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 moreâ...
And just as things were clicking along for Pitt, the team was dealt a big blow with the news of Durand Johnson's injury. DJ, if you haven't yet heard, will be out for the season with a torn ACL.
Injuries are sometimes the only thing that can derail a team that is playing pretty good ball. And unfortunately for Pitt, this one's not a minor one. An injury to a starter like...
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...
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January 12, 2014
Pitt is playing like one of the top teams in the ACC, but the Panthers suffered some bad news on Sunday.Â 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
â€” Will Graves (@WillGravesAP) January 12, 2014
Johnson had scored in double-figures in...
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...
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January 10, 2014
Weak effort I know, but it was a late night and an early start. I felt obliged to make some sort of weather reference.
Unlike the past few games it did not take long for the offense to get going. Pitt came out with purpose on offense. Finishing at the rim and not nearly so much settling for jumpers early. The defense, though, took a little more time to get going.
Some of that has...
PITTSBURGH â€” Lamar Patterson scored 19 points, Durand Johnson added a career-high 17 and Pittsburgh raced past Maryland 79-59 on Monday night
Talib Zanna scored a career-high 23 points to with 14 rebounds and Pittsburgh made quick work of Lehigh 77-58 on Tuesday night.
Durand Johnson chipped in 15 points for the Panthers (4-0), who had little trouble with the well-traveled Mountain Hawks after racing to an early 23-point lead. James Robinson added a career-high 11 assists without turning it over as Pitt cruised. The Panthers...
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November 20, 2013
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]
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...