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Dec. 20, 2011

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Saint Francis (Pa.) at No. 15 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 20, 2011

No. 15 Pitt 71, Saint Francis 47


*With the win, Pitt improved to 156-13 overall record in the Petersen Events Center and 91-2 against non-conference opponents in the venue. Pitt has won 63 of its last 65 games and 112 of its last 114 home games against non-conference opponents.


*Pitt improved its all-time record to 29-0 against Saint Francis, Pa. and 70-0 all-time against Northeast Conference opponents. It plays its final NEC opponent of the year on Friday vs. Wagner (8 p.m. on ESPNU).


*The Panthers jumped out to a 13-0 lead to start the game, then took a 19-2 lead.


*Pitt outrebounded St. Francis, Pa. 42-21. It marked the eighth time this season the Panthers have outrebounded an opponent by 12 or more this season and the fourth time they’ve outrebounded an opponent by 20 or more. Pitt currently leads the nation in rebound margin.


*The Panthers forced Saint Francis, Pa. into 13 turnovers while allowing only 11 assists. It marked the third time this season the Panthers forced an opponent into a negative assist:turnover ratio. The Panthers also held Penn to a 9:16 ratio and Albany to a 7:11 ratio.


*St. Francis, Pa. was held to 47 points, the fewest points scored by a Pitt opponent this year. The last time a Pitt opponent was held to 47 points or fewer was on Dec. 22, 2010 when American managed 46 against Pitt. Pitt has now held five of its 12 opponents to 60 points or less. Pitt is now 169-7 over the last 12 years when holding an opponent to 60 points or less.


*J.J. Moore led the Panthers in scoring with 15 points. The last time Moore led the Panthers in scoring was on Nov. 13, 2010 when he scored a career-high 19 points vs. North Florida. The game marked Moore’s seventh career and second season double figure scoring contest.


*Dante Taylor scored 14 points and grabbed eight rebounds (six offensive) for the Panthers. It marked Taylor’s fourth double digit scoring game of the season and the 11th of his career. Taylor also surpassed career-highs for field goals made (7) and field goals attempted (10).


*Lamar Patterson scored 11 points. It was Patterson’s fifth double digit scoring game this season, his third straight and the seventh of his career. Patterson also set a career-high with three steals. Over the last three games, Patterson has averaged 13.0 points per game.


*Isaiah Epps logged a career-high 13 minutes played. His previous career-high came on Dec. 6 this season in a 97-70 win over VMI.


*In his third appearance of the season, Malcolm Gilbert tied a career-high with two points, set a career-high with three rebounds as well as recorded the first two blocked shots of his career. He also played a career-high 16 minutes in the game.


*Cameron Wright doubled his previous career-highs in free throw attempts and free throws made with four each.


*Ashton Gibbs, Cameron Wright, Lamar Patterson, Nasir Robinson and Dante Taylor started the game for the Panthers.

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