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Nov. 28, 2009

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Youngstown State at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, November 28, 2009

Pitt 72, Youngstown State 56


*Pitt extended its home win streak to 25 consecutive games. The 25-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 25-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 (44,), Utah State (35, play tonight vs. Southern Utah), Pitt (25), Siena (23), Missouri (22) and Dayton (21, plays tonight vs. Towson).


*The Panthers have now won a school record 42 straight at home against non-conference opponents. Pitt needs two more wins (vs. New Hampshire, Dec. 4 and Kent State, Dec. 12) to break its school record 43 game home win streak vs. non-conference opponents.


*Pitt improved to 70-1 in games played against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center and improved its all-time home record to 119-10 overall at the Petersen Events Center. Head Coach Jamie Dixon now has a 36-1 record in the month of November.


*Pitt held Youngstown State to 56 points. The Panthers have now held 114 of 128 teams faced in the Petersen Events Center to less than 70 points. Pitt has held all four opponents at the Petersen Events Center this season to 60 points or less. Pitt is 135-4 over the last nine years when holding opponents to 60 points or less.


*The Panthers have now won 96 games by 10 or more points at the Petersen Events Center.


*Pitt and Youngstown State met for the seventh time in history and the first time since December 13, 2003. Pitt improved to 6-1 all-time vs. the Penguins and is now 20-11 against teams in the Horizon League. The Penguins’ lone victory against Pitt came in 1976.


*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved his record following a loss to 31-9. The Panthers avoided back-to-back losses throughout the entire 2008-09 season. The last time Pitt dropped back-to-back games was on Feb. 21-24 2008, against Notre Dame and Louisville.


*Pitt had four players score in double figures (Nasir Robinson, Gary McGhee, Ashton Gibbs and Brad Wanamaker). It was the first time this season that four Pitt players reached double figure scoring.


*Junior center Gary McGhee reached a career-high in points scored (12). It was McGhee’s third straight game scoring in double figures. McGhee is shooting an impressive 80 percent from the field this year (20-25).


*Both McGhee and sophomore forward Nasir Robinson registered double-doubles. It was the first-ever double-double for Robinson (10 points, 10 rebounds) and the second consecutive double-double for McGhee.


*With his 14 points, Brad Wanamaker reached double figure scoring ninth time in his career and fourth time this season.

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