March 22, 2014
POST GAME NOTES
No. 9 Pitt vs. No. 1 Florida, NCAA Tournament Third Round, March 22, 2014
No. 1 Florida 61, No. 9 Pitt 45
*Pitt concluded its season with a 26-10 overall record. Pitt’s 26 victories rank as its eighth most in school history.
*The 16-point loss was Pitt’s largest margin of defeat on the year. Previously, Pitt dropped a 15-point loss to Duke (80-65) on Jan. 27, 2014.
*Pitt finished with a season-low six free throw attempts. The six attempts tied for the second fewest free throw attempts in the Jamie Dixon Era.
*Pitt falls to 24-26 all-time in 50 all-time NCAA Tournament games. Jamie Dixon is now 12-10 in the NCAA Tournament. As a No. 9 seed, Pitt falls to 1-3.
*Pitt dropped to 2-16 all-time in games against the No. 1 ranked team. It is 0-2 on the year as it lost to No. 1 Syracuse earlier in the year. Saturday’s game marked Pitt’s first NCAA Tournament game against the nation’s No. 1 ranked team since a March 16, 1974 meeting against eventual national champion North Carolina State (100-72 loss).
*Pitt scored just 45 points in the game. It was held to 50 or fewer points for the fourth time this season. In all four games, Pitt lost.
*Pitt’s 50 percent (3-6) free throw shooting day marked its worst free throw percentage of the year.
*Pitt fell to 3-10 when its opponent registers a better field goal percentage. In all 10 losses on the year, its opponent shot better than Pitt. Conversely, Pitt was 23-0 when outshooting its opponent.
*Talib Zanna finished with a team-high 10 points. He reached double figure scoring for the ninth consecutive game, 55th time in his career and 28th time on the year. Zanna finished Pitt’s two NCAA Tournament games with a 14.0 points per game average and shot 78.6 percent (11-14) from the floor.
*Pitt concludes its year as winners of six of its last nine games.