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City Game Series Moves to Consol Energy Center




Nov. 29, 2010

PITTSBURGH—The 78-year old City Game series moves to the CONSOL Energy Center as No. 5 Pitt and Duquesne will meet in the facility’s first-ever basketball game on Wednesday, Dec. 1. Tipoff is at 9 p.m. ET for a nationally televised contest on ESPN-U.

 

For the second consecutive year, the City Game will be played at a neutral site. Last year, Pitt and Duquesne played the final college basketball game at 50-year old Mellon Arena, a 67-58 Pitt victory in double overtime. It marked the first time since 2001 that the two intra-city rivals met on a neutral site as the City Game rotated between Pitt’s Petersen Events Center and Duquesne’s Palumbo Center from 2002-08.

 

“This is great for the city of Pittsburgh,” Pitt Head Coach Jamie Dixon said. “There is an amazing history between Pitt and Duquesne in basketball and playing the game at CONSOL Energy Center is an outstanding way to commemorate and promote the series.”


 

 

 

The CONSOL Energy Center officially opened on August 18. Located in downtown Pittsburgh, the arena offers 1,950 club seats, 236 Loge Box seats, a spectacular private Executive Suite level and will seat 19,100 fans for basketball events. Home of the Pittsburgh Penguins, the CONSOL Energy Center is also scheduled to host the 2012 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament First & Second Rounds (March 15-17, 2012). Additional information on the CONSOL Energy Center can be found at www.consolenergycenter.com.

 

Tickets are on sale to the general public at the Dick’s Sporting Goods Box Office at CONSOL Energy Center and through Ticketmaster.

 

Pitt will also play Tennessee at CONSOL Energy Center as part of the DIRECTV SEC/Big East Invitational doubleheader on Saturday, Dec. 11. Tipoff for that contest is at 3:15 p.m. on ESPN. Rutgers and Auburn meet in the first matchup that day at 12:30 p.m. Both games will be televised nationally on ESPN.

 

In the 78-game series between the two schools separated by two miles, Pitt holds a 47-31 all-time record. Pitt enters Wednesday’s contest after winning each of the series’ last nine games and has won 28 of the series’ last 31 games. Pitt and Duquesne met 35 times at Mellon Arena since 1966 with the Panthers holding a 21-14 all-time advantage.

 

CITY GAME SERIES AT A GLANCE

Total Games: 78

Overall Record: 78 (47-31)

At Mellon/Civic Arena: 35 (21-14)

At Petersen Events Center: 4 (4-0)

At Fitzgerald Field House: 21 (14-7)

At Pitt Pavilion: 14 (5-9)

At Palumbo Center: 4 (3-1)

Eastern 8 Games: 12 (7-5)

Eastern 8 Tournament: 1 (1-0)

Steel Bowl Games: 19 (7-12)

Overtime: 3 (2-1)

Double Overtime: 1 (1-0)

Games decided by one point: 10 (2-8)

Games decided by two points: 8 (5-3)

Games decided by two points or less: 18 (7-11)

Largest Pitt win: 31 points (75-44) on Dec. 12, 1959

Largest Pitt loss: 36 points (79-43) on Dec. 12, 1953

Longest Pitt win streak: 9 (12/22/01-current), 9 (2/14/82-12/19/88)

Longest Duquesne win streak: 4 (three times)

Top two most attended games: 15,824, Mellon Arena, Feb. 15, 1981; 15,728, Mellon Arena, Feb. 10, 1980.

 

CITY GAME, GAME-BY-GAME RESULTS

GP: 78; Record: 47-31; CA/MA: 21-14; PEC: 4-0; PP: 5-9; PC: 3-1; E8RS: 7-5; E8T: 1-0; SB: 7-12; NIT: 0-1; OT: 2-1.

Date

Loc.

W/L

Pitt

DU

1/13/32

PP

L

21

28

1/13/33

PP

L

25

26

2/17/33

PP

L

24

25

1/12/34

PP

L

29

30

2/6/34

PP

W

31

29

1/4/35

PP

L

25

27

2/8/35

PP

W

35

34

2/8/36

PP

L

42

54

2/18/36

PP

W

46

41

2/10/37

PP

W

51

50

2/24/37

PP

L

31

32

1/12/38

PP

W

35

28

2/23/38

PP

L

37

39

1/28/39

PP

L

29

40

12/12/53

FFH#

L

43

79

12/10/55

FFH#

L

49

71

12/15/56

FFH#

W

59

50

12/14/57

FFH#

L

64

81

12/13/58

FFH#

W

71

56

12/12/59

FFH#

W

75

44

12/17/60

FFH#

L

66

80

12/16/61

FFH#

L

70

73

12/15/62

FFH#

W

85

59

12/7/63

FFH#+

W-OT

69

67

12/10/66

CA#

L

65

72

12/9/67

CA#

L

66

100

12/7/68

CA#

L

42

57

12/29/70

CA#

W

70

58

12/30/71

CA#

L

67

87

12/8/72

CA#

L

61

67

12/7/73

CA#

W

82

65

12/6/74

CA#

L

94

100

12/5/75

CA#

L

74

75

12/11/76

CA-GT

L

78

79

2/12/77

FFH$+

L-OT

63

66

2/27/77

CA$

W

64

56

2/5/78

CA$

L

66

88

2/22/78

FFH$

W

72

65

2/1/79

CA$

W

89

83

2/17/79

FFH$

W

60

54

1/16/80

FFH$

W

55

53

2/10/80

CA$

L

66

67

3/6/80

CA-NIT

L

63

65

2/4/81

FFH$

W

60

53

2/15/81

CA$

L

64

66

3/7/81

CA8

W

64

60

1/14/82

FFH$*

L

62

72

2/14/82

CA$*

W

69

68

3/2/82

FFH8

W

66

64

11/30/82

CA$

W

62

53

12/27/83

CA-GT

W

64

59

1/14/84

FFH

W

75

69

2/4/85

CA

W

77

61

1/20/86

FFH

W

95

76

1/12/87

CA

W

102

77

1/11/88

FFH

W

85

58

12/19/88

PC

L

76

80

12/18/89

FFH

W

92

87

12/19/90

CA

W

84

65

1/6/92

CA

W

93

69

12/19/92

CA

W

102

91

12/18/93

CA

W

77

66

12/19/94

CA

W

76

72

11/29/95

CA

W

84

73

12/21/96

CA

W

75

73

2/5/98

CA

L

69

80

1/25/99

MA

W

65

60

12/20/99

MA

W

74

56

12/21/00

MA

L

70

71

12/22/01

MA

W

78

63

11/23/02

PEC

W

82

67

12/3/03

PC

W

59

45

12/4/04

PEC

W

87

57

12/7/05

PC

W

71

60

12/6/06

PEC

W

73

56

12/5/07

PC

W

73

68

12/3/08

PEC

W

78

51

12/2/09

MA

W-2OT

67

58

 #Steel Bowl game

$Eastern 8 Conference game

8Eastern 8 Tournament game

+Overtime

2OT-2 overtimes

GT-Golden Triangle Tournament game

NIT-NIT game

 

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