Federiko not starting, available for game

Status of Pitt center
Federiko Federiko on defense
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GREENSBORO, NC (93.7 The Fan) – For a second straight NCAA Tournament game, Pitt was without starting center Federiko Federiko, in the starting lineup. Dealing with an MCL strain suffered in this building, Federiko still dressed for the game and is available to play.

The sophomore shot 67% from the field for the season averaging seven points and 5.6 rebounds. Federiko also had 57 blocks-including a stretch of seven straight ACC games averaging 2.9 a contest.

Guillermo Diaz Graham started for the second consecutive game. The freshman from the Canary Islands played a career-high 37 minutes in the first round win over Mississippi State with three points, five rebounds and two blocks-one huge in the last seconds of the game.

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