Nov. 14, 2008
PITT-FAIRLEIGH DICKINSON POST-GAME NOTES
*Prior to this evening’s game, Pitt lowered a banner in honor of last season’s 2008 Big East Championship team. The ceremony featured a one-minute highlight video and introductions for the entire 2007-08 roster. In addition, the Oakland Zoo built a gigantic replica of the 2008 Big East Championship trophy and unveiled it following the ceremony.
*Pit won its school-record 29th consecutive home game against a non-conference home opponent. Pitt also won 28 consecutive non-conference home games from Nov. 23, 2002-Jan. 2, 2005.
*With his 17 points and 13 rebounds, DeJuan Blair registered his 15th career double-double. At halftime, he had 14 points and nine rebounds. Blair notched his 26th double figure scoring game and 18th double figure rebounding game of his career.
*With his 15 points, Sam Young moved into 20th place on Pitt’s all-time career scoring list with 1,209 points. This evening, he surpassed Curtis Aiken (1,200 points from 1983-87). Young reached double figure scoring for the 21st consecutive game and reached double figures for the 45th time in his last 49 games. It was his 64th career double figure scoring contest.
*Levance Fields started his 12th consecutive game. He finished with 15 points, eight assists and no turnovers. The 15 points marked his 47th double figure scoring game.
*Pitt opened its seventh year in the Petersen Events Center and improved to 97-10 all-time in the building. Pitt also improved to 57-1 vs. non-conference opponents at the Petersen Events Center and now won 78 of its last 79 home games against regular season non-conference opponents.
*Pitt won its 12th consecutive season opener dating back to Nov. 17, 1997. Pitt is also 69-33 all-time in season openers. Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to an undefeated 6-0 in season openers.
*Fairleigh Dickinson and Pitt met for the first time in series history. Pitt improved to 65-0 all-time vs. Northeast Conference opponents.
*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 25-0 in November games. Combining his November and December games, Dixon is now 58-3 in those contests.
*Dixon began his sixth season as head coach at Pitt and now owns a 133-40 overall record.
*Pitt is one of four schools nationally to be ranked in football, men’s basketball and women’s basketball. Those schools include Pitt, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas.
*Pitt assisted on 27 of its 36 total field goals and outscored the Knights 50-16 in the paint. The Panthers also had an 18-0 edge in fast break points.
*Pitt added a walk-on for the season, Sean Brown. He wore No. 40 this evening.