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No. Name POS 0 James Robinson G 1 Jamel Artis F 2 Michael Young F 3 Cameron Wright G 5 Durand Johnson F 11 Derrick Randall F 12 Chris Jones G/F 13 Josh Newkirk G 15 Aron Nwankwo F 21 Lamar Patterson F 22 Joshua Ko G 24 Mike Lecak G 42 Talib Zanna F 50 Joseph Uchebo C * By class denotes redshirt year


No. Name POS 1 Jamel Artis F 5 Durand Johnson F 12 Chris Jones G/F 24 Mike Lecak G 22 Joshua Ko G 13 Josh Newkirk G 15 Aron Nwankwo F 21 Lamar Patterson F 11 Derrick Randall F 0 James Robinson G 3 Cameron Wright G 50 Joseph Uchebo C 2 Michael Young F 42 Talib Zanna F * By class denotes redshirt year

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Hometown/Previous School(s) Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Duquesne, Pa./St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)/Lake Clifton Brooklyn, N.Y./Rutgers/South Kent Prep (Conn.) Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck Raleigh, N.C./Word of God Academy Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.)/J.P. McCaskey Kailua, Hawaii/Kalaheo Pittsburgh, Pa./Wheeling Jesuit Univ./North Canyon H.S. Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.) Enugu, Nigeria/Chipola J.C./Word of God Academy (N.C.)

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Hometown/Previous School(s) Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)/Lake Clifton Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck Pittsburgh, Pa./Wheeling Jesuit Univ./North Canyon H.S. Kailua, Hawaii/Kalaheo Raleigh, N.C./Word of God Academy Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s (N.J.)/J.P. McCaskey Brooklyn, N.Y./Rutgers/South Kent Prep (Conn.) Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine Enugu, Nigeria/Chipola J.C./Word of God Academy (N.C.) Duquesne, Pa./St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara (Md.)

Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (TCU, 1987), begins 11th Year as Head Coach, 15th year at Pitt, 262-86 overall Assistant Coach: Barry Rohrssen (St. Francis, N.Y., 1983) Assistant Coach: Brandin Knight (Pittsburgh, 2005) Assistant Coach: Bill Barton (Salem State, 1989) Director of Basketball Operations: Brian Regan (Saint Vincent, 1988) Video Coordinator/Director of Analytics: Jason Richards (Davidson, 2008) Graduate Manager: Branden McDonald (Virginia Union, 2011) Graduate Manager: David Hanson (Cal-Poly, 2012) Athletic Trainer: Tony Salesi (Pittsburgh, 1980) Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tim Beltz (Northern Colorado, 1995) Academic Coordinator: Mike Farabaugh (Pittsburgh, 1987) Equipment Manager: Chris Dountas (California, Pa., 2003) Student Managers: Andrew Armstrong, Jonathon Brodack, Seth Friedman, Michael Lindenbaum, Sean Mack, Matt Reilley, Jimmy Sciulli, Will Supowitz Administrative Assistant: Beth Schoedel

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0 ■ JAMES ROBINSON 6-3 ■ 200 ■ SO ■ G Mitchellville, Md.

1 ■ JAMEL ARTIS 6-7 ■ 230 ■ FR ■ F Baltimore, Md.

2 ■ MICHAEL YOUNG 6-8 ■ 245 ■ FR ■ F Duquesne, Pa.

3 ■ CAMERON WRIGHT 6-4 ■ 205 ■ JR-RS ■ G Cleveland, Ohio

5 ■ DURAND JOHNSON 6-6 ■ 205 ■ SO-RS ■ F Baltimore, Md.

11 ■ DERRICK RANDALL 6-9 ■ 240 ■ JR ■ F Brooklyn, N.Y.

12 ■ CHRIS JONES 6-6 ■ 213 ■ FR-RS ■ G/F Teaneck, N.J.

13 ■ JOSH NEWKIRK 6-1 ■ 185 ■ FR ■ G Raleigh, N.C.

15 ■ ARON NWANKWO 6-7 1/2 ■ 215 ■ JR-RS ■ F Baltimore, Md.

21 ■ LAMAR PATTERSON 6-5 ■ 225 ■ SR-RS ■ F Lancaster, Pa.

22 ■ JOSHUA KO 6-1 ■ 150 ■ FR ■ G Kailua, Hawaii

HEAD COACH JAMIE DIXON 15th year at Pitt 11th year as head coach

24 ■ MIKE LECAK 6-2 ■ 175 ■ SO-RS ■ G Pittsburgh, Pa.

ASSISTANT COACH BARRY ROHRSSEN 1st year back at Pitt 8th total year at Pitt

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oughness. Intelligence. Unselfishness. Consistency. Teamwork. Success. Improvement. These words describe the University of Pittsburgh basketball program led by head coach Jamie Dixon. Using those ideals, Dixon has established and maintained a “Tradition of Excellence” and “Culture of Success” for Pitt Basketball both on and off the floor. On the floor, Pitt has emerged as a national power. The Panthers rank among the nation’s top-5 programs in winning percentage over the last 12 years and Pitt has claimed more conference titles (six) than any other school in the previous Big East and third-most among Atlantic Coast programs. Player development is a cornerstone for the program as six players have won the Big East Most Improved Player Award since Dixon’s arrival. Off the floor, Dixon has built a program that its fans can be proud of. Pitt is prominent in the community, donating countless hours of service for the greater good. In the classroom, Pitt has graduated 83.3 percent (35 of its last 42) of its studentathletes and consistently achieves top-10 percent NCAA Academic Performance Rate team scores. Beginning his 15th year at Pitt and 11th as its head coach, Dixon has stockpiled numerous coaching milestones and awards: • Set the all-time NCAA Division I record for most wins after eight seasons as a head coach in 2011 with 216 victories. He also ranks fourth all-time in wins after 10 seasons as a head coach (262 wins), third following nine seasons (238), tied the record for most

wins after seven years in 2010 (188) and set the six-year mark in 2009 (163). • Earned four college basketball National Coach of the Year honors: 2011 Sporting News, 2010 Jim Phelan Award, 2010 USA Basketball and 2009 Naismith. • Guided Pitt to three Big East Championships including two outright Big East regular season titles (2003-04 and 2010-11) and one tournament championship (2008). The recent 2011 outright regular season title came in a league that placed an all-time record 11 teams in the NCAA Tournament. • Led Pitt to its first two No. 1 seeds upon entering the NCAA Tournament (2009 and 2011). • Became the only coach in NCAA Division I basketball to guide his team to the NCAA Tournament and win at least one game in each tournament over a six-year span (2006-11). • Guided Pitt to its first-ever NCAA Regional Final (64team tournament) and Elite Eight appearance, a school-best 31-5 record, the school’s first-ever No. 1 national ranking and the program’s first-ever No. 1 seed upon entering the NCAA Tournament in 2008-09. • Led the USA Basketball Under-19 Team to the 2009 FIBA World Championship Gold Medal and 9-0 record after inheriting an overhauled roster and assuming head coaching duties a month before the competition began. • Concluded the 2012-13 season and final in the league as the winningest coach in Big East history with a current .658 winning percentage in league games (127-66), while surpassing several legendary coaches including John Thompson, Jim Calhoun, Jim

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Boeheim, Rick Pitino and Lou Carnesseca. • Became the only coach in school history to lead Pitt to its first two 30-win seasons, two No. 1 seeds upon entering the NCAA Tournament, nine consecutive 20-win seasons, eight straight 10-plus win Big East regular seasons and eight straight NCAA Tournaments (2004-11). • Directed Pitt to three NCAA Sweet Sixteen appearances (2004, 2007 and 2009). • Named Madison Square Garden’s College Basketball “Coach of the Decade” (2000-10). • Guided Pitt to its second all-time Big East Championship title in 2008. The Panthers became just the second squad in league history to capture the crown after winning four games. • Led Pitt to the Big East Championship Final four times. • Is one of only nine coaches in NCAA Division I history to win over 100 games during the first four seasons of a coaching career. • Reached both 100 wins and 200 wins at Pitt faster than any other head coach in school history. Dixon needed only 126 games to reach the 100-win milestone. Only 14 coaches in the history of college basketball reached 100 career victories faster than Dixon. His 200 victories were accomplished in only 255 total contests. He is one of only 13 coaches in NCAA Division I history to reach 200 victories in 255 games or less. • Amassed a spectacular 10-year 115-57 Big East regular-season record. • Tallied a 164-22 home record in his first 10 seasons. • Became the first rookie head coach in Big East history to both guide his team to the league’s regular season title and earn Big East Coach of the Year honors in 2003-04. Dixon earned those accolades after leading the Panthers to the Big East regular season title and a school-record 31 wins, which ranks as the third highest total in NCAA Division I history for a firstyear head coach. Dixon also led Pitt on an 18-game win streak to begin the season, a streak which ranks as the third-best start for a rookie head coach in NCAA Division I history. • Guided Pitt to two consecutive top-10 rankings in the NCAA’s Academic Performance Ratings in 2011-12 and 2010-11, one of only two Big East schools to achieve that honor.


Date announced as Pitt Head Coach: Tuesday, April 15, 2003. Birthdate: November 10, 1965 in Burbank, Calif. Hometown: North Hollywood, Calif. Education: Master of Science–Economics, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1992; Bachelor of Business Administration–Finance, Texas Christian University, 1987; Notre Dame High School graduate (Sherman Oaks, Calif.), 1983. Family: Wife, Jacqueline, son Jack Connor (born June 2, 2002), daughter Shannon Iwalani (born Feb. 25, 2004); son of Jim & Marge Dixon who reside in Los Angeles; has two sisters: Julie, who is an attorney in Los Angeles and the late Maggie Dixon, who served as head women’s basketball coach at the United States Military Academy (2005-06) and as an assistant at DePaul University. Coaching Career Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 2003-present; Associate Head Coach, University of Pittsburgh, 1999-2003; Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii, 1998-99; Assistant Coach, Northern Arizona University, 1994-98; Assistant Coach, University of Hawaii, 1992-94; Graduate Assistant Coach, University of California-Santa Barbara, 1991-92; Assistant Coach, Los Angeles Valley Junior College, 1989-91. Playing Career Notre Dame High School, Sherman Oaks, Calif.; Texas Christian University, 1984-87 (Named All-SWC in 1987 and SWC All-Academic honoree), led SWC in assists as a senior; Played professionally in the Continental Basketball Association (Lacrosse Catbirds) and overseas (New Zealand). Noteworthy Awards 2011 Sporting News National Coach of the Year; 2011 Dapper Dan Sportsman of the Year; 2010 Jim Phelan National Coach of the Year; 2010 Madison Square Garden Coach of the Decade; 2009 USA Basketball National Coach of the Year; 2009 Naismith National Coach of the Year; 2009 USA Basketball Under-19 Head Coach, FIBA World Championship Gold Medal; 2009 USBWA District 2 Coach of the Year; 2009 Woodlands Foundation Spirit Award; 2008 Bob Prince Award winner recipient at Art Rooney Awards Dinner, Catholic Youth Foundation; 2007 TCU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee; 2004 Big East Coach of the Year; 2004 YMCA “Person of the Year.” Administrative Committees NABC Board of Directors “Guardians of the Game”, 2011-current; NCAA Ethics Coalition, 2009-current. Academic Honors National Top-10 Percent, Academic Performance Rate, 2011-12 National Top-10 Percent, Academic Performance Rate, 2010-11 82.5 percent of his players have graduated from Pitt (35 of 42)

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DATE Saturday, Sept. 28 Sunday, Oct. 6 Friday, Oct. 18 Friday, Oct. 25 Friday, Nov. 1 Friday, Nov. 8 Tuesday, Nov. 12


Sunday, Nov. 17 Wednesday, Nov. 20

Progressive Legends Classic (Pittsburgh, Pa.) HOWARD (ESPN3) LEHIGH (ESPNU)

Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center

TIME 10:30 a.m. 1-4 p.m. 3 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m.

Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center

5 p.m. 7:30 p.m.

Progressive Legends Classic (Brooklyn, N.Y.) vs. Texas Tech (ESPN2) Consolation Game (ESPN3) Championship Game (ESPNU) (vs. Stanford or Houston)

Barclays Center Barclays Center Barclays Center

7:30 p.m. 7 p.m. 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 30

vs. Duquesne (CBS-SN)

Consol Energy Center

Tuesday, Dec. 3

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7:30 p.m.

Friday, Dec. 6 Saturday, Dec. 14


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Tuesday, Dec. 17

Jimmy V Classic (New York, N.Y.) vs. Cincinnati (ESPN)

Madison Square Garden

Saturday, Dec. 21 Tuesday, Dec. 31 Saturday, Jan. 4 Monday, Jan. 6 Saturday, Jan. 11 Tuesday, Jan. 14 Saturday, Jan. 18 Tuesday, Jan. 21 Saturday, Jan. 25 Monday, Jan. 27 Sunday, Feb. 2 Wednesday, Feb. 5 Saturday, Feb. 8 Wednesday, Feb. 12 Saturday, Feb. 15 Sunday, Feb. 23 Wednesday, Feb. 26 Saturday, March 1 Monday, March 3 Saturday, March 8 W.-Sun., March 12-16 March 20-23 March 27-30 April 5 and 7

CAL-POLY (ESPN3) ALBANY (ESPN3) at *North Carolina State (ACCN/WTAE) *MARYLAND (ESPN2) *WAKE FOREST (ACCN/WTAE) at *Georgia Tech (ESPNU) at *Syracuse (ESPN/ESPN2) *CLEMSON (ACCN/WTAE) at *Maryland (ESPN2) *DUKE (ESPN) *VIRGINIA (ESPNU) at *Miami (RSN/Root) *VIRGINIA TECH (RSN/Root) *SYRACUSE (ESPN/ESPN2) at *North Carolina (CBS) *FLORIDA STATE (ESPNU) at *Boston College (ACCN/WTAE) at *Notre Dame (ESPN/ESPN2) *NORTH CAROLINA STATE (ESPNU) at *Clemson (ACCN/WTAE) at ACC Tournament (ESPN/ACCN) NCAA Second & Third Rounds (CBS-plus) NCAA Regionals (CBS-plus) NCAA Final Four (CBS-plus)

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Monday, Nov. 25 Tuesday, Nov. 26

LOCATION Stage AE/Heinz Field Petersen Events Center

1 p.m.

7 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. Noon 9 p.m. 4 p.m. 8 p.m. 6 p.m. 7 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 7 p.m. Noon 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 6 p.m. 8 p.m. 2 p.m. 9 p.m. 4 p.m. TBA TBA TBA TBA

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21 LAMAR PATTERSON 6-5 ■ 225 ■ Senior (RS) ■ Forward Lancaster, Pa./St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.)

ABOUT LAMAR • Played his senior year of high school at St. Benedict’s Prep in New Jersey for coach Danny Hurley, who is now the head coach at Rhode Island. Helped guide St. Benedict’s to a No. 7 final national ranking and berth in the first-ever ESPN Rise National High School Tournament. • Younger brother of Perry Patterson, who played quarterback at Syracuse from 2004-07 and was a Second Team All-State honoree at Lancaster McCaskey High School. The Patterson brothers are two of only four players in McCaskey history to earn All-State honors in basketball. • Played his first three seasons at Lancaster McCaskey High School where he was an All-State selection. • Older brother Lorne Creighton also starred in basketball at McCaskey and played collegiately at Kutztown University. • Favorite all-time basketball player is Magic Johnson and had the opportunity to meet him when Pitt played in the CBE Classic in Kansas City in 2009. • Committed to Pitt after the Panthers’ win over Duke at Madison Square Garden in December 2007. • Nickname is “LP”. • Pursuing a second major in legal studies, graduate with a BA in administration of justice.

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6-9 ■ 230 ■ Senior (RS) ■ Forward/Center Kaduna, Nigeria/Bishop McNamara H.S.

ABOUT TALIB • Originally from Kaduna, Nigeria. Moved to the United States in 2006. • His father, a successful businessman in Nigeria, passed away not long after he committed to Pitt. He has a picture of his father in his locker and touches it before he hits the court each day. • Early in his childhood, he played soccer. Following a growth spurt and at the urging of his brother, he switched to basketball. Began playing basketball at age 10. Early-on, he had a goal of traveling to the United States to play basketball. • Discovered by American high school coaches at a big man camp in Lagos, Nigeria, which was organized by his friend, mentor and former Georgetown player Godwin Owinje. • Ran up and down mountains in Nigeria to help increase his strength and speed. • Devout Muslim who can speak four different languages. He could speak English before arriving in the United States. • Played high school basketball at Bishop McNamara High School (Md.). • His father, who never saw him play competitively, serves as his role model and inspiration. After he broke his ankle during his first year in the U.S., his father told him to keep working toward his goals. He plays the game thinking of his father and keeps a necklace in his locker in memory of him. • Brother plays basketball at LIU-Brooklyn. • Pursuing a second major in legal studies, graduate with a BA in social science.

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3 CAMERON WRIGHT 6-4 ■ 205 ■ Junior (RS) ■ Guard Cleveland, Ohio/Benedictine H.S.

ABOUT CAMERON • High school honor student who earned a 3.7-plus grade point average. • Committed to Pitt on Sunday, August 9, 2009 after visiting the campus, saying it was an “unbelievable” visit and that he “found his home.” He was impressed with Pitt’s facilities, but most impressed with the people and coaching staff. • Father passed away prior to Pitt’s 2012-13 season opener against Mount St. Mary’s. His father died of brain cancer, but Wright played in the season opener anyway, saying that his “father would have wanted it that way.” He also put the letters FMF “For My Father” on his shoes. • His best friend, high school teammate and backcourt partner Derek Jackson plays basketball at Central Michigan. • Invited to tryout for the USA Basketball Under-19 team in Colorado Springs during the summer of 2011. • Enrolled in the College of Business Administration with an emphasis on marketing.

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6-6 ■ 205 ■ Sophomore (RS) ■ Forward Baltimore, Md./Brewster Academy (N.H.)

ABOUT DURAND • Redshirted his first year at Pitt (2011-12). • Fourth Baltimore native to play at Pitt in the last three years following Jermaine Dixon, Chase Adams and Aron Nwankwo. • Nickname is “Pee-wee.” • Came off the bench to hit 25 3-pointers and average 4.3 points in only 11.9 minutes per game in 2012-13. • Majors in social science.

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6-3 ■ 200 ■ Sophomore ■ Guard Mitchellville, Md./DeMatha Catholic H.S.

ABOUT JAMES • Concluded his high school career as the all-time winningest player in DeMatha Catholic history with 120 career wins. He lost only one home game in his four-year high school career. • Pitt Basketball’s first-ever two-time international gold medal winner. • Earned second gold medal this summer as a member of the USA’s FIBA World Championship team in July, 2013. Team USA finished 9-0 at the event held in Prague, Czech Republic. • Played with the USA Basketball Under-18 squad that captured the Gold Medal at the FIBA Americas Championships in Sao Sebastiao, Brazil in June 2012. Led the team in assist:turnover ratio (12:2) and averaged 4.4 points and 15.6 minutes per game. • Played for the USA East Squad in the Nike Global Challenge, played in April in Portland, Ore. • Described as a “floor general,” “student of the game” and consistent winner. • Nicknamed “Mr. Consistent” by his high school coach. • Pitt recruited him since the ninth grade. • In July 2010, led his AAU team, Team Takeover to the Nike Peach Jam national title. • Top-60 consensus national recruit. • Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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6-6 ■ 213 ■ Freshman (RS) ■ Guard/Forward Teaneck, N.J./Teaneck H.S.

ABOUT CHRIS • April 2012 signee who blossomed during his senior season at Teaneck H.S. • Honor roll student in high school. • Played AAU basketball in Pitt assistant coach Brandin Knight’s former program, the New Jersey Playaz. • Chose Pitt for its family atmosphere and “great” relationship with the coaching staff. • Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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6-7½ ■ 215 ■ Junior (RS) ■ Forward Baltimore, Md./Baltimore City College H.S.

ABOUT ARON • Walk-on who is attending Pitt on a full academic scholarship. • 2010 graduate of Baltimore City H.S. with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. • Played in the Pitt JamFest AAU tournament at the Petersen Events Center on April 24, 2010. Head Coach Jamie Dixon offered him a walk-on spot following the event. • Follows in the footsteps of two other Pitt players from Baltimore: Jermaine Dixon and Chase Adams. • Chose Pitt for its pre-Med program with the opportunity to play on its top college basketball program. Said it was a “dream come true” and that he would gain the “best of both worlds” while receiving an academic scholarship offer to Pitt and then having an opportunity to play on the basketball team. • Also played lacrosse in high school, where he led City H.S. to three straight city titles. • Majors in neuroscience.

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6-9 ■ 240 ■ Junior ■ Forward Brooklyn, N.Y./Rutgers/South Kent Prep (Conn.) ABOUT DERRICK • Transfer who played his first two seasons at Rutgers (2011-13). • Native of the Crown Heights neighborhood in Brooklyn, N.Y. • Can perform somersaults and body flips. • Sister Adrian played college basketball at both Marshall and Georgia Southwestern. • Nickname is “D-Mac.” • Favorite pro sports team is the Los Angeles Lakers and favorite player is Dwight Howard. • Played at same prep school, South Kent Prep, as former Pitt player Gilbert Brown (2007-11). • Majors in administration of justice. • A lefthander.


6-10 ■ 260 ■ Sophomore ■ Center Enugu, Nigeria/Chipola J.C. (Fla.)/Word of God Academy (N.C.) ABOUT JOSEPH • Junior college transfer from Chipola Junior College (Fla.) where he sat out his sophomore season due to a knee injury. • Enugu, Nigeria native, one of two Nigerians on the Pitt roster (Talib Zanna). • Native of the Igbo tribe in Southeastern Nigeria. • Played soccer growing up. His brother plays soccer in Belgium. • Was discovered while playing soccer and encouraged to attend a basketball camp put on by Ejike Ugboaja, a Nigerian native who was selected in the 2006 NBA Draft second round by Cleveland. • Played on same high school team with Josh Newkirk (Word of God). • Majors in social science.

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6-2 ■175 ■ Sophomore (RS) ■ Guard Pittsburgh, Pa./Wheeling Jesuit Univ./North Canyon H.S. ABOUT MIKE • Sophomore walk-on who was added to the roster in August 2012. • Transferred to Pitt from Wheeling Jesuit University where he competed in basketball as a freshman. • Lists his hometown as Pittsburgh, Pa., but attended high school in Phoenix, Ariz. • Mother played basketball at Robert Morris. His father played basketball at Penn State-McKeesport. • Has plans to coach someday. • Majors in mathematics.


6-7 ■ 230 ■ Freshman ■ Forward Baltimore, Md./Notre Dame Prep (Mass.) ABOUT JAMEL • Late signee who committed to Pitt in April, 2013. • Baltimore native who follows in the footsteps of Pitt teammates Durand Johnson and Aron Nwankwo and former Pitt players Jermaine Dixon and Chase Adams. • Played at the same prep school, Notre Dame Academy (Mass.) as former Pitt players Steven Adams and Carl Krauser. • Roommates with fellow Pitt freshman Michael Young at St. Benedict’s Prep (2010-11). • Played wide receiver on the football team at Vermont Academy. • Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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13 JOSH NEWKIRK 6-1 ■ 185 ■ Freshman ■ Guard Raleigh, N.C./Word of God Academy

ABOUT JOSH • First player to sign with Pitt from Atlantic Coast Conference region (Raleigh, N.C.).

• Regarded by many as the nation’s most “athletic” guards in his class.

• First player to commit to Pitt on twitter.

• Claims to watch the Sebastian Telfair documentary “Through the Fire” before every game because he says it “fires him up.”

• Attended the same high school, Word of God Academy in Raleigh, N.C. as NBA players John Wall, C.J. Leslie and Quincy Miller.

• Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.


6-8 ■ 245 ■ Freshman ■ Forward Duquesne, Pa./St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) ABOUT MICHAEL • Pittsburgh area native who grew up watching and following Pitt. As a kid, he always wanted to attend Pitt. Grew up in McKeesport, Pa., located 12 miles from the Steel City. • Follows in the footsteps of San Antonio Spurs center DeJuan Blair (2007-09) as Pittsburgh natives to play for Pitt. • Lost his father, Michael Young in September, 2010. • Attended St. Benedict’s Prep (N.J.) where he guided the Gray Bees to the National High School Invitational runnerup finish with a 32-2 overall record. St. Benedict’s finished the year ranked No. 2 nationally.

• Consensus top-70 ranked recruit. • Roommates with fellow Pitt freshman Jamel Artis at St. Benedict’s Prep (2010-11). • Chose Pitt because it was the “perfect fit” along with its loyalty and honesty in the recruiting process. It will also give him the opportunity to play in front of friends and family near his hometown. • Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.


6-1 ■ 150 ■ Freshman ■ Guard Kailua, Hawaii/Kalaheo ABOUT JOSHUA • Freshman walk-on from Hawaii. • First-ever Hawaiian player to earn a men’s basketball roster spot at Pitt. • Earned Hawaii’s Gatorade state player of the year honors after leading his high school team to back-toback state titles at two different levels. • Scored 13 points in the game’s final 1:25 to give his high school team a state championship final win.

• Nickname is “K-O.” • High school coach Alika Smith, is a friend of Pitt coach Jamie Dixon. • Outstanding student who graduated with a 3.7 grade point average in high school. • Enrolled in the Kenneth P. Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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Name Asia Logan Loliya Briggs Brianna Kiesel Marquel Davis Frédérique Potvin Chelsea Welch Ashlee Anderson Brittany Gordon Chyna Golden Marvadene ‘Bubbles’ Anderson Cora McManus


No. 23 44 1 13 34 25 3 0 51 14 22

Name Ashlee Anderson Marvadene ‘Bubbles’ Anderson Loliya Briggs Marquel Davis Chyna Golden Brittany Gordon Brianna Kiesel Asia Logan Cora McManus Frédérique Potvin Chelsea Welch

Pos. F/G G G G G G G G F/C C C/F

Ht. 6-0 5-11 5-7 5-9 5-11 5-9 5-9 5-8 6-2 6-11 6-0

Yr. Sr. So.-RS Jr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr.-RS So. Jr. Fr.-RS Jr.

Hometown/High School/Previous School Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor Gainesville, Fla./Potter’s House Christian Academy Utica, N.Y./Thomas R. Proctor Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford Montreal, Canada/ Vanier College Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Magnet South Charleston, W.Va./South Charleston Neptune, N.J./Neptune Clarendon, Jamaica/Rutgers Prep (NJ) Seattle, Wash./Garfield

Pos. G C G G F/C G G F/G C/F G G

Ht. 5-9 6-11 5-11 5-9 6-2 5-8 5-7 6-0 6-0 5-11 5-9

Yr. Sr.-RS Fr.-RS So.-RS Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Hometown/High School/Previous School Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Magnet Clarendon, Jamaica/Rutgers Prep (NJ) Gainesville, Fla./Potter’s House Christian Academy Fredericksburg, Va./Stafford Neptune, N.J./Neptune South Charleston, W.Va./South Charleston Utica, N.Y./Thomas R. Proctor Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor Seattle, Wash./Garfield Montreal, Canada/ Vanier College Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont

Coaching Staff

Head Coach: Suzie McConnell-Serio (Penn State, 1988), 7th season overall, 1st season at Pitt Associate Head Coach: Kathy McConnell-Miller (Virginia, 1989) Assistant Coaches: Carmen Bruce (Duquesne, 2006), Lindsay Richards (Iowa, 2006)

Support Staff

Director of Basketball Operations: Nick Rivers (Pittsburgh, 2011) Video Coordinator: Lauren Reinshuttle (Duquesne, 2011) Athletic Trainer: Ann Marie Porada (Longwood, 2004) Strength & Conditioning Coach: Tim Beltz (Northern Colorado, 1995) Academic Coordinator: Jennifer Tuscano (University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, 1999) Equipment Manager: Chris Dountas (California, Pa., 2003) Graduate Manager: Alex Gensler (Duquesne, 2012) Student Managers: Taylor (Tee Kay) Kennedy, Cassidy Beckford-Moore, India Brantley, Joe Brennan, Gabrielle Glenn, Kevin Spickofsky Administrative Assistant: Felisha Hamiel

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0 ■ ASIA LOGAN F/G ■ 6-0 ■ Sr. Baltimore, Md.

1 ■ LOLIYA BRIGGS G ■ 5-11 ■ So.-RS Gainesville, Fla.

3 ■ BRIANNA KIESEL G ■ 5-7 ■ Jr. Utica, N.Y.

13 ■ MARQUEL DAVIS G ■ 5-9 ■ Sr. Fredericksburg, Va.

14 ■ FRÉDÉRIQUE POTVIN G ■ 5-11 ■ Fr. Montreal, Canada

22 ■ CHELSEA WELCH G ■ 5-9 ■ Fr. Kettering, Ohio

23 ■ ASHLEE ANDERSON G ■ 5-9 ■ Sr.-RS Chicago, Ill.

25 ■ BRITTANY GORDON G ■ 5-8 ■ So. South Charleston, W.Va.

34 ■ CHYNA GOLDEN F/C ■ 6-2 ■ Jr. Neptune, N.J.

44 ■ BUBBLES ANDERSON C ■ 6-11 ■ Fr.-RS Clarendon, Jamaica

51 ■ CORA MCMANUS C/F ■ 6-0 ■ Jr. Seattle, Wash.

HEAD COACH SUZIE MCCONNELL-SERIO (Penn State, 1988), 7th season overall, 1st season at Pitt




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uzie McConnell-Serio, one of the most decorated players in the history of women’s basketball, was named the head women’s basketball coach at the University of Pittsburgh on April 12, 2013. A member of the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame and a two-time Olympic medalist as a player, McConnellSerio arrived at Pitt following an impressive six-year tenure at neighboring Duquesne. She never suffered a losing season (2007-13) and led the Dukes to five consecutive 20-win campaigns for the first time in the program’s history. From 2003-06, she was the head coach of the WNBA’s Minnesota Lynx. Inheriting a team that finished 10-22 the previous campaign, she immediately turned the franchise around by guiding the Lynx to a single-

season record 18 victories and their first-ever playoff berth. The following year, McConnell-Serio piloted Minnesota back to the playoffs, earning a franchise-best No. 3 seed in the Western Conference and 2004 WNBA Coach of the Year honors. Prior to her WNBA coaching tenure, McConnellSerio coached at nearby Oakland Catholic High School (1990-2003). She firmly established its girls’ basketball program as a perennial Pennsylvania power, leading the Eagles to three PIAA Class AAAA championships and finishing as the state runner-up twice. McConnell-Serio’s own scholastic basketball career began here in Western Pennsylvania, where she was a Parade All-American and four-year starter at Seton-La Salle High School. As a senior she led the Lady Rebels to a 35-1 record and the PIAA championship. She also led the softball team to the WPIAL championship as a .500 hitter and was selected the Female Athlete of the Year by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. McConnell-Serio went on to star at Penn State (198488) and set NCAA Division I records for career assists (1,307), assists in a season (355) and single-season assists per game (11.8) – two of those records still stand today. She became the first player in program history to be named a first team All-American and was also a four-time All-Atlantic 10 honoree. McConnell-Serio was the 1988

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recipient of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award, presented to the nation’s best senior player under 5-foot-8. McConnell-Serio was the point guard for two Olympic teams, winning a gold medal at the 1988 Games in Seoul and a bronze in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona. McConnell-Serio was drafted in the second round (16th overall pick) by the Cleveland Rockers in the 1998 WNBA Draft and played three decorated seasons. In her initial campaign she was honored as the WNBA Newcomer of the Year and selected first team All-WNBA. McConnell-Serio was selected the first Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year in 1999, repeating the honor in 2010. Sports Illustrated named McConnell-Serio the best 5-foot-4 basketball player - male or female - of all-time. She additionally was named to the USA Today All-Time Women’s Basketball Team. McConnell-Serio and her husband Pete are the parents of four children: Peter, Jordan, Mandi and Madison.

COACHING EXPERIENCE Duquesne University (2007- 2013) • 123-68 record in five seasons • led Dukes to school record 24 wins in 2011, 2013 -first 20-win season and post-season berth - five straight 20-win seasons and postseason berths USA Basetball (Summer 2011) • assistant coach for the gold-medal World University Games team Minnesota Lynx (2003-05) • 58-67 record in three-plus seasons • led Lynx to fi rst-ever post-season berth • 2004 WNBA Coach of the Year Oakland Catholic (1991-03) • 321-86 in 13 seasons • Three-time Pennsylvania State Champions • Two-time PIAA Finalist • Four District 7 Championships PLAYING EXPERIENCE Cleveland Rockers (1998-00) • Drafted 16th overall in 1998 WNBA Draft • 1998 Newcomer of the Year and All-WNBA First Team • Two-time recipient of Kim Perrot Sportsmanship Award United States Olympic Team (1988, 1992) • Won gold medal in 1988 (Barcelona) • Won bronze medal in 1992 (Seoul) Penn State University (1985-88) • Four NCAA Tournament appearances • 95-33 record • First Team All-American • Set NCAA record with 1,307 career assists; assists in a season (355) and single season assists per game (11.8) • 1985 and 1986 Atlantic 10 Champions • Winner of the Frances Pomeroy Naismith Award AWARDS AND HONORS • 2008 Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame • Best 5-4 player of all-time by Sports Illustrated • 1999 and 2010 Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year • USA Today All-Time Women’s Basketball Team • 2001 Western Pa. Sports Hall of Fame inductee

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DATE Sunday, Nov. 3


LOCATION Petersen Events Center

TIME 2 p.m.

Friday, Nov. 8

Fifth Annual School Day BUCKNELL

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Thursday, Nov. 14 Sunday, Nov. 17 Wednesday, Nov. 20 Saturday, Nov. 23 Tuesday, Nov. 26

at Ball State LAFAYETTE at Michigan at Loyola MOUNT ST. MARY’S

Muncie, Ind./Worthen Arena Petersen Events Center Ann Arbor, Mich./Crisler Center Baltimore, Md./Reitz Arena Petersen Events Center

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 1

Hometown vs. Hunger BUFFALO

Petersen Events Center

2 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 4 Saturday, Dec. 7 Sunday, Dec. 15


Petersen Events Center Staten Island, N.Y./Spiro Sports Center Petersen Events Center

7 p.m. Noon 2 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 19 Friday, Dec. 20 Saturday, Dec. 21

Duel in the Desert (Las Vegas, Nev.) vs. DePaul vs. Louisiana-Monroe vs. Washington

Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV) Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV) Thomas & Mack Center (UNLV)

3 p.m. 3 p.m. 3 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 29 Thursday, Jan. 2 Sunday, Jan. 5 Sunday, Jan. 12 Thursday, Jan. 16


Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center Charlottesville, Va./John Paul Jones Arena Clemson, S.C./Littlejohn Coliseum Petersen Events Center

6 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 7 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 19

Girl Scout Day *SYRACUSE (ESPN3)

Petersen Events Center

2 p.m.

Sunday, Jan. 26 Thursday, Jan. 30 Monday, Feb. 3 Thursday, Feb. 6 Sunday, Feb. 9 Thursday, Feb. 13

*at Duke *BOSTON COLLEGE (ESPN3) *GEORGIA TECH (ESPN3) *at Maryland *WAKE FOREST *at North Carolina

Durham, N.C./Cameron Indoor Petersen Events Center Petersen Events Center College Park, Md./Comcast Center Petersen Events Center Chapel Hill, N.C./Carmichael Arena

Sunday, Feb. 16

Pink the Petersen/Play 4Kay – Senior Day *CLEMSON

Petersen Events Center

2 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 20 Sunday, Feb. 23 Thursday, Feb. 27 Sunday, Mar. 2 Wed.-Sun., Mar. 5-9

*at Virginia Tech (ESPN3) *at Syracuse *N.C. STATE (ESPN3) *at Miami (Raycom) ACC Tournament

Blacksburg, Va./Cassell Coliseum Syracuse, N.Y./Carrier Dome Petersen Events Center Coral Gables, Fla./BankUnited Center Greensboro, N.C./Greensboro Coliseum

7 p.m. 1 p.m. 7 p.m. 1 p.m.

2 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 7 p.m. 2 p.m. 6 p.m. Pink the

All Times Eastern. All home games in BOLD CAPS. Television games in parentheses. # Camper Reunion/Youth Day Players will sign autographs after the following games: Nov. 8, Dec. 1, Dec. 29, Jan. 16, Jan. 19, Feb. 16 All game times are subject to change; *indicates Atlantic Coast Conference games; All home games played in the Petersen Events Center on the University of Pittsburgh campus. For ticket information, please call (800) 643-PITT or (412) 648-PITT.

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23 ASHLEE ANDERSON 5-9 ■ Senior (RS) ■ Guard Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young Magnet

ABOUT ASHLEE • Nicknamed Snaxs in high school by her coach’s husband. She would bring her lunch to practice every day and eat any food she had left after practice ended. Eventually her entire school, teammates, friends, peers and parents began calling her “Snaxs” and it soon became her new identity. • Ashlee’s grandmother used to refer to her as “Baby Rodman”, because her playing skills reminded her of NBA star Dennis Rodman. • Sister, Alexandria, runs track professionally for Nike. She was a 17-time All-American at University of Texas. Also a three-time Big 12 Champion (Indoor 60-meter dash, 4x100-meter relay, Outdoor 100-meter dash) and 19-time All-Big 12. • Ashlee broke her finger prior to the 2009-10 season and in doing so found out, she only has one tendon in her pinky. Each finger – normally – has two flexor tendons (then thumb has one). This is an extremely rare condition. • Her great grandmother, Mary Coley, is in the National Smithsonian for all her duties and accomplishments as a midwife in Georgia and surrounding areas. • Her great aunt, June Jackson, was White House organist/ pianist for the White House. • Studied abroad in London during the summer of 2012. • Active member of the Pitt SAAC (Student Athlete Advisory Council). • Earned her undergraduate degree in communications and is pursuing a second degree in media and professional communications.

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13 MARQUEL DAVIS 5-9 ■ Senior ■ Guard Fredericksburgh, Va./Stafford

ABOUT MARQUEL • Left-handed – one of two southpaw’s on this year’s squad and only lefty in her family. • Graduated as Stafford County (Virginia) High School’s all-time leading scorer. • Grandfather, Henry Brown, was 6-6 and played for a short time with the Washington Bullets (now the Wizards). • Loves to sing with her siblings; especially gospel songs. • Attended Holy Comforter/St. Cyprian School in Washington up until middle school – same school as her mother. • Favorite sports figure is Torrey Smith of the Baltimore Ravens. No surprise as Smith – a Super Bowl champion – is one of Davis’ high school friends, having even attended a Pitt women’s game last season at the Petersen Events Center to support Marquel. • Hopes to continue basketball career overseas after graduation and then move to the sports agent field. • Earned her undergraduate degree in communications and is pursuing a second degree in media and professional communications

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6-0 ■ Senior ■ Forward/Guard Baltimore, Md./Digital Harbor

ABOUT ASIA • Began playing basketball at age five. • Her body type has been compared to WNBA 2011 first overall draft pick Myra Moore. • Father James Logan III, who stands at 6-7, played basketball for Morgan State. Asia loves competing against her father who, she admits, often dunks on her. • Baltimore native who is huge Baltimore Ravens fan. Her favorite player is running back Ray Rice. • Will graduate in Spring 2014 with a dual major of administration of justice and legal studies

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34 CHYNA GOLDEN 6-2 ■ Junior ■ Forward/Center Neptune, N.J./Neptune

ABOUT CHYNA • Wears a size 14 in men’s shoes, size 16 in women’s, which means a lot of custom ordering. Her preferred choice is Zappos shoes, because they provide the biggest selection. • Wing-span measures 6-4’ 3/4 “ • She loves the popular Nickelodeon character SpongeBob SquarePants. • One of her favorite musical groups is Hall and Oates. She began listening to the band while on a trip with her parents. Her mom played the CD on their way to an AAU tournament because Chyna and her brother were tired of listening to the radio. • Favorite basketball player is Dwyane Wade, because his style of play is both aggressive and competitive. • In high school she won two state titles with the Neptune (NJ) Scarlet Fliers. • In addition to Chyna, four other members of her high school team (Neptune) are playing college hoops, attending Presbyterian College, Caldwell College and at Rutgers University (two). • communications major.

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3 BRIANNA KIESEL 5-7 ■ Junior ■ Guard Utica, N.Y./Thomas R. Proctor

ABOUT BRIANNA • Very athletic growing up, participating in soccer, basketball, and track and field. • Recorded the best 400 meter time in the seventh grade, logging 60 flat. • She refuses to eat bananas after an incident causing her to break her wrist. Before an 8:00 a.m., fifth grade AAU basketball game, her father had her eat a banana. Within two minutes into the game, Brianna attempted a shot but was pushed mid-air resulting in a broken wrist. She blames the banana for the incident. • Fishing is a hobby of hers even though she refuses to physically touch the fish. • Enjoys playing competitive basketball with her father, Steve, and refuses to let him win. • Shattered the all-time scoring (1,723 points), assists (479) and steals record (394) at Proctor High School • Third student-athlete from Proctor H.S. to play on a NCAA Division I team at Pitt. Pitt Director of Life Skills Penny Semaia, a 1999 Proctor graduate, played four seasons on the football team while another Proctor alum, Natalie Phillips played softball, at Pitt for two years. • Number (3) is retired at Proctor High School. • administration of justice major.

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51 CORA MCMANUS 6-0 ■ Junior ■ Center/Forward Seattle, Wash./Garfield

ABOUT CORA • Volunteered during spring 2011 in Guatemala, working with an organization called Global Visionaries’ – which aims to empower young people to become global leaders in creating a just and sustainable future. One of 40 people to travel to Central America for two weeks, building a school. • Mixed race family, Cora and her younger brother, Ian, were adopted by the McManus’ family as babies. Large family – Ian (16), Joey (18), Cora (20), Molly (25). Ian also plays basketball. • Father, Brian and mother, Karen were high school sweethearts in California. • Began playing basketball in the sixth grade because her school’s team needed more players. • Dad calls Cora” bug” – she’s not sure how he came up with that nickname. Everyone else calls her Cora Mae (full and given name). • Loves watching track and field, the world championships and the Olympics are her favorites. • A big fan of the water and any sport associated with it (wakeboarding and inner-tubing). • majoring in administration of justice.

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5-11 ■ Sophomore(RS) ■ Guard Gainesville, Fla./Potter’s House Christian Academy

ABOUT LOLIYA • Of Nigerian descent and was named to Nigerian National U19 Team prior to competing at Pitt. • Nickname is “Lo”. • Played at Potter’s House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. The Christian Lions, with five NCAA Division I recruits, finished the 2011 season ranked in several national polls: No. 3 in the USA Today Super 25 poll, No. 6 by ESPN Rise, and No. 4 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Writers’ Poll. • Was named a co-captain for the 2011-12 season (even though she didn’t play, was injured) as a true freshman. • Favorite hobbies include fishing, writing music, and writing poetry. • Relaxes best by writing and listening to poetry. • Does not plan on publishing any of her poetry or music in the future, but would like for others to hear her pieces. • Food of choice is seafood. Briggs prefers crabs and shrimp alfredo above anything else. • administration of justice major.

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25 BRITTANY GORDON 5-8 ■ Sophomore ■ Guard South Charleston, W. Va./South Charleston

ABOUT BRITTANY • Dad, Tony, was part of her high school coaching staff at South Charleston HS. • Father played at University of Charleston and is in the program’s Basketball Hall of Fame. Tony orginially committed to play at Duquesne University – but a coaching change meant a change for him, as well. • Favorite player is Kobe Bryant • Scored more than 1,000 points not only in high school, but also in middle school. • Was the 2012 Mountain Statwe Athletic Conference Player of the Year in 2012 • Brother, Eddie, is also a basketball player. He is a junior point guard at West Virginia Tech. Eddie played in 27 games last season, averaging 6.5 points per game. • From the long and short of things … Brittany and Bubbles Anderson have become the best of friends. • Enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

44 BUBBLES ANDERSON 6-11 ■ Freshman (RS) ■ Center Clarendon, Jamaica/Rutgers Prep (NJ)

ABOUT BUBBLES • Tallest teenager in the world at 6 feet, 11 inches. Also the tallest player in NCAA Division I women’s basketball – former Baylor standout and three-time All-American Brittney Griner stood at 6-8. • Discovered and featured on a documentary in 2010 on The Learning Channel entitled, The World’s Tallest Children. • Made an appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show after earning the title the tallest teenager in the world. • Nickname since her early childhood is Bubbles based on her out-going personality. • Prior to her arrival in the U.S., attended Edwin Allen Comprehensive High School in her native Jamaica. • Was a member of the Jamaican U16 netball team and the U14 netball squad. Netball is a game popular in the Caribbean, which involves seven players per team as they attempt to get a ball into a basket without a backboard. • Has one sister, Kimberly Anderson (22), who stands 6-4 • Played at Rutgers Prep in Central New Jersey for head coach Mary Klinger. Klinger was the 2011 Coach of the East Squad at the McDonald’s All-American High School game. • Enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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14 FRÉDÉRIQUE POTVIN 5-11 ■ Freshman ■ Guard Montreal, Canada/Vanier College

ABOUT FRED • First language is French. • Even though a freshman athletically; is one of the oldest members of the team – will turn 20 next March. • 2013 Quebec Player of the Year. • Member of the Canada National Team. • Favorite food is sushi or any seafood. • Enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences. • Would like to work in social work field after graduation.

22 CHELSEA WELCH 5-9 ■ Freshman ■ Guard Kettering, Ohio/Fairmont

ABOUT CHELSEA • Helped high school capture the state title her senior year at Fairmont. • Only left-handed person in her family and now the second southpaw on the team. • Uncle played basketball at Wright State University. • Father, Brian, coached Chelsea from the age of 5 to age 14. • Has a passion for photography. • Enjoys singing. • Enrolled in the Dietrich School of Arts & Sciences.

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ACC: TRADITION OF EXCELLENCE Consistency. It is the mark of true excellence in any endeavor. However, in today’s intercollegiate athletics, competition has become so balanced and so competitive that it is virtually impossible to maintain a high level of consistency. Yet the Atlantic Coast Conference has defied the odds. Now, in its 61st year of competition, the ACC has long enjoyed the reputation as one of the strongest and most competitive intercollegiate conferences in the nation. And that is not mere conjecture, the numbers support it. Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 131 NCAA championships, including 69 in women’s competition and 62 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC studentathletes 150 times in men’s competition and 105 times in women’s action. Given the ACC’s strong history and the strengthening of its ranks with the additions of Notre Dame, Pitt and Syracuse in 2013, followed by Louisville in 2014, those numbers – and the league’s long standing tradition of excellence– appear destined to only grow greater in the years ahead. ACC POINTS OF PRIDE

• The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C. with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, NC State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws. On December 4, 1953, conference officials met again at Sedgefield and officially admitted the University of Virginia as the league’s eighth member. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971 when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978 when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University. The conference then expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league’s 12th member starting with the 2005-06 academic year. On September 18, 2011, the Atlantic Coast Conference Council of Presidents unanimously voted to accept the University of Pittsburgh and Syracuse University as new members. Their inclusion will begin by July 1, 2013.

• Since the league’s inception in 1953, ACC schools have captured 127 NCAA championships, including 67 in women’s competition and 60 in men’s. In addition, NCAA individual titles have gone to ACC student-athletes 145 times in men’s competition and 104 times in women’s action. • In the 2011-12 season, four NCAA titles were captured by ACC teams, with championships from Virginia (Women’s Rowing), North Carolina (Men’s Soccer), Maryland (Field Hockey) and Boston College (Men’s Ice Hockey). • In the latest “Best Colleges” rankings released by US News & World Report, the ACC leads the way among BCS automatic-qualifying conferences, with a combined average ranking of 49.2. The ACC placed seven schools in the Top 38, three more than any other conference. The ACC is the only conference to have every school ranked in the Top 120 and have at least one school in the Top 10 every year since 2006. • A leader among the BCS conferences for APR and GSR, league teams are among the high percentage of athletic teams at Division I colleges and universities that meet standards and excel academically. In addition, the ACC leads all BCS automatic-qualifying conferences in number of teams above the average score in football and baseball. 2011 marks the fifth straight year that the ACC has had at least four women’s basketball programs score 100, making it the only BCS automatic-qualifying conference to do so. • Since its inception in 1981, the institutions of the ACC have won the most AFCA Academic Achievement Awards with 20 (including ties) (Duke – 12, Virginia – 2, Boston College – 4, Wake Forest – 1, Miami – 1). • Some of the most influential people in world history have been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship to pursue post-graduate education at Oxford University in England. The oldest international fellowships have been earned by a few extraordinary ACC student-athletes. Some of the names on this list include Maryland basketball player Tom McMillen, Florida State football player Myron Rolle, Duke tennis player Julia Parker Goyer and Florida State track and field student-athlete Garrett Johnson. • The ACCIAC is a special commitment of the 12 university presidents and the conference office to enhance academic excellence. Funded by a portion of the revenues from the Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game,

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the ACCIAC works to advance the quality of education for all undergraduate students by sharing academic and administrative resources and by hosting conferences that bring together experts from all our campuses. • ACC Postgraduate Scholarships: The WeaverJames-Corrigan and Jim and Pat Thacker scholarships are awarded to selected student-athletes--three from each league institution--who intend to pursue a graduate degree following completion of their undergraduate requirements. Each recipient receives $5,000 to contribute to their graduate education. Each recipient has performed with distinction in both the classroom and in his/her respective sport, while also demonstrating exemplary conduct in the community. In addition, four student-athletes who intend to compete at the Olympic or professional level receive Weaver-James-Corrigan Honorary Awards in recognition of their outstanding performance in both athletic competition and the classroom throughout their collegiate careers. • Honda Award Winners are selected in each of the 12 NCAA-sanctioned sports by voting among 1,000 NCAA member schools and the board of directors of the Collegiate Women Sports Awards Program. Each woman is selected not only for her superior athletic skills, but also for her leadership abilities, academic excellence and eagerness to participate in community service. The ACC has had 51 (or 57, if counting before schools were members) student-athletes earn the top award in their respective sport. • In 2012-13, the ACC placed four schools in the Top 20 of the final Division I Learfield Sports Directors’ Cup Standings: North Carolina at No. 8, Florida State at No 11, Duke at No. 12 and Virginia at No. 20. This marked the 12th consecutive year that the ACC placed four or more teams among the Top 30.


The Conference currently conducts championship competition in 25 sports – 12 for men and 13 for women. The first ACC championship was held in swimming on February 25, 1954. The conference did not conduct championships in cross country, wrestling or tennis during the first year. The 12 sports for men include football, cross country, soccer, basketball, swimming & diving, indoor and outdoor track & field, wrestling, baseball, tennis, golf and lacrosse. Fencing, which was started in 1971, was discontinued in 1981. Women’s sports were initiated in 1977 with the first championship meet being held in tennis at Wake Forest University. Championships for women are currently conducted in cross country, volleyball, field hockey, soccer, basketball, swimming & diving, indoor and outdoor track &

field, tennis, golf, lacrosse, softball and rowing.


The Atlantic Coast Conference was founded on May 8, 1953, at the Sedgefield Inn near Greensboro, N.C., with seven charter members - Clemson, Duke, Maryland, North Carolina, North Carolina State, South Carolina and Wake Forest - drawing up the conference by-laws. The withdrawal of seven schools from the Southern Conference came early on the morning of May 8, 1953, during the Southern Conference’s annual spring meeting. On June 14, 1953, the seven members met in Raleigh, N.C., where a set of bylaws was adopted and the name became officially the Atlantic Coast Conference. Suggestions from fans for the name of the new conference appeared in the region’s newspapers prior to the meeting in Raleigh. Some of the names suggested were: Dixie, Mid South, Mid Atlantic, East Coast, Seaboard, Colonial, Tobacco, Blue-Gray, Piedmont, Southern Seven and the Shoreline. Duke’s Eddie Cameron recommended that the name of the conference be the Atlantic Coast Conference, and the motion was passed unanimously. The meeting concluded with each member institution assessed $200.00 to pay for conference expenses. On December 4, 1953, conference officials met again at Sedgefield and officially admitted the University of Virginia as the league’s eighth member. The first, and only, withdrawal of a school from the ACC came on June 30, 1971, when the University of South Carolina tendered its resignation. The ACC operated with seven members until April 3, 1978, when the Georgia Institute of Technology was admitted. The Atlanta school had withdrawn from the Southeastern Conference in January of 1964. The ACC expanded to nine members on July 1, 1991, with the addition of Florida State University. The conference expanded to 11 members on July 1, 2004, with the addition of the University of Miami and Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. On October 17, 2003, Boston College accepted an invitation to become the league’s 12th member starting July 1, 2005.On September 18, 2011, the ACC extended formal invitations to Pitt and Syracuse. The league announced it had accepted Notre Dame as a new member (all sports except for football) on September 12, 2012. The ACC officially grew to 15 members on July 1, 2013 as Pitt, Syracuse and Notre Dame officially entered the league amidst a huge celebration in New York City. On November 28, 2012, the ACC announced the acceptance of the University of Louisville with an official entry date of July 1, 2014.

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s we look ahead to our 61st season, and first as a 15 member league, we look forward with a great deal of anticipation. As I’ve said before, the composition of the long term membership of the ACC has never been stronger. Geographically, we are moving forward as a true Atlantic Coast Conference with membership spanning the entire Eastern seaboard and even into the Midwest with the addition of Notre Dame and soon Louisville. Just within our footprint, the ACC will have the most television households and the highest population of any conference nationally. And it is also projected that by 2030, 55 percent of the U.S. population will lie within the northeast and southern states, prime ACC territory. The combination of our marketplace opportunities, along with the population numbers both current and projected, give this league enormous potential in both

the near and the distant future. As it relates to an ACC channel, we continue to work through the process of strategically evaluating whether a channel makes sense for our league and for our television partner. The discussions with ESPN are ongoing, and our focus of making sure ACC content continues to be available any time, any place, and anywhere remains a priority. Now, let’s talk about ACC basketball and the season ahead. This year we welcome coaches Mike Bray of Notre Dame, Jamie Dixon of Pitt and Jim Boeheim of Syracuse. Obviously none of them are strangers to college basketball success. And when you combine the accomplishments of all 15 league coaches, the accolades are staggering. And more than any other collection of conference coaches. Here are just a few: Over 5,600 career wins, combined winning percentage of 67 percent; seven national titles; 23 Final Four appearances, and 15 National Championship game appearances. This group also records a winning percentage of 65 percent in NCAA Tournament play, 66 Sweet 16 appearances, 33 regional final appearances; 11 have made at least one Sweet 16 appearance, and six have appeared in a regional final. When you look at the winningest programs in NCAA history, three of the top 5, four of the Top 10, and five of the Top 25, are now ACC members. I’d also like to take the opportunity to acknowledge that three of the five active Division I coaches in the Naismith Hall of Fame are at the helm of ACC programs, and Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski, North Carolina’s Roy Williams and Syracuse’s Jim Boeheim. As many of you and our coaches have indicated, this may be the strongest collection of basketball programs

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ever assembled in one conference. And that is exciting. As I have said, the competition within the league will be brutal, and obviously I mean that in a very positive sense. I know that I’m looking forward to it and it should be a lot of fun for fans, players, and those of you that are covering ACC basketball alike. From a television perspective, the 2013 14 schedule features all time highs in the number of televised games and national appearances for our league. As has been the case in recent years, every ACC controlled basketball game will be available to our fans nationwide on one platform or another. Through our relationship with ESPN, we have the ability to maximize the platforms for every fan to see ACC basketball. From traditional television to progressive digital and mobile platforms like ESPN3 and WatchESPN, ACC content is truly available everywhere. In addition to ESPN, the ACC Network through Raycom continues to be broader than ever before, with a reach of over 68 million households and no geographic parameters on the distribution. The ACC Network is now in 16 of the top 20 major markets, including New York, L.A., Chicago, Philadelphia, Seattle, Phoenix, Minneapolis, Denver, Cleveland, Pittsburgh, Indianapolis Kansas City and Salt Lake City. Following the regular season, the 2014 ACC

basketball tournament will be televised nationally by ESPN, as well as on all of our syndicated ACC Network channels. And once again, this year, there will be no blackouts on either platform. The upcoming regular season obviously will provide our fans with ACC basketball appointment viewing, as well. For a third year in a row, ten of ESPNU’s broadcasts will be aired exclusively on the ACC Sunday night basketball package, which is preceded by a half hour ACC Sunday night pregame show. This year’s ACC Sunday night package tips off on Sunday, January 5th, with the North Carolina at Wake Forest game. In addition to Sunday nights, ACC basketball is making its debut as part of ESPN’s Big Monday, which will feature weekly Monday night league games from January 13 to March 3 starting at 7:00 PM each Monday evening. The ever popular College Game Day will also make two stops on ACC campuses during its eight week run. The first will be on Saturday, February 1, for the Duke at Syracuse game, and the second will take place on Saturday, March 8, when North Carolina and Duke play in Cameron on the final weekend of the season. This March, all of our teams will again travel to Greensboro for the 61st annual tournament. It will be the 25th time the event has been held at the Greensboro

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ACC COMMSSIONER JOHN SWOFFORD Coliseum, which has hosted the tournament more than any other venue. Our tournament format will continue to feature all league members, and we’ll begin with three games on Wednesday, followed by four on Thursday and Friday, two on Saturday, and the Championship Game on Sunday afternoon. The top four seeds will continue to receive byes into Friday’s quarterfinal round.

that’s you know, our history has been a very proud one from a basketball standpoint, and I think over the years, this league has arguably year in and year out been as good as anybody on a consistent basis. The schools we have added most recently and going back a few years and with Louisville coming next year, they are coming from a great conference, as well, from a basketball standpoint. So we are bringing some terrific programs with great history and tradition from an Since you were just talking about the ACC excellent conference and adding that to the great history tournament, when you go to Greensboro and tradition and programs that are already a part of the this year and you do expand to three games and Atlantic Coast Conference. I think that’s what’s brought Wednesday like you talked about, and the new us to this point of strength. teams, how do you expect that’s going to impact that tournament as far as interest, fan interest, people How likely is it that the ACC men’s basketball coming? What are you looking for this coming year? tournament will eventually move to New York JOHN SWOFFORD: Well, obviously this will be the City, and if it does, do you still envision a scenario first time that we’ve done that. And we’ve looked at where it rotates back to Greensboro? some other conferences that have put on tournaments JOHN SWOFFORD: I wouldn’t want to handicap that, of this size and what they have learned from what they but I think you have to consider that with our footprint now, are doing and have done. We are in the process of that New York City is a prominent part of our footprint. deciding exactly how Wednesday will be handled. And And while I don’t know that any college particularly it may be, we haven’t finalized that yet, and we will in owns New York City, I think there’s great interest there the reasonably near future come out with how we are in college basketball. I think there’s great interest in going to ticket that particular day and how we are going and respect for the Atlantic Coast Conference and the to address that particular day, because it is different basketball programs that are in our conference. It’s the than anything we’ve had before. But with the depth of media capital of the world. It’s a great college basketball the tournament and the depth that we have with the 15 city. So there’s certainly some logic to the tournament teams we have in this league right now, that will be some potentially being in the New York market at some point good basketball on Wednesday. But we’ve got to make in time. Some of that, if we were to be in New York, some decisions as to how we ticket it and so forth, and is based on venue availability and timing of that venue we are in the process of addressing that now. Karl Hicks availability. The tournament really was built in the state of is coordinating that, and we have actually put together North Carolina in the early years and has enjoyed great a sub committee of representatives from our schools to success there every time that it’s been played there, take a look at that in terms of the best way to go about whether it’s in Greensboro or whether it’s in Charlotte or that additional day of the tournament. even in the days when it was in Reynolds Coliseum in Raleigh when it started. So certainly our league, former You mentioned earlier about how people are older members and newer members have great respect talking about this collection of teams as the for that, as well. And I think the question you’re asking best ever. After the way the national kind of agenda really leads to this fact: With our footprint, and the quality has gone the last couple years, the ACC is down; it’s of institutions and programs that we have, it just gives us slipping. How gratifying is it to have people look at opportunities in front of us that we haven’t had in the past. And that includes potentially being in some markets with the ACC basketball in that way again? JOHN SWOFFORD: Well, it’s very gratifying. I mean, a tournament that we’ve never been in before.




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Location: Chestnut Hill, Mass. Founded: 1863 Enrollment: 14,500 Nickname: Eagles School Colors: Maroon & Gold Joined the ACC: July 1, 2005 President: Rev. William P. Leahy, S.J. Athletic Director: Brad Bates Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Silvio O. Conte Forum Capacity: 8,606

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Name Garland Owens Steve Perpiglia Eddie Odio KC Caudill Darryl Hicks William Magarity Ryan Anderson John Cain Carney Drew Jacobs Sam Donahue Lonnie Jackson Olivier Hanlan Alex Dragicevich Dennis Clifford Joe Rahon Danny Rubin Patrick Heckmann

Cl. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

Pos. F G F C G F F F G G G G F C G G G

Ht. 6-5 5-10 6-8 6-11 6-2 6-11 6-9 6-9 6-2 6-1 6-4 6-4 6-8 7-1 6-2 6-6 6-6

Wt. 203 168 209 269 186 225 216 223 191 178 182 184 211 250 195 198 208

Hometown Gaithersburg, Md. Broomall, Pa. Miami, Fla. Brea, Calif. Louisville, Ky. Stockholm, Sweden Lakewood, Calif. Philadelphia, Pa. Mendham, N.J. Pawcatuck, Conn. Valencia, Calif. Aylmer, Quebec Northbrook, Ill. Bridgewater, Mass. San Diego, Calif. Chevy Chase, Md. Mainz, Germany

Head Coach: Steve Donahue Assistant Coaches: Nat Graham, Akbar Waheed, Izzi Metz





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Name Amber Cooper Nicole Boudreau Alexa Coulombe Lauren Engeln Shayra Brown Kristen Doherty Emilee Daley Kelly Hughes Kami Mickens Karima Gabriel Victoria Lesko Kat Cooper Katie Zenevitch

Cl. Fr. So. So. R-Jr. Sr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. R-So. Jr. Jr. Sr.

Pos. C G F G G/F G/F G/F G G F/C F G/F F

Ht. 6-4 5-9 6-2 5-11 5-9 5-11 6-1 5-11 5-5 6-2 6-2 6-0 6-3

Hometown New Orleans, La. Andover/Andover, Mass. Catherine/McAuley/Falmouth, Maine Connecticut/Laguna Hills, Calif. Bishop Ford/Brooklyn, N.Y. Holtsville, N.Y. Sharon, Mass. Point Pleasant, N.J. Westlake, Texas Manchester, N.H. Rumson, N.J. Tacoma, Wash. Methuen, Mass.

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Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-9 5-10 5-7 6-3 6-3 5-11 6-3 5-9 5-10 5-7 6-0

Hometown Irvington, NJ. Durham, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Austin, Texas College Park, Ga. Hertford, N.C. St. Paul, Minn. Peachtree Corners, Ga. Orangeburg, S.C. Alpharetta, Ga. Alpharetta, Ga. Decatur, Ga. Decatur, Ga.

Location: Clemson, S.C. Founded: 1889 Enrollment: 19,453 Nickname: Tigers School Colors: Clemson Orange & Regalia Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 President: James F. Barker Athletic Director: Dan Radakovich Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Littlejohn Coliseum Capacity: 11,020

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Name Austin Ajukwa Carson Fields Adonis Filer Patrick Rooks Jaron Blossomgame Rod Hall Devin Coleman Jordan Roper Damarcus Harrison K.J. McDaniels Josh Smith Landry Nnoko Ibrahim Djambo Sidy Djitte

Cl. Fr. Jr. So. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr.

Pos. G/F G G G F G G G G F F C F C

Hometown Columbia, S.C. Pewee Valley, Ky. Chicago, Ill. Charlotte, N.C. Alpharetta, Ga. Augusta, Ga. Philadelphia, Pa. Columbia, S.C. Greenwood, S.C. Birmingham, Ala. Charlotte, N.C. Yaounde, Cameroon Bamako, Mali Dakar, Senegal

Head Coach: Brad Brownell Assistants: Mike Winiecki, Earl Grant, Steve Smith




Head Coach: Erik Johnson Associate Head Coach: Yvonne Hawkins Assistant Coaches: Shelley Sheetz, Lisa Faulkner

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Name Charmaine Tay Chelsea Lindsay Abrea Harris Kelly Gramlich Aisha Turner Quinyotta Pettaway Sade Chatman Paige Mosley Nyilah Jamison- Myers Jordan Gaillard Nikki Dixon Chancie Dunn Aneesah Daniels

Cl. R-Jr. Jr. Fr. Jr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Sr. R-So.

Pos. G G G G G F/C F/C G/F F/C G G/F G F/C

Head Coach: Audra Smith Assistants: Daryl Oliver, Marc Wilson, Kayla Ard

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Location: Durham, N.C. Founded: 1838 Enrollment: 6,247 Nickname: Blue Devils School Colors: Duke Blue & White Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 President: Dr. Richard H. Brodhead Athletic Director: Kevin White Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Cameron Indoor Stadium Capacity: 9,314

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Name Jabari Parker Quinn Cook Tyler Thornton Rodney Hood Alex Murphy Matt Jones Rasheed Sulaimon Josh Hairston Semi Ojeleye Amile Jefferson Andre Dawkins Marshall Plumlee Nick Pagliuca Todd Zafirovski

Cl. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. So. Gr. So. Fr. Gr.

Pos. F G G F F G G F F F G C G F

Ht. 6-8 6-2 6-2 6-8 6-9 6-4 6-4 6-8 6-7 6-9 6-5 7-0 6-3 6-9

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Hometown Chicago, Ill. Washington, D.C. Washington, D.C. Meridian, Miss. Wakefield, R.I. DeSoto, Texas Houston, Texas Fredericksburg, Va. Ottawa, Kan. Philadelphia, Pa. Chesapeake, Va. Warsaw, Ind. Weston, Mass. Lake Forest, Ill.

Head Coach: Mike Krzyzewski Assistants: Steve Wojciechowski, Jeff Capel, Nate James





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Name Elizabeth Williams Alexis Jones Kianna Holland Chloé Wells Katie Heckman Chelsea Gray Ka’lia Johnson Richa Jackson Kendall McCravey-Cooper Oderah Chidom Rebecca Greenwell Amber Henson Tricia Liston Haley Peters Jenna Frush

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Ht. 6-3 5-8 5-9 5-7 6-4 5-11 5-10 6-0 6-4 6-4 6-1 6-4 6-1 6-3 5-6

Hometown Virginia Beach, Va. Irving, Texas Seneca, S.C. Colton, Calif. Centennial, Colo. Manteca, Calif. Chester, Va. Midwest City, Okla. Carson, Calif. Oakland, Calif. Owensboro, Ky. Tampa, Fla. River Forest, Ill. Red Bank, N.J. Durham, N.C.

Location: Tallahassee, Fla. Founded: 1851 Enrollment: 41,000 Nickname: Seminoles School Colors: Garnet & Gold Joined the ACC: July 1, 1991 President: Dr. Eric Barron Athletic Director: Stan Wilcox Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Donald L. Tucker Center Capacity: 12,500

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Name Devon Bookert Jarquez Smith Okaro White Kiel Turpin Robert Gilchrist Boris Bojanovsky Xavier Rathan-Mayes Aaron Thomas Ian Miller Montay Brandon Joell Hopkins Brandon Allen Michael Ojo

Cl. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. So. Sr. So. Jr. Fr. So.

Pos. G F F C F C G G G G F F C

Ht. 6-3 6-9 6-8 7-0 6-9 7-3 6-4 6-5 6-3 6-7 6-6 6-6 7-1

Wt. 185 225 204 225 220 240 210 195 186 216 205 190 290

Hometown Anchorage, Alaska Haddock, Ga. Clearwater, Fla. Normal, Ill. London, England Bratislava, Slovak Republic Scarborough, Ontario Cincinnati, Ohio Charlotte, N.C. Greensboro, N.C. Durham, N.C. Milton, Fla. Lagos, Nigeria

Ht. 6-5 6-2 5-7 5-2 5-8 5-8 6-1 5-4 6-0 6-3 6-3

Hometown Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Lake Mary, Fla. Kansas City, Mo. Kissimmee, Fla. Fort Walton Beach, Fla. Arlington, Texas Macon, Ga. Neptune, N.J. Lawrenceville, Ga. Toledo, Ohio Bishop, Ga.

Head Coach: Leonard Hamilton Assistants: Stan Jones, Dennis Gates, Charlton Young




Head Coach: Joanne P. McCallie Assistant Coaches: Al Brown, Candice M. Jackson, Hernando Planells

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Name Kai James Morgan Jones Emiah Bingley Yashira “Cheetah” Delgado Brittany Brown Maegan Conwright Ivey Slaughter Shakena Richardson Lauren Coleman Natasha Howard Gabrielle Bevillard

Cl. Pos. Fr. C R-So. G/F So. G Sr. G Fr. G Sr. G Fr. F Jr. G R-Jr. F Sr. F Fr. F

Head Coach: Sue Semrau Associate Head Coach: Lance White Assistants: Ron Hughey, Brooke Wyckoff

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Location: Atlanta, Ga. Founded: 1885 Enrollment: 19,393 Nickname: Yellow Jackets, Ramblin’ Wreck School Colors: Old Gold & White Joined the ACC: April 1, 1978 President: Dr. G.P. “Bud” Peterson Athletic Director: Mike Bobinski Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: McCamish Pavilion Capacity: 8,600

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Name Garland Owens Steve Perpiglia Eddie Odio KC Caudill Darryl Hicks William Magarity Ryan Anderson John Cain Carney Drew Jacobs Sam Donahue Lonnie Jackson Olivier Hanlan Alex Dragicevich Dennis Clifford Joe Rahon Danny Rubin Patrick Heckmann

Cl. Fr. So. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. So. Fr. Jr. So. Jr. Jr. So. Sr. Jr.

Pos. F G F C G F F F G G G G F C G G G

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Hometown Gaithersburg, Md. Broomall, Pa. Miami, Fla. Brea, Calif. Louisville, Ky. Stockholm, Sweden Lakewood, Calif. Philadelphia, Pa. Mendham, N.J. Pawcatuck, Conn. Valencia, Calif. Aylmer, Quebec Northbrook, Ill. Bridgewater, Mass. San Diego, Calif. Chevy Chase, Md. Mainz, Germany

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Name Dawnn Maye Aaliyah Whiteside Kaela Davis Kymberly Ellison Katarina Vuckovic Nariah Taylor Frida Fogdemark Tyaunna Marshall Sydney Wallace Shayla Bivins Donnaizha Fountain Gabrielle Holston Roddreka Rogers

Cl. Pos. Sr. G So. G/F Fr. G So. G Fr. F So. C Sr. G Sr. G Jr. G R-Sr. C Fr. G Fr. G/F So. F

Ht. 5-6 6-0 6-2 5-7 6-3 6-5 6-1 5-9 5-8 6-5 6-0 6-0 6-0

Hometown Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. Memphis, Tenn. Buford, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Smeredevo, Serbia Indianapolis, Ind. Södertälje, Sweden Upper Marlboro, Md. Johns Creek, Ga. Jacksonville, Fla. Roxbury, Mass. Margaret, Ala. Charlotte, N.C.

Ht. 6-8 6-8 6-3 6-1 6-6 6-8 5-9 5-10 6-9 6-7 6-5 6-8 6-5 6-5 6-9 6-9

Wt. 260 230 195 190 205 205 150 155 225 220 190 220 215 185 240 265


Head Coach: MaChelle Joseph Assistants: M.L. Willis, Michael Wholey, Deja Foster


Name Charles Mitchell Evan Smotrycz Roddy Peters Seth Allen Nick Faust Jake Layman Varun Ram Conner Lipinski Spencer Barks John Auslander Jacob Susskind Jonathan Graham Dez Wells A.J. Metz Damonte Dodd Shaquille Cleare

Cl. So. Jr. Fr. So. Jr. So. Jr. So. Jr. Sr Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. So.

Pos. F F G G G G/F G G F F G F G/F SF F C

Hometown Atlanta, Ga. Reading, Mass. District Heights, Md. Woodbridge, Va. Baltimore, Md. Wrentham, Mass. Clarksville, Md. Gambrills, Md. Poolesville, Md. Herndon, Va. West Orange, N.J. Baltimore, Md. Raleigh, N.C. Leesburg, Va. Centreville, Md. Andros, Bahamas

Head Coach: Mark Turgeon Assistant Coaches: Dalonte Hill, Bino Ranson, Scott Spinelli


Location: College Park, Md. Founded: 1856 Enrollment: 35,329 Nickname: Terrapins, Terps School Colors: Red, White, Black & Gold Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 President: Wallace D. Loh Athletic Director: Kevin Anderson Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Comcast Center Capacity: 17,100

No. 0 1 2 4 5 10 11 12 15 23 24 25 32 33 35 44

No. 0 1 3 4 5 13 15 21 22 25 32 33 40 42

Name Sequoia Austin Laurin Mincy Brene Moseley Lexie Brown Malina Howard Alicia DeVaughn Chloe Pavlech Essence Townsend Tierney Pfirman Alyssa Thomas A’Lexus Harrison Shatori Walker-Kimbrough Katie Rutan Brionna Jones

Cl. Pos. Sr. G R-Jr. G R-So. G Fr. G So. C Sr. C So. G. R-Sr. C So. F Sr. F Fr. F Fr. F R-Sr. G Fr. C

Ht. 5-5 6-0 5-7 5-9 6-4 6-4 5-9 6-7 6-2 6-2 6-0 5-11 5-8 6-3

Hometown Greenbelt, Md. Newark, N.J. Burtonsville, Md. Suwanee, Ga. Twinsburg, Ohio West Palm Beach, Fla. Cincinnati, Ohio Paterson, N.J. Williamsport, Pa. Harrisburg, Pa. Baltimore, Md. Aliquippa, Pa. Ambler, Pa. Havre de Grace, Md.

Head Coach: Brenda Frese Associate Head Coach: Tina Langley Assistant Coaches: Marlin Chinn, David Adkins

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Location: Miami, Fla. Founded: 1925 Enrollment: 15,520 Nickname: Hurricanes School Colors: Orange, Green & White Joined the ACC: July 1, 2004 President: Dr. Donna E. Shalala Athletic Director: Blake James Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: BankUnited Center Capacity: 7,000

No. 1 2 3 4 5 10 11 12 13 15 20 21 22 23 25 35

Name Deandre Burnett Cornelius Elder Steve Sorenson Raphael Akpejiori Davon Reed Sheldon McClellan Mike Fernandez Justin Heller Angel Rodriguez Rion Brown Manu Lecomte Erik Swoope Donnavan Kirk Tonye Jekiri Garrius Adams James Kelly

Cl. Fr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Gr. So. Gr. Jr.

Pos. G G G F G G G G G G G F F C G F

Ht. 6-2 5-10 6-0 6-9 6-6 6-5 6-1 6-2 5-11 6-6 5-9 6-5 6-9 7-0 6-3 6-7

Wt. 191 173 161 241 208 206 189 177 181 211 160 220 220 235 200 246

Hometown Miami, Fla. Nashvillle, Tenn. Dallas, Texas Lagos, Nigeria Ewing, N.J. Houston, Texas Coral Gables, Fla. Boca Raton, Fla. Cupay, P.R. Hinesville, Ga. Brussels, Belgium Lake Elsinore, Calif. Pontiac, Mich. Hialeah, Fla. Apex, N.C. Ann Arbor, Mich.

Ht. 5-9 5-6 5-10 5-8 5-8 5-10 6-1 6-2 5-9 5-11 6-1

Hometown Detroit, Mich. Gainesville, Fla. Atlanta, Ga. Naples, Fla. West Park, Fla. Los Angeles, Calif. Marietta, Ga. Davie, Fla. Newport News, Va. Minneapolis, Minn. Monroe, La.

Head Coach: Jim Larranaga Assistants: Eric Konkol, Michael Huger, Chris Caputo





No. 1 3 5 10 12 15 20 21 23 33 50

Name Caprice Dennis Jessica Thomas Nigia Greene Michelle Woods Krystal Saunders Necole Sterling Keyona Hayes Jassany Williams Adrienne Motley Suriya McGuire Maria Brown

Cl. Pos. So. G Fr. G Fr. G Jr. G Sr. G Jr. F So. F R-Jr. F Fr. G Jr. G Sr. F

Location: Chapel Hill, N.C. Founded: 1789 Enrollment: 26,878 Nickname: Tar Heels School Colors: Carolina Blue & White Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 President: Kevin M. Fitzgerald Athletic Director: Bubba Cunningham Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Dean E. Smith Center Capacity: 21,572 Basketball Arena (Women): Carmichael Arena Capacity: 8,010

No. 0 2 3 4 5 11 13 14 15 21 22 30 34 42 43 55

Name Nate Britt Leslie McDonald Kennedy Meeks Luke Davis Marcus Paige Brice Johnson J.P. Tokoto Desmond Hubert P.J. Hairston Jackson Simmons Isaiah Hicks James Manor Denzel Robinson Joel James James Michael McAdoo Wade Moody

Cl. Fr. Sr. Fr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Sr. Sr, So. Jr. Sr.

Pos. G G F G G F F F G F F F F F F G

Ht. 5-11 6-5 6-9 6-0 6-1 6-9 6-5 6-10 6-6 6-7 6-8 6-6 6-4 6-10 6-9 6-0

Wt. 165 215 290 175 175 210 200 225 220 225 220 220 220 280 230 175

Hometown Upper Marlboro, Md. Memphis, Tenn. Charlotte, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Marion, Iowa Orangeburg, S.C. Menmonee Falls, Wisc. Cream Ridge, N.J. Greensboro, N.C. Webster, N.C. Oxford, N.C. Carrboro, N.C. Chapel Hill, N.C. West Palm Beach, Fla. Norfolk, Va. Mt. Airy, N.C.

Head Coach: Roy Williams Assistants: Steve Robinson, C.B. McGrath, Hubert Davis




Head Coach: Katie Meier Assistants: Octavia Blue, Carolyn Kieger, Darrick Gibbs

No. 1 2 3 10 11 13 15 22 23 24 30 31 34

Name Stephanie Mavunga Latifah Coleman Megan Buckland Danielle Butts Brittany Rountree Hillary Fuller Allisha Gray N’Dea Bryant Diamond DeShields Jessica Washington Hillary Summers Erika Johnson Xylina McDaniel

Cl. Pos. Fr. F Jr. G So. G Jr. G Jr. G R-Fr. F Fr. G So. G Fr. G Fr. G R-Fr. F Jr. G So. F

Ht. 6-3 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-9 6-2 6-0 6-0 6-1 5-8 6-2 6-2 6-2

Hometown Indianapolis, Ind. Pageland, S.C. High Point, N.C. Winterville, N.C. Jacksonville, Fla. Jacksonville, Fla. Sandersville, Ga. Goose Creek, S.C. Norcross, Ga. Tulsa, Okla. Fayetteville, N.C. Seattle, Wash. Columbia, S.C.

Head Coach: Sylvia Hatchell Associate Head Coach: Andrew Calder Assistants: Tracey Williams-Johnson, Ivory Latta Special Assistant to the Head Coach: Billy Lee

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Location: Raleigh, N.C. Founded: 1887 Enrollment: 29,957 Nickname: Wolfpack School Colors: Red & White Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 Chancellor: William Randolph “Randy” Woodson Athletic Director: Deborah Yow Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: PNC Arena Capacity: 19,722

No. 1 2 5 10 12 14 15 20 21 22 24 25 30 32 34

Name Trevor Lacey Anthony ‘Cat’ Barber Desmond Lee Lennard Freeman Tyler Lewis Jordan Vandenberg Chris Brickhouse Patrick Wallace Beejay Anya Ralston Turner T.J. Warren Chase Cannon Staats Battle Kyle Washington Jevoni Robinson

Cl. Jr. Fr. Jr. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Jr.

Pos. G G G F G C F G F G F G G F F

Ht. 6-3 6-2 6-4 6-8 5-11 7-1 6-5 6-1 6-9 6-5 6-8 6-4 6-6 6-9 6-8

Wt. 215 165 194 235 157 264 205 180 275 209 233 189 191 215 216

Hometown Huntsville, Ala. Hampton, Va. Norfolk, Va. Washington, D.C. Statesville, N.C. Melbourne, Australia Raleigh, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Gaithersburg, Md. Muscle Shoals, Ala. Durham, N.C. Morehead City, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Champlin, Minn Charlotte, N.C.

Ht. 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-8 5-11 5-11 6-1 5-9 5-8 5-11 6-5 6-0 6-4 6-2

Hometown Lorton, Va. San Antonio, Texas Decatur, Ga. Cary, N.C. Durham, N.C. Mansfield, Texas Montreal, Quebec Dallas, Texas Powder Springs, Ga. Burlington, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Yadkinville, N.C. Roanoke Rapids, N.C. Northridge, Calif.

Ht. 6-2 6-7 6-8 6-3 6-11 6-9 6-9 6-5 6-1 6-5 6-10 6-10 6-6 6-7

Wt. 182 186 187 201 255 230 227 203 195 214 258 242 207 218

Head Coach: Mark Gottfried Assistants: Bobby Lutz, Orlando Early, Rob Moxley





No. 1 2 3 4 5 10 11 12 22 30 34 40 41 44

Name Myisha Goodwin-Coleman Len’Nique Brown Miah Spencer Ashley Williams Breezy Williams Ashley Eli Jennifer Mathurin Krystal Barrett Dominique Wilson* Kaley Moser Markeisha Gatling Julianna Prim Lakeesa Daniel Kody Burke

Cl. Pos. Sr. G R-Jr. G Fr. G Fr. G Sr. G So. G Fr. F Jr. G So. G So. G Sr. C Sr. F R-Sr. F/C Sr. F


Head Coach: Wes Moore Associate Head Coach: Nikki West Assistants: Gene Hill, Lindsay Edmonds


Name Eric Atkins Cameron Biedscheid V.J. Beachem Patrick Crowley Garrick Sherman Eric Katenda Austin Burgett Jerian Grant Demetrius Jackson Pat Connaughton Tom Knight Zach Auguste Steve Vasturia Austin Torres

Cl. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Sr. So. So. Sr. Fr. Jr. Sr. So. Fr. Fr.

Pos. G F F G C F F G G G/F F F G F

Hometown Columbia, Md. St. Louis, Mo. Fort Wayne, Ind. Los Gatos, Calif. Kenton, Ohio Paris, France Avon, Indiana Bowie, Md. Mishawaka, Ind. Arlington, Mass. Dixfield, Maine Marlborough, Mass. Medford, N.J. Granger, Ind.

Head Coach: Mike Brey Assistants: Anthony Solomon, Rod Balanis, Martin Inglesby


Location: South Bend, Ind. Founded: 1842 Enrollment: 11,985 Nickname: Fighting Irish School Colors: Gold & Blue Joined the ACC: July 1, 2013 President: Rev. John I. Jenkins, C.S.C. Athletic Director: Jack Swarbrick Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Purcell Pavilion at the Joyce Center Capacity: 9,149

No. 0 1 3 4 11 15 20 22 23 24 25 30 32 35

No. 3 5 11 12 15 21 22 23 24 32 34 35 44

Name Whitney Holloway Kristina Nelson Natalie Achonwa Taya Reimer Lindsay Allen Kayla McBride Madison Cable Michaela Mabrey Hannah Huffman Jewell Loyd Markisha Wright Diamond Thompson Ariel Braker

Cl. Jr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. So. So. Jr. Fr. Sr.

Pos. G F F F G G G G G G F C F

Ht. 5-4 6-3 6-3 6-3 5-7 5-11 5-11 5-10 5-9 5-10 6-2 6-4 6-1

Hometown Plainfield, Ill. Buford, Ga. Guelph, Ontario Fishers, Ind. Mitchellville, Md. Erie, Pa. Mt. Lebanon, Pa. Belmar, N.J. Diablo, Calif. Lincolnwood, Ill. Des Moines, Iowa Wheaton, Ill. Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich.

Head Coach: Muffet McGraw Associate Head Coach: Carol Owens Assistant Coaches: Beth Cunningham, Niele Ivey

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THE POWER OF THE PANTHER For more than a hundred years, Duquesne Light has delivered electricity to the University of Pittsburgh. We salute the Panthers for transforming that energy into a unique power on the court – electrifying students, parents, coaches, alumni and countless fans throughout the region. Here’s to a powerful season.

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Location: Syracuse, N.Y. Founded: 1870 Enrollment: 21,029 Nickname: Orange School Colors: Orange Joined the ACC: July 1, 2013 Chancellor: Nancy Cantor Athletic Director: Dr. Daryl Gross Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Carrier Dome Capacity: 35,012

No. 0 2 3 4 5 10 11 12 21 23 25 32 33 34 35

Name Michael Gbinije B.J. Johnson Jerami Grant Nolan Hart C.J. Fair Trevor Cooney Tyler Ennis Baye Moussa Keita Tyler Roberson Russ DeRemer Rakeem Christmas DaJuan Coleman Albert Nassar Ron Patterson Chinonso Obokoh

Cl. So. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Jr. So. Jr. Fr. Fr.

Pos. G F F G F G G C F G F C F G C

Ht. 6-7 6-7 6-8 5-10 6-8 6-4 6-2 6-10 6-8 6-7 6-9 6-9 6-6 6-2 6-9

Wt. 200 185 210 152 215 195 180 220 212 203 250 280 195 200 215

Hometown Richmond, Va. Philadelphia, Pa. Bowie, Md. Albany, N.Y. Baltimore, Md. Wilmington, Del. Brampton, Ontario Saint Louis, Senegal Union, N.J. Wretham, Mass. Philadelphia, Pa. Jamesville, N.Y. Jupiter, Fla. Broad Ripple, Ind. Rochester, N.Y.

Head Coach: Jim Boeheim Assistant Coaches: Adrian Autry, Mike Hopkins, Gerry McNamara





No. 1 2 3 4 10 11 13 20 22 32 33 34 50 55

Name Alexis Peterson Tasia Butler Rachel Coffey La’Shay Taft Isabella Slim Cornelia Fondren Brianna Butler Brittney Sykes Taylor Ford Tiara Butler Phylesha Bullard Shakeya Leary Briana Day Bria Day Maggie Morrison*

Cl. Pos. Fr. G Fr. G Sr. G Sr. G Fr. G So. G So. G So. G So. F R-Jr. G Sr. G R-Sr. C Fr. F Fr. F Jr. G

Ht. 5-6 6-1 5-7 5-7 5-11 5-8 5-11 5-9 6-0 5-10 5-11 6-3 6-4 6-4 5-8

Hometown Columbus, Ohio Waldorf, Md. Kingston, N.Y. Baltimore, Md. Amsterdam, Netherlands Memphis, Tenn. King of Prussia, Pa. Newark, N.J. Bronx, N.Y. Waldorf, Md. Cincinnati, Ohio Brooklyn, N.Y. Raleigh, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Millersville, Md.

Location: Charlottesville, Va. Founded: 1819 Enrollment: 20,399 Nickname: Cavaliers, Wahoos, ‘Hoos School Colors: Orange & Blue Joined the ACC: December, 1953 Chancellor: Teresa Sullivan Athletic Director: Craig Littlepage Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: John Paul Jones Arena Capacity: 15,219

No. 0 1 5 10 11 12 13 15 23 24 25 30 32

Name Devon Hall Justin Anderson Teven Jones Mike Tobey Evan Nolte Joe Harris Anthony Gill Malcolm Brogdon London Perrantes Caid Kirven Akil Mitchell Thomas Rogers Darion Atkins

Cl. Fr. So. So. So. So. Sr. So. So. Fr. So. Sr. Sr. Jr.

Pos. G G G F/C F G F G G F F G F

Ht. 6-5 6-6 6-0 6-11 6-8 6-6 6-8 6-5 6-2 6-8 6-8 6-6 6-8

Wt. 212 225 181 245 223 226 231 212 184 232 233 209 231

Hometown Virginia Beach, Va. Montross, Va. Kannapolis, N.C. Monroe, N.Y. Milton, Ga. Chelan, Wash. Charlotte, N.C. Norcross, Ga. Los Angeles, Calif. Raleigh, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Farmville, Va. Clinton, Md.

Head Coach: Tony Bennett Assistants: Ritchie McKay, Ron Sanchez, Jason Williford




Head Coach: Quentin Hillsman Assistant Coaches: Kelley Gibson, Vonn Read, Sasha Palmer

No. 3 10 12 13 14 15 20 23 33 34 42 44

Name Sarah Beth Barnette Kelsey Wolfe Breyana Mason Tiffany Suarez Lexie Gerson Jaryn Garner Faith Randolph Ataira Franklin Raeshaun Gaffney Amanda Fioravanti Sarah Imovbioh Sydney Umeri

Cl. Pos. Jr. F Sr. G Fr. G Fr. G R-Sr. G So. G So. G Sr. G R-Fr. G Fr. F Jr. F Fr. F

Ht. 6-2 5-10 5-8 5-11 5-11 5-7 5-10 5-11 5-8 6-1 6-2 6-1

Hometown Lexington, Ky. Germantown, Md. Woodbridge, Va. Miami, Fla. Fort Washington, Pa. Sewell, N.J. Derwood, Md. Bowie, Md. Fairfield, Ohio Frederick, Md. Abuja, Nigeria Acworth, Ga.

Head Coach: Joanne Boyle Associate Head Coach: Kim McNeill Assistant Coaches: La’Keshia Frett Meredith

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Location: Blacksburg, Va. Founded: 1872 Enrollment: 28,000 Nickname: Hokies School Colors: Chicago Maroon & Burnt Orange Joined the ACC: July 1, 2004 Chancellor: Charles W. Steger Athletic Director: Jim Weaver Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Cassell Coliseum Capacity: 9,847

No. 1 2 3 4 10 11 14 15 21 22 25 31 32 33 42

Name Malik Mueller Joey van Zegeren Adam Smith Cadarian Raines Marquis Rankin Devin Wilson Greg Donlon Ben Emelogu Maurice Kirby Christian Beyer Will Johnston Jarell Eddie Trevor Thompson Marshall Wood C.J. Barksdale

Cl. Fr. So. So. Sr. Jr. Fr So. Fr. Fr. Jr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So. Jr.

Pos. G F G F G G F G F F G F F F F

Ht. 6-3 6-10 6-1 6-9 6-1 6-4 6-8 6-5 6-9 6-7 6-3 6-7 6-11 6-8 6-8

Wt. 210 225 170 238 170 185 230 205 235 200 185 220 210 230 235

Hometown Ehringen, Germany Hoogeveen, The Netherlands Jonesboro, Ga. Petersburg, Va. Charlotte, N.C. McKees Rocks, Pa. Midlothian, Va. Grand Prarie, Texas Chandler, Ariz. New Bern, N.C. Midlothian, Va. Charlotte, N.C. Indianapolis, Ind. Rustburg, Va. Danville, Va.

Pos. G F G G F G F F/C F G G G C

Ht. 5-8 6-1 5-7 6-0 6-1 6-0 6-0 6-3 6-3 5-10 5-11 5-9 6-4

Hometown Murrieta, Calif. Newcastle, Australia Sydney, Australia Phoenix, Ariz. Lagos, Nigeria Avoca Beach, Australia Decatur, Ga. Montezuma, Ga. Ontario, Canada Toronto, Canada Charlotte, N.C. Chesterfield, Va. Pine Grove, Pa.

Ht. 6-3 6-1 6-9 6-10 6-7 6-1 6-4 6-7 7-0 6-8 6-9 6-3 6-6 6-7 6-6

Wt. 195 160 245 230 185 170 210 220 240 195 230 200 225 195 200

Head Coach: James Johnson Assistants: Kurt Kanaskie, Andy Moore





No. 3 4 5 10 14 15 20 22 24 25 31 33 35

Name Serafina Maulupe Hannah Young Vanessa Panousis Lauren Evans Uju Ugoka Maddison Penn Nia Evans Porschia Hadley Taijah Campbell Samantha Hill Monet Tellier Kelsey Conyers Tara Nahodil

Cl. Fr. So. Fr. So. Sr. Fr. Sr. r-Sr. So. Fr. Sr. Jr. Fr.

Location: Winston-Salem, N.C. Founded: 1834 Enrollment: 7,152 Nickname: Demon Deacons School Colors: Old Gold & Black Joined the ACC: May 8, 1953 President: Dr. Nathan Hatch Athletic Director: Ron Wellman Athletic Website: Basketball Arena: Lawrence Joel Coliseum Capacity: 14,407

No. 0 1 2 4 11 13 20 30 31 33 34 41 45 51 52

Name Codi Miller-McIntyre Madison Jones Devin Thomas Daniel Green Greg McClinton Coron Williams Miles Overton Travis McKie Andre Washington Aaron Rountree III Tyler Cavanaugh Duke Antonelli Arnaud William Adala Moto Grant O’Brien Doug Niedrich

Cl. So. So. So. So. Fr. Gr. Fr. Sr. So. So. So. So. So. So. Jr.

Pos. G G F F F G G F C F F G F F F

Hometown Concord, N.C. Raleigh, N.C. Harrisburg, Pa. Colleyville, Texas Winston-Salem, N.C. Midlothian, Va. Philadelphia, Pa. Richmond, Va. Roanoke, Va. Wilson, N.C. Dewitt, N.Y. Mechanicsburg, Pa. Yaounde, Cameroon North Andover, Mass. Kildeer, Ill.

Head Coach: Jeff Bzdelik Assistants: Jeff Battle, Rusty LaRue, Randolph Childress




Head Coach: Dennis Wolff Associate Head Coach: Thomas Joyce Assistant CoachES: Bett Shelby, Jermaine Woods

No. 2 3 4 5 14 15 22 24 25 31 32 42

Name Jill Brunori Ataijah Taylor Mykia Jones Chelsea Douglas Susie Webster Millesa Calicott Keri Fulp Kelila Atkinson Dearica Hamby Lindsy Wright Milan Quinn Kandice Ball

Cl. Fr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Jr. Fr. R-Fr. Jr. Sr. Fr. So.

Pos. F G G G F G F G F C F F

Ht. 6-3 5-9 5-8 5-5 6-3 6-0 6-3 5-10 6-3 6-3 6-1 6-3

Hometown Hilton Head, S.C. Roanoke, Va. Raleigh, N.C. Rock Hill, S.C. Marietta, Ga. Winston-Salem, N.C. Pinnacle, N.C. Woodbridge, Va. Marietta, Ga. Denver, N.C. Charlotte, N.C. Pulaski, Va.

Head Coach: Jennifer Hoover Assistants: Mike Terry, Gayle Coats Fulks, Clarisse Garcia

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RSN: FOX Sports South, FOX Sports Carolinas, FOX Sports Florida, Sun Sports, FOX Sports Indiana, Comcast Sports Net Mid-Atlantic, New England Sports Network (NESN), the YES Network, Madison Square Garden Network (MSG) (NY), Root Sports (PA)

61st ANNUAL MEN’S ACC TOURNAMENT greensBoro Coliseum • marCh 5-9 • • @ACC WBB

March 12-16, Greensboro (N.C.) Coliseum

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he Greensboro Coliseum Complex is a multi-building facility designed to serve the citizens of Greensboro and the surrounding area through a broad range of activities, including athletic events, cultural arts, concerts, theater, educational activities, fairs, exhibits, and public and private events of all kinds including conventions, convocations and trade and consumer shows. It is both a primary center of activity for the community and a leading economic generator for this region. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex consists of 23,500seat Greensboro Coliseum (the largest single-seat arena in the nation), 2,400-seat War Memorial Auditorium, 300-seat Odeon Theatre, the 167,000-square foot Special Events Center that includes three exhibition halls, a 4,500-seat miniarena and eight meeting rooms, and the 30,000- square-foot Pavilion, located adjacent to the Special Events Center. The Greensboro Coliseum Complex is one of the most actively booked facilities in the country hosting more than 850 events on an annual basis. With its incredible versatility, the Complex has gained worldwide acclaim from promoters, producers, event planners and patrons. The Complex expanded dynamically in 2011 with the addition of four new, unique venues that attracted thousands of visitors and brought millions of dollars in economic impact to the Greensboro community. ACC HALL OF CHAMPIONS, an 8,100-square-foot museum that showcases ACC history through interactive displays, unique institutional exhibits and multi-purpose program space. Highlights include a four-foot, 360-degree, state-of-the-art video globe with a unique, multi-media display of conference highlights, life-size ACC school mascot exhibits that have been a huge hit with younger visitors and an interactive exhibit that lets fans face off in a head-to-head challenge to test their knowledge of ACC sports trivia. GREENSBORO AQUATIC CENTER, a 78,323-square foot, state-of-the-art facility with three bodies of water and a seating capacity of 2,500. This GAC brings together all major aquatic sports – competitive swimming and diving, water polo, synchronized swimming and other unique sports - all in one venue. WHITE OAK AMPHITHEATRE, an outdoor venue with a seating capacity of over 7,600, including more than 2,000

reserved seats. White Oak Amphitheatre hosts a diverse selection of community programs, music, arts and crafts and festival type events. THE TERRACE, a 12,900-square-foot banquet facility ideal for hosting speaking engagements, hospitality functions and upscale dining events in a luxurious, richly decorated setting. GREENSBORO COLISEUM FACTS & FIGURES Founded: 1959 Annual Number of Events: 850 Total Attendance Since 1959: over 57 million Seating Capacity of Coliseum: 23,500 Seating Capacity of War Memorial Auditorium: 2,400 Size of Special Events Center: 167,000 square feet Size of Pavilion: 30,000 square feet Coliseum Levels: 2 public/1 private service level Coliseum Lower Level Seating: 9,316 Coliseum Upper Level Seating: 13,579 Coliseum - Distance Floor to Ceiling: 85 feet Coliseum - Distance End to End: 212 feet on floor Coliseum -Distance Side to Side: 99 feet on floor Coliseum Total Square Feet: 450,000 Coliseum Total Cubic Feet: 18,000,000 Coliseum Farthest Seat: 240 feet from midcourt

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Through the years, many of Pitt’s greatest basketball moments have come against current Atlantic Coast Conference schools. Here is a sampling of great Pitt moments against current ACC programs: December 20, 2007 vs. Duke

Sam Clancy

December 20, 2007

Levance Fields drains a stepback 3-pointer with 4.7 seconds left in overtime to defeat Duke 65-64 in the Aeropostale Classic at New York’s Madison Square Garden. Fields dedicates the shot to his friend and teammate Mike Cook, who tore his ACL during the first minute of overtime. DeJuan Blair grabs 20 rebounds for the Pitt effort.

February 10, 1979

March 1, 2008

In one of the greatest come-from-behind victories in NCAA history, Pitt rallies from an 11-point deficit with 3:49 to go to defeat Syracuse at the Carrier Dome, 82-77. Pitt uses a full-court press to turn the game around.

Pitt upsets No. 7 ranked Duke, 71-69, at Cameron Indoor Stadium. With the score tied at 69-69 with 3:05 to go, Duke coach Bill Foster decided to have his team hold onto the ball. With 10 seconds to go, Sam Clancy intercepts a back-door pass intended for Jim Spanarkal from Bob Bender, dribbles the length of the floor, misses a 15-foot jumper, grabs the rebound from Mike Gminski and drops in an easy layup with two seconds left to give Pitt a 71-69 upset win. Pitt’s victory snapped Duke’s 22-game home win streak. The Blue Devils entered the game with a 17-1 record.

Charley Hyatt’s last second basket preserves Pitt’s perfect season and gives Pitt a 24-22 win against Notre Dame. Hyatt scores after receiving a pass from Paul Zehfuss. The victory serves as a catalyst as Pitt wins its first mythical Helms Foundation national title by winning 21 straight games and averaging a then-phenomenal 38 points per game. Coached by the eccentric H.C. “Doc” Carlson, All-America Charley Hyatt and Stan Wroblewski were the nation’s two highest scorers.

December 21, 1957

February 15, 1964

Don Hennon scores a school-record 45 points to lead the Panthers past Duke, 87-84, in double overtime at Fitzgerald Field House. The 45 points remain a school and Fitzgerald Field House record.

February 18, 1928

Brian Generalovich’s layup in the closing seconds gives Pitt a 69-67 home win over Syracuse. The Orangemen roster features Hall of Fame and NBA legend Dave Bing.

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MOMENTS VS. THE ACC Brian Generalovich

March 6, 1988

In its biggest triumph of the 1987-88 season, No. 7 Pitt records one of its most significant wins in school history as the Panthers claim their first-ever undisputed Big East Championship with an 85-84 victory over No. 12 Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. Jerome Lane scores a career-high 29 points along with 15 rebounds and Charles Smith sinks two free throws with 0:17 to go to secure the win. Smith scores 25 points in his final home game. Pitt ends the season at 12-4 in the Big East.

January 20, 1934

Pitt defeats Notre Dame, 39-34, at the Pavilion and snaps Notre Dame’s 22-game win streak. Moose Krause starred for that Irish team. Pitt’s Skip Hughes scores seven straight points to key a Panthers comeback.

February 13, 1970

In the highest scoring game in school history, Pitt defeats Syracuse, 127-108, at Fitzgerald Field House as Kent Scott (28 points), Paul O’Gorek (27) and Cleveland Edwards (20) fuel the Panthers.

February 15, 1975

Freshman Mel Bennett’s 22 points and 15 rebounds set up Keith Starr’s game-winning basket Don Hennon

in the final seconds in a win against Virginia, 71-70.

February 14, 1987

Pitt extends its school-record Big East win streak to eight games with a 72-67 double overtime win vs. Boston College. Ranked No. 10 nationally, the Panthers entered overtime without center Charles Smith, who fouled out with 2:37 to go in regulation. The upset-minded Eagles lead 61-58 with three seconds remaining when Rod Brookin swishes a 3-pointer at the buzzer from the corner to force another overtime period. Four different Panthers score in overtime to give Pitt its 21st victory of the year.

January 17, 2011

No. 5 Pitt defeats No. 3 Syracuse 74-66 at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt scores the game’s first 19 points and builds a 19-0 lead, then Syracuse bounces back with 17 points of its own.

January 7, 2002

Following a 77-74 victory at defending Big East champion Boston College and armed with a 14-1 record, surprising Pittsburgh is ranked for the first time since the 1992-93 season. It was the start of 32 consecutive weeks ranked in both major polls.

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