Dec. 12, 2009
Kent State at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 12, 2009
Pitt 71, Kent State 59
*Pitt improved its all-time Petersen Events Center record to 121-10. The Panthers now own a 72-1 record vs. non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt has now won a school record 44 straight against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center. The streak began in 2005-06.
*Pitt’s current home win streak of 27 games is tied for second most in program history.
*Pitt improved to 32-9 in games following a loss during the Jamie Dixon era. It has not lost back-to-back games since 2008. Dixon also improved to 81-6 all-time vs. non-conference competition and 105-10 in home games.
*Pitt shot a season-high 53.3 percent (24-45) on the day. The game marked the fourth time this season that Pitt shot over 50 percent.
*Pitt and Kent State met for the 17th time in history. Pitt is now 9-8 all-time against Kent State and 34-26 all-time against opponents from the Mid-American Conference.
*Junior guard Brad Wanamaker scored a game-high 18 points and has now reached double figures in eight of 10 games this season including each of the last six games. Wanamaker also had eight rebounds, just two shy of tying his career-high. His three 3-point baskets tied a career-high.
*Sophomore forward Nasir Robinson’s 12-point performance was his fourth time this year that he reached double figure scoring.
*Junior center Gary McGhee grabbed a career-high 11 rebounds. The 11 rebounds marked the third time McGhee had reached double figure rebounding this season (Youngstown State and Texas). McGhee also tied a career-high with four blocked shots.
*Senior guard Jermaine Dixon scored his first points of the season (5) after missing the first eight games because of a foot injury. He drove to the basket for a layup late in the second half. It was the second game played for Dixon this year.
*With his 10 points, Ashton Gibbs reached double figures for the fifth consecutive game and eighth time this year. He hit 2-2 free throws and extended his free throw shooting streak to 22. The streak began vs. Texas at the 6:03 mark.
*With his 10 points, Travon Woodall recorded his third double figure scoring game of the year.
*Kent State was held to 59 points. Pitt has limited its opponents to 60 points or less in eight of its first 10 games. Over the last nine years, Pitt is now 139-4 when holding opponents to 60 points or less.
*Pitt committed a season-high 19 turnovers on the day.