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Jan. 24, 2011

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No. 15 Notre Dame at No. 2 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, January 24, 2011

No. 15 Notre Dame 56, No. 2 Pitt 51


*The loss broke Pitt’s nine-game win streak this season and 10-game Big East regular season win streak. The 10-game win streak in Big East play tied for the second-best streak of its kind in school history.


*With the loss, Pitt moved to 19-2 overall and 7-1 in the Big East.


*In its ninth season in the arena, Pitt’s record at the Petersen Events Center moved to 145-12. The Panthers own a 61-11 record vs. Big East opponents. The loss cracked a 20-game home win streak, which was the fifth-best win streak in school history.


*The Panthers dropped to 3-2 against top-25 ranked teams this year and had its all-time record vs. top-25 teams at the Petersen Events Center drop to 14-5.


*Pitt is now 5-1 against Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center. The only teams to defeat Pitt twice at the Petersen Events Center are Georgetown and Louisville (each defeated Pitt twice). Notre Dame has now defeated Pitt in three straight meetings.


*Pitt’s last loss at home was Jan. 20, 2010 against No. 12 Georgetown (74-66).


*Pitt moved to 51-2 in its last 53 home games. The Panthers are now 13-1 at home this season.


*Pitt’s 51 points scored were its lowest offensive output of the season. The Panthers came into the game averaging 79.9 points per game. Pitt’s lowest scoring output prior to this evening was 61 vs. American on Dec. 22, 2010.


*Pitt entered the game having only trailed for five total minutes so far this year in Big East play. Pitt led in 275 of the 280 minutes that it played in Big East play. Tonight, Pitt trailed for 3:03 in the first half and for the final 8:29 of the second half against Notre Dame.


*The Panthers led by five points at the break (28-23) but were outscored by 10 in the second half. It was the most Pitt has been outscored in the second half of a game this season and the second-most in any half (was outscored by 12 against Tennessee)


*Pitt outrebounded Notre Dame 29-23 and held a 13-7 advantage on the offensive glass. The Panthers have outrebounded opponents in 17 of 21 games and have pulled down 10 or more offensive rebounds in 20 of 21 games this season.


*Pitt’s 18 field goals made were its lowest number of the season.


*Seniors Gilbert Brown and Brad Wanamaker were the only two Pitt players to reach double-figure scoring on the night. It was just the fifth time this season that Pitt had less than three players register double-figure scoring (two players reached double figures against DePaul on Jan. 22, Seton Hall on Jan. 15, Delaware State on Dec. 8; Pitt had one player reach double-figures against Texas on Nov. 19, 2010).


*Senior guard Brad Wanamaker’s 12 points gave him double-figure scoring in six of eight Big East games this season and in 42 total games for his career. Wanamaker also had five rebounds, giving him 41 games with five or more rebounds.


*Senior forward Gilbert Brown finished the game with a team-high 13 points, giving him double-figure scoring in six of eight Big East games, along with six of the last seven.


*Pitt held a 13-0 advantage on second-chance points and held an 8-4 advantage from players off the bench. The game featured four ties and five lead changes.

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