Pitt to open NCAA tourney against Colorado

first_imgRoy Chipman 2002 – beat Central Connecticut State 71-54; beat California 63-50; lost to Kent State 78-73, OT.2003 – beat Wagner 87-61; beat Indiana 74-52; lost to Marquette 77-74. 1941 – beat North Carolina 26-20; lost to Wisconsin 36-30. 0 James RobinsonG6-3200SoMitchellville,Md. Ben Howland Henry Carlson Paul Evans 5 Durand JohnsonF6-6205SoBaltimore 2 Michael YoungF6-8245FrDuquesne,Pa. 1957 – beat Morehead State 86-85; lost to Kentucky 98-92; lost to Notre Dame 86-85.1958 – lost to Miami (Ohio) 82-77.1963 – lost to NYU 93-83. 1974 – beat Saint Joseph’s 54-42; beat Furman 81-78; lost to N.C. State 100-72. 2004 – beat UCF 53-44; beat Wisconsin 59-55; lost to Oklahoma State 63-51.2005 – lost to Pacific 79-71.2006 – beat Kent State 79-64; lost to Bradley 72-66.2007 – beat Wright State 79-58; beat Virginia Commonwealth 84-79, OT; lost to UCLA 64-55.2008 – beat Oral Roberts 82-63; lost to Michigan State 65-54.2009 – beat ETSU 72-62; beat Oklahoma State 84-76; beat Xavier 60-55; lost to Villanova 78-76.2010 – beat Oakland, Mich. 89-66; lost to Xavier 71-68.2011 – beat UNC Asheville 74-51; lost to Butler 71-70.2013 – lost to Wichita State 73-55. Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon, center, talks to his team during a timeout in the first half of an NCAA college basketball game in the semifinals at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament in Greensboro, N.C., Saturday, March 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Bob Leverone)ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) – A strong showing in its first Atlantic Coast Conference tournament helped Pittsburgh earn a high seed in the NCAA tournament.The Panthers (25-9) received the No. 9 seed in the South Region and will open tournament play against No. 8 seed Colorado (23-11) on Thursday in Orlando.The winner will most likely face top overall seed Florida in the third round.Pitt – which had no bad losses on its resume – boosted its tournament credentials by knocking off 14th-ranked North Carolina in the ACC quarterfinals and lost by three to eventual champion Virginia in the semifinals.Colorado, which lost to Arizona in the Pac-12 semifinals, is headed to the NCAA tournament for the third straight year – the first time the Buffaloes have done that.Panthers RosterCoach: Jamie Dixon 24 Mike LecakG6-2175SoPittsburgh 12 Chris JonesG/F6-6213FrTeaneck,N.J. 50 Joseph UcheboC6-10260SoEnugu,Nigeria 1981 – beat Idaho 70-69, OT; lost to North Carolina 74-57.1982 – lost to Pepperdine 99-88.1985 – lost to Louisiana Tech 78-54. 21 Lamar PattersonG/F6-5225SrLancaster,Pa. 3 Cameron WrightG6-4205JrCleveland Bob Timmons 13 Josh NewkirkG6-1185FrRaleigh,N.C. Buzz Ridl 42 Talib ZannaF6-9230SrKaduna,Nigeria 1 Jamel ArtisF6-7230FrBaltimore 15 Aron NwankwoF6-7˝215JrBaltimore 11 Derrick RandallF6-9240JrBrooklyn,N.Y. Jamie Dixon 22 Joshua KoG6-1150FrKailua,Hawaii PosHtWtYrHometown Pittsburgh Tournament History (23-25) 1987 – beat Marist 93-68; lost to Oklahoma 96-93.1988 – beat Eastern Michigan 108-90; lost to Vanderbilt 80-74, OT.1989 – lost to Ball State 68-64.1991 – beat Georgia 76-68, OT; lost to Kansas 77-66.1993 – lost to Utah 86-85.last_img

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