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Jan. 17, 2012

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Pitt at No. 1 Syracuse, January 16, 2012, Syracuse, N.Y., Carrier Dome

No. 1 Syracuse 71, Pitt 63

*Pitt falls to 11-8 overall and 0-6 in Big East Conference play. The game marked the second of three consecutive nationally ranked opponents for Pitt. 

*With the loss, Pitt’s five game win streak vs. Syracuse was snapped. Pitt’s five-game win streak in games played in the Carrier Dome also ended. Pitt and Syracuse met for the 100th time as Syracuse now owns a 69-31 all-time record vs. Pitt. Coming into the game, Pitt had defeated Syracuse in eight of the last nine meetings and in 13 of the last 16. Pitt drops to 13-34 all-time vs. Syracuse in games played in Syracuse.

*For the 16th time in school history, Pitt played the nation’s No. 1 ranked team. The Panthers dropped to 2-14 all-time vs. the top ranked team, snapping a two-game win streak. 

*With the loss, Pitt has now won 24 of its last 36 road games. Over the last 11 seasons, Pitt owns the Big East’s best road record at 52-36. Pitt is 2-4 in road games this year.

*Jamie Dixon dropped to 42-17 following a loss over his nine-year career. Dixon drops to 9-3 all-time vs. Syracuse and 227-68 all-time in his nine-year head coaching career. 

*Cameron Wright finished the game with 10 points, his second career double figure scoring game. He also registered career-highs of seven rebounds and three assists.

*Lamar Patterson finished with 10 points, his 10th double figure scoring game and eight of the year. He attempted a career-high seven free throws. 

*Ashton Gibbs reached double figure scoring for the 77th time in his career and in 17 of 19 games on the year. Gibbs surpassed Julius Page (1,512 points) for 14th place on Pitt’s all-time scoring list. Gibbs now has 1,521 career points.

*With his 11 rebounds, Dante Taylor reached double figure rebounding for the eighth time in his career and third time this year. He tied a career-high with seven offensive rebounds in 17 minutes. 

*John Johnson hit a career-high tying three 3-pointers in a career-high tying four attempts. He finished with nine points in 19 minutes.

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