Many of the coaches in the 2013 NCAA tournament are thrilled just to be in the field of 68, but some face higher expectations from their programs. In the what-have-you-done-for-me-lately world of college hoops, even highly respected coaches start feeling the pressure if they go too long without some March Madness success.
Jamie Dixon has built Pitt into one of the country’s top regular-season teams, but his Panthers have underachieved routinely in the Big Dance. He’d love to turn that record around by succeeding as a relative underdog (seeded eighth) in this year’s field.
Here's a closer look at Dixon and nine more coaches who need good showings this March to make fans forget some unpleasant postseasons of the past.