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Nov. 27, 2012

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Howard at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 27, 2012
Pitt 70, Howard 46

*The Panthers defeated Howard on Tuesday night by 24 points (70-46). With the win, Pitt improves to 6-1 on the season and the loss drops the Bison to 1-6.

*Pitt captured the program’s 1,499th all-time win this evening. It needs just one more victory to reach the 1,500 career win mark. Pitt is now 1,499-1,065 all-time in men’s basketball.

*The Panthers are now 169-19 inside the Petersen Events Center (.890) and 96-3 against non-conference opponents (.970). Pitt has now won 75 of its last 84 home games and 117 of its last 121 home games against regular season non-conference opponents.

*Junior Lamar Patterson tied for a team-high with 15 points and had a career night from long range as he connected on a career-high 5-8 3-point attempts. He also added five assists. In his last three games, Patterson is averaging 15.0 points per game (14 vs. Michigan, 16 vs. Delaware, 15 vs. Howard). It marked his 23rd career game in double figure scoring and 14th career five-plus assist contests.

*Senior Tray Woodall also finished with 15 points tonight. It marked his fifth game reaching double-figures this season and 31st of his career. Woodall also surpassed Brad Wanamaker for eighth place on Pitt’s all-time career assists list with 455. Wanamaker concluded his career with 454 from 2007-10.

*Freshman point guard James Robinson tallied 11 points and a career-high eight assists this evening. He also made a career-best two 3-pointers. Robinson’s previous career-high in assists was six against Michigan.

*Talib Zanna tallied double-figures for the fourth time this season with 12 points and grabbed a team-high eight rebounds.

*Patterson and Robinson combined for 6-6 shooting from behind the arc in the first half to help the Panthers hold a 36-28 at the break (Patterson 4-4, Robinson 2-2).

*In the second half, Pitt held Howard to 8-26 shooting in the second half (30.8 percent) and only 18 points.

*Howard’s Alphonse Leary tied a Petersen Events Center opponent record with six steals on the evening.

*The starting lineup of Steven Adams, Lamar Patterson, James Robinson, Tray Woodall and Talib Zanna has been the same for each of Pitt’s first seven games this season.

*With the win, Pitt improved to 23-0 all-time vs. Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference members in men’s basketball. Pitt is now 4-0 vs. Howard.

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