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Pittsburgh Panthers
RECORD: - REGION: East Rutherford  SEED: 3
COACH: Jamie Dixon CONFERENCE: ACC
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Road to the Final Four  ...................................................................................

PREVIOUS GAMES
OPPONENT ROUND RESULT
UCF 1st Round W 53 - 44
Wisconsin 2nd Round W 59 - 55
Oklahoma State Sweet 16 L 63 - 51


REGULAR SEASON STATISTICS


Will lose when ...
Getting hot from the arc is about the only way to target Pittsburgh.

Famous Last Words
Three losses by a combined seven points; these guys don't like to lose.

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TO THIS POINT    
How They Got Here: At-Large Bid
A pair of hardly imposing wins sent Pittsburgh to the Sweet 16 for the third straight year. In the Panthers' first-round game in Milwaukee, the Panthers shot an anemic 29.5 percent and turned the ball over nine times in the first half. Had No. 14 seed Central Florida mounted any kind of offensive charge of its own, it would have owned the first round's biggest upset. Instead, Pittsburgh hung on for an underwhelming victory.

The Panthers then met sixth-seeded Wisconsin in a second-round game that was on a neutral court in name only. Playing in front of a largely pro-Badger crowd just 75 miles from UW's campus, Pitt gutted out another defensive struggle. Carl Krauser led Pittsburgh with 16 points and Julius Page added 12, but the real difference was the Panthers' ability to make clutch plays when the game was on the line.

Pitt will face a No. 2 Oklahoma State squad that has had very little trouble on its road to East Rutherford. If the Panthers' offensive woes continue, they'll be looking at a trip back to the Steel City Friday.

The Panthers entered the Dance off a one-point Big East title game loss to Connecticut -- the third straight year the teams battle for the conference crown. Pitt may have earned a No. 1 seed with a victory, sharing the regular season title with UConn after winning its first 18 games of the season -- a streak broken by the Huskies. Pitt split with Syracuse, beat Boston College three times and also won at Providence.

PLAYER TO WATCH      
Carl Krauser | G | Sophomore
If you want an example of the qualites that define the Panthers, take a look at Carl Krauser. The tough point guard contributes in every phase of the game from scoring to assists to rebounding to defense. Krauser is creative, has good range, excellent court awareness and will pick your pocket on defense.

ROSTER
NO NAME HT WT YR  PPG RPG APG MPG FG% FT% 3PT%
  Carl Krauser 6-2  200 Sr 15.24.84.835.9.417.778.349
  Jaron Brown 6-4  229 Sr 12.15.53.034.5.498.644.220
  Chris Taft 6-10  260 So 11.27.51.225.2.569.541.000
  Julius Page 6-3  191 Sr 11.22.91.835.5.387.713.329
  Chevon Troutman 6-7  240 Sr 9.86.02.029.0.660.604.200
  Mark McCarroll 6-10  220 Sr 5.72.80.716.2.526.648.417
  Antonio Graves 6-3  190 Sr 2.30.61.011.3.368.556.361
  Toree Morris 6-10  282 Sr 2.01.90.38.8.614.400.000
  Aaron Gray 7-0  270 Sr 1.71.50.45.9.550.571.000
  Levon Kendall 6-10  225 Sr 1.10.90.55.6.273.500.125
  Ed Turner G-F  6-7  180 Jr 1.00.40.14.0.375.500.200
  Yuri Demetris 6-4  220 Sr 0.80.80.88.9.250.583.176
  Charles Small 5-7  175 Jr 0.00.00.01.0.000.000.000
  Marcus Bowman 6-3  185 Jr 0.00.30.01.3.000.000.000



LAST 5 GAMES LEADERS
OPPONENT RESULT POINTS REBOUNDS ASSISTS
VillanovaW, 59-45   
@ ProvidenceW, 88-61   
SyracuseL, 49-46   
@ GeorgetownW, 68-58   
@ West VirginiaW, 67-58   


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