Nov. 14, 2012
Lehigh at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 13, 2012
NIT Season Tip-Off – Pitt 78, Lehigh 53
*Pitt defeated Lehigh 78-53 to advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinals in New York City, Nov. 21-23. Pitt will play No. 5 Michigan on Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 9:30 p.m. at Madison Square Garden. Pitt will play either Kansas State or Delaware in the Championship or Consolation Game on Nov. 23 at Madison Square Garden.
*Pitt improved to 167-19 in the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have now won 73 of their last 82 home games.
*Pitt improved to 94-3 in non-conference games at the Petersen Events Center and 47-1 in the month of November. The Panthers have now won 115 of their last 119 home games against regular season non-conference opponents.
*Pitt shot 53.1 percent (17-32) in the second half and outscored Lehigh by 20 points (43-23).
*Talib Zanna matched his career and season high with a 20-point performance. He also scored 20 points in the season opener against Mount St. Mary’s on Nov. 9. Zanna hit 8-9 field goals, grabbed six rebounds in only 18 minutes of action. It was his second 20-plus point game and 15th career double figure scoring game.
*Tray Woodall led Pitt with 23 points. It marked his fourth career 20-point performance and 29th career double figure scoring game. He also added eight assists, hit 8-13 field goals and converted 3-7 3-pointers.
*In only his second collegiate game, redshirt freshman Durand Johnson set career-highs for all statistics. He finished with nine points (3-5 FG), hit 1-2 3-pointers, grabbed seven rebounds in 17 minutes of action.
*Dante Taylor grabbed 10 rebounds, his ninth career 10-plus rebound game.
*Pitt and Lehigh met for the first time since the 1919-20 season. Pitt improved to 4-5 all-time vs. the Mountain Hawks and improved to 73-54 all-time vs. Patriot League opponents.
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