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Dec. 5, 2012

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Duquesne vs. Pitt, Consol Energy Center, December 5, 2012

81ST Annual City Game

Pitt 66, Duquesne 45

*Pitt improved to 8-1 on the year with a 66-45 win over Duquesne in the annual City Game Rivalry at Consol Energy Center. Duquesne fell to 4-4 on the year. 

*Pitt defeated Duquesne for the 12th consecutive meeting and has now won 31 of the series’ last 34 games. The 12-game win streak marks the longest win streak by either school in the 81-game series and the Panthers have held DU below 70 points in each of the 12 wins. Pitt improved to 50-31 in the all-time series.

*Pitt has now won three straight games against Duquesne Consol Energy Center. For the fourth consecutive game, the City Game was played as a neutral site. 

*The 21 point win over Duquesne marked the largest Pitt win in the series since a 24-point Pitt win (93-69) on Jan. 6, 1992. Pitt’s largest victory margin in the series was a 31-point victory (75-44) on Dec. 12, 1959.

*Pitt held Duquesne to 45 points. It was the fewest points the Dukes scored against Pitt since it scored 45 points on Dec. 3, 2003 vs. the Panthers in a 59-45 loss at Palumbo Center. 

*Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 10-0 vs. Duquesne. He is now 115-10 all-time vs. non-conference opponents in his 10 years as head coach.

*Tray Woodall led the Panthers with 24 points and a career-high tying five 3-pointers. It was the second game this year and fifth in his career that he surpassed the 20-point mark. His five 3-pointers tied his performance at Albany on Nov. 11, 2011. Woodall has now hit at least one 3-pointer in each of his last 16 games and dished out at least one assist in 29 consecutive games. 

*Freshman Steven Adams set career-highs for rebounds (14), offensive rebounds (nine), minutes played (28) and tied career-highs for defensive rebounds (five) and field goals attempted (nine). He also tallied eight points. Adams’ nine offensive rebounds ranked as the second highest game total for a freshman in school history. DeJuan Blair holds the record with 10 offensive rebounds vs. Houston Baptist on Nov. 9, 2007. His 14 total rebounds also ranked among school leaders for a freshman.

*Lamar Patterson notched his fifth consecutive double figure scoring contest with a 13-point (5-8 FG) outing. He hit 3-4 3-pointers on the evening. It marked his 25th career double figure scoring game and fifth of the year. 

*Pitt shot 56 percent (14-25) in the second half after a 27 percent (10-37) shooting first half.

*Pitt grabbed a season-high 21 offensive rebounds and converted a season-high nine 3-pointers. 

*The game drew 13,089 fans. Last year, the game’s attendance set a series record (15,880).

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