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Feb. 9, 2012

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Pitt at USF, February 8, 2012, Tampa, Fla., Tampa Bay Times Forum

USF 63, Pitt 51

*Pitt’s four-game win streak came to an end. It dropped to 15-10 overall and 4-8 in the Big East Conference. The Panthers have six more regular season games to go including three at home and three on the road. 

*Pitt’s four-game win streak ended ranked tied for the 12th longest Big East win streak in school history.

*With the loss, the Panthers are 3-5 on the road this year. They have now won 25 of their last 38 road games and continue to own the Big East’s best road record (53-37) over the past 11 seasons. 

*The 12 point loss to USF was Pitt’s largest loss in the series. Pitt dropped to 5-4 all-time vs. USF and 2-2 in games played in Tampa. Pitt has now won five of its last seven matchups with USF.

*USF shot a Pitt opponent season-high 60.5 percent (23-38) from the floor. It shot 63 percent (12-19) in the second half alone. Pitt’s previous opponent game high shooting percentage was 59.3 percent vs. Long Beach State. 

*USF’s 60.5 percent field goal shooting ranked as the second highest field goal percentage for an opponent in the Jamie Dixon Era. Georgetown shot 60.9 percent (28-46) in a contest on Jan. 13, 2007. In addition, USF took only 38 field goal attempts, a mark which ranks tied for the second lowest total in the Jamie Dixon Era. The Jamie Dixon Era low is 34 field goal attempts by Notre Dame on March 11, 2010.

*As a team, Pitt converted just 34.6 percent (18-52) from the floor. It marked the third lowest field goal percentage of the season for the Panthers. 

*With his 11 points, Tray Woodall reached double figure scoring for the third consecutive game, fourth time in the last five and for the ninth time this year. It was his 20th career double figure scoring game.

*Ashton Gibbs scored a season-low four points. He has now reached double figure scoring in 22 of Pitt’s 25 games this year. Previously, Gibbs had scored in double figures in each of the last seven games. 

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