Pittsburgh Preview Capsule
By The Associated Press=
Last season: 19-15, lost in first round of the NIT.
Coach: Jamie Dixon.
Conference: Atlantic Coast.
Who's back: F Jamel Artis. Junior forward led Panthers with 13.6 points per game last season; F Michael Young. Junior forward was most consistent player on a team that struggled with consistency; G James Robinson. Four-year starter looking to end uneven career with a flourish.
Who's new: G Damon Wilson. Freshman perhaps best candidate to fill slasher role left by Wright's graduation. C Rozelle Nix. Big fella (6-foot-11, 300 pounds) could make an impact if he stays in shape.
The Skinny: The Panthers haven't made it out of the first weekend of the NCAA Tournament since 2009. Young and Artis are a great one-two punch. They'll need plenty of help if the Panthers are even going to make the NCAA field.