Jan. 5, 2013
POST GAME NOTES
No. 24 Pitt at Rutgers, Rutgers Athletic Center, Piscataway, N.J., January 5, 2013
Rutgers 67, No. 24 Pitt 61
*Rutgers registered a 67-61 win over No. 24 Pitt on Saturday at the RAC. The Panthers are now 12-3 on the season and 0-2 in the Big East, while Rutgers improves to 10-3 overall and 1-1 in league action.
*With the loss, Pitt’s six-game win streak against Rutgers at the RAC came to an end. Pitt won six straight against Rutgers at the RAC dating back to January 8, 2002. Pitt also fell to 12-4 vs. Rutgers overall and 7-2 in games played at the RAC since 2000. Pitt drops to 23-25 all-time vs. Rutgers in a series which began in 1915.
*Pitt shot a season-low 37.5 percent (21-56) from the floor. Previously, it shot 38.7 percent vs. Duquesne on Dec. 5, 2012.
*Pitt attempted a season-high 26 3-pointers. It finished 8-26 from 3-point range with Woodall and Moore converting two 3-pointers apiece and Durand Johnson finishing with two.
*Pitt’s 24 total rebounds marked a season-low for the Panthers. The 24 rebounds ranked as the second fewest rebounds in the Jamie Dixon Era and tied for the 19th fewest in school history.
*Pitt held Rutgers to 67 points. Pitt has held 11 of its 15 opponents to 70 points or less.
*Jamie Dixon drops to 250-80 as head coach at Pitt. He has now lost 58 of his 80 games (72 percent) by fewer than 10 points.
*Pitt trailed by as many as 16 points in the first half. It battled all the way back and cut the deficit down to as few as two points (53-51) with 4:16 to play but could get no closer. The Panthers scored the first nine points of the second half.
*J.J. Moore led Pitt with 14 points. It marked his sixth double figure scoring game of the year and 23rd of his career. He also hit a season-high tying three 3-pointers.
*Tray Woodall finished with 11 points and eight assists on the day. The 11 points marked his 35th career and ninth season double figure scoring game.
*The game represented Pitt’s first road contest of the season. Pitt has now claimed 26 of its last 44 road games and continues to own the Big East’s best road record (53-41) over the last 12 seasons.
*Cameron Wright started at off guard for the first time this season. The contest represented his 11t career start.