The Pittsburgh Panthers men’s basketball team is a Division I program for the University of Pittsburgh. The team is located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and plays their home games at the Petersen Events Center. The Petersen Events Center has a capacity of 12,508 people and opened in 2002. The student section is known as the Oakland Zoo, and due to the raucous crowds seated in the section, makes “The Pete” one of the toughest places to play in the country. The team plays in the Big East Conference. The team is currently coached by Jamie Dixon. Dixon has led the Panthers over the past nine seasons to a record of 238-77 including eight straight NCAA Tournament appearances and postseason appearances in each of his nine seasons. In that time, he has reached the Sweet Sixteen three times and the Elite Eight once.