Feb. 17, 2012
POST GAME NOTES
West Virginia at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, February 16, 2012
West Virginia 66, Pitt 48
*With the loss, the Panthers’ record in the Petersen Events Center drops to 159-18 and 68-15 in the venue against Big East opponents. Pitt has won 65 of its last 73 home games and 30 of its last 36 Big East home games. The loss marks only the Panthers’ sixth loss by double figures in the 177-game Petersen Events Center history.
*The game marked the final Big East regular season contest between the two teams. West Virginia now has a 95-89 advantage in the Backyard Brawl series that dates back to 1903-04. Pitt has won 17 of the past 25 games in the series. The Panthers are 7-2 against West Virginia at the Petersen Events Center and the Panthers have won 10 of the past 12 games against the Mountaineers in Pittsburgh.
*Jamie Dixon’s record in games following a loss drops to 43-20. His record against West Virginia drops to 12-7.
*Pitt’s 48 points are its second lowest scoring output of the season. The Panthers lowest point total this season came in a 62-39 loss against Rutgers on Jan. 11, 2012.
*Pitt’s 17 turnovers mark the 12th time this season the Panthers have committed 15 or more turnovers in a game.
*Gibbs’ eight points give him 1,648 for his career, passing Carl Krauser for 10th place on Pitt’s career scoring list. He was also a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line.
*Woodall’s 12 points mark his 21st career double figure scoring game and the 10th this season. It’s the fifth time in the last seven games that he’s scored in double digits.
*J.J. Moore scored 10 points, scoring in double figures for the fifth time this year and the ninth time in his career.
*Patterson’s three steals tied a career-high. He’s had three steals on two other occasions on Dec. 20, 2011 against St. Francis, Pa. and against Providence on Jan. 25, 2012.
*The Panthers were outscored 30-16 in the paint.