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Drama nothing new for Pitt

Originally Published: March 26, 2009
By Andy Katz | ESPN.com

BOSTON -- So this is how it's going to be for Pitt: grinders, late-game drama and nothing easy, not a basket and certainly not a win.

That's what Pitt has been about for nearly a decade ever since Ben Howland started the resurrection of basketball in the Steel City and passed on the baton to his trusted friend Jamie Dixon, who has now taken the Panthers to another level: the Elite Eight.

Thursday's 60-55 victory over Xavier for the top-ranked Panthers was the ...

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