2014–15 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

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2014–15 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball
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NIT First round vs. George Washington, L 54–60
Conference Atlantic Coast Conference
2014–15 record 19–15 (8–10 ACC)
Head coach Jamie Dixon (12th year)
Assistant coach Brandin Knight
Assistant coach Bill Barton
Assistant coach Marlon Williamson
Home arena Petersen Events Center
(Capacity: 12,508)
Seasons
« 2013–14 2015–16 »
2014–15 ACC men's basketball standings
Conf     Overall
Team W   L   PCT     W   L   PCT
#6 Virginia 16 2   .889     30 4   .882
#4 Duke 15 3   .833     35 4   .897
#8 Notre Dame 14 4   .778     32 6   .842
#17 Louisville 12 6   .667     27 9   .750
#15 North Carolina 11 7   .611     26 12   .684
Miami (FL) 10 8   .556     25 12   .676
NC State 10 8   .556     22 14   .611
Syracuse 9 9   .500     18 13   .581
Clemson 8 10   .444     16 15   .516
Florida State 8 10   .444     17 16   .515
Pittsburgh 8 10   .444     19 15   .559
Wake Forest 5 13   .278     13 19   .406
Boston College 4 14   .222     13 19   .406
Georgia Tech 3 15   .167     12 19   .387
Virginia Tech 2 16   .111     11 22   .333
2015 ACC Tournament winner
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014–15 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh during the 2014–15 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. The team played its home games at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Panthers were led by twelfth-year head coach Jamie Dixon. They were members of the Atlantic Coast Conference. They finished the season 19–15, 8–10 in ACC play to finish in a three way tie for ninth place. They lost in the second round of the ACC Tournament to NC State. They were invited to the National Invitation Tournament where they lost in the first round to George Washington.

Last season[edit]

The Panthers 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.

Departures[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Notes
Lamar Patterson 21 G/F 6'5" 195 RS Senior Lancaster, PA Graduated/2014 NBA Draft
Talib Zanna 42 F 6'9" 230 RS Senior Kaduna, Nigeria Graduated

Incoming Transfers[edit]

Name Number Pos. Height Weight Year Hometown Previous School
Shelton Jeter 21 F 6'8" 220 Sophomore Beaver Falls, PA Junior college transfer from Polk State College
Tyrone Haughton 44 C 6'9" 217 Junior Miami, FL Junior college transfer from Iowa Western Community College

Class of 2014 signees[edit]

Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight Commit date
Ryan Luther
SF
Gibsonia, PA Hampton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 210 lb (95 kg) Oct 24, 2013 
Scout:3/5 stars   Rivals:3/5 stars   247Sports:3/5 stars    ESPN:2/5 stars
Cameron Johnson
SG
Hagerstown, MD Our Lady of the Sacred Heart 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Apr 21, 2014 
Scout: N/A   Rivals: N/A   247Sports: N/A    ESPN grade: NR
Overall recruiting rankings:
  • Note: In many cases, Scout, Rivals, 247Sports, and ESPN may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
  • In these cases, the average was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.

Sources:

Roster[edit]

2014–15 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team
Players Coaches
Pos. # Name Height Weight Year High School/Junior College Home town
G 0 Robinson, JamesJames Robinson 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) 200 lb (91 kg) Jr DeMatha Catholic Mitchellville, MD
F 1 Artis, JamelJamel Artis 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 230 lb (104 kg) So Notre Dame Prep (Fitchburg, MA) Baltimore, MD
F 2 Young, MichaelMichael Young 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 245 lb (111 kg) So St. Benedict's (Newark, NJ) Duquesne, PA
G 3 Wright, CameronCameron Wright 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) 205 lb (93 kg) RS Sr Benedictine Cleveland, OH
F 4 Luther, RyanRyan Luther 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 215 lb (98 kg) Fr Hampton Gibsonia, PA
F 5 Johnson, DurandDurand Johnson (S) 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 195 lb (88 kg) RS Jr Brewster Academy (Wolfeboro, NH) Baltimore, MD
F 11 Randall, DerrickDerrick Randall 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 240 lb (109 kg) Sr South Kent (South Kent, CT) Brooklyn, NY
G/F 12 Jones, ChrisChris Jones 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) 210 lb (95 kg) RS So Teaneck Teaneck, NJ
G 13 Newkirk, JoshJosh Newkirk 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 175 lb (79 kg) So Word of God Raleigh, NC
F 15 Nwankwo, AronAron Nwankwo (W) 6 ft 7.5 in (2.02 m) 215 lb (98 kg) RS Sr Baltimore City College Baltimore, MD
F 21 Jeter, SheldonSheldon Jeter 6 ft 8 in (2.03 m) 225 lb (102 kg) So Beaver Falls
Polk State College
Beaver Falls, PA
G 22 Ko, JoshuaJoshua Ko (W) 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) 150 lb (68 kg) So Kalaheo Kailua, HI
G 23 Johnson, CameronCameron Johnson 6 ft 7 in (2.01 m) 185 lb (84 kg) Fr Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Moon Township, PA
G 24 Lecak, MikeMike Lecak (W) 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m) 175 lb (79 kg) RS Jr North Canyon (Phoenix, AZ)
Wheeling Jesuit
Pittsburgh, PA
C 44 Haughton, TyroneTyrone Haughton 6 ft 9 in (2.06 m) 220 lb (100 kg) Jr Dr. Kopp
Iowa Western CC
Miami, FL
C 50 Uchebo, JosephJoseph Uchebo 6 ft 10 in (2.08 m) 260 lb (118 kg) Jr Word of God (Raleigh, NC)
Chipola College
Enugu, Nigeria
Head coach
Assistant coach(es)

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

Roster

Schedule[edit]

Date Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
Bahamas Foreign Tour
Sat. Aug. 2* Pyramid Food Rockets W 101–62  Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym (322)
Sun. Aug. 3* Bahamas All-Stars W 113–59  Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym (547)
Tue. Aug. 5* Street Legends All-Stars W 94–55  Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym (313)
Wed. Aug. 6* Atlantis All-Stars W 124–53  Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gym (412)
Scrimmage
Fri. Oct. 3* Blue-Gold Scrimmage
(Oakland Zoo Scrimmage)
 Blue 57–53  Petersen Events Center (N/A)
Sun. Oct. 19* Blue-Gold Scrimmage
(Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair/Fan Fest)
 Gold 58–48  Petersen Events Center (N/A)
Exhibition
Fri. Oct. 31* Indiana (PA) W 72–58  Petersen Events Center (5,819)
Fri. Nov. 7* Philadelphia W 82–71  Petersen Events Center (6,157)
Regular season
Fri. Nov. 14* Niagara W 78–45  1–0 Petersen Events Center (9,749)
Sun. Nov. 16* Samford
(Maui Invitational Tournament Opening Round)
W 63–56  2–0 Petersen Events Center (8,249)
Fri. Nov. 21* at Hawaiʻi L 70–74  2–1 Hawaii War Memorial Gym (1,203)
Mon. Nov. 24* vs. Chaminade
(Maui Invitational Tournament Quarterfinals)
W 81–68  3–1 Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Tue. Nov. 25* vs. #15 San Diego State
(Maui Invitational Tournament Semifinals)
L 57–74  3–2 Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Wed. Nov. 26* vs. Kansas State
(Maui Invitational Tournament 3rd Place Game)
W 70–47  4–2 Lahaina Civic Center (2,400)
Tue. Dec. 2* at Indiana
(ACC–Big Ten Challenge)
L 69–81  4–3 Assembly Hall (17,472)
Fri. Dec. 5* vs. Duquesne
(City Game)
W 76–62  5–3 Consol Energy Center (14,905)
Sat. Dec. 13* St. Bonaventure W 58–54  6–3 Petersen Events Center (9,425)
Wed. Dec. 17* Manhattan W 65–56  7–3 Petersen Events Center (8,149)
Sat. Dec. 20* Oakland W 81–77 OT 8–3 Petersen Events Center (9,049)
Tue. Dec. 23* Holy Cross W 58–39  9–3 Petersen Events Center (8,825)
Tue. Dec. 30* Florida Gulf Coast W 71–54  10–3 Petersen Events Center (10,249)
Sat. Jan. 3 at NC State L 50–68  10–4 (0–1) PNC Arena (16,197)
Tue. Jan. 6 at Boston College W 61–60 OT 11–4 (1–1) Conte Forum (2,213)
Sat. Jan. 10 Clemson L 62–71  11–5 (1–2) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Wed. Jan. 14 Florida State W 73–64  12–5 (2–2) Petersen Events Center (10,989)
Sat. Jan. 17 Georgia Tech W 70–65  13–5 (3–2) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Mon. Jan. 19 at #5 Duke L 65–79  13–6 (3–3) Cameron Indoor Stadium (9,314)
Sun. Jan. 25 #10 Louisville L 68–80  13–7 (3–4) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Tue. Jan. 27 at Virginia Tech L 67–70 OT 13–8 (3–5) Cassell Coliseum (5,206)
Sat. Jan. 31 #8 Notre Dame W 76–72  14–8 (4–5) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Mon. Feb. 2* Bryant W 72–67  15–8 Petersen Events Center (7,749)
Sat. Feb. 7 Syracuse W 83–77  16–8 (5–5) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Wed. Feb. 11 at #9 Louisville L 56–69  16–9 (5–6) KFC Yum! Center (22,132)
Sat. Feb. 14 #12 North Carolina W 89–76  17–9 (6–6) Petersen Events Center (12,508)
Mon. Feb. 16 at #2 Virginia L 49–61  17–10 (6–7) John Paul Jones Arena (13,953)
Sat. Feb. 21 at Syracuse W 65–61  18–10 (7–7) Carrier Dome (30,144)
Tue. Feb. 24 Boston College W 71–65  19–10 (8–7) Petersen Events Center (9,142)
Sun. Mar. 1 at Wake Forest L 66–69  19–11 (8–8) Lawrence Joel Coliseum (10,109)
Wed. Mar. 4 Miami (FL) L 63–67  19–12 (8–9) Petersen Events Center (10,549)
Sat. Mar. 7 at Florida State L 52–61  19–13 (8–10) Donald L. Tucker Civic Center (6,276)
ACC Tournament
Wed. Mar. 11 vs. NC State
(Second round)
L 70–81  19–14 Greensboro Coliseum (22,026)
NIT
Tue. Mar. 17* #(4) (5) George Washington
(First round)
L 54–60  19–15 Petersen Events Center (3,049)
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ( ) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Time. (#) during NIT is seed within region.

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