2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

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This article is about 2012–13 Pitt men's basketball. For 2012–13 Pitt women's basketball, see 2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers women's basketball team.
2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
AP #20
2012–13 record 24–9 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Jamie Dixon
Assistant coach Pat Sandle
Assistant coach Brandin Knight
Assistant coach Bill Barton
Home arena Petersen Events Center
(Capacity: 12,508)
Seasons
« 2011–12 2013–14 »
2012–13 Big East men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#2 Louisville 14 4   .778     35 5   .875
#8 Georgetown 14 4   .778     25 7   .781
#15 Marquette 14 4   .778     26 9   .743
#20 Pittsburgh 12 6   .667     24 9   .727
#16 Syracuse 11 7   .611     30 10   .750
#23 Notre Dame 11 7   .611     25 10   .714
Villanova 10 8   .556     20 14   .588
Connecticut* 10 8   .556     20 10   .667
Cincinnati 9 9   .500     22 12   .647
Providence 9 9   .500     19 15   .559
St. John's 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Rutgers 5 13   .278     15 16   .484
Seton Hall 3 15   .167     15 18   .455
South Florida 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
DePaul 2 16   .111     11 21   .344
2013 Big East Tournament winner
As of March 30, 2013[1]; Rankings from AP Poll
*Ineligible for postseason play due to APR penalties

The 2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh, widely known as "Pitt", in the 2012-13 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The Panthers' head coach is Jamie Dixon, who is in his 10th year as head coach and 14th overall at Pitt. The team plays its home games in the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh and is in its final season as a member of the Big East Conference. Pitt begins play in the ACC next season. They finished the conference season with 12–6 in the Big East Conference, which they placed 4th. In the postseason, they lost to Syracuse in the quarterfinals of the 2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament and lost in the second round of 2013 NCAA Tournament to Wichita State to conclude the season with an overall record of 24–9.

Roster[edit]

2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year Last school Home town
G 0 Robinson, JamesJames Robinson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Fr DeMatha Catholic Mitchellville, MD
G 1 Woodall, TrayTray Woodall 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) 190 lb (86 kg) RS Sr St. Anthony (Paterson, NJ) Brooklyn, NY
G 3 Wright, CameronCameron Wright 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS So Benedictine Cleveland, OH
F 5 Johnson, DurandDurand Johnson 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Fr Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH) Baltimore, MD
F 11 Taylor, DanteDante Taylor 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 235 lb (107 kg) Sr National Christian Academy (Oxon Hill, MD) Greenburgh, NY
G/F 12 Jones, ChrisChris Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Fr Teaneck Teaneck, NJ
C 13 Adams, StevenSteven Adams 7 ft 0 in (2.13 m) 250 lb (113 kg) Fr Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, MA) Rotorua, New Zealand
F 15 Nwankwo, AronAron Nwankwo 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr Baltimore City College Baltimore, MD
G/F 21 Patterson, LamarLamar Patterson 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 221 lb (100 kg) RS Jr St. Benedict's (Newark, NJ) Lancaster, PA
G/F 23 Zeigler, TreyTrey Zeigler 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m) 203 lb (92 kg) Jr Mount Pleasant
Central Michigan
Detroit, MI
G 24 Lecak, MikeMike Lecak 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So North Canyon (Phoenix, AZ)
Wheeling Jesuit
Pittsburgh, PA
C 33 Gilbert, MalcolmMalcolm Gilbert 6 ft 11 in (2.11 m) 235 lb (107 kg) So Academy of the New Church (Bryn Athyn, PA) Smyrna, DE
F 42 Zanna, TalibTalib Zanna 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 230 lb (104 kg) RS Jr Bishop McNamara (Forestville, MD) Kaduna, Nigeria
F 44 Moore, J. J.J. J. Moore 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Jr South Kent Prep (South Kent, CT) Brentwood, NY
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Pitt's 2012–13 schedule.[2]

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Scrimmage
Sun. Oct. 14* 2:00 p.m. Blue-Gold Scrimmage Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA
(Fan Fest/Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair)
Pitt Panthers TV  Blue 65–55     
Exhibition
Fri. Oct. 26* 7:00 p.m. Indiana (PA) Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV W 69–54  5,325 0–0
Fri. Nov. 2* 7:00 p.m. Hawaii-Hilo Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV W 77–45  6,115 0–0
Regular season
Fri. Nov. 9* 6:00 p.m. Mount St. Mary's Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 80–48  8,928 1–0
Mon. Nov. 12* 6:00 p.m. Fordham Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN3 W 86–51  6,425 2–0
Tue. Nov. 13* 9:00 p.m. Lehigh Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPNU W 78-53  7,225 3–0
Sat. Nov. 17* 7:00 p.m. Oakland Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV W 72–62 OT 9,710 4–0
Wed. Nov. 21* 9:30 p.m. vs. #4 Michigan Madison Square GardenNew York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN2 L 62–67  7,230 4–1
Fri. Nov. 23* 2:30 p.m. vs. Delaware Madison Square Garden • New York, NY
(NIT Season Tip-Off)
ESPN W 85–59  7,198 5–1
Tue. Nov. 27* 7:00 p.m. Howard Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV/ESPN3 W 70–46  8,025 6–1
Sat. Dec. 1* 7:00 p.m. Detroit Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 74–61  9,179 7–1
Wed. Dec. 5* 7:00 p.m. Duquesne Consol Energy Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(City Game)
ESPN3 W 66–45  13,089 8–1
Sat. Dec. 8* 7:00 p.m. North Florida Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 89–47  8,708 9–1
Sat. Dec. 15* 7:00 p.m. Bethune-Cookman Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN3 W 89–40  8,115 10–1
Wed. Dec. 19* 7:00 p.m. Delaware State Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV W 71–43  9,522 11–1
Sun. Dec. 23* 5:00 p.m. Kennesaw State Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Pitt Panthers TV/ESPN3 W 59–43  8,125 12–1
Mon. Dec. 31 12:00 p.m. #14 Cincinnati #24 Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2 L 61–70  12,510 12–2 (0–1)
Sat. Jan. 5 11:00 a.m. at Rutgers #24 Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ ESPN2 L 62–67  5,081 12–3 (0–2)
Tue. Jan. 8 9:00 p.m. at #19 Georgetown Verizon CenterWashington, D.C. ESPNU W 73–45  13,011 13–3 (1–2)
Sat. Jan. 12 12:00 p.m. Marquette Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU L 67–74 OT 12,513 13–4 (1–3)
Wed. Jan. 16 7:00 p.m. at Villanova The PavilionVillanova, PA ESPNU W 58–43  6,500 14–4 (2–3)
Sat. Jan. 19 12:00 p.m. Connecticut Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN2 W 69–61  12,510 15–4 (3–3)
Tue. Jan. 22 7:00 p.m. at Providence Dunkin' Donuts CenterProvidence, RI ESPN2 W 68–64  7,452 16–4 (4–3)
Sat. Jan. 26 4:00 p.m. DePaul Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3 W 93–55  12,512 17–4 (5–3)
Mon. Jan. 28 7:00 p.m. at #12 Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPN L 61–64  22,411 17–5 (5–4)
Sat. Feb. 2 12:00 p.m. #6 Syracuse Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN W 65–55  12,632 18–5 (6–4)
Mon. Feb. 4 9:00 p.m. Seton Hall #23 Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPNU W 56–46  10,253 19–5 (7–4)
Sat. Feb. 9 6:00 p.m. at #17 Cincinnati #23 Fifth Third ArenaCincinnati, OH ESPN W 62–52  12,478 20–5 (8–4)
Sat. Feb. 16 1:00 p.m. at #18 Marquette #16 BMO Harris Bradley CenterMilwaukee, WI CBS L 69–79  17,308 20–6 (8–5)
Mon. Feb. 18 7:00 p.m. #25 Notre Dame #20 Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA ESPN L 42–51  12,556 20–7 (8–6)
Sun. Feb. 24 12:00 p.m. at St. John's #20 Madison Square Garden • New York, NY Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3 W 63–47  9,129 21–7 (9–6)
Wed. Feb. 27 7:00 p.m. South Florida #23 Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3 W 64–44  12,320 22–7 (10–6)
Sun. Mar. 3 12:00 p.m. Villanova #23 Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3 W 73–64 OT 12,553 23–7 (11–6)
Sat. Mar. 9 2:00 p.m. at DePaul #20 Allstate ArenaRosemont, IL WTAE TV/ESPN3 W 81–66  8,454 24–7 (12–6)
Postseason
2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Thu. Mar. 14 2:00 p.m. vs. #5 Syracuse #4 Madison Square GardenNew York City, NY
(Quarterfinals)
ESPN L 59–62  20,057 24–8
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
Thu. Mar. 21* 1:40 p.m. vs. #9 Wichita State #8 EnergySolutions ArenaSalt Lake City, UT
(Second Round)
TBS L 55–73  18,044 24–9
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Division I AP Poll unless otherwise noted. Postseason ranks represent seeds in the applicable tournament. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Rankings[edit]

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Postseason[edit]

Pitt was announced as one of the four eight seed in the 2013 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament on Sunday, March 17, 2013. They played in the West Region. Their first game was against nine seed Wichita State University on Thursday, March 21, in Salt Lake City, Utah at 1:40 in the afternoon. They lost with a final score of 73 to 55.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Big East Conference Standings - 2012-13." ESPN.com. Retrieved: March 18, 2013.
  2. ^ "Pitt Men's Basketball 2012-2013 Schedule". PittsburghPanthers.com. Retrieved 2012-10-31.