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2011–12 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team

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2011–12 record  22–17 (5–13 Big East)
Assistant coach  Pat Sandle (11th year)
Head coach  Jamie Dixon (9th year)
Assistant coach  Bill Barton (1st year)
2011–12 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team
Conference  Big East Conference (1979–2013)
Assistant coach  Brandin Knight (4th year)

The 2011–12 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2011–12 NCAA Division I men's basketball season. Their head coach was Jamie Dixon, who was in his ninth year as head coach at Pittsburgh and 13th overall at the University. The team played its home games in the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and are members of the Big East Conference. Pitt entered the 2011-12 season picked to finish fourth in the Big East Conference, ranked #11 in the pre-season ESPN/USA Today Coaches Poll, and with the Big East pre-season player of the year, Ashton Gibbs. They finished the season 22–17, 5–13 in Big East play for a disappointing 13th-place finish. They lost in the second round of the Big East Basketball Tournament to Georgetown. They were invited to the 2012 College Basketball Invitational where they advanced to the best of three game finals series against Washington State. They defeated the Cougars 2 games to 1 to be the 2012 CBI Champions.



The Pittsburgh Panthers finished the 2010-11 season as Big East Regular Season Champions with 28–6, 15–3. They received a number 1 seed in the 2011 NCAA Men's Division I Basketball Tournament, but were upset by eventual national runner-up Butler in the third round. Finishing at No. 12 in the final Coaches' Poll, Pitt returns two starters, including 2011-12 Big East Pre-season Player of the Year, Ashton Gibbs, as well as two of its top four scores, 41% of its scoring, and 45% of its rebounding. Four freshman joint the team, including McDonald's High School All-American Khem Birch.

At the Big East Conference media day on October 19, 2011, Pitt was selected by a vote of the league's coaches to finish fourth in the Big East Conference receiving one first place votes. Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs received preseason Player of the Year and first-team all-conference selections. The Panthers are ranked 11th in the nation in the preseason USA Today Coaches' Poll.


2011 Pitt Recruiting Class Signees.


2011-12 Pitt Panthers basketball roster

  • Note: Freshman Khem Birch (#24, 6 ft 9 in, 220 lb), at the time Pitt's starting center, left the team on December 16.
  • Schedule

    Pitt's 2011–12 schedule.


    2011–12 Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball team Wikipedia

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