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Jan. 9, 2013

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Pitt at No. 19 Georgetown, Verizon Center, Washington, D.C., January 8, 2013
Pitt 73, No. 19 Georgetown 45

*Pitt registered a 73-45 win over No. 19 Georgetown on Tuesday at the Verizon Center. The Panthers are now 13-3 on the season and 1-2 in the Big East, while Georgetown drops to 10-3 and 0-2 in league action.

*Pitt’s 28-point victory ranked as the second largest Big East road win in school history and tied for the eighth largest Big East overall win in school history. The largest margin of victory for Pitt in a Big East road game was a 30-point win at DePaul (80-50) on Jan. 22, 2011. 

*Pitt held Georgetown to 45 points. The 45 points marks the fewest scored by an opponent in a Big East regular season game since St. John’s scored 44 points in a 55-44 loss to Pitt on Feb. 8, 2005.

*Georgetown was limited to only 13 field goals on 37 attempts. Both of those totals rank as the second lowest game totals in the Jamie Dixon Era (2003-2013). The 13 field goals rank as the fourth fewest baskets made in school history (since 1950) and the 37 field goal attempts rank as the second fewest in school history (since 1950). 

*Pitt’s 15-point halftime lead tied for its third largest halftime lead in a Big East road game in school history. The largest halftime lead in a Big East road game is a 22-point lead registered at Villanova on Jan. 22, 1994.

*The 28-point win marked the largest ever against Georgetown. Previously, the largest Pitt victory margin was a 19-point win (75-56) on January 10, 1996. The game marked the final Big East regular season contest of the Pitt-Georgetown series. Pitt improved to 36-41 all-time vs. the Hoyas and 15-21 vs. GU in Washington, D.C. Pitt also improved to 8-4 all-time vs. Georgetown at the Verizon Center. 

*With the win, Pitt has won 27 of its last 45 road games and owns one of the Big East’s top road records (54-41) over the last 12 seasons.

*The win marked Pitt’s first win vs. a nationally ranked team this year. Pitt improved to 1-2 vs. ranked teams on the season (No. 4 Michigan and No. 8 Cincinnati). 

*Talib Zanna led Pitt with 15 points in 24 minutes. The game marked his 11th double figure scoring game of the year and 24th of his career.

*Tray Woodall registered 11 points and seven assists. It marked his 10th double figure scoring contest of the year and 36th of his career. 

*Durand Johnson tied career-highs for 3-point field goals (two) and minutes played (17).

*Cameron Wright set a new career-high for minutes played (26).

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