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Jan. 26, 2013

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DePaul at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, January 26, 2013
Pitt 93, DePaul 55

*Pitt defeated DePaul on Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center by a score of 93-55. The win improves the Panthers to 17-4 overall and 5-3 in conference play. DePaul is now 10-9 overall and 1-5 in the Big East. Pitt is now tied for third place in the Big East following its current four-game win streak.

*Pitt’s 38-point margin of victory marked its largest-ever against a Big East opponent in program history. Today’s victory topped the 36-point margin of victory set against West Virginia on February 12, 2003. The Panthers defeated West Virginia, 82-46.

*The Panthers have now won four straight games, two at home (Connecticut and DePaul) and two on the road (Villanova and Providence). Pitt has won five of its last six contests overall. Pitt enters its game at Louisville on Monday night with a three-game road win streak intact.

*With the win, Pitt has won five Big East games. That matches last year’s total of five. Pitt’s 17 overall wins surpass last season’s regular season total of 16.

*Pitt’s halftime lead of 23 points (53-30) tied for its second largest halftime lead in a Big East contest in program history. Pitt’s largest ever Big East halftime advantage was 24 points against Rutgers on March 3, 2010 (40-16).

*Pitt’s 93 points, 58 rebounds and 71 field goal attempts all marked team season-highs. Pitt’s 53-point first half was the most points scored by the Panthers in a half this season.

*Pitt improves to 176-21 (.897) all-time at the Petersen Events Center and is 71-18 (.797) against Big East opponents.

*Pitt’s balance was on display as all 10 players who saw action found the scoring column, had at least one rebound and had at least one assist.

*Trey Zeigler had a Pitt career-high 18 points to lead the Panthers. He led three Pitt players in double figure scoring. Joining Zeigler was Lamar Patterson (15) and J.J. Moore (10).

*With his 18 points, Zeigler reached double figure scoring for the third time this year. He also topped or tied Pitt career-highs for field goals made (7) and field goal attempts (12).

*Lamar Patterson reached double figure scoring for the third straight game, 12th time this year, 32nd time in his career.

*J.J. Moore reached double figure scoring for the eighth time this year and 25th time in his career.

*The Panthers shot 49.3 percent for the game (35-71). Pitt made 20 of its 40 shots in the opening half to help the Panther score a season-high 53 points.

*Pitt outrebounded the Blue Demons by 24 rebounds (58-34) and held a 48-16 advantage in the paint.

*Steven Adams grabbed a game-high 14 rebounds, tying a career-high which he set against Duquesne. He also set a new career-high with nine defensive rebounds. The 14 rebounds ranked among the all-time best rebounding games for a freshman in school history.

*The game marked the 10th meeting between the two schools, and Pitt now holds an 8-2 advantage in the series, including a perfect 5-0 record at home. The 38-point win was the largest-ever vs. DePaul.

*The Panthers are at Louisville on Big Monday for a nationally televised game at the KFC Yum! Center. Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN.  

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