Nov. 12, 2013
Fresno State at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 12, 2013
Pitt 75, Fresno State 54
*Pitt improved to 2-0 with a 21-point 75-54 home win over Fresno State.
*Pitt won its 11th consecutive non-conference home game and improved to 182-22 all-time in the Petersen Events. The Panthers have now won 88 of their last 100 home games.
*Pitt improved to 103-3 all-time against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have won 124 of their last 127 home games against regular season non-conference home opponents.
*Pitt also improved to 47-1 in November games at the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt outscored Fresno State 52-14 in the paint.
*Pitt used a 13-0 run to close out the first half in grabbing a 17-point halftime lead (35-18).
*The Panthers dominated the glass. Pitt outrebounded Fresno State by a +23 margin (48-25) and finished with more defensive rebounds (30) than Fresno State totaled total rebounds (25). That mark ranks among Pitt’s all-time best games for rebound margin. The record is plus-49 vs. Rio Grande (68/19) on Nov. 29, 1979.
*For the second consecutive game, Pitt hit 70 percent or more of its free throws (15-21).
*Senior Talib Zanna saw his first action of the 2013-14 season and registered his seventh career double-double with 19 points and 10 rebounds. It marked his 28th career double figure scoring game and 11th career double figure rebounding contest.
*Junior Cameron Wright tied a career-high for scoring with 13 points. It was his sixth career double figure scoring game. Wright also tied a career-high with four steals, set last year vs. Villanova on Feb. 5, 2012. Wright has now notched six double figure scoring games in his career, including each of the first two games this year.
*Senior Lamar Patterson tied a career-high with seven assists in the contest. It marked the eighth time in his career that he tied his career-high.
*Pitt did not hit a 3-pointer in the game. It finished 0-11, which set a school record for worst 3-point field goal shooting percentage in a game, surpassing an 0-10 game vs. Cincinnati on Dec. 31, 2012.