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Nov. 27, 2010

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Penn at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 27, 2010

Pitt 82, Penn 58


*With the win, Pitt extended its home winning streak against non-conference opponents to a school-record 52 consecutive games. Pitt has now won 101 of its last 102 games against regular season non-conference opponents.


*Now in its ninth year in the arena, Pitt improved its all-time Petersen Events Center record to 137-11. The Panthers are now 80-1 all-time against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center and have won 43 of their last 44 home contests.


*Pitt improved its all-time record against Penn to 8-5 in a series that stretches back to 1907. Pitt is now 41-19 all-time against opponents in the Ivy League.


*Pitt’s starters for the contest were forwards Gilbert Brown and Talib Zanna, guards Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker and center Gary McGhee.


*Pitt started the game on a 9-0 run before Penn went on a run of its own and cut Pitt’s lead to 21-18. But Pitt went on a 15-0 run to end the half and led, 36-18, at the break.


*Pitt had nine different players score in the first half with Dante Taylor and Nasir Robinson leading the way with seven points apiece.


*With its 15 offensive rebounds on the evening, Pitt has now grabbed 10 or more offensive rebounds in each of its first seven games. The Panthers outrebounded Penn, 35-20, and have outrebounded six of seven opponents on the season.


*Pitt held Penn to 58 points. The Panthers have now held 86 of 148 opponents inside the Petersen Events Center to 60 or less points, including 61 of 81 non-conference opponents. When holding opponents to 60 points or less, Pitt is 152-5 over the last nine years. It was the fourth time this season Pitt has held opponents to that number.


*Pitt outscored Penn in points in the paint (42-24), points off of turnovers (20-13), on second-chance opportunities (22-5) on fast breaks (7-0) and from bench players (46-30).


*Pitt shot 84.2 percent from the free throw line, which is a season high percentage.


*Senior forward Gilbert Brown’s seven rebounds tied for a season-high. He also added nine points and three assists in 22 minutes.


*Junior guard Ashton Gibbs finished with 12 points, giving him double-figures in every game this season. It was Gibbs’ 43rd career game reaching double-figures.


*Sophomore center Dante Taylor scored a season-high 11 points.


*J.J. Richardson finished with a season-high six points in 10 minutes.


*Junior forward Nasir Robinson tied his season high for points, with nine (also had nine vs. Texas).


*Pitt freshman J.J. Moore finished the game with 11 points for his second career-double figure scoring game.


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