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Jan. 14, 2012

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Pitt at No. 25 Marquette, January 14, 2012, Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

No. 25 Marquette 62, Pitt 57

*Pitt falls to 11-7 overall and 0-5 in Big East Conference play. It plays at No. 1 ranked Syracuse on Monday, Jan. 16, an opponent it has defeated five consecutive times in the Carrier Dome. Pitt has also defeated Syracuse in five straight games and in 13 of the last 16 meetings. Pitt is 2-13 all-time vs. the nation’s No. 1 ranked team with wins in each of its last two vs. the nation’s top ranked team.

*With the loss, Pitt has now won 24 of its last 35 road games. Over the last 11 seasons, Pitt owns the Big East’s best road record at 52-35. Pitt is 2-3 in road games this year.

*Jamie Dixon dropped to 42-16 following a loss over his nine-year career. Dixon drops to 6-5 all-time vs. Marquette and 227-67 all-time in his nine-year head coaching career.

*Pitt’s four-game win streak vs. Marquette came to an end. Pitt has now won five of its last seven contests vs. Marquette. In addition, Pitt falls to 8-7 all-time vs. Marquette and 2-5 in games played at Marquette.

*Pitt made its ninth appearance in Milwaukee and the Bradley Center since the 2003-04 season. The Panthers, who participated in NCAA Tournaments in both 2004 and 2010, are now 4-5 at the Bradley Center since 2003-04.

*In 10 of its last 11 games, Pitt has been without junior point guard Tray Woodall, who suffered a groin/abdominal strain vs. Duquesne on Nov. 30.

*Ashton Gibbs scored a career-high 29 points. Gibbs scored 29 of Pitt’s 57 points on the afternoon. It marked his 29th career 20-point scoring game and sixth of the year. With his four 3-pointers (4-8), Gibbs set the school record for most career 3-pointers made, moving ahead of Jason Matthews (259 from 1987-91). Gibbs now has hit 261 career 3-pointers. Gibbs has now converted three or more 3-pointers in 50 career games and has hit at least one 3-pointer in 96 of 117 career games.

*With his 10 points, Nasir Robinson notched his 32nd career double figure scoring game and 11th of his career.

*Redshirt freshman Isaiah Epps made his first career start. He set career-highs for minutes played (26) and steals (2).

*Lamar Patterson tied a career-high with four offensive rebounds.

*Talib Zanna finished with a career-high three steals.

*Pitt fell to 7-6 on the year when it commits more turnovers than its opponents.

*Pitt also dropped to 0-7 when trailing with 5:00 left in games.

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