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Pitt vs. UConn 2012: TV schedule, game time, spread and more

UConn tries to grab its first Big East win when it welcomes Pittsburgh to Storrs on Friday.

Mark L. Baer-US PRESSWIRE

The Pittsburgh Panthers will aim to bolster their shot at bowl eligibility with a win in a key Big East showdown against the Connecticut Huskies. The teams face off in Friday night primetime action from Storrs.

The Huskies welcome a Panthers team coming off a triple-overtime loss to the BCS No. 4 Notre Dame Fighting Irish, where Ray Graham's 172 yards and one score proved to be too little against the undefeated Irish.

Connecticut is in the midst of a four-game losing streak, most recently dropping a close one to the South Florida Bulls, 13-6.

Huskies quarterback Chandler Whitmer's 284 yards against the Bulls' defense was not enough, as UConn fell to 0-4 in conference play.

The 4-5 Panthers, 1-3 in Big East play, will play the Bulls and the No. 23 Rutgers Scarlet Knights before the end of the season. Pittsburgh will aim for the six-win threshold to help the Big East get as many teams bowl-eligible as possible.

Date and Time: Friday, Nov. 9, 8 p.m. ET

Location: Rentschler Field, Storrs, Conn.

TV: ESPN2

Odds: Pittsburgh is a 3.5-point favorite