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Thursday Sep 11 | BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Basketball: Panthers Who'll Take the Biggest Leap Forward in 2014-15

For the first time in what must have felt like a long time to fans, Pitt did not immediately fizzle in conference tournament play this past March, though its NCAA tournament woes continued in the round of 32. To borrow a phrase from former school official Beano Cook, the Panthers simply need "better material" in order to improve upon a fifth-place finish in the ACC and enjoy a lengthier postseason run, and they'll have to find some of it internally. While head coach Jamie Dixon tries to stretch his recruiting tentacles, he needs several of his returning players to pick up their respective games in order to make his team a better one this season.

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Related Topix: Lamar Patterson, Cameron Wright, Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Pittsburgh NCAA, Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Basketball

Wed Sep 10, 2014

BleacherReport

2014 NCAA Tournament Teams from Each Major Conference Least Likely to Return

Some years, a college basketball program puts it all together and secures an elusive NCAA tournament berth. Other schools boast much prouder traditions but get in by the skin of their teeth to continue a recent string.

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Related Topix: Lamar Patterson, Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Pittsburgh NCAA, Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Basketball, Florida State Seminoles NCAA Basketball, Florida State University NCAA, Aaron Thomas, Xavier Rathan-Mayes

Wed Sep 03, 2014

BleacherReport

Pittsburgh Basketball: 5 Biggest Adjustments the 2014-15 Panthers Must Make

Last season, Pitt proved its usual formula of deliberate offense and stifling defense would still be good enough to get the team back to the NCAA tournament out of a new conference.

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Related Topix: Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Lamar Patterson, University of Pittsburgh NCAA, Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Basketball

Wed Aug 27, 2014

MSNBC

ACC unveils schedule, defending champion Virginia gets Duke, UNC once apiece

While the 15 ACC schools knew who they would be playing well in advance of Wednesday's announcement, what they didn't know is how their entire schedules would look for the 2014-15 season.

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Related Topix: Malcolm Brogdon, Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, Virginia Cavaliers NCAA Basketball, University of Virginia NCAA, Lamar Patterson, University of Pittsburgh NCAA, Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Basketball

Tue Aug 19, 2014

Cardiac Hill

James Robinson: A Model of Consistency

Point guard James Robinson isn't the most flashy player, but when it comes to winning, that isn't a bad thing.

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Related Topix: Lamar Patterson, Cameron Wright, Sports, NCAA Basketball, NCAA Sports, University of Pittsburgh NCAA, Pittsburgh Panthers NCAA Basketball

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