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Jan. 30, 2014

Home Sweet Home

The Panthers' victory over Boston College gave them their first ever ACC home win, and snapped a 20 game home conference losing streak that dates back to February 15, 2011. The last previous home conference win was a 60-57 victory over former Big East foe Providence. The win also marks the first time that the Panthers have registered multiple conference wins in a season since the 2010-11 season.

Don't Call it a Comeback

Boston College's fourteen point lead is the largest that the Panthers have overcome in a victory this season, surpassing the previous high mark of 12 against Loyola on November 23, 2013. It also stands as the second highest deficit overcome in a victory since 2011, when the Panthers overcame a 15 point deficit to defeat Lafayette on December 31, 2011.

Logan Leads the Way

Asia Logan registered a season high 24 points in the victory, pacing the Panthers for the second consecutive game. She also registered her best field goal percentage of the season, putting up a .636 mark on seven of 11 field goals.

Kiesel Extends the Streak

With a 16 point performance highlighted by the game-winning layup, Briana Kiesel extended her consecutive double-figure scoring streak to 27 games. She also led the Panthers with six assists, coming up just one assist shy of her season best mark of seven.

Spreading the Wealth

Tonight marked the fourth time this season that the Panthers had four players in double figures (Asia Logan with 24, Brianna Kiesel with 16, Ashlee Anderson with 11 and Chelsea Welch with 11). The Panthers are now 3-1 in games where they have four scorers in double-figures, and 2-0 in such games in the ACC.

Career Night for Welch

Freshman guard Chelsea Welch had a career night, providing a key 11 points off the bench, topping her season best by two. Welch also posted career-high marks in field goals made (4), field goal percentage (.800 on 4-5 shooting), three point field goals made (3), and three point field goal percentage (1.000 on 3-3 shooting).

Winning with Defense

The Panthers forced 20 or more turnovers for the fifth time this season, forcing Boston College to commit exactly 20 turnovers, and extending their record in such games to 5-1. The Eagles had only committed 20 or more turnovers on two other occasions this season.

Long Distance Records

The Panthers shot a season high 56.3% from beyond the arc tonight on 9-16 shooting. It is the first time that the Panthers have posted a mark better than 55% from the three point line since January 3, 2012, when the Panthers went for 60% on three of five shooting against Villanova. The Panthers are now 4-0 this season in games where they shoot better than 40% from three point land.

Cardiac Cats

This marks the first win of the season for the Panthers in which they trailed with five minutes remaining in the game, and their first win in a game decided by three points or less.

Defense Creates Offense

The Panthers extended their record to 6-0 in games where they are able to score 20 or more points off of opposition turnovers. The Panthers' 24 points in the game ties for the second best mark this season. 

Pitt vs. Boston College Post Game Notes

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