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Dec. 9, 2009

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Pitt vs. Indiana, December 8, 2009

Jimmy V Classic, New York, N.Y.


*Pitt dropped a 74-64 loss to Indiana in the Jimmy V Classic. The Panthers dropped to 7-2 on the year.


*The game marked the second all-time appearance in the Jimmy V Classic. Pitt defeated Memphis on Dec. 7, 2004, a 70-51 win.


*Pitt dropped to 4-4 all-time vs. Indiana. The Panthers entered the game having won 10 of their last 12 games against Big Ten opponents.


*Pitt played its 33rd game at Madison Square Garden since the 2000-01 season. Pitt dropped to 23-10 at the Garden since 2000-01. It has now won 11 of its last 15 games in the arena. Pitt is 33-35 all-time at Madison Square Garden.


*Pitt’s 10-point loss to Indiana marked only the 13th time in Jamie Dixon’s 217 career games and only 47 losses that the Panthers dropped a game by 10 or more points. Dixon’s career record is 170-47. Of his 47 losses, Dixon has lost 19 of those games by four points or less.


*Pitt dropped to 21-10 in neutral site contests over the last five seasons.


*Pitt yielded 74 points to Indiana on the evening. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 172 of its 217 opponents to 70 points or less. Pitt’s record is 170-47 during that span.


*Indiana became the second team this season to score 60 or more points against the Panthers. Pitt held seven out of its first eight opponents to 60 points or less on the year. Over the last nine years, Pitt has held 142 opponents to 60 points or less. Pitt is 138-4 in those games including a 7-0 record this year and 12-0 record in 2008-09.


*Jamie Dixon fell to 80-6 all-time vs. non-conference opponents. He is now 41-4 in games played in December. Pitt has now won 56 of its last 61 games against non-conference opponents.


*Ashton Gibbs surpassed career-highs for scoring (25 points), field goal attempts (8-25) and 3-point field goal attempts (5-15). He has averaged 24.0 points per game over Pitt’s last two contests and has scored in double figures in each of the last four games and seven of Pitt’s nine games this year. He also has 15 double figure scoring games in his career.


*Brad Wanamaker notched his fifth consecutive double figure scoring game with 18 points. He has now reached double figure scoring in 11 career games and seven this year.


*Jermaine Dixon made his first appearance of the season. He played 13 minutes, was 0-2 from the floor with two rebounds. It was the first game that he played at Pitt without starting. Dixon was sidelined for the season’s first month and a half with a broken right foot.


*With his 12 points, Dante Taylor reached double figure scoring for the second time this season. He also played a career-high 21 minutes.


*Dwight Miller scored a career-high five points off the bench. He also played in a career-high 15 minutes and connected on the first two field goals of his career including a 3-pointer.


Post-Game Notes

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