From dunk contests to dance moves to raucous crowds getting ready for another year of college hoops, Midnight Madness was once again at its finest on Friday.
The first, official day of the 2012-13 season has come and gone and now its time to get down to business. The fun is over, but the excitement has evident.
Last night in Pittsburgh, the Panthers and head coach Jamie Dixon had some fun, hosting the first, outdoor Midnight Madness event. With a large crowd gathering around the outdoor court (pictured above), the Panthers showcased their new-look for this upcoming season. The event was held at the Cathedral of Learning on Bigelow Boulevard.
After a disappointing campaign a year ago, Pitt is looking to turn things around and rebound in 2012-13. Tray Woodall is back to lead the charge in the back court, finally feeling healthy and ready to go. In addition, Pittsburgh welcomes in freshman forward and New Zealand-native Steven Adams, who has the talent to be amongst the top front court players in the Big East this season.
And, as usual coach Dixon is back and looking to guide the Panthers back to the NCAA Tournament. Even if that involves pulling up the “Semi-Pro” attire on opening night.
Yes, Pittsburgh Athletics tweeted out a picture of coach Dixon last night, dressed up looking like Will Farrell. As the tweet indicates, “yes, that is indeed @CoachDixon.”
The Panthers open up the season on Nov. 9 against visiting Mount St. Mary’s.
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