Matchup: Pitt (20-17) vs. Washington State (19-16), 7 p.m. today, Petersen Events Center.
TV, radio, Internet: HDNet, KDKA-FM (93.7), wwwpittsburghpanthers.com.
Pitt: Coming off 67-66 loss at Washington State in first game of College Basketball Invitational championship series. ... Has to win tonight to force a deciding third game in series Friday night. ... Junior Tray Woodall and sophomore J.J. Moore each had 16 points in the Game 1 loss. ... Shot 10 for 20 from 3-point range, but only 14 for 34 from inside the arc. ... Junior C Dante Taylor was held scoreless in 20 minutes. ... Freshmen reserves Cameron Wright and John Johnson were also held scoreless. Wright played 13 minutes and Johnson three minutes. ... Is 11-22 all time against Pac-12 schools.
Washington State: Can clinch the CBI championship series with a victory tonight. ... Senior F Abe Lodwick, who is averaging 7.0 points per game, scored 16 points and made 4 of his 5 3-point attempts Monday night. ... Guards Reggie Moore and DaVonte Lacy had 14 and 10 points apiece for the Cougars, who shot 51 percent from the field. ... The Pac-12's leading scorer Brock Motum missed Game 1 with an ankle injury and is not expected to play tonight.
Hidden stat: In the past 10 games senior guard Ashton Gibbs has scored 100 points while reserve forward J.J. Moore has scored 129.