Jan. 27, 2014
No. 17/16 Duke at No. 18/17 Pitt • Petersen Events Center • January 27, 2014
No. 17/16 Duke 80, No. 18/17 Pitt 65
• In a matchup of nationally-ranked Atlantic Coast Conference programs, Pitt fell to 18-3 on the season and 6-2 in the conference with an 80-65 loss to Duke this evening.
• Tonight’s attendance was 12,944 - an on-campus and Petersen Events Center record. The previous record for on-campus attendance was 12,925 vs. Syracuse on Jan. 17, 2011.
• Duke made 28 field goals and 13 3-pointers, converting the most FG and triples allowed by the Panthers this season. The Blue Devils shot 52 percent on 13-for-25 shooting from beyond the arc. Thanks to the 13 treys, the Blue Devils amassed 80 points, which was the highest scoring output allowed by Pitt this season.
• Pitt is now 12-1 at the Petersen Events Center this season, ending the fourth-best undefeated run to begin a season in program history. The Panthers’ streak of 14 consecutive wins at the Petersen Events Center also came to an end, ending the eighth-longest home-court winning streak in program history.
• Senior forward Talib Zanna registered his seventh double-double on the year and the 13th of his career with an 11-point, 11-rebound performance. Zanna shot 70 percent from the free-throw line (7-10). It was the sixth time this season that the senior has shot at least 70 percent from the stripe.
• Senior Lamar Patterson recorded his 19th consecutive double-digit scoring effort on the season with 14 points against Duke. It marked Patterson’s 57th career game in double-digit figures. He also led Pitt in scoring for the 13th time this season.
• Sophomore guard James Robinson finished with 10 points and five assists. It was Robinson’s sixth game this season scoring double-figures and his eighth game of the season having at least five assists.
• Forward Jamel Artis set career highs for 3-point field goal attempts and makes after going 2-for-3 from beyond the arc. The freshman forward finished with eight points.
• Jamie Dixon now owns a 17-1 record vs. previous ACC teams and a 33-12 overall record vs. current ACC teams (including Syracuse and Notre Dame). Pitt’s loss tonight gave them a 6-7 disadvantage in the all-time series between the two programs.
• With tonight’s loss to Duke, Pitt dropped to 15-7 against nationally-ranked opponents at the Petersen Events Center dating back to the 2002-03 season.
• The Panthers currently own a 192-23 record (.893) at the Petersen Events Center, winning 99 of their last 112 home games and 42 of their last 53 conference matchups.
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