Nov. 12, 2012
GAME 3: SIENA (1-0) at PITT (1-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2012 • 1 p.m.
Fitzgerald Field House • Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Series History: Sreies tied at 1-1
Last Meeting: Dec. 28, 1996, Pittsburgh, Pitt 61, Siena 62
First Meeting: Dec. 8, 1984, Pittsburgh, Pitt 87, Siena 55
Lunchtime Specials will be available
Storylines & Notables:
• Pitt is playing its third game over a five-day span.
• Junior Asia Logan tallied 36 points on Sunday in a win over William & Mary, a new Petersen Events Center record. She topped the 34 scored by Shavonte Zellous on Jan. 4, 2009 versus WVU. It was also the most points by a Pitt player since December 2008 (42, Shavonte Zellous at Florida).
• This is the first game in the Fitzgerald Field House since March 24, 2006 a- WNIT quarterfinal win over Virginia. The Panthers called the Field House home until 2002 when they relocated to the PEC.
The Panthers and Saints are meeting for the third time in program history with each team having won once and all three match-ups now having taken place in Pittsburgh. Siena posted a 62-61 win at the Lady Panther Invitational the last time these squads met on December 28, 1996 . Pitt won the first showdown by an 87-55 score on Dec. 8, 1984.
Versus the MAAC
Pitt holds an 8-1 all-time record against teams currently in the MAAC (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference. The sole Pitt loss came to Siena in 1996. The Panthers will meet three MAAC schools this season, entertaining Loyola on Dec. 5 and Rider on Dec. 16. Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato got her coaching career underway at Rider from
Junior forward Asia Logan set career highs across the board in the Panthers' 76-74 win over William & Mary on Nov. 11. In her first career double-double, Logan tallied 36 points and 14 rebounds. The Baltimore, Md. native also achieved career-bests in minutes (32), field goals made and attempted (13-of-20) and free throws made and attempted (10-of-11).
Logan's 36 points broke the scoring record for a Pitt women's player at the Petersen Events Center. The previous high was 34 points scored by Shavonte Zellous on January 4, 2009 against West Virginia. The 36 points were one of off the men's record of 37 set by Chris Quinn from Notre Dame on Jan. 4, 2006 in a double overtime loss to Pitt.
Stopping the Streak
The Panthers captured a come-from-behind 76-74 win over William & Mary on Sunday. The victory was the first for Pitt since a 74-69 overtime win over Lafayette 74-69 on Dec. 31, 2011. It snapped a streak of 17-straight losses and was the first in the 2012 calendar year. The 76 point output marked the first time Pitt scored 70 or more points in regulation since a 77-70 win over Central Michigan last season (Nov. 20, 2011).
Try, Try Again
The Panthers' 32 second chance points against William & Mary on Sunday. They were the most second opportunity points since Pitt tallied 36 against Western Kentucky on December 30, 2008.
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