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Pitt will be playing inside Madison Square Garden for the third time this season on Sunday and hope to play a few more games there in March in their final Big East tournament.
The Panthers played Michigan and Delaware in November in the N.I.T. Season Tip-Off tournament. Pitt is 3-1 against St. John’s in the past four meetings against the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden, including an 89-69 victory in the Big East tournament last year.
Pitt coach Jamie Dixon said he made the decision to play at Madison Square Garden as much as possible when he became coach in 2003.
“We love going back there,” Dixon said. “We’re always trying to be there. There are a lot of reasons. It’s something our fans take great pride in. We always know we’ll be getting to play there and recruit there. We want to play well. We’ll have friends and family there.”
Pitt has come to call Madison Square Garden its home away from home. It’s not something St. John’s probably likes to hear, but the Panthers have enjoyed a lot of success on the home court of the Red Storm over the years.
“We like to think that way,” Dixon said. “It’s St. John’s home court. It is different. I don’t know if you call it a home court, but it is different. We have a lot of people come to the games because of the tradition, the history and what we’ve done. We look forward to it.”
Pitt junior J.J. Moore is one of three players on the roster from the New York area. He is from Long Island. Dante Taylor and Tray Woodall also grew up in the metro area.
“It’s New York,” Moore said. “We all love playing there.”
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