Dec. 19, 2009
Mount St. Mary’s at Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 19, 2009
Pitt 66, Mount St. Mary’s 48
*Pitt improved its all-time Petersen Events Center record to 122-10. The Panthers now own a 73-1 record vs. non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center.
*Pitt extended its school record with its 45th straight win against non-conference opponents in the Petersen Events Center. The streak began in 2005-06.
*Pitt’s current home win streak of 28 games is the second most in program history. It also ranks as the nation’s second longest home win streak (Kansas has won 48).
*Pitt’s 18-point win was its second-largest margin of victory this season. The Panthers’ only larger margin of victory was 25 points against Binghamton on Nov. 17.
*Pitt and Mount St. Mary’s met for the fourth time in school history. The Panthers now have a 4-0 all-time record against Mount St. Mary’s. Pitt also improved to 67-0 against teams in the Northeast Conference. The Panthers will play one more Northeast Conference opponent this year when it hosts Robert Morris on Feb. 8.
*Mount St. Mary’s was held to 48 points, meaning Pitt has limited its opponents to 60 points or less in nine of 11 games this season. Over the last nine years, Pitt is 140-4 when holding opponents to 60 points or less. Pitt has also now held three opponents to less than 50 points this season (Binghamton, New Hampshire, Mount St. Mary’s), going 3-0 in those contests.
*Pitt held Mount St. Mary’s to 31.6-percent shooting from the field, which is the second lowest by a Pitt opponent this season (23.5 by New Hampshire is the lowest).
*Junior guard Brad Wanamaker scored a career-high and a game-high 20 points. Wanamaker has now reached double figures in nine of 11 games this season, including each of the last seven games. Wanamaker was a perfect 6-6 shooting from the free-throw line, had a season-high seven assists and added six rebounds.
*Sophomore guard Ashton Gibbs scored 19 points and reached double-figures for the sixth game in a row. Gibbs had hit double-figures in nine games this season. Gibbs also extended his free-throw shooting streak to 25 in a row. That streak began against Texas at the 6:03-mark.
*Wanamaker and Gibbs combined for 39 points and have combined for 21 or more points in each game this season. Over the last four games, Wanamaker and Gibbs have combined for point totals of 42, 43, 28 and 39.
*Senior guard Jermaine Dixon made his first start of the season and scored four points in 19 minutes. Dixon missed the first eight games on the year due to a foot injury. He’s now registered double figure minutes in each of the last three games.
*Junior center Gary McGhee had 10 rebounds, marking the fourth time this season that McGhee reached double-figure rebounding.