Pitt freshman forward Michael Young practiced Tuesday in preparation for Thursday's 1:40 p.m. South Region second-round game against Colorado in Orlando, Fla., but he is still bothered by a back fracture, coach Jamie Dixon said. “He's struggling a little bit,” Dixon said before leaving for Florida. “Pulled out of practice a couple times today.” Young, who has started all 34 games this season, is expected to start against Colorado.

• Dixon said Pitt will split Wednesday's practice time in Florida. The Panthers will hold their first session at a practice facility. They will practice a second time for 40 minutes, starting at 12:45 p.m., at the tournament site at Amway Center.

• Following film study, the Panthers (25-9), a No. 9 seed, say they know what to expect against No. 8 Colorado (23-11). “We have a good understanding,” Dixon said. “More motion now, getting the ball inside, man-to-man defense.” The Panthers didn't watch tape of Colorado with junior point guard Spencer Dinwiddie in the lineup. He suffered a season-ending ACL tear Jan. 12 at Washington. Dixon said the Buffaloes offense became more inside-oriented after Dinwiddie's injury.