Pittsburgh Panthers men's basketball is the NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's basketball program of the University of Pittsburgh, often referred to as "Pitt", located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Pitt men's basketball team competes in the Big East Conference and plays their home games in the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have won two Helms Athletic Foundation National Championships, reached one Final Four, received 15 First Team All-American selections, have appeared in 23 NCAA and eight NIT tournaments, and through the 2012-13 season have recorded 1,517 victories against 1,073 losses since their inaugural season of 1905-06. The head coach of the Panthers since 2003 is Jamie Dixon.
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