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PITTSBURGH – Pittsburgh's chances of ending its NCAA tournament disappointments will depend largely on the long arms and quick feet of center Talib Zanna.
It's a position the senior from Kaduna, Nigeria is finally comfortable with after years of struggling to play with confidence or consistency.
Zanna was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference tournament first team after averaging 17 points and 13 rebounds during the Panthers' three-game run to the semifinals.
It was the kind of head-turning performance that will certainly make eighth-seeded Colorado (23-11) take notice when they face the ninth-seeded Panthers (25-9) in the second round on Thursday.
Pitt senior forward Lamar Patterson says when Zanna is clicking, the Panthers get on a roll.