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Pittsburgh PanthersHead coach Jamie Dixon leads the University of Pittsburgh Panthers to play Division I basketball in the Big East Conference.

Despite their brilliant play during their regular seasons which has netted more than 20 invitations to the NCAA Tournament, the program has only reached the Final Four once... in their first appearance in 1941.

Pitt began playing men's basketball over 100 years ago. Their first season was in 1905 with Benjamin Printz as the head coach.

The team was not active from 1909 through 1911 when it was resurrected by Wohlparth Wegner who was head coach for just a year before turning over the fledgling program to Dr. George M. Flint.

One of the players Flint coached went on to medical school, but returned to his love of basketball and his Alma Mater. That man was Dr. H.C. Carlson, his players called him Doc... The Panthers brought home two Helms Foundation National Championships in the 1927–28 and 1929–30 seasons.

The legendary Doc Carlson coached those teams starring National Player of the Year and Hall of Famer Charlie Hyatt. He coached for 30 years until 1953. Bob Timmons took over when Doc retired and in 1968 Buzz Ridl followed him.

Tim Grgurich took the helm next until replaced by Roy Chipman in 1980. In 1986, Paul Evans took on the head coaching job and, when his contract expired in 1994, was succeeded by Ralph Willard.

Then came Ben Howland's six years before he was wooed by UCLA and his native California. He left the program in the very capable hands of the current head coach, his assistant, Jamie Dixon.

More about Pittsburgh Panthers basketball around the Web:

University of Pittsburgh - Men's Basketball - Official site of the Panthers
- News, roster, schedule, updated stats, recruitment info, and lots of other info on the Panthers Men's Basketball team as well as all of the other teams at Pitt.

CBSSports University of Pittsburgh Panthers - CBS Sports team page for Pitt Panthers men's basketball team featuring comprehensive information, the roster, standings, stats, rankings, game-by-game, conference page and conference scores.

Yahoo! Sports College Basketball - Pittsburgh Panthers - This site is the place to visit to get scores, schedule rankings, standings, stats, live broadcasts and team photos of Pitt men's basketball.

ESPN - Pittsburgh Panthers - Easy to follow guide to the Panthers that will keep you up to date with current game stats, news and insight into the season.

Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Men's Basketball News - Headline and articles on all Panthers news with links to breaking stories, player profiles and magazine stories around the Web, from

University of Pittsburgh Panthers Men's Basketball - Wikipedia - A complete history of the team with notable highlights, players and winning seasons, photos, related resources.


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