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Topic - Ashton Gibbs
Jamie Dixon hired Mike Rice as an assistant at Pittsburgh in 2006, drawn by Rice's passion and ability to get into the living room of a prized recruit and close the deal.
Ashton Gibbs scored 20 points to lead Pittsburgh to a 73-59 victory over St. John's on Tuesday in the opening round of the Big East tournament.
A shroud of disgust covered John Thompson III.
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The NBA season is on hold and seems as if it will never start.
Defending national champion Connecticut and Syracuse are co-favorites to win the Big East, according to a poll of conference coaches released Tuesday.
The basketball coaches of all 16 Big East schools were in one building, ready to talk about their teams and the prospects of a season that starts in just about three weeks.
Pitt junior guard Ashton Gibbs will withdraw his name from NBA draft consideration, and return to coach Jamie Dixon's program.
Pittsburgh junior Ashton Gibbs will declare for the NBA draft, but he will not hire an agent during the process.
Another tremendous regular season, another failed postseason for Pitt coach Jamie Dixon and the Panthers.
Eighteen games against some of the best college teams in the country — playing three times a week, every week, for over two months — can take its toll. Throw in a week against that same top-flight competition in the conference tournament at Madison Square Garden and it's not hard to see why no Big East team has won a national title since 2004.
When the NCAA tournament opens Thursday in Washington, the Hoyas will be in Chicago, but D.C. fans will get a heaping helping of the Big East.
Kemba Walker hit the winning basket on a classic stepback jumper at the buzzer, and No. 21 Connecticut stunned third-ranked Pittsburgh 76-74 in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament on Thursday.
Pitt guard Ashton Gibbs said it appeared the Scarlet Knights "knew all our plays" while the Panthers suffered their worst defeat ever at the Petersen Events Center.
"It's an honor but it's a personal accolade and my teammates and I are playing for championships," Gibbs said. "We want the Big East. We want a national championship. That's what we work so hard for."