George Washington University Basketball Coach Bob Tallent will be looking for a repeat performance of his front line's play against Pittsburgh when the Colonials meet the Eight tournament game tonight in Pittsburgh.

Tipoff is at 8 p.m/. and the game will be televesed by WDCA-TV-20.

One of GW's best games of an injury-marred 13-13 regular season came last month when forward Mike Samson (35 points, 17 rebounds), forward Tom Glenn (13 and 13) combined for 64 points and 40 rebounds against Pitt. GW won, 94-83.

"If we play like we did the first game," Tallent said, "we'll be in good shape."

However, Pitt Coach Tim Grgurich, who lost 6-foot-11 center Ed Scheuermann early in the season with anankle injury, has changed tactics since that loss in order to offset the Panthers' height disadvantage.

In the last galf of the season, the Panthers have been pressing all over the court, figuring that the fasterpaced game will get opposing teams out of their patterns and their big men further awat from the basket.

Until losing its last two games, to Villanova and Rutgers, Pitt's strategy had paid dividends, with nine straight victories, including a 71-69 win over Duke at Durham.

Pitt, 16-10, came into the first GW game as one of the nation's team-rebound leaders. In that game, GWenjoyed a 57-46 advantage on the boards, despite 16 rebounds by 6-6 Pitt center Sam Clancy. But the bulky Clancy made only four of 16 shots.

Tallent said yesterday that he was thinking about starting Bob Lindsay at guard instead of Brian Magid. Lindsay is almost fully recovered from an early season knee injury.