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  1. Guard Cameron Wright stands out in Pitt’s preseason scrimmage

    Oct 6, 2013, 6:35 PM EDT

    New Era Pittsburgh Basketball

    After a subpar 2011-12 campaign the Pittsburgh Panthers rebounded some in 2012-13, returning to the NCAA tournament and finishing the season with a 24-9 record. But with leading scorer Tray Woodall (11.5 ppg, 5.1 apg), forward J.J. Moore (8.0 ppg) and centers Steven Adams (7.2 ppg, 6.3 rpg) and Dante Taylor (5.0 ppg, 3.9 rpg)…

  2. Pittsburgh to hold ‘Morning Madness’ to tip off 2013-14 season (VIDEO)

    Sep 18, 2013, 7:09 PM EDT

    AP Photo

    Last season the Pittsburgh Panthers opened up their season in a way that few programs have in recent years: they went outside. To celebrate the school’s 225th year Jamie Dixon’s squad practiced between the Cathedral of Learning and the William Pitt Union on Bigelow Boulevard, a night complete with the head coach dressed up as Jackie…

  3. Addition of 2014 center Steve McElvene gives Dayton needed size

    Sep 13, 2013, 9:45 AM EDT

    Beth Stauffer/New Haven Bulletin

    With just three players taller than 6-6 who have eligibility past the 2013-14 season on the roster, the Dayton Flyers could use some additional size in its 2014 recruiting class. And that’s exactly what head coach Archie Miller has gained, as 6-11 center Steve McElvene announced his decision to verbally commit to the Atlantic 10…

  4. One and Done: Steven Adams to enter 2013 NBA draft

    Apr 2, 2013, 9:20 PM EDT

    Steven Adams

    (CLICK HERE to follow along with who is turning pro and who is returning to school.) Pittsburgh freshman Steven Adams will leave school after one season and enter his name into the 2013 NBA Draft, the school announced in a statement Tuesday. Adams is a 7-0, 250-pound native of New Zealand who averaged 7.2 points, 6.3 rebounds,…

  5. Jamie Dixon signs extension with Pittsburgh through 2022-23

    Mar 23, 2013, 5:40 PM EDT

    Jamie Dixon

    To follow along with the 2013 Coaching Carousel, click here. Speculation of Jamie Dixon taking the job opening at Southern California can end, as Pittsburgh announced Saturday that it has signed its head coach to a contract extension through the 2022-23 season. Dixon led Pittsburgh to a 24-9 overall record this season, including 12-6 in the…

  6. Rutgers upsets No. 24 Pittsburgh, Panthers start 0-2 in Big East play

    Jan 5, 2013, 1:16 PM EDT

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    Despite an 11 a.m. ET tip-off in Piscataway, N.J., Rutgers came out with energy and purpose in the early minutes of its matchup with No. 24 Pittsburgh Saturday, surviving a second-half push from the Panthers to get an upset win at home, 67-62. Eli Carter led the way for Rutgers with 23 points on 6-of-14…

  7. Christmas Wish List: Can Pittsburgh finally get some national recognition?

    Dec 21, 2012, 9:35 PM EDT

    Tray Woodall

    Over the course of the next two weeks, College Basketball Talk will be detailing what some of the country’s best, most intriguing, and thoroughly enigmatic teams need. It’s the spirit of the holidays. We’re in a giving mood. What do other teams have on their Christmas Wish Lists? Click here to find out. Gotta have…

  8. No. 4 Michigan fends off late Pittsburgh comeback to win, 67-62

    Nov 21, 2012, 11:55 PM EDT

    Tim Hardaway

    NEW YORK, N.Y.– It’s difficult to keep the No. 4 team in the nation on its heels for the first 31 minutes of a game. Pittsburgh did that. But there’s often a reason behind those polls and, in the final nine minutes of its 67-62 win over Pittsburgh at Madison Square Garden, Michigan showed why…

  9. John Johnson to transfer from Pitt

    Nov 12, 2012, 5:33 PM EDT

    Big East Basketball Tournament - St. John's v Pittsburgh

    Stop me if you’ve heard this before: A Pittsburgh player leaves the team less than a semester into the season. This time it’s John Johnson, according to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Johnson, a 6-1 guard from Philadelphia, didn’t play a minute in the Panthers’ 80-48 victory over Mt. St. Mary’s in their season opener on Friday…

  10. Big East Commissioner believes conference still tops in basketball

    Sep 18, 2012, 12:19 AM EDT

    Mike Aresco

    Big East Commissioner Mike Aresco still believes the Big East is the best conference in college basketball, and he’s not afraid to say it. Aresco spoke with the  media in Louisville, Ky. on Monday, with one of the top questions being the announcement of Notre Dame leaving the conference for the ACC. “Nobody’s going to…

  11. Pittsburgh to take its ‘Midnight Madness’ festivities outside

    Aug 29, 2012, 12:22 PM EDT

    Pittsburgh Panthers head coach Dixon signals his team during the first half of their NCAA men's basketball game in Syracuse

    Midnight Madness, or some similarly named event to kick off a school’s college basketball season, is set to take place on campuses across the country this fall. For Pittsburgh, coming off a 22-17 season, the festivities will come with a twist: they will be held outside. In a release Wednesday, the school announced that the…

  12. College hoops storylines to watch this season

    Nov 8, 2010, 12:42 PM EDT

    OK, enough chatter. The 2010-11 college hoops season is finally here. Well, maybe a little more chatter. How about the storylines to follow this season? Call it your last-second primer. Is everyone really chasing Duke?That’s the general consensus. The AP, coaches, most every writer and even the fine folks at Basketball Prospectus expect the Blue…

  13. A case for Kevin Jones as Big East's best

    Oct 20, 2010, 12:09 AM EDT

    Reuters Big East writers have no doubts about the five best teams in the Big East. Pitt, Villanova, Syracuse, Georgetown and West Virginia were listed in that order on nearly every ballot. Pitt was picked no lower than second on any ballot. If only picking the player of the year were as simple. As tabulated…

  14. No. 4: Pittsburgh Panthers

    Oct 15, 2010, 12:23 PM EDT

    2009-10 record: 25-9 (13-5), tied for second in big EastLost to Xavier in NCAA tournament second roundCoach: Jamie Dixon, 188-54, 7 yearsLast NCAA miss: 2000 2010-11 roster [click here]2010-11 schedule [click here] The good: Few teams can match Pitt’s depth and overall talent. The Panthers are once again loaded at guard – headed by Ashton…