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Villanova-Pitt pregame notes, officials

· Officials for tonight’s game are Tom O’Neill, Pat Driscoll and Randy McCall. There are no changes to the starting lineup – Sam Young, Tyrell Biggs, DeJuan Blair, Jermaine Dixon and Levance Fields for Pitt; Dwayne Anderson, Shane Clark, Dante Cunningham, Scottie Reynolds and Reggie Redding for Villanova.

· When No. 1 Pitt tips off with No. 3 seed Villanova later tonight at TD Banknorth Garden, it will mark only the third time in the past 17 years that two teams from the same conference met each in the regional finals.

It is the first time two Big East teams met for a berth to the Final Four since Providence beat Georgetown in 1987.

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