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Nov. 13, 2011

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Rider at No. 10 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 13, 2011

*With the win, the Panthers improved to 151-12 overall in the Petersen Events Center and extended their home winning streak against non-conference opponents to 58 games. Pitt improves to 86-1 vs. non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.

*The victory pushed the Panthers’ undefeated non-conference record at the Petersen Events Center to 81-0 combining the months of November and December. Pitt has not dropped a non-conference game at the Petersen Events Center since Jan. 2, 2005 (vs. Bucknell).

*The game was tied at 45-45 at halftime. The only other time Pitt allowed that many points in a half at the Petersen Events Center was on January 4, 2006 when the Panthers gave up 46 points in the second half against Notre Dame, a 100-97 Pitt win in double overtime.

*Gibbs, Woodall and Robinson accounted for 63 of Pitt’s 86 points (73%). Gibbs led the team with 24 points, while Robinson scored 22 points and Woodall added 17.

*Gibbs registered his 25th career 20-point scoring night with 24 points and a career-high tying six 3-pointers. Gibbs has hit six 3-pointers nine times in his career.

*Tray Woodall recorded his second consecutive and third career double-double with 10 assists to go along with his 17 points. Combining his first two games, Woodall has hit nine 3-pointers (9-17 on the year). Woodall has now totaled three double figure assist games.

*Robinson registered his third career 20-point scoring game with 22 points. He converted 9-10 field goals and was a perfect 4-4 from the free throw line.

*Pitt finished the evening with 12 3-pointers. Through two games, the Panthers have converted 25 3-pointers, an average of 12.5 3-pointers per game.

*The Panthers recorded 22 assists on their 31 baskets (70%).

*Pitt forward Talib Zanna set a career-high with six offensive rebounds.

*Pitt’s Lamar Patterson grabbed a game and career-high eight rebounds.

*The Panthers outrebounded Rider 43-19 overall and 20-4 on the offensive glass.

*Pitt’s bench outscored Rider’s 11-0, including J.J. Moore’s three points in his season debut.

*The game marked Pitt’s first contest in the Philly Hoop Group Classic. The Panthers’ next game in the event will come Nov. 22 against LaSalle at the Petersen Events Center at 7 p.m.

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