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Nov. 22, 2012

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No. 4 Michigan vs. Pitt, Madison Square Garden, November 21, 2012
No. 4 Michigan 67, Pitt 62

*Pitt dropped its first game of the season. It is now 4-1 and will play Delaware in Friday’s 2:30 p.m. NIT Season Tip-Off Consolation Game at Madison Square Garden. That game will be televised nationally on ESPN. Michigan meets Kansas State at 4:30 p.m. in the Championship Game. 

*Pitt played its 43rd game at Madison Square Garden since the 2000-01 season. With the loss dropped to 28-15 in those games. Pitt has now won 16 of its last 25 contests at MSG. Overall, Pitt played in its 86th all-time contest at Madison Square Garden and dropped to 43-43 overall.

*Pitt dropped to 13-6 vs. top-5 ranked teams and 23-13 vs. top-10 ranked teams since the 2000-01 season. 

*Pitt shot 51.9 percent (14-27) from the floor and 41.7 percent (5-12) from 3-point range in the first half but just 38.5 percent (10-26) in the second half.

*With his team-high 14 points, Lamar Patterson notched season-highs for scoring (14), field goals made (5) and field goal attempts (9). 

*Cameron Wright tied a season-high with eight points. He also hit a career-high two 3-point field goals in a career-high tying two attempts.

*James Robinson totaled career-highs for assists (6), steals (3) and field goals made (4) and attempts (10). 

*Jamie Dixon dropped to 9-4 in head-to-head matchups against Michigan coach John Beilein.

*Dixon fell to 20-13 all-time in games coached at Madison Square Garden. 

*For the fifth consecutive game, Pitt started a lineup of Steven Adams, Lamar Patterson, James Robinson, Tray Woodall and Talib Zanna.

*Pitt and Michigan met for the 18th time in series history. Pitt dropped to 6-12 all-time vs. the Wolverines. 

*Pitt is competing in its second all-time Preseason NIT/NIT Season Tip-Off. The last time the Panthers played in the event was in 1991 when it advanced to New York City with consecutive wins over Manhattan and Kentucky. Pitt went 1-1 at Madison Square Garden when it dropped a 74-63 contest to Oklahoma State and defeated Texas 91-87 in the Consolation Game.

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