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Pitt, Oklahoma State both looking to bounce back

Dec 21, 2006 - 3:08 PM No. 7 Pittsburgh (10-1) at No. 14 Oklahoma St (11-1) 7:00 pm EST

OKLAHOMA CITY (Ticker) -- Pittsburgh did not play well against its first ranked opponent in its last contest. It will take on another tough squad on Thursday.

With both teams looking to rebound from their first losses of the season, the seventh-ranked Panthers will face 14th-ranked Oklahoma State on Wednesday in the All-College Classic.

Pittsburgh is in the middle of a three-game stretch against extremely tough opponents. After its contest against the Cowboys, Pittsburgh will take on Dayton in the finale of its tough three-game string. Its opponents in the three-game stretch have a combined 30-2 record.

In their last contest, the Panthers had their 21-game non-conference winning streak snapped. Aaron Gray scored 17 points and Ronald Ramon added 16 for Pittsburgh, which surrendered more than 70 points for the first time this season in an 89-75 loss to then-No. 7 Wisconsin on Saturday.

In its last game on Monday, Oklahoma State dropped a 79-77 decision to Tennessee. Mario Boggan, the Cowboys' leading scorer at 19.5 points coming in, picked up his fourth foul with 14:19 to play and had to sit for over six minutes. He finished with 20 points on 8-for-14 shooting, but had just three points after returning.

The teams have split their six all-time meetings. Oklahoma State has won the last two matchups in the NCAA Tournament, including a 63-51 victory in the 2004 regional semifinals.