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MEDIA GUIDE CREDITS

THIS IS PITT BASKETBALL

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This is Pitt Basketball ...................... 4-5 Big East Champions ........................ 6-7 Gateway to the NBA ....................... 8-9 Big East Basketball ..................... 10-11 The Big East Tournament ............ 12-13 International Panthers ................. 14-15 Jamie Dixon ................................ 16-17 The Petersen Events Center ........ 18-21 Men’s Basketball Facilities .......... 22-23 Television Exposure ...................... 24-25 Game Atmosphere ...................... 26-27 Oakland Zoo ................................ 28-29 Homecourt Advantage ................ 30-31 Offensive Efficiency ..................... 32-33 Devastating Defense ................... 34-35 International Experience .............. 36-37 Pitt Basketball Family .................. 38-39 Pitt Basketball: The Place to Be . 40-41 Player Development .................... 42-43 Pittsburgh Basketball Fever ......... 44-45 Season Ending Banquet .............. 46-47 The University of Pittsburgh ......... 48-49 City of Pittsburgh ......................... 50-51 Pitt Sports Town .......................... 52-53 Panther Game Plan ..................... 54-55 Academic Emphasis .................... 56-57 Strength & Conditioning .............. 58-59 T Athletic Training .......................... 60-61 Media Spotlight ........................... 62-64

SEASON PREVIEW Season Preview ........................... 66-69 Preview Story .............................. 66-69 Preseason Storylines ......................... 66 What Pitt Returns in 2011-12 ........... 67 Personnel Breakdown ....................... 69 2011-12 Rosters ................................ 70

COACHING STAFF Head Coach Jamie Dixon ........... 72-76 Pat Sandle ......................................... 77 Brandin Knight .................................. 78 Bill Barton ......................................... 79 Brian Regan ...................................... 80 Basketball Support Staff ............ 81-82

PLAYER PROFILES Ashton Gibbs ............................... 84-87 Nasir Robinson ............................ 88-90 Nick Rivers ........................................ 91 Tray Woodall ................................ 92-94 Dante Taylor ................................ 95-97 Lamar Patterson .......................... 98-99 Talib Zanna ............................... 100-101 J.J. Moore ............................... 102-103 Isaiah Epps ...................................... 104 Cameron Wright .............................. 105 Khem Birch ..................................... 106 Malcolm Gilbert ............................... 107 Durand Johnson .............................. 108 John Johnson ................................. 109 Aron Nwankwo ............................... 110

The 2011-12 Pitt Men’s Basketball Media Guide is a publication of the University of Pittsburgh Athletic Media Relations Office and was managed, written, created, designed and edited by Greg Hotchkiss. „ EDITOR: Greg Hotchkiss „ CONTRIBUTING EDITORS E.J. Borghetti, Stacey Brann, Mendy Nestor, Sophia Duck, Celeste Welsh, Matt Jackson, Alex Oltmanns, Ethan Stachowitz, Andrew Entin. „ PRINTING RR Donnelley Hoechstetter, Pittsburgh, Pa. „ GRAPHIC/COVER DESIGN Vance Wright Adams/Duane Reiter „ RECRUITING SECTION DESIGN Grant Hawkins Design Pitt’s Oakland Zoo, has become one of the nation’s finest student cheering sections.

OPPONENTS 2011-12 Opponent Contacts ........... 112 2012 Big East Championship .......... 113 2012 NCAA Tournament ................. 114

2010-11 IN REVIEW 2010-11 Season in Review ...... 116-118 Pitt in the NCAA Statistics .............. 116 2010-11 Honors and Awards .......... 116 School Records ............................... 117 Milestone Achievements ................. 117 2010-11 Accomplishments ............. 117 2010-11 Statistics/Results .............. 118 Big East/Tournament/NCAA Stats ... 119 Game Highs and Lows .................... 120 Points/Rebounds/Assists .................. 121 2010-11 Big East Results ................ 121 2010-11 Final Big East Stats .......... 122 Game-by-Game Reviews ......... 122-130

RECORDS & ACHIEVEMENTS National Honors ............................... 132 All-America Players .................. 133-134 Regional Honors .............................. 135 Conference Honors .................. 136-137 Panthers in the NBA ........................ 138 Coaching Records ........................... 139 General Records ....................... 140-144 Individual/Team Success ................. 144 Scoring Leaders ....................... 145-146 1,000-Point Club ...................... 147-152 Performance Records ..................... 153 Field Goal Leaders .......................... 154 Three-Point Field Goal Leaders ....... 155 Free Throw Leaders ........................ 156 Rebound Leaders ............................ 157

Assists Leaders ............................... 158 Blocked Shots Leaders ................... 159 Steals Leaders ................................ 160 Participation Leaders ...................... 161 Team Season Highs ................. 162-163 Winning Streaks .............................. 163 Postseason History .......................... 164 NCAA Tournament Records ..... 165-166 NCAA Tournament Game History .... 167 Big East Championship History ....... 168 Big East Championship Records ..... 169 National Polls ................................... 170 Attendance Records ....................... 171 100-Point Games ............................ 172 Margin of Victory Records ............... 172 Comeback Wins .............................. 173 Halftime Leads/Deficits ................... 173 All-Time Overtime Games ............... 174 Petersen Events Center Records ..... 174 All-Time Letterwinners ............. 175-177 All-Time Opponents ........................ 178 All-Time Scores ....................... 179-194

THE UNIVERSITY Chancellor Mark Nordenberg ... 196-197 A.D. Steve Pederson ................ 198-199 The University of Pittsburgh ............. 200

MEDIA INFORMATION Memo to the Media ................. 202-203 Petersen Events Center Map ........... 202 Network TV Information .................. 203 University of Pittsburgh Map ........... 204 Parking and Directions .................... 204 Pitt ISP Sports Radio Network ........ 205 Travel Headquarters ........................ 205 Primary Media Outlets ..................... 206 Pittsburgh Service Directory ............ 207

„ LAYOUT LAY AYOUT AND DESIGN Vance Wright Adams, Ocreations, Greg Hotchkiss „ PHOTOGRAPHY Harry Bloomberg; Michael Drazdzinski; Pete Madia; Sean Patrick Brady; Chuck LeClaire, Will Babin, Image Point; Joe Kapelewski; Duane Reiter, Chaz Palla; Dave Arrigo; Patricia Nagle; Herb Ferguson; Matt Freed, Gary Guydosh; Michael E. Haritan; Jason Hillman; Hail to Pitt: A Sports History of the University of Pittsburgh by Jim O’Brien and Marty Wolfson; Panther Pride: University of Pittsburgh Men’s Basketball; Houston Chronicle, Sam Sciullo, Jr.; Sue Wrbican, Brian Spurlock; Stephen C. Parker; Brian Tirpak; Mitchell Layton; Shawn Sullivan; Pittsburgh Pirates; Pittsburgh Steelers; Pittsburgh Convention and Visitors Bureau; Stephen Slade, USA Basketball; NBA Photo Services; CBS; CoSIDa; Mike Humes, ESPN. „ SPECIAL THANKS Bob Goodrich, RR Donnelley Hoechstetter; Rob Price, Vance Wright Adams; Sam Sciullo, Jr.; Terry Beckwith, Fort Worth, Texas. „ ON THE COVER Pitt celebrates its 2011 Big East regular season championship following a Senior Day win over Villanova, Pitt’s sixth conference title in the last 10 years.

2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  
2011-12 Pitt Men's Basketball Media Guide  

Entire 2011-12 Pitt men's basketball media guide containing school and program information, biograpraphical information, opponents' facts, s...

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