Pittsburgh Panthers 2008/09

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Panthers Big East
Coach: Jamie Dixon
Record: 31-5
Dance Seed: 1
Dance Result: Round of 8
Players: Sam Young
DeJuan Blair
*Levance Fields
NCAA Stats CategoryRank+/-
RPI absolute 1 A+
Scoring Offense * 29 A-
Scoring Defense * 87 B-
Free-Throw Percentage * 216 C-
Rebound Margin * 2 A+
Assists Per Game * 6 A+
Turnovers Per Game * 34 B+
Scoring Margin 6 A+
Field-Goal Percentage 20 A-
Field-Goal Percentage Defense 51
Three-Point Field-Goal Percentage 118 C+
Three-Point Field Goals Per Game 158
Won-Lost Percentage 3 A+
Blocked Shots Per Game 79 B-
Steals Per Game 134 C+
Personal Fouls Per Game 35 B+
Assist Turnover Ratio 3 A+
ThreePt FG Defense 91 B-
Turnover Margin 115 C+
MPI - Marchpool Index 8 A+
Dance of 68 StatsRank+/-
Ball Control11A-
RPI Decade15B+
Round of 8
#4 Seed: Led by an outstanding trio of players, Jamie Dixon's 2008/09 Pitt Panthers put on quite a show! In one of the strongest and greatest of Big East seasons, the Panthers put together a dominant 15-3 record.  Steady point guard Levance Fields led the attack, often with smooth shooting Sam Young hitting big shots.  It was the bruising style of  DeJuan Blair at center that will forever be etched in the memory of CBB fans as the signature of this Pittsburgh team.  Coach Dixon's Panther squad was eliminated by instate rival Villanova, as Scottie Reynolds hit a fading floater with 0.5 seconds remaining in their dramatic elite 8 match finish.  It was a cruel ending to an otherwise brilliant season for coach Dixon the Panther nation.