Nov. 29, 2008
Pitt vs. Texas Tech, November 28, 2008, Petersen Events Center
*Pitt advances to the Legends Classic Championship game against Washington State on Saturday at 7:30 p.m. at the Prudential Center. Washington State defeated Mississippi State 63-52 in Friday’s first game. Washington State will enter the game with a 5-0 record.
*Sam Young led the Panthers with 24 points. In the last two games, Young has poured in 57 points. It was his second straight 20-plus point night. It marked his 20th career 20-plus scoring game and third of the season. Young’s 25 field goal attempts and six 3-point field goal attempts either tied or set a career high.
*Gilbert Brown finished the game with 10 points and a career-high tying eight rebounds. The game marked the 12th double figure scoring game of his career. It was his second appearance of the season after battling back from a stress fracture injury.
*The win gave Pitt its 10th win in the last 11 contests in the New Jersey-New York area. Over the last seven years, Pitt improved to 27-9 in games played in the region.
*The win also improved Pitt to a combined 16-6 in neutral site games over the last three seasons.
*The win gave Pitt its seventh consecutive 6-0 start to a season.
*Texas Tech and Pitt met for the first time in series history. Pitt improves to 15-10 all-time vs. Big 12 opponents.
*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 30-0 in November games. Combining his November and December games, Dixon is now 63-3 in those contests. Dixon also improved to 66-4 all-time vs. non-conference opponents.
*Dixon is in his sixth season as head coach at Pitt and now owns a 138-40 overall record.
*Pitt limited Texas Tech to 67 points on the evening. The Panthers have limited each of their first six opponents to less than 70 points. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 144 of its 178 opponents under 70 points.