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Pittsburgh Falls to No. 3 Duke, 111-67

Pitt out-rebounded Duke 18-15 on the offensive glass

Pitt out-rebounded Duke 18-15 on the offensive glass

Jan. 26, 2014

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DURHAM, N.C. – The University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball team was defeated by No. 3 Duke on Sunday afternoon by the score of 111-67 at Cameron Indoor Stadium.

Brianna Kiesel and Asia Logan led the Panthers (9-11, 1-5) with 19 and 17 points, respectively. Kiesel shot 7-of-17 from the floor and extended her double-figure scoring streak to 26-straight games. Logan did most of her damage at the free throw line, going 8-for-11 at the charity stripe. Loliya Briggs chipped in with 12 points and a team-high eight rebounds.

Duke’s balance was on display as six Blue Devils scored in double-figures. Tricia Liston scored a game-high 23 points and became Duke’s career leader in 3-pointers made in the process. Elizabeth Williams added 20 points and the Blue Devils (20-1, 7-0) shot 59.7 percent for the game. Duke outscored Pitt 50-18 in the paint.

The Blue Devils shot 65.5 percent in the first half and took a 55-29 lead into halftime. The decisive stretch of the half came when Duke (leading 20-14) put together a 12-0 run over a three and a half minute span to stretch its lead to 32-14 with 9:27 remaining.

Williams scored 14 first half points and the Blue Devils outscored Pitt 28-8 in the paint in the opening half. Briggs paced the Panthers with nine points and six rebounds in the first 20 minutes.

The Blue Devils did not miss a beat coming out of the locker room as Duke converted its first six shots to open the second half and led 71-39 at the under 16 media timeout of the contest.

The Panthers battled for the remainder of the contest, led by Kiesel who scored 14 of her 19 points in the second half, but the Blue Devils ultimately made 18 of their 33 field goal attempts in the second stanza and went on for the 111-67 victory.

Duke was 37-of-62 overall and made 10-of-15 from long range. Pitt was 21-of-69 for the contest went 19-for-29 at the free throw line. Duke held a 50-35 rebounding advantage, but Pitt out-rebounded the Blue Devils 18-15 on the offensive glass.

The Panthers return to action this coming Thursday, January 30, when Pitt hosts Boston College inside the Petersen Events Center at 7 p.m.