Nothing new here. Another year where Pitt doesn't play up to their seed in the NCAA Tournament. Another year where they choke. Jamie Dixon would like for you to believe that they were outplayed for most of the night. They were. Also nothing new.
The major problem with Dixon, however, is the complete incompetence displayed in the final 1.4 seconds. Tie game...you had to have seen the missed free throw coming from Gilbert Brown (they're Pitt, remember that they always choke). What in the world is Dixon trying to accomplish by putting anyone in a Pitt uniform in the lane with 1.4 seconds left?! Jamie Dixon would like you to believe there was a chance for a tip in off the missed free throw (which we knew was coming...remember, Pitt always chokes). But a tip-in off a missed FT happens about 100 times less than what actually did happen. A foul.
Whiners will point out that the referees should swallow the whistle, and not decide the game in that situation. Those same whiners have too short a memory to remember that less than 1 second prior, it was Butler being called for a foul that sent Pitt to the line in first place.
Dixon apologists will point to Pitt's stellar regular season record under the current regime. Bravo. Have fun with it, because that is the only thing Pitt will ever accomplish under the deer in headlights that is Jamie Dixon.
This kid > Charles Barkley...
* editor's note: I was told the term "dumb ass" is a tad harsh. These are kids, after all. Just some kids