Nov. 17, 2008
Pitt vs. Miami, Ohio, November 17, 2008, Petersen Events Center
*Pit won its 30th consecutive home game against a non-conference home opponent. The 30 victories mark a school record. Pitt also won 28 consecutive non-conference home games from Nov. 23, 2002-Jan. 2, 2005.
*Levance Fields registered the first double-double of his career with 12 points and 12 assists. The 12 assists mark a new career-high. He finished with 12 assists and only one turnover. The 12 points marked his 48th double figure scoring game.
*With his 14 points, Sam Young moved into 20th place on Pitt’s all-time career scoring list with 1,223 points. This evening, he surpassed Jerome Lane (1,217 points from 1985-88). Young reached double figure scoring for the 22nd consecutive game and reached double figures for the 46th time in his last 50 games. It was his 65th career double figure scoring contest.
*Tyrell Biggs finished with a career-high two 3-point field goals. His previous career-high was one several times. He finished with 10 points on the evening.
*DeJuan Blair finished with 10 points and nine rebounds in only 19 minutes. He finished one rebound shy of a double-double.
*In only his second collegiate game, Jermaine Dixon scored 14 points in 27 minutes. He hit 6-9 field goals including 2-4 from 3-point range early in the second half.
*Pitt is its seventh year in the Petersen Events Center and improved to 98-10 all-time in the building. Pitt also improved to 58-1 vs. non-conference opponents at the Petersen Events Center and now won 79 of its last 80 home games against regular season non-conference opponents.
*Miami, Ohio and Pitt met for the 13th time in series history. The Panthers improved to 3-10 all-time vs. Miami. The last series game was played in 1968. Pitt won its sixth consecutive game against Mid-American Conference schools and improved to 32-26 all-time vs. MAC opponents. Pitt plays its second consecutive game against MAC school on Friday against Akron.
*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 26-0 in November games. Combining his November and December games, Dixon is now 59-3 in those contests.
*Dixon began his sixth season as head coach at Pitt and now owns a 134-40 overall record.
*Pitt’s Sean Brown wore No. 40 for the second consecutive game. Brown is a 6-4, 225-pound senior small forward from Pittsburgh/Canon-McMillan High School. His father played basketball Maryland.