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March 22, 2012

PITTSBURGH--With its 68-62 overtime win at Butler last evening, the University of Pittsburgh advances to the 2012 CBI Championship Series presented by Zebra Pen where it will face Washington State in a best two-of-three series.

The series will begin on Monday as Pitt travels to Pullman, Wash. to play the Cougars at Bohler Gymnasium. Tipoff is at 10 p.m. ET on HDNet. Pitt will host game two at the Petersen Events Center on Wednesday, March 28 with tipoff at 7 p.m. ET. If necessary, game three will be played at the Petersen Events Center on Friday, March 30 at 7 p.m. All three games will be televised nationally on HDNet.

Washington State (18-16) advanced to the title game following a 72-55 road win at Oregon State last night.

Pitt (20-16) and Washington State meet for the second time in series history. Pitt last defeated Washington State, 57-43, in the Legends Classic played on November 29, 2009 in Newark, N.J. Pitt plays a game at WSU for the first time in school history. It last visited Pullman, Wash. for a 1982 NCAA Tournament First Round contest vs. Pepperdine.

Tickets for Wednesday's game in Pittsburgh are on sale. Customers may call the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-7488 or they may go online to

CBI CHAMPIONSHIP SCHEDULE (best two-of-three series)

Game One

Monday, March 26: Pitt at Washington State, Bohler Gymnasium, Pullman, Wash., 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT, HDNet

Game Two

Wednesday, March 28, Washington State at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m. ET, HDNet

Game Three (if necessary)

Friday, March 30, Washington State at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, 7 p.m. ET, HDNet


Pitt Advances to CBI Championship Series

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