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Feb. 5, 2013

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Seton Hall at No. 23 Pitt, February 4, 2013, Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa.

No. 23 Pitt 56, Seton Hall 46

*Pitt has won six of its last seven games and seven of the last nine. Pitt became just the second Big East team this season to reach the seven-win plateau in the conference, improving to 7-4 in Big East play (joining Syracuse).


*The game marked the 199th contest for the Panthers at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt moved to 178-21 (.894) all-time at the Petersen Events Center and 73-18 (.802) against Big East opponents. The Panthers improved to 13-2 at the Petersen Events Center this season.


*Pitt limited Seton Hall to 46 points, the Pirates’ fewest of the season and well-below the Pirates’ 68.4 points per game average. The 46 points scored for Seton Hall were the fewest ever scored in a 53-game series against Pitt.


*Pitt held an opponent under 50 points for the 11th time this season and the first time since Jan. 16 versus Villanova (43 points) – a span of six games.  


*Nine players reached the scoring column for the Panthers in the 16th game this season.


*Pitt shot a season-low 34.8 percent (16-46) and still won.


*Pitt outrebounded Seton Hall by 12 boards (40-28) and has posted a double-digit rebounding advantage over its past two opponents and three of its last four.


*Lamar Patterson collected his fourth career double-double and second in 2012-13 with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Patterson – starting his 57th consecutive game – has scored in double figures in 14 games this season and 34th time in his career, including five of past six games and six of last eight. It also marked his fifth career double figure rebounding game and second of the year.


*Steven Adams recorded a career-high 15 rebounds, topping his previous high of 14 reached twice this season. Adams played 31 minutes and shot 4-5 from the free throw line, all career-highs. His 15 rebounds also ranked as the 11th best total for a freshman in school history. The school record for a freshman is 20 rebounds set by Sam Clancy (vs. Duquesne, 2/22/78) and DeJuan Blair (vs. Duke, 12/20/07).


*With 11 points, Tray Woodall notched his 40th career double figure scoring game and 14th of the season. He now needs just 11 points to reach the 1,000 point mark in his career. Once he achieves that mark, he will become the seventh player in school history to score over 1,000 points and dish out 500 assists in a career.


*Pitt travels to No. 17 Cincinnati on Saturday, Feb. 9 for a 6 p.m. tipoff on ESPN. Beginning with the Bearcats, the Panthers face a ranked team in each of the next three games.

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