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Pitt-Duquesne City Game Rivalry Information




Nov. 30, 2009

PITT-DUQUESNE CITY GAME SERIES

 

CITY GAME SERIES AT A GLANCE

Total Games: 77

Overall Record: 77 (46-31)

At Mellon/Civic Arena: 34 (20-14)

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)

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 (2/14/82-12/19/88), 8 (12/22/01-current)

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: 77; Record: 46-31; CA/MA: 20-14; PEC: 4-0; PP: 5-9; PC: 3-1; E8RS: 7-5; E8T: 1-0; SB: 7-12; NIT: 0-1; OT: 1-1.

 

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

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

L

78

79

2/12/77

FFH$+

L

63

66

2/27/77

CA$

W

64

56

2/5/78

CA$

L

66

88

2/22/78

FFH$

W

72

65

1/17/79

FFH$

W

60

54

2/1/79

CA$

W

89

83

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

 

#Steel Bowl game

$Eastern 8 Conference game

8Eastern 8 Tournament game

+Overtime

GT-Golden Triangle Tournament game

NIT-NIT game

 

PITT’S LARGEST MARGIN OF VICTORY

+31                     75-44               FFH                  Dec. 12, 1959

+30                     87-57               PEC                  Dec. 4, 2004

+27                     85-58               FFH                  Jan. 11, 1988

+27                     78-51               PEC                  Dec. 3, 2008

+26                     85-59               FFH                  Dec. 15, 1962

+25                     102-77             CA                    Jan. 12, 1987

+24                     93-69               CA                    Jan. 6, 1992

 

PITT’S LARGEST MARGIN OF DEFEAT

-36                      79-43               FFH                  Dec. 12, 1953

-34                      100-66             CA                    Dec. 9, 1967

-22                      88-66               CA                    Feb. 5, 1978

-22                      71-49               FFH                  Dec. 10, 1955

-20                      87-67               CA                    Dec. 30, 1971

 

PITT-DUQUESNE BY DECADE

1930s                 5-9

1940s                 None

1950s                 3-3

1960s                 2-5

1970s                 6-7

1980s                 13-5

1990s                 9-1

2000s                 8-1

Total                   46-31

 

ALL-TIME GREAT PITT VS. DUQUESNE GAMES

 

January 13, 1932

Duquesne wins the series’ first-ever matchup, a 28-21 victory over Pitt at the Pitt Pavilion.

 

February 8, 1935, Pitt 35, Duquesne 34

Victory by Pitt snaps the Dukes’ school record 24 game win streak.

 

January 28, 1939, Duquesne 40, Pitt 29

Duquesne defeats Pitt 40-29. The two teams will not play again until 1953.

 

December 12, 1953, Duquesne 79, Pitt 43

Duquesne spoils the first Pitt-DU matchup in Fitzgerald Field House as it defeats the Panthers by 36 points. The 36-point win still stands as the largest ever for DU against Pitt.

 

December 15, 1956, Pitt 59, Duquesne 50

Pitt’s first win vs. the Dukes since 1938 gives Panthers their first Steel Bowl title.

 

December 13, 1958, Pitt 71, Duquesne 56

Don Hennon scores 33 points to lead Pitt to a 71-56 win over Duquesne at Fitzgerald Field House.

 

December 12, 1959, Pitt 75, Duquesne 44

John Fridley scores 20 points and Billy Mauro’s 11 highlight a surprisingly lopsided win. The 31-point win stands as the largest margin of victory for Pitt in the series.

 

December 7, 1963, Pitt 69, Duquesne 67 (OT)

Pitt defeats Duquesne in overtime on the same day Pitt defeats Penn State in football by one point.

 

December 10, 1966, Duquesne 72, Pitt 65

In the first game played at what then was known as Civic Arena, the Dukes prevail.

 

December 29, 1970, Pitt 70, Duquesne 58

Upset win in Steel Bowl First Round snaps Duquesne’s 20-game win streak at Civic Arena.

 

February 27, 1971, Pitt 64, Duquesne 56

5-20 Panthers spoil Norm Nixon’s last home appearance at Duquesne.

 

December 7, 1973, Pitt 82, Duquesne 65

Billy Knight scores 32 points against Duquesne in the Steel Bowl as Pitt goes on to a 25-4 season.

 

December 6, 1974, Duquesne 100, Pitt 94

Pitt, coming off its best season in school history (25-4 NCAA Elite 8), succumbs to Duquesne and sophomore sensation Norm Nixon in the highest-scoring game in the series. Pitt went on to post an 18-11 record and play in the NIT.

 

December 5, 1975, Duquesne 75, Pitt 74

 

December 11, 1976, Duquesne 79, Pitt 78

 

February 12, 1977, Duquesne 66, Pitt 63 (OT)

Larry Harris scored a Pitt series-high 35 points, but Duquesne pulled out an overtime win over the Panthers.

 

December 5, 1978, Duquesne 88, Pitt 66

The Dukes defeat the Panthers in the first Eastern 8 Conference meeting between the schools.

 

February 10, 1980, Duquesne 67, Pitt 66

In the first of two highly contested contests of the season between the teams, Duquesne survives by one point.

 

March 6, 1980, Duquesne 65, Pitt 63

After beating Pitt by a single point during the regular season, Duquesne escapes with another victory in an NIT battle.

 

January 16, 1981, Pitt 55, Duquesne 53

Panthers beat Dukes for fourth straight time in Eastern Eight league play.

 

February 15, 1981, Duquesne 66, Pitt 64

Pitt advanced to the second round of the NCAA Tournament and finished with a respectable 19-12 record, with one of the losses to Duquesne. The game featured a series-best and record crowd of 15,824.

 

March 7, 1981, Pitt 64, Duquesne 60

Victory in the Eastern Eight Tournament title game earns Pitt the automatic berth into the NCAA Tournament.

 

Dec. 21, 2000, Duquesne 71, Pitt 70

Duquesne's most recent victory came on an Aaron Lovelace layup with 2.2 seconds remaining. Pitt wasted a chance to tie on a missed technical foul free-throw attempt by Julius Page.

 

November 23, 2002, Pitt 82, Duquesne 67

Pitt wins its first game in the Petersen Events Center.

 

December 3, 2003, Pitt 59, Duquesne 45

Before a record-setting Palumbo Center crowd of 6,303, Pitt claims a 59-45 win over the Dukes.

 

December 4, 2004, Pitt 87, Duquesne 57

Pitt defeats Duquesne by 30 points at the Petersen Events Center.

 

MOST POINTS SCORED AGAINST DUQUESNE

35           Larry Harris                   Feb. 12, 1977

33           Don Hennon                 Dec. 13, 1958

32           Billy Knight                    Dec. 7, 1977

32           Larry Harris                   Dec. 11, 1976

32           Billy Knight                    Dec. 7, 1973

31           Don Hennon                 Dec. 14, 1957

 

MOST REBOUNDS AGAINST DUQUESNE

20           Sam Clancy                  Feb. 22, 1978

19           James LaValley           Dec. 10, 1966

19           Mel Bennett                  Dec. 6, 1974

 

PITT-DUQUESNE GAMES INVOLVING RANKED TEAMS

Date                               Location            Ranking/Score

Dec. 12, 1953               FFH                    No. 3 Duquesne 79, Pitt 43

Dec. 10, 1955               FFH                    No. 9 Duquesne 71, Pitt 49

Jan. 12, 1987               CA                      No. 14 Pitt 102, Duquesne 77

Jan. 11, 1988               FFH                    No. 2 Pitt 85, Duquesne 58

Dec. 19, 1990               CA                      No. 14 Pitt 84, Duquesne 65

Nov. 23, 2002               PEC                    No. 5 Pitt 82, Duquesne 67

Dec. 3, 2003                 PC                      No. 22 Pitt 59, Duquesne 45

Dec. 4, 2004                 PEC                    No. 13 Pitt 87, Duquesne 57

Dec. 6, 2006                 PEC                    No. 2 Pitt 73, Duquesne 56

Dec. 5, 2007                 PC                      No. 12 Pitt 73, Duquesne 68

Dec. 3, 2008                 PEC                    No. 3 Pitt 78, Duquesne 51

 

In the City Game Rivalry, there have been 11 games involving at least one ranked team. Pitt is 9-0 vs. Duquesne when ranked. Duquesne is 2-0 vs. Pitt when ranked. There has never been a game involving two teams in the national rankings.

 

PITT vs. DUQUESNE AT MELLON/CIVIC ARENA

 

Total Games Played: 34

Record: 20-14

 

Date

Opponent

W/L

Pitt

Opp

Attendance

12/10/66

Duquesne+

L

65

72

4,158

12/9/67

Duquesne+

L

66

100

7,341

12/7/68

Duquesne+

L

42

57

6,052

12/29/70

Duquesne+

W

70

58

10,008

12/30/71

Duquesne+

L

67

87

 

12/8/72

Duquesne+

L

61

67

 

12/7/73

Duquesne+

W

82

65

 

12/6/74

Duquesne+

L

94

100

 

12/5/75

Duquesne+

L

74

75

 

12/11/76

Duquesne

L

78

79

 

2/27/77

$Duquesne

W

64

56

 

2/5/78

$Duquesne

L

66

88

 

2/1/79

$Duquesne

W

89

83

 

2/10/80

$Duquesne

L

66

67

15,728

3/6/80

NIT-Duquesne

L

63

65

 

2/15/81

$Duquesne

L

64

66

15,824

3/7/81

E8-Duquesne

W

64

60

 

11/30/82

$Duquesne

W

62

53

 

2/14/82

$Duquesne

W

69

68

 

12/27/83

Duquesne

W

64

59

 

2/4/85

Duquesne

W

77

61

 

1/12/87

Duquesne

W

102

77

7,923

12/19/90

Duquesne

W

84

65

11,535

1/6/92

Duquesne

W

93

69

13,525

12/19/92

Duquesne

W

102

91

13,519

12/18/93

Duquesne

W

77

66

12,397

12/19/94

Duquesne

W

76

72

10,119

11/29/95

Duquesne

W

84

73

11,489

12/21/96

Duquesne

W

75

73

10,201

2/5/98

Duquesne

L

69

80

10,656

1/25/99

Duquesne

W

65

60

10,025

12/20/99

Duquesne

W

74

56

9,472

12/21/00

Duquesne

L

70

71

9,821

12/22/01

Duquesne

W

78

63

7,103

 

+Steel Bowl games

$Eastern 8 games

E8Eastern 8 Tournament games

*Big East games