Pitt to join Marquette, Michigan and others in next season's 2K Classic field
March 7, 2016 11:16 AM
Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon looks for a foul call as the Panthers take on Wake Forest on Feb. 16 at the Petersen Events Center.
By Paul Zeise / Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Pitt will join Marquette, SMU and Michigan as the featured teams in next season's 2K Classic at Madison Square Garden.
The event’s championship rounds will take place Nov. 17-18 and will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project.
Pitt will play a total of four games in the event — two at home and the two at Madison Square Garden. The other teams in the event are IUPUI, Gardner-Webb, Howard and Eastern Michigan.
Open and shut
Panthers head coach Jamie Dixon's name was recently linked to the UNLV head coaching position by a radio broadcaster in Las Vegas.
Dixon was asked about the speculation this morning, saying, "That's the open job this week? First I heard about it. Thanks for letting me know about it."
UNLV promoted Todd Simon to interim head coach after firing Dave Rice in January.
Pitt junior forward Mike Young was named third-team All-ACC by the league’s coaches. Among the other honors announced today, Virginia senior Malcolm Brogdon earned ACC player of the year and defensive player of the year awards.
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