Nov. 17, 2011
POST GAME NOTES
Long Beach State at No. 9 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 16, 2011
*The loss marks Pitt's second to a non-conference opponent in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt drops to 151-13 all-time in the venue and 86-2 against non-conference foes.
*The loss snapped Pitt's home win streak against non-conference opponents at 58 games. That represents a school record as the previous record was 28 consecutive non-conference Petersen Events Center home wins set from Nov. 23, 2002-Jan. 2, 2005. The last time Pitt lost a non-conference home game at the Petersen Events Center was on Jan. 2, 2005 against Bucknell (69-66 loss).
*Pitt dropped only its second home game against a regular season non-conference opponent in its last 109 contests. The loss marks the first-ever November loss in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt drops to 41-1 all-time in November Petersen Events Center games and Jamie Dixon drops to 45-2 in November games.
*In each of the last two games, Pitt has allowed both of its opponents to shoot over 50 percent from the floor. Long Beach State shot 59.3 percent while Rider shot 53.6 percent. The last time two Pitt opponents shot over 50 percent in back-to-back games was during the 2004-05 season when three opponents registered consecutive 50 percent shooting games: South Carolina on Dec. 29, 2004 (50 percent 27-54), Bucknell on Jan. 2, 2005 (51.1 percent, 24-47) and Georgetown on Jan. 5, 2005 (50 percent, 25-50). Long Beach State's 59.3 percent shooting marks the highest shooting percentage the Panthers have allowed since Tennessee shot 56% on December 11, 2011.
*The Panthers allowed 45 points in the first half, only the third time they've given up that many points in a half in Petersen Events Center history. The previous occasions came in their most recent game this season against Rider (45 in the first half) and on Jan. 4, 2006 against Notre Dame when they allowed 46 points in a 100-97 double overtime win.
*Of Pitt's 13 losses at the Petersen Events Center in 164 total games, only three have come by double figures: Feb. 12, 2007 vs. Louisville (13 points, 66-53), Jan. 26, 2008 vs. Rutgers (13 points, 77-64) and Nov. 16, 2011 vs. Long Beach State (10 points, 86-76).
*Jamie Dixon dropped to 218-61 all-time in nine years as a head coach. Only 16 of Dixon's 61 losses have come by 10 points or more. Dixon drops to 98-8 all-time in non-conference games.
*The Panthers allowed 86 points, the most they've ever given up to a non-conference opponent at the Petersen Events Center. The last time Pitt gave up as many points to a non-conference opponent was on Dec. 2, 1997 vs. St. Bonaventure (86-80 loss).
*For the third consecutive game, Ashton Gibbs scored over 20-plus points. He has now scored 20 or more points 26 times in his career. Gibbs has scored 20 or more in five of his last six games played.
*Tray Woodall finished 3-for-4 from 3-point range, giving him 12 total three-pointers in the team's first three games this season. Woodall hit 24 3-pointers in 34 games last year. He finished with 17 points, his 14th career double digit scoring game.
*Nasir Robinson finished with 19 points, his 23rd career double figure scoring contest. Robinson has also converted all seven of his free throw attempts on the season.
*Lamar Patterson scored a career-high 16 points on the evening. He reached double figure scoring for the second time in his career, surpassing an 11-point effort vs. West Virginia last year. Patterson also set career-highs for field goals made (5), 3-point field goals (2), steals (2) and minutes played (33).
*The Panthers trailed by nine points, 45-36, at halftime. The nine-point halftime deficit marked its largest halftime deficit since it trailed by 12 points
*Woodall, Gibbs, Paterson and Robinson accounted for 97 percent of Pitt's points (72 of 76).
*Pitt converted a Petersen Events Center record 92 percent (13-14) of its free throw attempts. That mark surpassed the previous Pitt record of 90 percent (10-11) against St. Francis, N.Y. on Nov. 19, 2005. The best mark for a Pitt team under Jamie Dixon came in 2007-08 against Michigan State on March 22, 2008 when the Panthers shot 94% (18-19).
*Long Beach State outscored the Panthers 25-5 on fast break points and 48-31 in points in the paint.