Nov. 9, 2012
Mount St. Mary’s at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 9, 2012
Pitt 80, Mount St. Mary’s 48
*Pitt opened its 106th season of men’s basketball with an 80-48 victory over Mount St. Mary’s.
*Pitt started two freshmen in the game- center Steven Adams and guard James Robinson. It marked the first time since January 6, 2004 that two freshmen started earned the start for the Panthers in a single game. That night Chris Taft and Antonio Graves made the start for Pitt.
*Pitt shot a program-record 70.8 percent from the field (34-48) in the game. The Panthers topped the previous program mark of .698 set on Jan. 9, 1980 versus George Washington (37-53).
*The Panthers shot 75 percent (18-24) in the first half, which for the fourth-highest field goal percentage in a half in program history. The school record is .808 (21-26) vs. George Washington on Jan. 9, 1980.
*Junior Talib Zanna registered a career-high 20 points, topping his previous career-best of 16 (at DePaul, Jan. 5, 2012. Zanna also reached career-highs in field goals made (10) and attempts (12).
*Senior Tray Woodall had 14 points, the 27th double figure scoring contest of his career. Woodall led the team in assists with six (6). It marked the 41st career contest that Woodall has registered five or more assists in a game. He now has at least one assist in 45-straight games.
*Trey Zeigler scored 11 points in his Panthers debut after transferring from Central Michigan. Including his two-year stay at CMU, Zeigler has tallied double figure scoring in 55 of 64 career games.
*Pitt won its 16th consecutive season opening victory since the 1997 season. Pitt improves to 73-33 all-time in 106 season openers dating back to 1905-06. It has now won 22 of its last 23 season openers. Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 10-0 on opening day.
*Pitt began its 11th season in the Petersen Events Center and improved to 165-19 all-time in the arena. The Panthers have now won 71 of their last 80 home games.
*Pitt improved to 92-3 all-time against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have won 113 of their last 117 home games against regular season non-conference home opponents.
*Pitt also improved to 45-1 in November games at the Petersen Events Center.
*Dating back to last year, Pit has now won seven of its last nine games.
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