Nov. 23, 2012
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GAME 5: BROWN (2-2) at PITT (3-1)
Last Game Out
Saturday, Nov. 24, 2012 1 p.m.
Petersen Events Center Pittsburgh, Pa.
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Series History: Never Met
Pitt Stat Leaders: Asia Logan (21.0 ppg, 7.5 rpg, .588 FG%); Brianna Kiesel (9.3 ppg, 4.0 apg); Ashlee Anderson (9.0 ppg, 4.5 rpg)
Brown Stat Leaders: Shiela Dixon (14.8 ppg, 7.5 rpg); Lauren Clarke (13.3 ppg, 4.5 rpg).
Asia Logan had 22 points as Pitt rolled to a 65-39 win over Wagner on Nov. 20. Sophomore Brianna Kiesel registered 11 points, while junior Marquel Davis had 10. The Panthers (3-1) posted 19 assists on 26 field goals, eight of those a season and career high for redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs.Nine players accounted for two or more rebounds with freshman Brittany Gordon pacing the pack with seven boards.
The Panthers scored a season-high 27 points off of turnovers en route to the 65-39 win.Eighteen (18) of Pitt's 30 points in the paint came in the second half, as McManus (7 points, 3 rebounds) and Pettepier ( 6 points, 5 rebounds) combined for 13 points and eight rebounds off the bench.
Holding Under 40
Pitt held Wagner to 39 points in its last game, the fewest points scored by an opponent since Mount St. Mary's in 2010. The Panthers limited the Mountaineers to 30 points in a 66-30 win on Dec. 4, 2010.
Today's game at the Petersen Events Center marks the first meeting between Pitt and Brown. The Panthers are facing teams for the first time in consecutive games with its first-ever match-up with Longwood coming on Monday, Nov. 26. Brown notched a 55-51 win over its in-state rival Rhode Island on Wednesday night at the Ryan Center in Kingston, R.I. on the URI campus. Senior Sheila Dixon leads Brown in scoring and rebounding with 14.8 points and 7.5 rebounds per game. Dixon dropped in 22 points and 13 rebounds versus URI, shooting 8-of-20 from the field. Junior Lauren Clarke is averaging 13.3 points, while shooting 45 percent from beyond the arc.
Versus the Ivy League
Pitt's only other matchup versus an Ivy League team came on November 30, 2007 against Harvard. The Panthers defeated the Crimson, 70-54, at the Fifth Third Classic hosted by Marshall University in Huntington, W.Va. Two players (Marcedes Walker and Chelsea Cole) registered double-doubles, while Shavonte Zellous added 14 points to pace the Panthers.
Brown senior Caroline King - a Valencia, Pa. native - has familiar ties with the city of Pittsburgh. She attended Oakland Catholic High School where she earned WPIAL All-Section First Team honors and was a Pittsburg Post-Gazette All-Section First Team selection.
Tipp City Talent
Pitt redshirt senior Abby Dowd and Brown freshman Elise Sharpe both hail from Tipp City, Ohio and attended Tippecanoe High School.
The Panthers are 3-1 on the season, having captured three-straight wins since Dec. 10, Dec. 20 and 21, 2011. They won games over Valparaiso (at home) followed by Big Ten foes Indiana and Michigan State in Cancun, Mexico. The last time Pitt won three consecutive games at home were the start of last season (Nov. 15-Nov. 20, wins over Saint Francis, Loyola, and Central Michigan). The last time a Pitt team win four games in a row was the 2009-10 season. The Panthers won eight-straight over a span to start that campaign (Nov. 17 - Dec. 8).