2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

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2012–13 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball
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NCAA Tournament, Round of 64
Conference Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Ranking
AP No. 20
2012–13 record 24–9 (12–6 Big East)
Head coach Jamie Dixon (10th year)
Assistant coach Pat Sandle (12th year)
Assistant coach Brandin Knight (5th year)
Assistant coach Bill Barton (2nd year)
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 Previous 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, TV
Rank# Opponent# Result Record Site (Attendance)
City, State
Scrimmage
Sun. Oct. 14*
2:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Blue-Gold Scrimmage
Fan Fest/Maggie Dixon Heart Health Fair
 Blue 65–55   
Petersen Events Center 
Pittsburgh, PA
Exhibition
Fri. Oct. 26*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Indiana (PA) W 69–54  0–0
Petersen Events Center (5,325)
Pittsburgh, PA
Fri. Nov. 2*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Hawaii-Hilo W 77–45  0–0
Petersen Events Center (6,115)
Pittsburgh, PA
Regular season
Fri. Nov. 9*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Mount St. Mary's W 80–48  1–0
Petersen Events Center (8,928)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mon. Nov. 12*
6:00 p.m., ESPN3
Fordham
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 86–51  2–0
Petersen Events Center (6,425)
Pittsburgh, PA
Tue. Nov. 13*
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
Lehigh
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 78-53  3–0
Petersen Events Center (7,225)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Nov. 17*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Oakland W 72–62 OT 4–0
Petersen Events Center (9,710)
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed. Nov. 21*
9:30 p.m., ESPN2
vs. No. 4 Michigan
NIT Season Tip-Off
L 62–67  4–1
Madison Square Garden (7,230)
New York, NY
Fri. Nov. 23*
2:30 p.m., ESPN
vs. Delaware
NIT Season Tip-Off
W 85–59  5–1
Madison Square Garden (7,198)
New York, NY
Tue. Nov. 27*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV/ESPN3
Howard W 70–46  6–1
Petersen Events Center (8,025)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Dec. 1*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Detroit W 74–61  7–1
Petersen Events Center (9,179)
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed. Dec. 5*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
vs. Duquesne
The City Game
W 66–45  8–1
Consol Energy Center (13,089)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Dec. 8*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
North Florida W 89–47  9–1
Petersen Events Center (8,708)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Dec. 15*
7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman W 89–40  10–1
Petersen Events Center (8,115)
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed. Dec. 19*
7:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV
Delaware State W 71–43  11–1
Petersen Events Center (9,522)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sun. Dec. 23*
5:00 p.m., Pitt Panthers TV/ESPN3
Kennesaw State W 59–43  12–1
Petersen Events Center (8,125)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mon. Dec. 31
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
No. 24 No. 14 Cincinnati L 61–70  12–2 (0–1)
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Jan. 5
11:00 a.m., ESPN2
No. 24 at Rutgers L 62–67  12–3 (0–2)
Louis Brown Athletic Center (5,081)
Piscataway, NJ
Tue. Jan. 8
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
at No. 19 Georgetown W 73–45  13–3 (1–2)
Verizon Center (13,011)
Washington, D.C.
Sat. Jan. 12
12:00 p.m., ESPNU
Marquette L 67–74 OT 13–4 (1–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,513)
Pittsburgh, PA
Wed. Jan. 16
7:00 p.m., ESPNU
at Villanova W 58–43  14–4 (2–3)
The Pavilion (6,500)
Villanova, PA
Sat. Jan. 19
12:00 p.m., ESPN2
Connecticut W 69–61  15–4 (3–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,510)
Pittsburgh, PA
Tue. Jan. 22
7:00 p.m., ESPN2
at Providence W 68–64  16–4 (4–3)
Dunkin' Donuts Center (7,452)
Providence, RI
Sat. Jan. 26
4:00 p.m., Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3
DePaul W 93–55  17–4 (5–3)
Petersen Events Center (12,512)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mon. Jan. 28
7:00 p.m., ESPN
at No. 12 Louisville L 61–64  17–5 (5–4)
KFC Yum! Center (22,411)
Louisville, KY
Sat. Feb. 2
12:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 6 Syracuse W 65–55  18–5 (6–4)
Petersen Events Center (12,632)
Pittsburgh, PA
Mon. Feb. 4
9:00 p.m., ESPNU
No. 23 Seton Hall W 56–46  19–5 (7–4)
Petersen Events Center (10,253)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Feb. 9
6:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 23 at No. 17 Cincinnati W 62–52  20–5 (8–4)
Fifth Third Arena (12,478)
Cincinnati, OH
Sat. Feb. 16
1:00 p.m., CBS
No. 16 at No. 18 Marquette L 69–79  20–6 (8–5)
BMO Harris Bradley Center (17,308)
Milwaukee, WI
Mon. Feb. 18
7:00 p.m., ESPN
No. 20 No. 25 Notre Dame L 42–51  20–7 (8–6)
Petersen Events Center (12,556)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sun. Feb. 24
12:00 p.m., Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3
No. 20 at St. John's W 63–47  21–7 (9–6)
Madison Square Garden (9,129)
New York, NY
Wed. Feb. 27
7:00 p.m., Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3
No. 23 South Florida W 64–44  22–7 (10–6)
Petersen Events Center (12,320)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sun. Mar. 3
12:00 p.m., Root Sports Pittsburgh/ESPN3
No. 23 Villanova W 73–64 OT 23–7 (11–6)
Petersen Events Center (12,553)
Pittsburgh, PA
Sat. Mar. 9
2:00 p.m., WTAE TV/ESPN3
No. 20 at DePaul W 81–66  24–7 (12–6)
Allstate Arena (8,454)
Rosemont, IL
Postseason
2013 Big East Men's Basketball Tournament
Thu. Mar. 14
2:00 p.m., ESPN
No. (4) vs. No. (5) Syracuse
Quarterfinals
L 59–62  24–8
Madison Square Garden (20,057)
New York City, NY
NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Championship
Thu. Mar. 21*
1:40 p.m., TBS
No. (8) vs. No. (9) Wichita State
Second Round
L 55–73  24–9
EnergySolutions Arena (18,044)
Salt Lake City, UT
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from Division I AP Poll unless otherwise noted. Postseason ranks represent seeds in the applicable tournament. (#) Tournament seedings in parentheses.
All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Rankings[edit]

Ranking Movement
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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.