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Jan. 25, 2009

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Pitt at West Virginia, WVU Coliseum, January 25, 2009


*Pitt won its third Big East regular season road game and improved to 3-1 on the road in the Big East this year. Pitt also improved to 4-1 in road games on the year. Pitt is now 6-1 in the Big East and 18-1 overall.


*With his game-high 22 points, Sam Young reached the 20-point mark for the eighth time this year and 25th time in his career. Young converted on 9-14 field goals and scored 16 of his 22 points in the second half. Young reached double figure scoring for the 15th consecutive game, his 62nd time in his last 66 games played and for the 81st time in his career. He has averaged 22.0 points per game in each of the last two games (scored 22 vs. Syracuse on Jan. 19).


*DeJuan Blair totaled his 13th double-double of the season and 27th of his career. Blair reached double figure scoring for the 15th time and double figure rebounding for the 15th time this year.


*Levance Fields reached double figure scoring for the 12th game on the year and 58th game in his career.


*Jermaine Dixon tied a career-high with three 3-pointers. He also hit three 3-pointers at Louisville earlier this year. Dixon also reached double figure scoring for the eighth time this year.


*Brad Wanamaker tied a season-high with five assists in the contest.


*Jamie Dixon became the first Pitt coach in school history to win three games against West Virginia at WVU Coliseum. He is now 3-3 in his career at WVU Coliseum and improved to 7-4 all-time vs. West Virginia.


*Jamie Dixon won his 150th career game at Pitt. It took him only 191 games to win his 150th and became the fastest coach in school history to reach 150 victories. With 12 regular season games to go, Dixon ranks fourth all-time in NCAA Division I history in best start to a coaching career after six seasons. He is now 150-41 in his six-year head coaching career, 61-28 in Big East regular season play and 92-10 all-time in home games.


*Pitt and West Virginia met for the 176th time in series history. Pitt won its fifth in the last six meetings against West Virginia and improved to 83-93 all-time vs. the Mountaineers. Pitt also improved to 23-59 all-time in games played in Morgantown. Pitt is now 8-23 all-time vs. West Virginia in the WVU Coliseum.


*Pitt’s senior class of Tyrell Biggs, Levance Fields and Sam Young won their 99th career game. They need just one more victory to become just the sixth four-year class in school history to win over 100 career games. The school record for most victories over a four-year period is 108 wins held by the 2004-05 senior class.


*West Virginia was held to 67 points on the day. Pitt has now limited 18 of its 19 opponents to 70 points or less. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 156 of its 191 opponents under 70 points.

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