Coach: Jamie Dixon (9 seasons at Pitt 238-77)
2011-12: Record 22-17 overall, 5-13 in Big East(tie 13th)
Starters Returning (3) Dante Taylor, Lamar Patterson, Tray Woodall
Preseason Tournament: Preseason NIT
Top Non-Conference Games: None
Transfer Out: Isaiah Epps
Transfer In: Trey Zeigler (Central Michigan- Eligible right away)
Well, at least Pitt wasn’t a major disappointment in the NCAA tournament, that’s because they didn’t make it for the first time in 10 years. Instead Pitt made the CBI not the NIT and won the tournament. While the Panthers lose 2 of their top 3 scorers from last year to graduation, they bring back everyone else from last year’s roster. Plus they bring in a very talented freshman class and also an impact transfer.
Leading the Panthers in the backcourt is point guard Tray Woodall (11.7 ppg). He was hurt last season and Pitt was not the same team when he was not on the court. Woodall is a complete point guard, he is a very good shooter and passer. Joining Wo...