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Feb. 16, 2013

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No. 16 Pitt at No. 18 Marquette, February 16, 2013, Milwaukee, Wis., Bradley Center

No. 18 Marquette 79, No. 16 Pitt 69

*Pitt dropped to 20-6 overall and 8-5 in the Big East Conference.


*The Panthers are next in action on Monday night against No. 21 Notre Dame at the Petersen Events Center. Tipoff is at 7 p.m. ET. If Notre Dame is ranked in Monday’s top-25 polls, it would be the third consecutive game for Pitt against nationally ranked opponents. The last time Pitt played three straight nationally ranked opponents was last year: at No. 25 Marquette, at No. 1 Syracuse and home against No. 23 Louisville


*Pitt’s three-game win streak was snapped. The Panthers have now won seven of their last nine games and eight of their last 11.


*Pitt dropped to 4-3 on the road this year. The Panthers have now won four of their past six road games. Pitt has claimed 30 of its last 50 road games and owns one of the Big East’s top road records (57-43) over the last 12 seasons. Pitt has registered road wins over No. 17 Cincinnati, No. 19 Georgetown, Providence and Villanova.

*Pitt moved to 3-4 on this season versus nationally ranked teams, having previously defeated No. 17 Cincinnati, No. 6 Syracuse and No. 19 Georgetown.


*Marquette, which won its 23rd straight home game and improved to 14-0 in home contests this year, scored an opponent season-high of 79 points against Pitt. Pitt has allowed 70 or more points only three times this year and two of those contests came against Marquette. On the year, Pitt has held 16 of its 26 opponents to 60 points or less and 23 of its 26 foes to 70 points or less on the year. Pitt entered the game on a school record defensive pace, allowing just 54.4 points per game.


*Marquette shot a Pitt opponent high of 56.5 percent (26-46). It also put together the best team shooting half of the season against Pitt this year, a 61.5 percent (16-26) outing. Pitt entered the game allowing just 38.9 percent field goal shooting.


*The 10-point loss marked the largest loss of the season for Pitt. Previously, its largest lost was a nine-point loss vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 31, 2012.


*Pitt trailed by 13 points at halftime, its third largest halftime deficit of the year. It trailed by 15 points at Rutgers and by 14 points vs. Oakland.


*Pitt tied its season record for largest deficit when it trailed 72-54 with 4:20 left in the game. Previously, Pitt trailed by 18 points in the second half against Oakland before coming back to win the game.


*Pitt’s 24 rebounds tied for its fewest of the season. The Panthers were outrebounded by nine boards on the afternoon.


*Lamar Patterson led Pitt with 19 points on 7-12 shooting and 4-7 3-point shooting. He also grabbed five rebounds and finished with two steals. Patterson’s two highest scoring games of the season have come against Marquette as he totaled 22 points on 6-7 3-point shooting. Against Marquette this year, Patterson has averaged 20.5 points per game, converted 14-21 field goals and 10-14 from 3-point range. Patterson notched his 35th career double figure scoring game and 15th of the year.


*Tray Woodall finished the day with eight assists and 10 points. He moved into sixth place on Pitt’s all-time career assist list with 555 career assists. He surpassed Jerry McCullough (552 from 1991-96) and trails Carl Krauser (568 from 2002-06). Woodall reached double figure scoring for the 42nd time in his career and 16th time on the year.


*Pitt dropped to 8-9 all-time vs. Marquette and 2-6 in games played in Milwaukee. Pitt is 1-5 vs. Marquette at the Bradley Center.

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