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Jan. 30, 2012

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Pitt at West Virginia, January 30, 2012, Morgantown W.Va., WVU Coliseum

Pitt 72, West Virginia 66

*Pitt won its third consecutive game and improved to 14-9 overall and 3-7 in the Big East. 

*With the win, the Panthers have now won 25 of their last 37 road games and own the Big East’s best road record (53-36) over the past 11 seasons.

*Pitt has now won 17 of the past 24 matchups in the Backyard Brawl rivalry against West Virginia. Pitt won its third in the past four games played at West Virginia, claimed its 17th in the series’ last 24 matchups. Pitt is now 88-95 all-time vs. West Virginia in the series which began in 1903-04. 

*With a 5-4 record at the WVU Coliseum, Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon has won more games at the venue than any other coach in Pitt history. He raised his record at Pitt to 230-69. Dixon also improved to 12-6 all-time vs. West Virginia.

*Pitt is now on a three-game win streak, only four games after Tray Woodall’s return from injury. Without Woodall playing, the Panthers had lost seven in a row at one point and were 5-7 overall. Woodall returned for the Louisville game on Jan. 21, a 73-62 Pitt loss. 

*Tray Woodall’s 24 points marked his second career game with 20 points or more and 18th career game scoring in double figures. It was his seventh game scoring in double figures this season.

*Ashton Gibbs’ 15 points give him 1,585 for his career and put him ahead of Vonteego Cummings for 12th place on Pitt’s all-time career scoring list. It marked Gibbs’ 81st career double figure scoring game and he has now scored in double figures in 21 of the team’s 23 games this season. Gibbs (653) also needs two more 3-point field goal attempts to become the school’s all-time 3-point field goal attempts leader. Brandin Knight holds the school record with 654 3-point attempts from 1999-2003. 

*The Panthers shot 46.2 percent (24-52) on field goals. Over the past three games, the Panthers have shot 49 percent (81-165).

*The Panthers were 21-26 (80.8 percent) from the free throw line. Over the last two games, Pitt has shot 83 percent (40-48). The Panthers have now shot 80 percent or better from the free throw line six times this season. 

*Every player that saw the court for the Panthers scored in the game. That marks the fourth time Pitt has accomplished that feat this season.

*Dante Taylor led the Panthers with seven rebounds. The game marked the second time this season that every Pitt player who saw the court recorded at least one rebound. The Panthers also accomplished that feat in an 86-74 win against Providence on Jan. 25, 2012. 

*Combining the last two games, Nasir Robinson has been perfect from the floor, hitting 13 of his 13 field goal attempts.

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