Duquesne shoots an average of 24 3-pointers per game, and Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said the Panthers have to be aware of that tonight when the City Game gets underway in less than an hour.
“They’re going to play small and shoot 3s,” Dixon said. “They’ll have four and five guards on the floor. It’s something we have to get better at defensively. It’s something we’ve addressed and improved at but still has a ways to go.”
Opponents are shooting only 31 percent against the Panthers, but Dixon said shooters are surprising the Panthers from where they are shooting.
“Teams will go thorugh stretches when they hit shots at a certain period of time,” he said. “We just have to be more aggressive getting into shooters. Sometimes we’re surprised by where teams shoot it initially in games because we might not shoot from those distances. It’s usually the shots we’ll give up. They’re usually the best shots teams will get against us, and we can’t be surprised by that.”
Duquesne’s top 3-point shooter is Quevyn Winters, who is making 43 percent of his attempts.
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