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Nov. 11, 2011

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Albany vs. No. 10 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 11, 2011

*With the win, Pitt improved to 150-12 all-time in the Petersen Events Center and extended its home win streak against non-conference opponents to 57 games. Pitt also improved to 85-1 vs. non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.

*The game marked the first of Pitt’s 105th season of men’s basketball and the program’s 10th season in the Petersen Events Center.

*Pitt recorded its 15th consecutive season-opening victory dating back to the 1997 season and improved to 72-33 all-time in season openers. With the win, Pitt head coach Jamie Dixon improved to 9-0 on opening night.

*The win pushed the Panthers undefeated non-conference record at the Petersen Events Center to 80-0 in the months of November and December. Pitt has not dropped a home non-conference game since Jan. 2, 2005 (vs. Bucknell).

*Pitt never trailed at any point in the game and got out to a 47-26 halftime lead.

*The Panthers’ starting lineup was made up of Tray Woodall, Ashton Gibbs, Lamar Patterson, Nasir Robinson and Dante Taylor. Patterson and Taylor both notched their first career start.

*Woodall scored a career-high 25 points and finished with 10 assists for his first career double-double. It was also the second 10-plus assist contest of his career. His previous career-high of 19 points came against Wichita State on Nov. 23, 2009. He also registered a career-high five 3-pointers. It was the first time Woodall scored 20 or more points and marked his 12th career double figure scoring contest.

*Woodall became the first Pitt player to record a double-double on points and assists since former teammate Brad Wanamaker last season in an 87-68 win over Rider on Dec. 4, 2010. Wanamaker had 16 points and 11 assists in the contest.

*Gibbs finished the game with 21 points while also tying a career-high with seven assists which he had recorded on three previous occasions. The contest marked Gibbs’ 24th career 20-point game. With his three 3-pointers, Gibbs has now converted at least three or more treys in 44 career games. In addition, he has collected at least one 3-pointer in 81 of 101 career games.

*The game marked the first career starts for Patterson and Taylor. Patterson notched career-highs in rebounds (seven) and assists (six). He also chipped in six points. Taylor recorded seven points and eight rebounds.

*Freshman John Johnson’s eight points marked his first tallies as a Panthers player.

*Pitt’s 33 point victory was its 20th win in the Petersen Events Center by 30 points or more.

*The Panthers improved to 2-0 all-time against Albany and 12-0 against America East Conference opponents.

*Dating back to last season, Pitt has now held 20 of its 35 opponents to 60 points or less. Pitt has now held 95 of 162 opponents to 60 points or less in the Petersen Events Center.

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