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Dixon takes on his Mentor

Ben Howland

The matchup has been dreamed about for four years, but never made until the NCAA Tournament committee -- and fate -- intervened.

Pitt coach Jamie Dixon against the Bruins Ben Howland. The Student against the Teacher. Dixon spent the better part of his coaching career with Howland, including four seasons with the Panthers before Howland left for Westwood and the Student took over at Pitt. "They wouldn't schedule it, so the NCAA stepped in to give everybody the game they want to see,'' Pitt center Aaron Gray said. "I...

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