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Pittsburgh: Piecing together a starting five

Based on Tuesday's practice, the Panthers best starting five might surprise you. With less than three months remaining before the start of the 2014-15 basketball season, it is time to begin looking at possible starting fives. Tuesday's practice allowed us to see a lot of what the Panthers plan to do and are capable of. Who will start for the Panthers? And, is that any different...
Via SCACC Hoops
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Durand Johnson expected to be healthy for Pitt to start the season

Following a torn ACL, Durand Johnson is expected to be healthy by the start of the season One main offensive weapon for the Panthers was not practicing with the team at the Pitt men's basketball practice on Tuesday - Durand Johnson. Johnson tore his ACL in early January in a game with Wake Forest and has not been cleared to practice. At first, many analysts pegged him to be out...
Via SCACC Hoops
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers basketball: Durand Johnson will be the x factor

Pitt’s most important player this season will be Durand Johnson. No it is not senior leader Cameron Wright nor point guard James Robinson, it is the Baltimore small forward. The 6’6 rising junior averaged 8.8 ppg and looked to be the real x factor in the Panthers offense before he tore his ACL on January 11 against Wake Forest. However, Johnson should be healthy by the time ACC...
Via isportsweb.com
June 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt Panthers basketball: Previewing the 2014-15 schedule

While the 2014-15 Pitt basketball schedule is not out quite a few of the opponents have been released. The Panthers are one of eight teams to compete in the annual Maui Invitational tournament from November 23-25. The seeding has not been released yet but the Panthers are guaranteed to play some tough programs in their three day Hawaii excursion. The other seven teams in the tournament...
Via isportsweb.com
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Dixon lays out plan for Durand Johnson's minutes

Pitt basketball head coach Jamie Dixon was dealt a blow this week when it was announced sixth man Durand Johnson would be out for the season with an ACL injury. Johnson had been the Panthers' best scorer off the bench and there was a lot of speculation on who would get his minutes. As expected, Dixon said that one guy alone wouldn't be called upon ... several will get more...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson out for season with torn ACL

Pittsburgh sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in Saturday's win over Wake Forest. The 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured while driving to the basket with 5:30 remaining in Pittsburgh's 80-65 victory. He was fouled on the play and made two free throws before leaving. He is expected to undergo surgery...
Via AP on Fox
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitt's Durand Johnson out for the season with a torn ACL

Pitt is playing like one of the top teams in the ACC, but the Panthers suffered some bad news on Sunday.  Sophomore, Durand Johnson is out for the remainder of the season with a torn ACL. Tough break for Pitt hoops: Sophomore G/F Durand Johnson out for the year with torn ACL, torn meniscus — Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) January 12, 2014 Johnson had scored in double-figures in...
Via SCACC Hoops
January 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Young Panthers off to hot start in ACC

Durand Johnson caught the ball on the wing and rather than take an open shot, decided to dribble to the top of the key. When a Maryland defender closed in, the freewheeling Pittsburgh sophomore swingman threw up a contested 3-pointer that splashed through the net. Rather than peek over his shoulder at Jamie Dixon to see if he'd violated one of the coach's rules about shot...
Via AP on Fox
January 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Pitt's Durand Johnson throws down monster dunk

Last night, the Pete was rocking as the Pittsburgh Panthers played host to nearby Slippery Rock for a little preseason basketball. The following dunk got the Oakland Zoo extremely fired up: forward Durand Johnson threw down a vicious dunk in transition: [Pittsburgh Panthers]
Via College Spun
November 02, 2013  |  Discuss

Pitt hopes romp over Georgetown ignites turnaround

Durand Johnson has only been at Pitt a few months. Yet the freshman forward is a quick study on how the Panthers like to play. And getting pushed around by the likes of Cincinnati and Rutgers is not part of the brand coach Jamie Dixon has built over the last decade. That's why Dixon didn't need to give any table-flipping speeches after a stunning 67-62 upset loss to the...
Via Fox Sports
January 11, 2013  |  Discuss
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