Feb. 13, 2014Photo Gallery
CHAPEL HILL, N.C. - Senior Asia Logan scored 14 points and had eight rebounds, but the University of Pittsburgh women's basketball was defeated by No. 17 North Carolina by the score of 86-50 on Thursday night at Carmichael Arena.
Loliya Briggs had 10 points to join Logan in double-figures, but the Tar Heels received 21 points from Allisha Gray and 19 points from Diamond DeShields to lead UNC. The Tar Heels (19-6, 7-4 ACC) shot 48.6 percent for the game, and held Pitt (10-15, 2-9 ACC) to just 27.9 percent shooting.
Pitt opened the game just 1-of-13 and the Tar Heels crashed the boards early in the game, grabbing four offensive rebounds which led to six points in the paint and UNC led 10-2 at the first media timeout.
Pitt was forced to use its first timeout of the game at the 13:04 mark of the half when DeShields hit a baseline jumper to put UNC up 19-4, but the Panthers then got aggressive and went to the free throw line three straight trips down the court, cutting the lead to 19-9 with 11:51 remaining.
However, the Tar Heels would go on a 9-2 run, led by DeShields who had six points during that stretch, to increase the UNC lead to 28-11 with 7:52 left in the first half.
Logan did everything she could to keep the Panthers close as she scored the final seven points of the half for Pitt and finished with 11 to lead the Panthers into the locker room. Pitt though, gave up 11 offensive rebounds in the half which resulted in nine second chance points for UNC and the Tar Heels led 42-25 at the half.
The Tar Heels outscored the Panthers 7-2 out of the locker room to increase its lead to 49-27, and UNC would lead 54-31 at the first media timeout of the second half.
From that point on, the Tar Heels would run away from the Panthers and saw its largest lead of the game reach 36 points. UNC shot 51.5 percent in the second half.
The Panthers return to action this Sunday when the return home for `Pink the Petersen' breast cancer awareness game against Clemson at 2 p.m. It is also Senior Day for Ashlee Anderson, Marquel Davis and Asia Logan.
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