Feb. 23, 2014
SYRACUSE, N.Y. – The University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball team suffered a 67-36 defeat to Syracuse University on Sunday afternoon at the Carrier Dome.
Ashlee Anderson had 11 points and six rebounds, while Brianna Kiesel contributed six points and tied her season-high with 11 rebounds. Pitt (11-17, 3-11 ACC) was hindered by cold shooting as they shot a season-low 20.4 percent.
Syracuse (20-8, 9-6 ACC) was paced by Brianna Butler with 16 points and Briana Day with 14. The Orange was 42.1 percent overall for the game and shot 55.6 percent in the second half.
Pitt trailed 26-11 at halftime and was just 1-of-22 from the field in the opening 20 minutes. The Panthers showed some grit in the second half and shot 10-of-32 to close the game. Pitt went 10-for-15 at the free throw line.
Syracuse held a 24-10 advantage in the paint and turned 15 Pitt turnovers into 20 points. Pitt grabbed 20 offensive rebounds but Syracuse held a slight advantage on the glass, 41-38.
The Panthers return to action this Thursday night when they host NC State in their final home game of the season. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m.
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