Feb. 25, 2009
Pitt at Providence, Dunkin’ Donuts Center, Feb. 24, 2009
*Pitt dropped to 25-3 overall and 12-3 in the Big East Conference. The loss snapped a seven-game overall win streak and six-game league win streak. Pitt has three regular season games remaining: at Seton Hall on Saturday, Feb. 28 at 8:30 p.m., and home games against Marquette (March 4 at 7:30 p.m.) at the Petersen Events Center and Connecticut (March 7 at noon).
*Head Coach Jamie Dixon coached his 200th career game. Dixon drops to 157-42 all-time in his six-year head coaching career.
*Pitt’s Big East win streak was snapped at six games. The six-game win streak tied for the fourth longest league win streak in school history. The school record is 12 consecutive wins from Feb. 2, 2002-Jan. 25, 2003.
*Pitt dropped to 6-3 in road games on the year and 5-3 in Big East road games. Under Jamie Dixon, Pitt is now 28-16 all-time in league regular season road games.
*Pitt trailed by 20 points (51-31) with 17:22 remaining in the game, its largest margin of the season. The 20-point deficit was Pitt’s largest since it trailed by 27 points at Marquette in 2008.
*For the third time this season, Pitt trailed at halftime. Pitt trailed by 18 points (44-26). The 18-point deficit was its largest halftime deficit in two years. Pitt fell to 2-1 in games that it trailed at halftime.
*Pitt fell to 2-2 in games played as the No. 1 ranked team.
*Ashton Gibbs set or tied career-highs for points scored (15), field goals made (5), 3-point field goals made (4) and 3-point field goal attempts (6). He reached double figure scoring for the fifth time on the season.
*With his 16 points, Sam Young reached double figure scoring for the 26th time on the year and 89th time in his career. Young has now reached double figures in 70 of his last 75 games played. Young also played in his 135th career game, which ties him for third place on Pitt’s all-time participation list. The record is 137 games played held by Jaron Brown from 2000-04.
*Tyrell Biggs finished the game with 10 points, his eighth double figure scoring game of the year and 16th of his career.
*DeJuan Blair finished the game with 17 points and eight rebounds. The performance marked his 22nd double figure scoring game. He finished with 49 rebounds over the three-game stretch, seven shy of the school record for most rebounds in a three-game stretch. The record is 56 held by Jerome Lane in 1986-87.
*Pitt committed 18 turnovers in the contest, it’s second-highest total of the year. Pitt committed 20 turnovers at Louisville on Jan. 17, 2009.
*Pitt committed 24 fouls on the evening. The 24 fouls tied for the second highest personal foul count on the year. Pitt was whistled for 26 fouls at Louisville on Jan. 17, 2009.
*The loss snapped Pitt’s eight-game win streak against Providence. The two teams met for the 44th time and Pitt dropped to 27-17 all-time vs. the Friars. Pitt dropped to 8-13 vs. the Friars in games played in Providence.
*Providence scored 81 points on the evening and became just the fourth team in 28 games to score over 70 points against the Panthers this year. Pitt has held 24 of its 28 opponents to 70 points or less. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 161 of its 200 opponents under 70 points. Pitt’s record is 157-43 in those 200 games.
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