The things Pitt's Jermaine Dixon has -- not the things he has lost -- have made him into the man he is today.
Pitt's victory over Villanova doesn't erase last season's Elite Eight loss, but it does help the Panthers this season.
DeJuan Blair doesn't get the plaudits that other big men in the Big East get, but he continues to show his worth to Pitt.
Here is Dana O'Neil's instant analysis of Pitt at Georgetown.
Pitt's basketball isn't pretty. The Panthers play scrappy, blue-collar, in-your-face ball and, as evident in the Legends Classic, it's working, writes Dana O'Neil.
Just a few weeks ago, Pitt looked incapable of a run to the Big East Championship game. But star Sam Young and coach Jamie Dixon -- a yin-yang duo -- kept the Panthers together, writes Dana O'Neil.
After suffering so many injuries, Pitt is trying to concoct a winning formula, but it fell Sunday to Villanova, writes Dana O'Neil.