Survive and advance

Updated: March 20, 2009, 10:35 PM ET
By Dick Vitale | ESPN.com

Watching the Pittsburgh-East Tennessee State game, I really felt that Jamie Dixon's team was not focused. This is a team that usually plays with intensity and does a great job on the boards.

Murry Bartow's team gave the top-seeded Panthers all that they could handle and the final score was not indicative of the battle. Yes, Pittsburgh ended up with a 10-point win, but this was not your average 16 vs. 1 game.

Pittsburgh turned the ball over 18 times. Levance Fields is one of the nation's ...

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