Jan. 10, 2008
*The game was Pitt's second Big East Conference contest of the season. For the first time since the 1995-96 season, Pitt opens Big East play on the road in consecutive games: at Villanova (Jan. 6) and at
*The game marked Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon's 150th career game.
*No. 20 ranked Pitt improved to 13-2 overall and 1-1 in Big East play.
*With his team-high 22 points this evening, Sam Young scored over 20 points for the sixth time in his career. He reached double figure scoring for the 15th time this season and 43rd time in his career. He has now notched double figure scoring games in 23 of his last 26 games played. Young has led Pitt in scoring in eight of Pitt's 15 games played.
*With his 20-point, 8-12 field goal and 3-5 3-point performance, Keith Benjamin tied a career scoring high, matching his 20 points scored vs.
*Freshman Gary McGhee set career-highs in a variety of statistics: minutes played (12), points scored (6), field goals made (3), field goal attempts (5) and rebounds (4). After DeJuan Blair and Sam Young both picked up their second fouls, McGhee came on to play 12 minutes in the first half. He began with a dunk. It was the fifth game played of his career.
*With his 10 points, Gilbert Brown reached double figure scoring for the fourth consecutive game and fifth time in his career. He made his fourth consecutive start for Pitt and matched his career-high for assists with four.
*With his 12 points and nine rebounds, DeJuan Blair notched his eighth career double figure scoring game.
*Senior walk-on Maurice Polen was awarded an academic scholarship earlier in the week.
*Pitt improved to 3-2 on the road this season. Pitt is now 11-5 on the road combining each of its last two seasons (8-3 in 2006-07).
*Pitt improved to 2-2 all-time vs.
*The win improved Pitt to 11-4 vs. Big East Conference teams added in 2005-06:
*Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to 2-0 vs.
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