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Jan. 20, 2010

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No. 12 Georgetown at No. 9 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, January 20, 2010

Georgetown 74, Pitt 66


*Pitt dropped to 5-1 in the Big East and 15-3 overall. Pitt’s 5-1 Big East ties the program record for best start in Big East play. Pitt also began a league regular season with a 5-1 record in both 2002-03 and 2006-07. The Panthers have now won seven of their last eight contests.


*The loss to Georgetown broke Pitt’s 31-game home winning streak, which was the second-longest streak in the nation. The streak concluded as the second longest home win streak in school history. Pitt won 40 games from January 22, 2001-February 15, 2004. The streak was also concluded as the second longest in Petersen Events Center history as the Panthers won their first 34 games in the arena.


*The Panthers dropped to 33-40 all-time against the Hoyas. Pitt had not lost a home contest since Feb. 24, 2008 (75-73, Louisville).


*Tonight’s contest marked the 13th all-time game in which two nationally ranked teams met in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt dropped to 10-3 overall in those contests.


*Pitt’s record at the Petersen Events Center dropped to 125-11 all-time and 51-10 all-time vs. Big East opponents.


*Georgetown became just the second program to defeat Pitt on two occasions at the Petersen Events Center. Louisville was the other team.


*Pitt allowed more than 70 points for the fifth time this season. The Panthers are 2-3 in contests in which they’ve allowed 70 or more points. Pitt has now allowed 70 or more points in 120 of 136 games played at the Petersen Events Center.


*Georgetown hit 70 percent (7-10) of its 3-point attempts. The 70 percent shooting marked a team opponent season best and ranked as the second-best mark in Petersen Events Center history for an opponent. Virginia Tech hit 72.7 percent (8-11) on January 6, 2004.


*Pitt and Georgetown have met in two of the last three Big East Tournament Finals, with each team earning a win. During tonight’s game, there were 11 lead changes and nine ties.


*The Panthers are now 6-1 since veterans Jermaine Dixon (right foot injury) and Gilbert Brown (academic suspension) both returned to the floor. Pitt played its first 10 games with a starting five that combined for one career start prior to the season opener.


*Pitt’s bench outscored Georgetown’s 24-3. Each team had 34 points in the paint.


*Junior forward Gilbert Brown scored a career-high 20 points on 8-9 shooting in 30 minutes.  His eight field goals were also a career-high, while his 30 minutes played marked a season-high.


*Junior guard Brad Wanamaker finished with a game and career-high 13 rebounds, while adding nine points and seven assists in 37 minutes of play.


*Senior guard Jermaine Dixon finished the game with 14 points. It was his fifth game this season in which he registered double-digit scoring.

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