Jan. 29, 2014
GAME 21: BOSTON COLLEGE (11-10, 2-5) AT PITT (9-11, 1-5)
Thursday, January 29, 2014 • 7 p.m. ET
Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, Pa.
Watch: ESPN3 | Pitt Panthers Television
Play-by-Play: Jeff Hathhorn
Color: Jen Tuscano
On the Air (Radio): WJAS 1320 AM
Play-by-Play: George Von Benko
Color: Marcus Bowman
Social Media: Twitter: @PittWomensHoops; Facebook: Like Pitt Women’s Basketball
Series History: Boston College leads, 25-15
at Pitt: Boston College leads, 11-7
at Boston College: Boston College leads, 14-6
Neutral: Pitt leads, 2-0
PITTSBURGH – The University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball team rounds out the month of January on Thursday night by hosting Boston College inside the Petersen Events Center. First tip is set for 7 p.m. and the game can be seen on ESPN3 and Pitt Panthers Television.
Both teams will look to put an end to their losing streaks as Pitt has dropped its last four contests and Boston College its last three. This will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2005 when they were both members of the Big East Conference.
Offense Going Through Kiesel:
The Panthers boast one of the top players in the ACC in junior point guard Brianna Kiesel. Kiesel’s offensive production is heavily relied upon for the Panthers as she has contributed to 42 percent of Pitt’s total made field goals. With 119 field goals made, plus 80 assists, Kiesel has helped produced 199 of the team’s 475 total field goals (41.9 percent). Kiesel is on her way to becoming the first player in program history to lead the Panthers in both scoring and assists for three straight seasons.
Logan Helping in the Scoring Column:
Senior Asia Logan had her third best scoring output of the season at Duke in the Panther’s last game out. Logan went for 17 points and did most of her damage at the free throw line where she made and attempted a season-high, going 8-for-11. With 855 career points and a minimum of 11 games left in her career, Logan would need to average 13.1 ppg for the rest of the season to become the 19th player in program history to score 1,000 career points (current season average of 11.9).
Scouting Boston College:
The Eagles enter the matchup 11-10 overall and 2-5 in ACC play. Leading the Eagles in points is Kristen Doherty (13.7), Katie Zenevitch (11.7) and Nicole Boudreau (10.3). Zenevitch and Doherty also lead the team in rebounds averaging 6.6 and 6.2, respectively. In the ACC, Zenevitch is the team’s leading scorer during ACC action at 11.6 ppg.
Pitt and Boston College have been facing off since 1983. This will be the first meeting between the former Big East rivals since 2005 when they met as conference foes. Thursday game will make the first time the two schools have meet as ACC opponents. The Eagles currently hold a 13-game winning streak against Pitt, their longest winning streak in series history. The Panthers’ longest winning streak is four games which span from January of 1983 to February of 1985.
The Panthers will remain home for their next game which is on Monday, February 3, against Georgia Tech. Pitt and Georgia Tech have only met once before and the Panthers came away with a 75-69 victory on December 30, 1999 in Atlanta.
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