MU-Pittsburgh Postgame Notes

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  • Series History: Pitt leads 7-6
  • Lazar Hayward moved into the fifth spot on the MU scoring list with his first points of the contest, a 3-pointer at the 16:41 mark of the first half. Hayward scored 11 points in the game, his second-lowest total of the season, and now has 1,700 points for his career. The native of Buffalo, N.Y. passed both Brian Wardle (1,690) and Tony Smith (1,691) in the game.
  • Hayward is now the only player in MU history to record 1,700 career points and over 800 career rebounds.
  • Tonight's matchup pitted the only two teams to each claim at least 10 BIG EAST Conference victories per year over the past four seasons.
  • Marquette trailed 31-25 at the half, marking its first home halftime deficit since a 74-72 loss to Villanova on Jan.2.
  • With MU holding a 15-8 lead, the Panthers closed out the first half on a 23-7 run until a Darius Johnson-Odom trey with 44 seconds remaining pulled the halftime score to 31-25.
  • Through games as of Feb. 14, MU was fourth in the nation with an assist-to-turnover ratio of 1.53. Tonight Marquette turned the ball over 10 times with only nine assists. It was only the fourth time this season MU had a negative assist-to-turnover ratio and only the third time that MU had less than 10 assists.

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