2013–14 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

The 2013–14 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh during the 2013–14 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played its home games at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This was Pittsburgh's inaugural season in the Atlantic Coast Conference, having moved from the Big East Conference. Pitt had been in the Big East since 1982. They finished the season 26–10, 11–7 in ACC play to finish in fifth place. They advanced to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament where they lost to Virginia. They received an at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament where they defeated Colorado in the second round before losing in the third round to Florida.

2013–14 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball
Pitt Panthers wordmark.svg
Legends Classic Champions
NCAA Tournament, Round of 32
ConferenceAtlantic Coast Conference
2013–14 record26–10 (11–7 ACC)
Head coachJamie Dixon (11th season)
Assistant coaches
Home arenaPetersen Events Center
(Capacity: 12,508)
Seasons
2013–14 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#3 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 7   .811
#14 Syracuse 14 4   .778     28 6   .824
#8 Duke 13 5   .722     26 9   .743
#19 North Carolina 13 5   .722     24 10   .706
Pittsburgh 11 7   .611     26 10   .722
Clemson 10 8   .556     23 13   .639
North Carolina State 9 9   .500     22 14   .611
Maryland 9 9   .500     17 15   .531
Florida State 9 9   .500     22 14   .611
Miami (FL) 7 11   .389     17 16   .515
Wake Forest 6 12   .333     17 16   .515
Georgia Tech 6 12   .333     16 17   .485
Notre Dame 6 12   .333     15 17   .469
Boston College 4 14   .222     8 24   .250
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     9 22   .290
2014 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

RosterEdit

2013–14 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Previous school Hometown
G 0 James Robinson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) So DeMatha Catholic Mitchellville, Maryland
F 1 Jamel Artis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, Massachusetts) Baltimore
F 2 Michael Young 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) Fr St. Benedict's (Newark, New Jersey) Duquesne, Pennsylvania
G 3 Cameron Wright   6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) Jr Benedictine Cleveland
F 5 Durand Johnson   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) So Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, New Hampshire) Baltimore
F 11 Derrick Randall 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Jr South Kent (South Kent, Connecticut) Brooklyn
G/F 12 Chris Jones   6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Teaneck Teaneck, New Jersey
G 13 Josh Newkirk 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) Fr Word of God Raleigh, North Carolina
F 15 Aron Nwankwo   6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Baltimore City College Baltimore
G/F 21 Lamar Patterson   6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 225 lb (102 kg) Sr St. Benedict's (Newark, New Jersey) Lancaster, Pennsylvania
G 22 Joshua Ko 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 150 lb (68 kg) Fr Kalaheo Kailua, HI
G 24 Mike Lecak   6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So North Canyon (Phoenix, Arizona)
Wheeling Jesuit
Pittsburgh
F 42 Talib Zanna   6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) Sr Bishop McNamara (Forestville, Maryland) Kaduna, Nigeria
C 50 Joseph Uchebo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) So Word of God (Raleigh, North Carolina)
Chipola College
Enugu, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • (W) Walk-on

Roster

ScheduleEdit

Pitt released its 2013–14 conference opponents on April 23, 2013.[1] They will have home games against Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Maryland, North Carolina State, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Syracuse. Away games will consist of Clemson, Boston College, Maryland, Miami, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, North Carolina State, Notre Dame and Syracuse.

On May 21 it was announced that the Panthers will participate as one of the four hosts in the 2013 Legends Classic alongside Houston, Stanford, and Texas Tech. Pittsburgh will host a pair of regional round games, and will then travel to Brooklyn to participate in the championship round with the other three hosts on November 25–26 at the Barclays Center.[2]

Date
time, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (attendance)
city, state
Scrimmage
Sun. Oct. 6*
3:00 p.m.
Blue-Gold Scrimmage
Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Fan Fest
 Blue 68–67   
Petersen Events Center (6,000)
Pittsburgh
Fri. Oct. 18*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Blue-Gold Scrimmage
Oakland Zoo Blue-Gold Scrimmage
 Gold 74–67   
Petersen Events Center (2,312)
Pittsburgh
Exhibition
Fri. Oct. 25*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
UC San Diego W 72–59   
Petersen Events Center (5,813)
Pittsburgh
Fri. Nov. 1*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Slippery Rock W 96–60   
Petersen Events Center (8,530)
Pittsburgh
Regular season
Fri. Nov. 8*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Savannah State W 88–55  1–0
Petersen Events Center (9,235)
Pittsburgh
Tue. Nov. 12*
7:00 p.m., ACCRSN
Fresno State W 75–54  2–0
Petersen Events Center (8,543)
Pittsburgh
Sun. Nov. 17*
5:00 p.m., ESPN3
Howard
Legends Classic – Pittsburgh Regional Game 1
W 84–52  3–0
Petersen Events Center (8,349)
Pittsburgh
Wed. Nov. 20*
7:30 p.m., ESPNU
Lehigh
Legends Classic – Pittsburgh Regional Game 2
W 77–58  4–0
Petersen Events Center (9,544)
Pittsburgh
Mon. Nov. 25*
7:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. Texas Tech
Legends Classic – Semifinals
W 76–53  5–0
Barclays Center (6,231)
Brooklyn, New York
Tue. Nov. 26*
9:30 p.m., ESPNU
vs. Stanford
Legends Classic – Championship Game
W 88–67  6–0
Barclays Center (4,029)
Brooklyn, New York
Sat. Nov. 30*
1:00 p.m., CBSSN
vs. Duquesne
The City Game
W 84–67  7–0
Consol Energy Center (11,146)
Pittsburgh
Tue. Dec. 3*
7:30 p.m., ESPNU
Penn State
ACC–Big Ten Challenge
W 78–69  8–0
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh
Fri. Dec. 6*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Loyola Marymount W 85–68  9–0
Petersen Events Center (8,049)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Dec. 14*
12:00 p.m., ACCRSN
Youngstown State W 91–73  10–0
Petersen Events Center (8,621)
Pittsburgh
Tue. Dec. 17*
7:00 p.m., ESPN
vs. Cincinnati
Jimmy V Classic
L 44–43  10–1
Madison Square Garden (8,062)
New York City
Sat. Dec. 21*
4:00 p.m., ESPN3
Cal Poly W 73–56  11–1
Petersen Events Center (9,736)
Pittsburgh
Tue. Dec. 31*
1:00 p.m., ESPN3
Albany W 58–46  12–1
Petersen Events Center (10,049)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Jan. 4
12:00 p.m., ACCN
at NC State W 74–62  13–1 (1–0)
PNC Arena (14,049)
Raleigh, North Carolina
Mon. Jan. 6
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
Maryland W 79–59  14–1 (2–0)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Jan. 11
12:00 p.m., ACCN
Wake Forest W 80–65  15–1 (3–0)
Petersen Events Center (12,515)
Pittsburgh
Tue. Jan. 14
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 22 at Georgia Tech W 81–74  16–1 (4–0)
McCamish Pavilion (7,131)
Atlanta
Sat. Jan. 18
4:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 22 at No. 2 Syracuse L 59–54  16–2 (4–1)
Carrier Dome (30,046)
Syracuse, New York
Tue. Jan. 21
8:00 p.m., ACCN
No. 20 Clemson W 76–43  17–2 (5–1)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Jan. 25
6:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 20 at Maryland W 83–79  18–2 (6–1)
Comcast Center (17,202)
College Park, Maryland
Mon. Jan. 27
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 18 No. 17 Duke L 80–65  18–3 (6–2)
Petersen Events Center (12,944)
Pittsburgh
Sun. Feb. 2
12:30 p.m., ESPNU
No. 18 Virginia L 48–45  18–4 (6–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Wed. Feb. 5
7:00 p.m., ACCRSN
No. 25 at Miami (FL) W 59–55 OT 19–4 (7–3)
BankUnited Center (N/A)
Coral Gables, Florida
Sat. Feb. 8
12:00 p.m., ACCRSN
No. 25 Virginia Tech W 62–57 2OT 20–4 (8–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Wed. Feb. 12
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 25 No. 1 Syracuse L 58–56  20–5 (8–4)
Petersen Events Center (12,935)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Feb. 15
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 25 at North Carolina L 75–71  20–6 (8–5)
Dean E. Smith Center (20,341)
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Sun. Feb. 23
6:00 p.m., ESPNU
Florida State L 71–66  20–7 (8–6)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Wed. Feb. 26
8:00 p.m., ACCN
at Boston College W 66–59  21–7 (9–6)
Conte Forum (3,329)
Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
Sat. Mar. 1
2:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Notre Dame W 85–81 OT 22–7 (10–6)
Edmund P. Joyce Center (9,149)
Notre Dame, Indiana
Mon. Mar. 3
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
NC State L 74–67  22–8 (10–7)
Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Pittsburgh
Sat. Mar. 8
4:00 p.m., ACCN
at Clemson W 83–78 OT 23–8 (11–7)
Littlejohn Coliseum (10,000)
Clemson, South Carolina
ACC Tournament
Thu. Mar. 13
2:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
No. (5) vs. No. (12) Wake Forest
Second round
W 84–55  24–8
Greensboro Coliseum (21,533)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Fri. Mar. 14
2:00 p.m., ESPN2/ACCN
No. (5) vs. No. 15 (4) North Carolina
Quarterfinals
W 80–75  25–8
Greensboro Coliseum (21,533)
Greensboro, North Carolina
Sat. Mar. 15
1:00 p.m., ESPN/ACCN
No. (5) vs. No. 6 (1) Virginia
Semifinals
L 51–48  25–9
Greensboro Coliseum (21,533)
Greensboro, North Carolina
NCAA Tournament
Thu. Mar. 20*
1:40 p.m., TBS
No. (9 S) vs. No. (8 S) Colorado
Second round
W 77–48  26–9
Amway Center (16,074)
Orlando, Florida
Sat. Mar. 22*
12:15 p.m., CBS
No. (9 S) vs. No. 1 (1 S) Florida
Third round
L 45–61  26–10
Amway Center (18,512)
Orlando, Florida
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) denotes seed within region S=South.

RankingsEdit

Ranking movement
Legend: ██ Improvement in ranking. ██ Decrease in ranking. ██ Not ranked the previous week. RV=Others receiving votes.
Poll Pre Wk 1 Wk 2 Wk 3 Wk 4 Wk 5 Wk 6 Wk 7 Wk 8 Wk 9 Wk 10 Wk 11 Wk 12 Wk 13 Wk 14 Wk 15 Wk 16 Wk 17 Wk 18 Wk 19 Wk 20 Final
AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 22 20 18 25 25 RV NR RV NR NR N/A
Coaches RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 21 19 17 22 23 RV RV RV RV RV RV

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Pitt's ACC Men's Basketball Opponents Announced for 2013–2014". PittsburghPanthers.com. Retrieved 2013-05-15.
  2. ^ "Pittsburgh to play in Legends Classic". ESPN.com. Retrieved 2013-08-03.