Here’s what guards Brad Wannamaker and Ashton Gibbs had to say about the win along with coach Jamie Dixon.
Chris Gates | 93.7 The Fan — Few highly ranked teams take on such an opponent in a season opener, but Dixon and his squad believe that playing a team like the Rams early on can only help as the year progresses.
The No. 5 Pitt Panthers overcame a sloppy first half against Rhode Island Monday at the Petersen Events Center to win their season opener, 83-75.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon played 10 players, including senior forward Gilbert Brown.
Ashton Gibbs scored 25, Brad Wanamaker scored 18 points and freshman J.J. Moore had 17 for the Panthers.