Pitt shows improvement under first year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio
Both Kiesel and Briggs will graduate with undergraduate degrees in just three years.
Chelsea Welch scores a career-high 16 points in the loss.
NC State 79, Pitt 68
Panthers head to Miami on Sunday to conclude the regular season.
Pittsburgh falls to No. 3 Duke, 111-67
Women's basketball, Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014
Pittsburgh takes on No. 2 Notre Dame
Pitt vs. Mount St. Mary's, Nov. 26, 2013
The Panthers hosted the Leopards on Sunday afternoon.
Has started 51 of her 59 career games ... has scored 455 career points (7.7 ppg) ... 2014 All-ACC Academic Team ... 2013 Big East Academic All-Stat ... Administration of Justice major.
AS A REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE (2013-14)
Played in 29 games this year-earning starts in 28 contests ... averaged 26.9 minutes per game ... posted averages of nine points and 3.3 rebounds per game ... led the team in 3-pointers made with 34 ... had 12 double-figure scoring games on the year ... averaged 10.1 points per game in ACC play ... erupted for a career-high 28 points with additional career-highs in FG's made (10) and 3-FG's made (five) against Wake Forest ... had 18 points and made four 3-pointers at Virginia in 28 minutes ... scored 24 points on 9-of-14 shooting to go along with six rebounds against DePaul in 29 minutes ... tallied 14 points on 4-of-7 shooting at Michigan on Nov. 20 and was 3-of-6 from long range ... scored 10 points and grabbed four rebounds against North Carolina, went 6-for-6 from the foul-line ... had her best statistical season in minutes played, FG%, 3-point %, FT%, rebounds, blocks and steals ... lead the team in scoring four times, rebounding five times, assists three times, steals eight times and blocks five times.
AS A REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (2012-13)
Averaged 6.5 points and 2.6 rebounds in 30 games ... averaged 24.3 minutes per game in first full season as a Panther ... closed second on team in assists, averaging 2.1 per contest ... started 23 of the Panthers' 30 games - first eight-straight and 14 of last 15 ... had 12 points at DePaul on Jan. 29 ... scored 10 points versus Marquette, first time in career back-to-back double-figure scoring games ... tallied 12 points vs. Providence on Feb. 6, adding a career-high nine rebounds ... collected second career double-figure game at St. John's with 10 points - only player with double figures in that game ... achieved double-figure status at Buffalo on Dec. 29, scoring 18 points. went 3-of-3 from behind the arc and 6-of-10 from the field. added three rebounds ... 19 three-pointers on the season (second on team) ... recorded eight assists versus Wagner on Nov. 20, the most by a Pitt playeron theseason ... had nine points and a team-high six assists against William & Mary on Nov. 11 ... made collegiate debut on Nov. 9, versus YSU, earning the starting nod.
Redshirted the season ... suffered season-ending injury during the summer of 2011.
Averaged 13.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 4.3 assists and 3.9 steals during her senior season for Potter's House Christian Academy in Jacksonville, Fla. ... The Christian Lions, with five NCAA Division I recruits, finished ranked in several national polls: No. 3 in the USA Today Super 25 poll, No. 6 by ESPN Rise and No. 4 in the MaxPreps Xcellent 25 Writers' Poll ... individually was rated the No. 50 overall player by ESPN's HoopGurlz (14th by position) and came in at No. 44 among the nation's best according to All Star Girls Report ... Named National Association of Christian Athletes First Team All American, as well as NACA most valuable offensive player as a senior ... selected to play in both the FILA and Converse All American games, which showcased some of the best national talent ... exploded in the Converse All American game, putting on a performance which earned her the 2011 MVP title ... named 2010 Sporting News honorable mention All-American ... helped AAU squad, the Jacksonville Lady Rams, capture the 2010 16U AAU National Championship ... tabbed an AAU All-American .... AAU club captured eight-straight state titles ... selected NCSAA Third Team All American and NACA First Team All American following junior season ... named to the Next Level All American game and collected MVP crown ... averaged 12.3 points, 3.4 assists, 2.1 blocks, 9.6 rebounds and 3.8 steals per game as a junior ... posted 8.2 points and 11.2 rebounds per game as a sophomore and was selected a NACA second team All-American ... as a freshman was tabbed NCSAA All- Tournament and averaged eight points per game ... selected member of the Nigerian U19 National Team, competing at the FIBA Worlds in Chileduring summerof 2011... honor roll student, a National Honor Society member involved in college dual enrollment.
Born on Jan. 28, 1993 ... daughter of Rose and Tamunomete Briggs ... has three older siblings, Fabi, Tamunomete, Jr. and Ezewane ...nickname is Lo.
MORE ABOUT LO:
Favorite Food: Shrimp Alfredo
Favorite Class/Subject: Math
Favorite Professor/Teacher: Ms. Misko
Favorite Book: Salt in His Shoes
Favorite TV Show: Grey's Anatomy
Favorite Movie: Freedom Writers
Favorite actor: Denzel Washington
Favorite actress: Taraji P Henson
Favorite musician: Kirk franklin
Favorite sports figure: Tony Parker
Favorite sport other than yours: Soccer
Person in history I would most like to meet: Harriet Tubman
If I could travel back in time, I would: Find a cure for AIDS
Whenever my playing days are over, I will: Become a lawyer
What I like most about the University/ why I chose Pittsburgh: The campus, the education is amazing at Pitt.
What I like most about the city of Pittsburgh: Southside Works Theater
Happiest/most gratifying moment in sports: Winning national championship in high school
Hobbies: Reading and writing poetry and music
My role model (Why?): My sister, because she has always has some boost of encouragement when I need someone to talk to
Best friend on another team: Lauren Avant
Other players you have played against or with: Bria Hartley, Kaleena Lewis, Ariel Massengale
Notable players/people who attended your high school: Brittany Rountree, Shalethia Stringfield
List anything interesting about your family? All my brother and sisters have the same occupation
If I could choose another career besides my sport, it would be: Lawyer
If I could play another sport at Pittsburgh, it would be: Volleyball
Best job ever held: Never had one
Not many people know this but I: am a very emotional person when it comes to movies
Favorite all-time Christmas gift: Basketball necklace
My favorite home-cooked meal: Collard greens, yams, mac 'n cheese, stuffing
When I was a kid, I pretended to be: An astronaut
If I could choose one word to describe myself, it would be: Goofy
Schools who recruited you/offered scholarship: University of Florida, UGA, UCF
McConnell-Serio Guides USA U18 to Gold
McConnell-Serio Leads USA U18 to Gold Medal Game
Team USA Advances to Semifinals
Team USA Defeats Brazil, Improves to 2-0
McConnell-Serio Leads USA Past Guatemala
McConnell-Serio Set for U18 FIBA Americas Championship