Feb. 8, 2014
GAME 24: PITT (10-13, 2-7) AT WAKE FOREST (12-11, 3-7)
Sunday, February 8, 2014 2 p.m. ET
Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh, Pa.
On the Air (Radio): WJAS 1320 AM
Play-by-Play: George Von Benko
Color: Jen Tuscano
Social Media: Twitter: @PittWomensHoops; Facebook: Like Pitt Women's Basketball
Series History: Pitt leads, 1-0
at Pitt: N/A
at Wake Forest: N/A
Neutral: Pitt leads, 1-0
PITTSBURGH - The University of Pittsburgh women's basketball team is set to host Wake Forest for the first time as ACC foes on Sunday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. Tip is set for 2 p.m.
The Panthers will look to snap a two game losing streak after losses to Georgia Tech and Maryland. Wake Forest is just dropped a five point decision to No. 14 NC State.
Chelsea Welch Making Strides:
Chelsea Welch has seen an increase of minutes and production over the last six games as she is averaging 21.3 minutes and seven points per game during that span. She has raised her overall scoring average to 3.9 ppg and over her last six games she is 8-of-19 from long range. Welch poured in a career-high 11 points in the win over Boston College, and in her last game out she had nine at Maryland.
Kiesel's Streak Ends at 28:
Brianna Kiesel saw a very impressive streak come to an end at Maryland. The junior point guard had scored double-figures in 28-straight games dating back to last season before having just five at Maryland. Despite the five points, Kiesel is averaging a team best 17.0 ppg which ranks her 11th in the ACC.
Scouting Wake Forest:
Pitt will have to contend with the ACC's leading scorer and rebounder in Dearica Hamby. Hamby averages a double-double with 21.0 points and 11.0 rebounds per game, both which are top in the league. Wake Forest also boasts the fourth leading scorer in Chelsea Douglas. Douglas scores 18.8 ppg, but is almost four points under her season average in ACC play.
Pitt leads the all-time series with Wake Forest 1-0. The first time the two teams played was on Dec. 21, 1998 when the Panthers defeated Wake Forest 53-46 at the Oakland Tribune Classic in Oakland, Calif. Pitt and Wake Forest will play every year moving forward as members of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
The Pitt women's basketball team will welcome back its alumni to the Petersen Events Center on Sunday afternoon.
The Panthers head back on the road after this game to face their fifth nationally-ranked opponent when they take on No. 13 North Carolina on Thursday night, February 13, at 7 p.m.
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