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Nov. 19, 2009

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O’Reilly Auto Parts CBE Classic Game Two

Eastern Kentucky at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 19, 2009

Pitt 71, Eastern Kentucky 60


*Pitt tied a team school record for blocked shots in a game with 12. That record dates back to 1993 during a matchup with Saint Francis on December 1, 1993. Junior center Gary McGhee had a career-high four blocks, while freshman center Dante Taylor also had a career-high four blocks.


*Pitt extended its home win streak to 24 consecutive games. The 24-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 24-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, plays vs. Central Arkansas tonight), Utah State (34), Pitt (24), Siena (22), Cornell (21), Dayton (21) and Missouri (20).


*The Panthers have now won a school record 41 straight at home against non-conference opponents. Pitt is attempting to break its school record 43 game home win streak vs. non-conference opponents.


*Pitt improved to 69-1 in games played against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center and improved its all-time home record to 118-10 overall at the Petersen Events Center. Head Coach Jamie Dixon now has a perfect 34-0 record in the month of November.


*Pitt held Eastern Kentucky to 60 points. The Panthers have now held 113 of 127 teams faced in the Petersen Events Center (any conference) 70 points or less. Pitt has held all three opponents this season to 60 points or less. Pitt is 134-4 over the last nine years when holding opponents to 60 points or less.


*The Panthers have now won 95 games by 10 or more points at the Petersen Events Center.


*Pitt and Eastern Kentucky met for the third time in history and for the first time since 1981. Pitt improved to 3-0 all-time vs. the Colonels and is now 5-0 against teams in the Ohio Valley Conference.


*Sophomore guard Ashton Gibbs registered career-highs for field goals made (8), field goal attempts (14) and minutes played (32). Gibbs has now scored 20 or more points in each of the last two games.


*Sophomore forward Nasir Robinson had career-highs in points (15), field goals attempted (9) and field goals made (6).


*Redshirt freshman guard Travon Woodall registered in a career-high 33 minutes played.


*Freshman forward Lamar Patterson scored a career-high 10 points. He also registered career-highs in field goals made (3), field goals attempted (6) 3-point field goals made (2), 3-point field goals attempted (4). He also had a career-high in minutes played (19).


*Freshman center Dante Taylor grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds.


*Junior Brad Wanamaker had a career-high eight rebounds.


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