Feb. 27, 2010
No. 12 Pitt at St. John’s, Madison Square Garden, New York, N.Y., Feb. 27, 2010
No. 12 Pitt 71, St. John’s 64
*Pitt has now won six of its last seven games. It swept St. John’s in its two matchups on the year.
*The win improves Pitt to 22-7 overall and 11-5 in the Big East Conference while St. John’s drops to 15-13 overall and 5-11 in the Big East Pitt has two Big East regular season games remaining: Providence at home and Rutgers at home.
*Pitt won its 22nd game of the year. The 22 wins rank as the 12th most victories in school history. The school record is 31 wins set in 2003-04 and 2008-09.
*Pitt improves to 6-4 on the road this season with wins at Duquesne, Syracuse, Cincinnati, Connecticut, Marquette and St. John’s. With a 5-4 Big East road record, Pitt has now claimed 13 of its last 19 road games. Over the last nine years, Pitt has proved to be the Big East’s winningest team on the road as it has accumulated a 46-30 record.
*With the win, Pitt improves to 24-10 at Madison Square Garden since the 2000-01 season. It snapped a two-game losing streak at MSG. Pitt has now claimed 12 of its last 16 games at Madison Square Garden.
*Jamie Dixon won his 185th career game on Saturday. He now ranks third on the all-time NCAA Division wins list for most victories after seven seasons as a head coach. He ranks third behind 1. Mark Few, Gonzaga, 188 wins from 2000-06 and 2. Everett Case, North Carolina State, 187 wins from 1947-53.
*Jamie Dixon improved to 35-11 in games played after losing a contest. Pitt entered the game after losing at Notre Dame on Wednesday.
*Pitt held St. John’s to 64 points and limited an opponent to 70 or less points for the 22nd time in 29 games this year. Under Dixon, Pitt has held 187 of its 237 opponents to 70 points or less.
*Pitt defeated St. John’s for the fifth consecutive time and for the eighth time in the last 10 matchups. Pitt is now 21-33 all-time vs. St. John’s, improves to 6-18 in games played against the Red Storm in New York City and 4-7 vs. the Red Storm at Madison Square Garden.
*St. John’s was held to 36.2 percent field goal shooting. Pitt has now held 20 of its 29 opponents to 43 percent shooting or less on the year.
*Nasir Robinson scored the first nine points of the second half for Pitt. Robinson finished the game with 13 points (5-7 FG) and eight rebounds. It was his eighth double figure scoring game of the season and career for Robinson.
*Gilbert Brown reached double figure scoring for the 25th time in his career. He also tied career-highs for 3-point field goals made (2) and assists (5).
*With his 12 points, Ashton Gibbs reached double figure scoring for the 25th time in 29 games. He has hit at least one 3-pointer in 44 of his 64 career games played.
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