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Last season’s edition of the Pitt Panthers limped to a 5-13 Big East record and lost in the second round of the league tournament. It wasn’t until the CBI that they were able to get hot and eventually win the tournament and finish with a 22-17 record.
Resiliency was tough for Pitt a year ago, but all indications point to Pittsburgh developing an early edge of resiliency to help them in their last trip through the wavering league before joining the ACC next year. The Panthers dropped a tough 67-62 decision to No. 4 Michigan in the Pre-season NIT semifinals, but rebounded nicely to blast Delaware 85-59. The fact that Pitt could restructure and get ready for an early afternoon game and play so well was a positive for coach Jamie Dixon.
Pitt Coach Jamie Dixon has 10 players capable of producing as the Panthers are emerging in their last year in the Big East.Credit: Pitt Athletics
“I really was happy with how we responded, the assist to turnover ratio, the unselfishness, the passing...
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Three years ago Trey Zeigler passed up dozens of scholarship offers from bigger, more prominent basketball schools and chose to play for his father at Central Michigan. After the elder Zeigler, Ernie, was fired from his CMU head coaching position after last season, Trey chose to transfer to the University of Pittsburgh. This past Saturday night/Sunday morning, Trey chose to have...
The details of Trey Zeigler’s DUI are still unknown. The consequences, however, are. Zeigler is suspended indefinitely following the incident of Saturday night/Sunday morning. Not really surprising. This suspension was a no-brainer.
“The incident involving Trey Zeigler is not only surprising, but incredibly disappointing,” Dixon said in a statement. “Although I believe it...
Playing well hasn't been an issue for Pittsburgh this season.
Doing it in consecutive games? Well, that's another issue entirely.
The Panthers (5-6, 2-4 Big East) kept their bowl hopes alive with a 27-6 rout over Big East-leading Rutgers on Saturday, their second victory over a ranked team this fall and their fourth competitive game against a top-flight opponent.
Pitt has size to compete inside, but it does not have strength right now. If there is one weakness in having Talib Zanna and Steven Adams as the starting frontcourt, it is that both lack the pure physical strength to bang and fight for position inside. Especially when teams are packing it inside whether in a zone or to crash the boards.
A passive defensive scheme still paid off for...