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VIDEO: Tray Woodall breaks down after loss to Wichita State

Mar 21, 2013, 6:31 PM EDT

Without a doubt, this is the worst part of the NCAA tournament.

Watching kids that have spent the past four or five years of their life playing basketball for one team realizing that they may never set foot on a basketball court in a competitive game ever again.

It sucks, but it’s part of the game.

“It’s a bitter taste in my mouth to end my career with one of the worst games I’ve ever played in my history,” Woodall said through tears after shooting 1-12 from the floor and committing five turnovers to just a single assist. “I’m sorry I let my team down.”

Woodall may not be the only current Panther that is no longer with the program after the season, as there has been plenty of speculation that head coach Jamie Dixon will take the coaching job at USC. To his credit, he pushed that talk to the side at the postgame press conference.

“I just had my point guard break down here and it’s the farthest [sic] thing from my mind,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to watching these guys and coaching these guys and them being better next year. I can’t wait because I know we have a great group and I’m excited about it.”

You can find Rob on twitter @RobDauster.

  1. Eric Angevine - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:49 PM

    Oh, man, Dixon vs. Howland twice a year in the “Former Pitt Coach Classic”. I like it.

  2. gwylie1 - Mar 21, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    “Without a doubt, this is the worst part of the NCAA tournament

    Seems to me that people love to rip on Adam Morrison when he broke down after he lost his last game.

  3. funktron2x - Mar 21, 2013 at 9:01 PM

    I know who he is, but not one mention of the team he pays for? And when the Hell will you guys fix the Android app so we can watch the yt clips?? Mickey mouse operation.

  4. pedagoguish - Mar 21, 2013 at 10:17 PM

    Dear Mr. Dauster:

    Permit me to introduce you to Journalism 101: Who? What? When? Where? Why? How? In your article you never once name Woodall’s college. I’m supposed to know what a Panther is? Where did this guy go to school? Middlebury College? Georgia State? Wisconsin Milwaukee? Purdue North Central? High Point? Florida International? Birmingham Southern? Northern Iowa?

    Look, man. Some of us live in the West. We have a few cougars out here, but no panthers. Humor us. Tell us where this guy lives.

    Sincerely,
    Ped

    • tlknfan - Mar 21, 2013 at 11:02 PM

      I understand your point, but you couldn’t look at the bracket and see who played Wichita St? Or look at the picture on the link that you followed to get to this story and see jerseys with PITT written on them? I for one get tired of reading journalism with a bunch of info that I already know or could have figured out using basic logic.

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