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Dec. 13, 2008

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Pitt vs. Maryland-Baltimore County, December 13, 2008; Petersen Events Center


*Pitt improved to 10-0 for the sixth consecutive season. Pitt’s all-time best starts to a season and most consecutive victories to start a season include: 21-0 in 1927-28, 18-0 in 2003-04, 15-0 in 2005-06, 15-0 in 1915-16, 12-0 in 1929-30, 11-0 in 2007-08, 10-0 in 2008-09, 10-0 in 2006-07, 10-0 in 2004-05, 9-0 in 1987-88 and 9-0 in 2002-03.


*Jamie Dixon has started each of his first six seasons with a 10-0 record.


*Pitt won its 10th straight home game. The 10-game home win streak ties for the 10th longest in school history.


*Pitt tied a Petersen Events Center and Jamie Dixon Era records for 3-point field goals with 14 on the evening. The Panthers also hit 14 3-pointers against Albany on Nov. 28, 2003. Pitt converted 14 of 27 3-pointers. The 27 3-point attempts ranked as the fourth most 3-point attempts taken in the Jamie Dixon Era. The record is 34 taken against Houston Baptist on Nov. 9, 2007.


*Pitt scored a season-high 91 points on the evening.


*The 35-point win was Pitt’s 16th victory by 30 or more points in the Petersen Events Center.


*With his 19 points, Sam Young reached double figure scoring for the 53rd time in his last 57 games. He reached double figure scoring for the 10th time this year and 72nd time in his career. Young also hit a season-high three 3-pointers.


*Levance Fields hit 4-5 field goals and all three of his 3-point attempts for 11 points. Fields needs just 29 points to become the 37th player in school history to surpass the 1,000-point mark for a career. He currently has 971 career points.


*Freshman Ashton Gibbs scored a career-high 13 points on the evening. He also tied or set career-highs for field goals (5) and 3-point field goals made (3).


*Sophomore Gary McGhee grabbed a career-high eight rebounds and set or matched career-highs for offensive rebounds (4), defensive rebounds (4) and field goals made (3).


*Pitt and UMBC met for the second time in series history. Pitt improved to 2-0 vs. the Retrievers. UMBC  marked the second of two consecutive America East opponents that Pitt will play. Pitt also improved to 9-0 all-time vs. America East Conference foes.


*With the win, Pitt improved to 104-10 in its seventh year in the Petersen Events Center. Pitt also improved to 64-1 vs. non-conference opponents at the Petersen Events Center and has now won 85 of its last 87 home games against regular season non-conference opponents.


*Pit won its 36th consecutive home game against a non-conference home opponent. The 35 victories mark a school record. Pitt is 7-0 at home this year.


*With the win, Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon improved to a perfect 36-3 in December games. Combining his November and December games, Dixon is now 67-3 in those contests. He is now 70-4 vs. non-conference opponents and 88-10 overall at home.


*Dixon is in his sixth season as head coach at Pitt and now owns a 142-40 overall record.


*Pitt limited UMBC to 56 points on the evening. The Panthers have limited each of their first 10 opponents to less than 70 points. Since Jamie Dixon became head coach, Pitt has held 148 of its 182 opponents under 70 points.


*Jamie Dixon is moving up on Pitt’s all-time wins chart. He now needs six more victories to surpass Paul Evans (147 wins from 1986-94) for third on Pitt’s all-time wins list. Here is where he currently ranks: 

Head Coach




H.C. Carlson, 1922-53




Robert Timmons, 1953-68




Paul Evans, 1986-94




Jamie Dixon, 2003-current




Dr. George Flint, 1911-21




Roy Chipman, 1980-86




Charles “Buzz” Ridl, 1968-75




Ben Howland, 1999-03




Tim Grgurich, 1975-80




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