Nov. 17, 2009
O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Game One
Binghamton at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 13, 2009\
Pitt 71, Binghamton 46
*Pitt extended its home win streak to 23 consecutive games. The 23-game win streak ranks third among the school’s all-time longest home win streaks. The school record is 40 straight home wins from Jan. 22, 2001-Feb. 15, 2004. Pitt won its first 34 games in the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt’s 23-game home win streak ranks as the third longest win streak in NCAA Division I. According to the NCAA, the longest win streaks in Division I include: Kansas (42), Utah State (34), Pitt (23), Siena (22), Cornell (21), Dayton (21) and Missouri (19, plays vs. Tennessee-Martin tonight).
*The Panthers have now won 40 straight at home against non-conference opponents. Pitt was 13-0 overall in non-conference games last season and is 2-0 this season. Pitt is attempting to break its school record 43 game home win streak vs. non-conference opponents.
*Pitt improved to 68-1 in games played against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center and improved its all-time home record to 117-10 overall at the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt held Wofford to 46 points. The Panthers have now held non-conference opponents to less than 60 points at the Petersen Events Center in 50 of 69 chances. Pitt has also held 71 of 127 teams (any conference) to less than 60 points in the Petersen Events Center and 113 of 127 teams (any conference) to less than 70 points. It was the lowest points scored against Pitt since it yielded just 43 points vs. Washington State on November 29, 2008.
*Pitt won its 51st game by more than 20 points at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers have won 94 games by 10 or more points at the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt and Binghamton met for the first time in history. Pitt improved to 10-0 all-time vs. America East opponents.
*Sophomore guard Ashton Gibbs registered career-highs for points (22), 3-point field goals (6) and 3-point field goals attempted (10), while tying career-highs in field goals attempted (12) and minutes played (31). The last time a Pitt player hit six 3-pointers in a game was on January 24, 2007 when Levance Fields hit six at Cincinnati. The six 3-point field goals made ties a Pitt Petersen Events Center record.
*Junior guard Brad Wanamaker tied career-highs in field goals made (6) and field goals attempted (10). His 14 points gave him his seventh game scoring in double figures.
*Sophomore forward Nasir Robinson had career-highs in total rebounds (10), defensive rebounds (8) assists (5) and minutes (31) while tying a career high in offensive rebounds (2).
*Redshirt freshman guard Travon Woodall had career-highs in points (10) and assists (13). It was his first career double-double. The 13 assists ranks tied for seventh best on the all-time assists game records. The school record is 16 held by Levance Fields (at DePaul, 2/7/09) and Bob Shrewsbury (South Carolina, 2/14/76).
*Junior center Gary McGhee had career-highs in total points (9) and field goals made (4).
*Freshman forward Lamar Patterson scored his first ever collegiate basket in the first half and finished the game with three points. He also had a career-high in minutes played (13) and pulled down his first collegiate rebound.
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