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.
Coming off the West Virginia Mountaineers 102-77 victory over the Iowa State Cyclones, Head Coach Bob Huggins joined Starkey and Mueller to discuss his team, the state of college basketball and the Marcus Smart, fan incident.
The Pitt men’s basketball team has been moving up the rankings throughout the season, but after a 15-point loss Monday night against the visiting Duke Blue Devils and a lack of wins over quality opponents, college basketball writers are already beginning to question the Panthers tournament résumé.
Pitt Forward Lamar Patterson is having an outstanding season for the Panthers, and the awards just keep pouring in to prove that.
With Duke making their first ever visit to the Peterson Event Center tonight, there has been much anticipation surrounding the event, no more so evident than the long line of Pitt students currently camping out at The Pete to ensure they get tickets.
For anyone who has watched Pitt play this year this should come as no surprise as Senior Forward Lamar Patterson has been named to the United States Basketball Writers Association Oscar Robertson Trophy Midseason Watch List.
Says they put themselves in good position but they failed to make shots down the stretch and that was the difference.
Davis feels that, while Pitt can certainly earn more respect as conference play continues, they still need to strengthen their non-conference schedule, which he considers to be unbecoming of an elite program.
After a big 14-1 start to Pitt’s season, the Panthers suffered a huge loss as redshirt sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season due to a torn anterior cruciate ligament and torn meniscus in his right knee after Saturday’s win against Wake Forest.