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Feb. 8, 2010

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Robert Morris at Pitt, February 8, 2010, Petersen Events Center

No. 25 Pitt 77, Robert Morris 53


*With the win, Pitt improved its non-conference record at the Petersen Events Center to 75-1 all-time. The Panthers have now won 34 of their last 35 home games. Pitt’s record at home this season is 13-1.


*Pitt won its 47th consecutive game against a non-conference opponent at home.


*Pitt and Robert Morris met for the 28th time. The Panthers improved to 28-0 all-time against the Colonials. Pitt’s smallest margin of victory was eight points.


*Tonight’s was the final non-conference game for the Panthers this season. Pitt improved to an impressive 68-0 all-time against opponents from the Northeast Conference.


*The Panthers have won their last two games by a combined 49 points (average of 24.5 points per game) and have won 11 of their last 15 games.


*Robert Morris managed just 53 points on the night. Pitt has now held 15 of its 24 opponents to 60 points or less and 18 of 24 to 70 points or less. The Panthers have now held 81 of their 139 opponents in the Petersen Events Center to 60 points or less.


*Pitt outrebounded Robert Morris 43-28. The Panthers are 15-4 this season during games in which they’ve outrebounded their opponent.


*Pitt limited Robert Morris to 25.9 percent shooting (7-27) in the second half.


*For the third time this season and the second game in a row, Pitt guards Jermaine Dixon, Brad Wanamaker and Ashton Gibbs each reached double figure scoring. They combined for 50 total points (65% of Pitt’s offense) and were a combined 18-21 from the free throw line. In games that all three reach double figures, Pitt is 3-0 (the others being wins at Syracuse and at home against Seton Hall).


*With his 12 points and 10 rebounds, junior Brad Wanamaker recorded the third double-double of his career and season. Wanamaker’s 10 rebounds led all players in the game. His five offensive rebounds tied a career-high.


*Sophomore Ashton Gibbs tabbed a game-high 20 points on 4-10 shooting (all 3-pointers), giving him his eighth 20-point game on the year. Gibbs was also a perfect 8-8 from the free throw line, improving his total on the year to 104-114 (91.2%).


*Senior guard Jermaine Dixon’s 18 points marked the highest scoring game for him since Pitt’s win at Syracuse on Jan. 2. Dixon has reached double-figures in five of the last six games he’s played.


*Chase Adams hit a Pitt career-high two 3-pointers.

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