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Gotham Classic: December 20, 2015: Madison Square Garden

Teams

 

2015 Field

 

Pitt Pittsburgh Panthers - Head Coach: Jamie Dixon (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Head coach Jamie Dixon has guided the Panthers to 307 wins in 12 seasons at the helm of the program, winning at least 20 games in 11 of those campaigns...he has also led Pitt to the postseason all 12 seasons, including 10 NCAA Tournament berths and a trip to last year's NIT...the Panthers enter the 2015-16 season with four starters returning, including leading scorer Jamel Artis (13.6 ppg, 6.0 rpg) and leading rebounder Michael Young (7.3 rpg, 13.4 ppg), both of whom will be juniors...Pittsburgh has been to 25 NCAA Tournaments with one trip to the Final Four.
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Davidson Davidson Wildcats - Head Coach: Bob McKillop (Atlantic 10 Conference)
The Wildcats are coming off their first season as a member of the Atlantic 10...after being picked 12th in the league's preseason poll, Davidson won the A-10 regular season title and earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament...four starters return for the Wildcats, led by the back court of junior Jack Gibbs (16.2 ppg, 120 assists) and senior Brian Sullivan (12.7 ppg, 124 assists)...head coach Bob McKillop will enter his 27th season at Davidson, having amassed 496 victories...the Wildcats have participated in 13 NCAA Tournaments, eight of which have come during McKillop's tenure.
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Eastern Washington Eastern Washington Eagles - Head Coach: Jim Hayford (Big Sky Conference)
EWU posted a 26-9 record en route to winning a share of the Big Sky Conference regular season championship, the league's postseason tournament championship, and earning a NCAA Tournament berth for the second time ever (2003-04)...head coach Jim Hayford, the Big Sky co-Coach of the Year, welcomes back five letterwinners and three 2014-15 redshirts, including senior forward Venky Jois, a first-team all-league honoree who averaged of 16.7 ppg and 7.7 rpg...forward Bogdan Bliznyuk was named the Big Sky's Freshman of the Year for averaging 8.7 ppg and 4.0 rpg last season.

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Morehead State Morehead State Eagles - Head Coach: Sean Woods (Ohio Valley Conference)
The Eagles went 17-17 and advanced to the semifinals of the Ohio Valley Conference Tournament last season...senior guard Brent Arrington leads a group of six returning players from a year ago after averaging 11.1 ppg to go along with 77 assists and 65 steals...he's joined in the back court by junior Corban Collins (8.8 ppg, 3.8 rpg)...head coach Sean Woods is in his fourth season at Morehead State...the 35 wins over his first two seasons are the most by any Eagles' coach in history.
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Western Carolina Western Carolina Catamounts - Head Coach: Larry Hunter (Southern Conference)
Head coach Larry Hunter, who has won 664 games in 35 seasons as a head coach, welcomes back 10 players, including four starters, from a team that went 15-17 a year ago in advancing to the semifinals of the Southern Conference Tournament...leading the way is senior guard Mike Brown, who was the Catamounts' second leading scorer at 13.8 ppg and their leading rebounder at 6.3 rpg...also back is senior guard Rhett Harrelson, who averaged 11.8 ppg and handed out 73 assists.
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