Nov. 19, 2012
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GAME 4: WAGNER (1-1) at PITT (2-1)
Tuesday, Nov. 20, 2012 • 7 p.m.
Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Series History: Pitt leads 2-0
Home: Pitt leads 1-0
Away: Pitt leads 1-0
Last Meeting: Dec. 16, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pitt 98, Wagner 41
First Meeting: Dec. 30, 2007, Staten Island, Pitt 85, Wagner 41
Pitt Stat Leaders: Asia Logan (20.7 ppg, 9.3 rpg, .667 FG%); Ashlee Anderson (11.3 ppg, 5.0 rpg)
Wagner Stat Leaders: Marie-Laurence Archambault (15.0 ppg, 5.5 rpg, .571 FG%); Stephanie Blais (13.0 ppg, 4.0 rpg)
The Panthers are 2-1 on the season, having captured back-to-back wins for the first time since Dec. 20 and 21, 2011. They won two-straight over Big Ten foes Indiana and Michigan State in Cancun, Mexico. The last time Pitt won two consecutive games at home were victories over Loyola and Central Michigan on Nov 18 and 20, 2011 (last season).
Tonight's matchup between the Panthers and the Seahawks marks the third meeting in series history. The Panthers lead the series 2-0, having captured a win both at home and on the road.
December 30, 2007, Staten Island, N.Y., Pitt 85 Wagner 41
December 16, 2008, Pittsburgh, Pa., Pitt 98 Wagner 41
Versus the Northeast Conference
Pitt holds a 43-3 all-time record versus teams from the Northeast Conference, which includes a 24-1 overall record at home against NEC foes. All three losses were to state rival Saint Francis (Pa.). Wagner is one of two teams the Panthers will meet from the NEC this season, hosting Mount Saint Mary's - Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato's alma mater - on December 20.
This marks the second-straight game Pitt has faced a first-year first-time head coach (Siena, Ali Jaques). Lisa Cermignano is in her first season at Wagner, but is no stranger to Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato. Berenato recruited Cermignano - who graduated from Berenato's high school alma mater, Gloucester Catholic - to come to Georgia Tech (she went to George Washington). She was a two-time All-Atlantic 10 honoree and in 2008 was inducted into the school's Athletic Hall of Fame.
Against Non-Conference Foes
Pitt fields a 96-43 mark in non-conference action under Pitt head coach Agnus Berenato, which includes a 44-13 mark in non-conference games at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers were 8-6 in non-conference action last season. The record for non-conference play under Coach Berenato is:
Non-Conference Record (Home)
2003-04 4-6 (2-5)
2004-05 8-4 (1-1)
2005-06 13-4 (7-1)
2006-07 14-3 (5-0)
2007-08 14-5 (3-0)
2008-09 13-4 (7-0)
2009-10 11-4 (8-1)
2010-11 9-6 (5-1)
2011-12 8-6 (6-3)
2012-13 2-1 (2-1)
Junior forward Asia Logan set career highs across the board in the Panthers' 76-74 win over William & Mary on Nov. 11. In achieving her first career double-double, Logan tallied 36 points and 14 rebounds. The Baltimore, Md. native also reached 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.
Leader of the Pack
Asia Logan has paced the team in scoring in two-straight games, averaging 20.7 points on the season (3G) and 26.0 points in past two contests. Logan has paced the team in scoring in a single game in six games now over her career (51 games) with two of the six coming in three games this season.
The last player to lead Pitt in the scoring column in two-straight games was Brianna Kiesel to close the 2011-12 season (at WVU, vs. USF). The last Panthers player to pace the squad in scoring in three-straight games was also Kiesel who directed team in three consecutive (Feb. 14 - Feb. 21, vs. Louisville, at USF, vs. Connecticut).
Going Back Two Seasons
The Panthers shot 51.9 percent as a team (27-of-52) in a 75-50 win over Siena on Nov. 13. The shooting effort over 40 minutes was the highest for a Pitt team since March 4, 2011 a span of 35 games - in a 63-60 win over USF in Big East Championship play.