Both Xavier and Pittsburgh have settled into a rhythm.
Granted neither team is burning the nets  with the top-seeded Panthers making just 10 of 26 from the field while Xavier is just 10-for-29. Xavier has made 7-of-13 since starting 3-for-16.
The crowd is late-arriving but that’s to be expected considering the second game isn’t expected to tap-off until about 10 p.m. nearly all the seats filled in both the lower and upper bowls.
Villanova and Duke are expected to have very large numbers in the TD Banknorth Garden  for the second East Regional semifinal.