losing for the 17th consecutive time at Maples Pavilion. They fell to 2-3 this season away from McArthur Court.