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Feb. 12, 2012

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Pitt at Seton Hall, February 12, 2012, Newark, N.J., Prudential Center

Seton Hall 73, Pitt 66

*Pitt’s dropped to 15-11 overall and 4-9 in the Big East Conference. The Panthers have five more regular season games to go including three at home and two on the road. 

*With the loss, the Panthers are 3-6 on the road this year. They have now won 25 of their last 39 road games and continue to own the Big East’s best road record (53-38) over the past 11 seasons.

*Seton Hall defeated Pitt for the second straight time in Newark. Pitt drops to 31-21 all-time vs. Seton Hall and 10-14 vs. the Pirates in New Jersey. Pitt has now defeated Seton Hall in 11 of the last 16 meetings and in five of the series’ last seven matchups. Dixon drops to 6-4 in games against Seton Hall. 

*Pitt’s 11 losses on the year are its most in the Howland-Dixon Era.

*Jamie Dixon drops to 43-19 overall after losing a game. Dixon lost his second contest in a row for the eighth time in his career. 

*Ashton Gibbs scored 26 points on the day, his ninth 20-point scoring day of the year and 32nd of his career. With his 26 points, Gibbs now has 1,640 career points and is ranked No. 11th on Pitt’s all-time career scoring list. He surpassed Brian Shorter (1,633 points from 1988-91) and needs just three more points to surpass Carl Krauser (1,642 points from 2002-06). He has now reached double figure scoring in 23 of Pitt’s 26 games.

*Lamar Patterson finished the game with 15 points, his 11th double figure scoring game of the year and 13th of his career. His three 3-point field goals made tied a career-high set vs. Cincinnati on Jan. 1, 2012. 

*Pitt dropped to 0-11 on the year when trailing with 5:00 to go in games.

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