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Dec. 23, 2011

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Wagner at No. 15 Pitt, Petersen Events Center, December 23, 2011

Wagner 59, No. 15 Pitt 54

*The loss drops Pitt’s record in the Petersen Events Center to 156-14 and 91-3 against non-conference opponents in the venue. It’s only the Panthers’ third loss in their past 115 home games against non-conference opponents at the Petersen Events Center.

*Pitt’s nine-game win streak was snapped. The nine-game win streak ranked tied for the 13th longest in school history.

*The game marked the second ever meeting between the two schools. Pitt won the previous game, 87-61, on March 21, 2003 in an NCAA Tournament First Round game in Boston, Mass. The loss is Pitt’s first-ever to a Northeast Conference opponent and drops its record to 70-1 all-time against NEC teams.

*Pitt’s 54 points are its lowest scoring output since it scored 51 in a 56-51 home loss to Notre Dame on Jan. 24, 2011.

*The Panthers shot 39.6 percent from the field, their lowest shooting percentage since they hit 39.1 percent on Feb. 12, 2011 in a 57-54 win at Villanova.

*Pitt committed 18 turnovers and had 10 assists. It was Pitt’s lowest assist:turnover ratio (minus-8) in a game since it committed 22 turnovers on 10 assists (minus-12)  in a 65-64 overtime win against Duke on Dec. 20, 2007.

*The Panthers now have three games this season with 18 or more turnovers. They had 23 in an 80-69 win against Duquesne on Nov. 30 and 21 in a 73-69 win against LaSalle on Nov. 22.

*Pitt was 2-15 (13.3%) from 3-point range. It was the team’s lowest 3-point shooting percentage since it shot 1-for-10 (10%) in a 57-54 win at Villanova on Feb. 12, 2011.

*Gibbs led the Panthers in scoring with 14 points. The game marked his 72nd career double figure scoring game. With his 14 points, Gibbs (1431) now needs 10 more points to surpass Brandin Knight (1440) on Pitt’s all-time scoring list.

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