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Dec. 18, 2010

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Maryland Eastern Shore at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 18, 2010

Pitt 97, Maryland Eastern Shore 64


*With the win, Pitt improved its all-time Petersen Events Center record to 140-11. The Panthers also improved their all-time record against non-conference opponents in the arena to 83-1 and have won 15 in a row at home.


*Pitt won its 55th straight game against non-conference opponents at home.


*In his eighth year as Pitt’s head coach, Jamie Dixon earned his 199th win. When he reaches his 200th win, Dixon will rank among the all-time coaching leaders quickness of achieving that mark by total seasons.


*Pitt’s 97 points scored tied a season team-high. Pitt also scored 97 points vs. Illinois-Chicago on 11/10/10.


*Pitt’s season-high 33 assists ranked as the second highest total in school history and set a Petersen Events Center team record and Jamie Dixon Era record. The school record is 34 assists vs. Cleveland State on 2/14/74.


*Pitt has held 10 of 12 opponents this season to fewer than 70 points.


*Pitt outscored Maryland Eastern Shore in points in the paint (32-14), points off turnovers (13-2), second chance points (18-6), fast break points (10-2) and bench points (37-16).


*Pitt outrebounded Maryland Eastern Shore 53-26 and held an 18-6 advantage on the offensive glass. Pitt has reached double-figure offensive rebounds in each game this season.


*Pitt had a season-high 33 assists on 41 field goals while registering just eight turnovers.


*Redshirt senior forward Gilbert Brown finished with a career-high 28 points on the night on 11-13 shooting in 24 minutes. He eclipsed his previous career-high (25 points vs. USF on 1/31/10). In the first half alone, he finished with 19 points on 7-8 shooting. Brown’s 11 field goals made were also a career-high, as were his four made 3-point field goals made. Brown’s 28 points marked Pitt’s top individual scoring performance of the year and it represented the most points scored by a Pitt player since Sam Young scored 32 points vs. Oklahoma State in the NCAA Tournament Second Round on 3/22/09.


*Senior center Gary McGhee’s 10 points and 10 rebounds gave him his sixth career double-double and the third of this season. McGhee has recorded a double-double this season in each game that he’s reached double-figure scoring. McGhee’s 10 rebounds led all players (Maryland Eastern Shore did not have a player register more than four rebounds).


*Junior guard Ashton Gibbs’ 15 points gave him double-figure scoring for the 47th time in his career. He’s reached double-figure scoring in all but one game this season. Gibbs was 3-6 from 3-point range and has hit at least two 3-pointers in each game this season, including knocking down three in each of the last three games. He tied a career-high with seven assists.


*Redshirt sophomore guard Travon Woodall had 11 points, giving him double-figure scoring for the fifth time this season. The 11 points also tied a season-high (two other times: vs. Tennessee; vs. Maryland). Woodall also added a game-high and season-high nine assists.

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