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NCAA Bracket Update, Schedule & Picks: Butler Bulldogs vs. Pittsburgh Panthers

We enter the third round of the 2011 NCAA Basketball Tournament  (click here for the schedule for the Saturday Round of 32 Games), and we take a look at the Southeast Regional. The game will tip off on TBS at 4:10 PM PT/7:10 PM ET (go here for the rest of the schedule).

#1 Pittsburgh Panthers

Ken Pomeroy says ... 6th best offense, 17th best defense, one of the slowest tempos in the country. One of the best rebounding teams in the country (particularly on the offensive glass). Awesome three point shooting offense and two point shooting defense, good two point shooting offense and three point shooting defense. Good at getting to the line and keeping other teams off of it.

The weaknesses of Pitt is that they're a terrible free throw shooting team. Also, they don't force turnovers.

#8 Butler Bulldogs

Ken Pomeroy says ... 40th best offense, 71st best defense, one of the slowest tempos in the country. Good at handling the ball, solid shooting team. Strong defensive rebounding team.

The weaknesses of Butler is that they let teams get to the line and they can't force turnovers or block shots.

Prediction: Butler's had a good two season run in the tournament. This is the end though; the Panthers are strong where they are strong (rebounding), and a little bit stronger where they're at their best (shooting). Pitt.