After a long search to replace Assistant Coach Barry Rohrssen who left the Pitt program to join John Calipari at Kentucky, Jamie Dixon has announced the hiring of Assistant Coach Matt Williamson, formerly of the University of Massachusetts.
For the third time in four years, the Pitt men’s basketball program received public recognition from the NCAA for ranking among the nation’s top 10 percent of all 351 men’s basketball teams based on its Academic Progress Rate.
The Pentagon will be hosting a panel of seven college basketball coaches to lead a discussion on leadership with approximately 400 service members, and Pitt’s Jamie Dixon has been asked to be a part of it.
After getting their first taste of ACC basketball this past season, the Pitt hoops team should be even better prepared to take on next year’s schedule. Today, the schedule was revealed for both the 2014-15 and 2015-16 seasons.
It has been news in the making for weeks now as word leaked that Pitt Assistant Basketball Coach Barry Rohrssen was going to be leave the Pitt program for John Calipari’s Kentucky program, and today the official word came down from the Pitt athletic department.
The Pitt basketball program has announced the signing of two to national letters of intent, one a local product, the other a junior college transfer.
Jamie Dixon says his team expects to win every game and the goal is always to win the NCAA title.
It’s been quiet a few weeks for the University of South Florida, but after the dust settled the university has finally found their guy to coach the men’s basketball team in former Pitt and current Kentucky assistant coach Orlando Antigua.
Will Brown’s 16th-seeded Albany men’s basketball team played No. 1 overall seed Florida surprisingly close on Thursday, and with Pitt set to battle Florida in a round-of-32 matchup on Saturday, the Great Danes’ coach joined The Fan Morning Show on Friday to give the guys an idea of how the Gators can be beaten.
Howland says Dixon has created his own monster by being a victim of his own sucess.
Dixon says his team has no issue playing the role of the underdog.
Surely some will want more, some might even demand more, but if the Pitt basketball team wins a game and then bows out of the NCAA Tournament in the second round to No. 1-seeded Florida, that’s enough for me to look at this season as a success.
Pitt Point Guard James Robinson has named a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award which is presented annually to college basketball’s top point guard.
Pitt senior Lamar Patterson has been named to the Naismith Trophy Midseason Watch List which is presented annually to college basketball’s national player of the year.
Howland says this Pitt team has a huge home court advantage tonight and there is a lot riding on this game.