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Dixon honored after 31-win season

Updated: April 7, 2009, 7:02 PM ET
Associated Press

PITTSBURGH -- Pitt coach Jamie Dixon has been named the Naismith men's coach of the year after leading the Panthers to a school-record 31 wins and the NCAA tournament regional finals.

The sixth-year head coach also guided Pitt to its first-ever top seed in the tourney and the school's first No. 1 ranking in the AP Top 25.

Led by the standout trio of seniors Sam Young and Levance Fields and sophomore center DeJuan Blair, the Panthers fell short of the Final Four after a loss to Villanova ...

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