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Jamie Dixon leaves Pitt for TCU

Written by The Associated Press | Mar 22, 2016 2:57 AM
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Pittsburgh head coach Jamie Dixon watches practice ahead of a first-round men's college basketball game in the NCAA tournament, Thursday, March 17, 2016, in St. Louis. Pittsburgh plays Wisconsin on Friday. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

(Pittsburgh) -- Pitt is in the market for a new men's basketball coach.

Jamie Dixon is leaving the Panters to take over as head coach at TCU, his alma mater.

Scott Barnes, the athletic director at Pitt, discussed Dixon's departure yesterday.

There was no official confirmation from TCU, which a week earlier fired Trent Johnson.

After leading Pittsburgh to 11 NCAA Tournament appearances the past 13 seasons, Dixon will take over a program that hasn't been to the tournament since 1998.

He was a senior guard for the last TCU team to win an NCAA game in 1987.

Johnson won eight Big 12 Conference games in four seasons.

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