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Dec. 15, 2012

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Bethune-Cookman at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 15, 2012
Pitt 89, Bethune-Cookman 40

*Pitt defeated Bethune-Cookman by 49 points, 89-40 and improves to 10-1 on the season, while BCU falls to 4-8.

*The 49-point victory marked the Panthers’ largest margin of victory at the Petersen Events Center. Previously the record was a 47-point win vs. Buffalo (92-45) on Nov. 23, 2007.

*This is the eighth time in Petersen Events Center history that Pitt has defeated an opponent by 40 or more points and is the 107th time out of 191 games that the opponent has scored less than 60 points.

*The 49-point win also ranked tied for the sixth largest margin of victory in school history. The record is a 59-point win over Indiana, Pa. on November 29, 1986.

*Pitt finished the game with .673 (37-55) field goal percentage, which ranks tied for the fifth-best percentage in school history. Pitt shot 75 percent (21-28) from the floor in the second half. That mark ranks tied for the third highest field goal percentage in a half in school history.

*Bethune-Cookman was held to only 11 rebounds. That total was the lowest total for an opponent in both the Jamie Dixon Era (2003-12) and Petersen Events Center history.

*Bethune-Cookman’s 40 points were the fourth-fewest points scored by an opponent in the Jamie Dixon Era.

*Pitt won its 13th consecutive home game, its eighth longest home win streak in school history. Pitt also improves to 172-19 at the Petersen Events Center and 99-3 against non-conference opponents. The Panthers have won 120 of their last 124 home games against non-conference opponents.

*Pitt finished with assists on 28 of its 37 field goals (75.6 percent). Each of Pitt’s players finished with at least one assist except for J.J. Moore.

*Freshman center Steven Adams recorded his first collegiate double-double with the career-best 16 points and 10 rebounds. He is the fourth Panther this season to record a double-double (Moore, Patterson and Zanna being the others). It marked his third career double figure scoring game and second double figure rebounding contest. His seven field goals made, 10 field goal attempts and five rebounds either marked or tied career-highs.

*Dante Taylor finished with a season-high 11 rebounds. His total matched Bethune-Cookman’s team total for the game. It also marked his 10th career double figure rebounding game.

*Tray Woodall registered a season-high 10 assists. He also finished just 1-1 from the floor in 21 minutes of action. It marked his eighth career double figure assist game. He remains in fourth place on Pitt’s all-time career 10-plus assist games and trails Darelle Porter (13 from 1987-91), Brandin Knight (11 from 1999-2003) and Levance Fields (9 from 2005-09) on the list.

*J.J. Moore finished with a game-high 18 points and matched a career-high with eight field goals made. It marked his fourth double figure scoring game of the year and 21st of his career.

*Lamar Patterson added 11 points on 5-7 shooting. It was his 27th career double figure scoring game. Patterson has now reached double figures in seven consecutive contests.

*Talib Zanna also contributed 11 points, his 20th career double figure scoring game.

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