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March 29, 2011
by john grupp


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McGhee, Wanamaker picked for Final Four all-star game

Brad Wanamaker and Gary McGhee were selected to play in the Reese’s College All-Star game on Friday in Houston. McGhee, a 6-11 center, and Wanamaker, a 6-4 guard, are members of the East all-star team. Other East all-stars include Jacob …

March 29, 2011
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Gibbs to test NBA draft waters

Junior guard Ashton Gibbs will declare for the 2011 NBA draft, but is expected to leave the door open to return to school. “We’re not sure,” Temple Gibbs said today from New Jersey regarding his son’s draft plans. “From what …

March 28, 2011
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Wanamaker, Gibbs net AP All-America honorable mention

  @byline-name:By John Grupp @byline-source:TRIBUNE-REVIEW @body-text:Guards Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker of Pitt and Talor Battle of Penn State earned Associated Press All-America honorable mention recognition today, as the 2010-11 teams were announced. Jimmer Fredette of BYU and Kemba Walker …

March 25, 2011
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Wanamaker earns defensive honor

Seniors Brad Wanamaker was among 21 players named to the CollegeInsider.com Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America team. The team is named in honor of the former Maryland coach who is the only person to win 100 games at four Division I schools. The Lefty …

March 22, 2011
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Dixon named Sporting News National Coach of the Year

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon was named the 2010-11 National Coach of the Year by The Sporting News magazine today. It marks the third consecutive season that Dixon has garnered a National Coach of the Year award, and the fourth overall …

March 21, 2011
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Brown tabbed for Final Four dunk contest

Gilbert Brown has been invited to participate in the dunk contest at the Final Four in Houston. The event will be aired on ESPN2 from 9-11 p.m. on March 31. It will include eight seniors from around the nation. Not sure of …

March 20, 2011
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One day later: A look at Pitt-Butler

Here are 10 pivotal moments in Pitt’s 71-70 loss to Butler on Saturday night at Verizon Center. They are ranked in no particular order with comments from Pitt coach Jamie Dixon or the Pitt players on the different situations, if …

March 19, 2011
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No. 1 seed Pitt sent home by Butler

Pitt lost to a lower seeded team in the NCAA Tournament for the seventh time in the past 10 years. This time, Butler beats Pitt, 71-70, on a free throw with 0.8 seconds to play.

March 17, 2011
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Pitt crushes UNC Asheville

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Pitt routed UNC Asheville, 74-51, in the second round at Verizon Center to move into the Round of 32, where the Panthers will face Butler (24-9) on Saturday at an undetermined site and time. Here is the early game …

March 17, 2011
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Near-certain Pitt foe Butler advances

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Unless Pitt is the victim of the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history, the Panthers will play No. 8 seed Butler (24-9) in the third round on Saturday. Butler edged No. 9 seed Old Dominion (27-7), 60-58, …

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