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Redemption and Rosie O’Grady’s: Pitt’s 2008 Big East Title from the stands

Archival photos of Pitt’s 2008 Big East Tournament win.

By Stephen Thompson, Assistant Sports Editor

April 1, 2020

New York has a distinctive basketball culture. It is blue-collar, born from pick-up games on blacktops and manifested through moxie. So when the Big East basketball tournament moved to New York City in 1983, member teams embraced the natural fit — and no one embodied the host city’s gritty personality more than the 2008 Pitt Panthers.

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