Pitt Players React To Receiving No. 1 Seed
PITTSBURGH (93-7 The FAN) – Jim Colony caught up with several players after finding out they received the No. 1 in the Southeast bracket.
Nasir Robinson and Travon Woodall said it was a “great feeling” to find out they would be a No. 1 seed, they wish there would have been a drum roll leading up to the announcement.
After looking at the brackets, Woodall thinks the biggest test for a No. 1 seed is Ohio State in East bracket.
Both Robinson and Woodall discussed what coach Jamie Dixon has been focusing on during practice since the loss to UConn.
Colony spoke with Pitt seniors Brad Wanamaker, Gilbert Brown and Gary McGhee to get their reaction to the No. 1 seed in the Southeast bracket.
Wanamaker was excited to see the team receive a No. 1 seed, because he was expecting a No. 2 seed after their performance in the Big East Tournament. But, Brown thinks the No. 1 is more symbolic and means more to the university than the players.
Brown said, “any team one through 16 has a chance at winning the tournament.”
After hearing Pitt announced as the No. 1 seed, McGhee said it brings a little more pressure to the team because Pitt didn’t reach the Final Four the last time they were a No. 1 seed back in 2009.
The seniors agree with Robinson and Woodall that Ohio State has the toughest bracket, but think their bracket is equally as tough with teams like Michigan State and St. John’s.