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March 5, 2009

PITTSBURGH--KDKA-TV will provide blanket coverage of one of the biggest matchups of the college basketball season when Pitt and Connecticut meet at the Petersen Events Center this Saturday, March 7.

The Panthers and Huskies will tip-off on KDKA at noon. Prior to the game, sports anchors Bob Pompeani and Jory Rand will host a 30-minute pregame show originating live from the arena floor and KDKA's studios at 11:30 a.m.

Among the expected pregame guests will be all-time Pitt great Charles Smith and CBS's Bill Raftery. Pompeani and Rand will also take an in-depth look at the DeJuan Blair-Hasheem Thabeet battle under the glass.

Also be sure to tune into KDKA all throughout March Madness and keep an eye out for special promotional spots featuring Pitt coach Jamie Dixon and Pompeani - with a special off-beat twist.

Tune into KDKA beginning at 11:30 a.m. for an epic Big East battle!

KDKA-TV to Host Live Pregame Show Before Pitt Faces UConn

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