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Kiesel drops 21 as Panthers blow past Hokies

Kiesel drops 21 as Panthers blow past Hokies

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 13, 2015

Brianna Kiesel speedily erased any doubts Thursday night about her ability to perform with a left wrist injury, though she may have extra motivation, as she and her team were playing for head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio’s 150th career win.The senior guard set the tone for Pitt’s, and her individual, night wh...

Pitt falters late in road loss at No. 8 Louisville

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

February 8, 2015

When freshman forward Yacine Diop drew Pitt within two points of No. 8 Louisville with 7:26 remaining in the game, neither she nor the rest of her Pitt women’s basketball team knew they wouldn’t score for another six minutes.After that, the host Cardinals used an extended 10-0 run to close out t...

Panthers start weekend road trip at North Carolina State

Panthers start weekend road trip at North Carolina State

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

February 4, 2015

Unsurprisingly, Pitt’s women’s basketball team has had more success in the friendly confines of its home court than when facing foes on the road.While Pitt only lost one more game at home than its three defeats on the road , the away games saw the Panthers playing their worst this season. Part of ...

All about the ‘W’: Welch scores 12 points off bench as Pitt handles Miami

All about the ‘W’: Welch scores 12 points off bench as Pitt handles Miami

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

February 1, 2015

In its last game, the Pitt women’s basketball team dug itself into a deep hole early, quickly trailing Duke 19-8. Learning from their mistakes, Chelsea Welch and the Panthers came out aggressive this weekend.The team used several scoring runs on Sunday, including one from the start of the game, to ...

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

Poor shooting Pitt’s detriment in 62-45 loss to No. 17 Duke

By Logan Hitchcock / Staff Writer

January 29, 2015

The Pitt women’s basketball team has battled teams to the final buzzer all season long, often leaving their eventual fate undecided until the final minutes. Thursday night was a different story for the Panthers, who trailed for all but little more than a minute of their game against No. 17 Duke. ...

Panthers continue ACC gauntlet against No. 17 Duke

Panthers continue ACC gauntlet against No. 17 Duke

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

January 28, 2015

Out of all the strengths of the Duke women’s basketball team, there’s one thing that sticks out to senior point guard Brianna Kiesel.“Their height,” Kiesel said, with little hesitation.Of the 11 players on Duke’s roster, eight stand 6 feet or taller. Out of those eight, all but one measure at least 6-foot-3 inches.It’...

Kiesel’s 29 points spur Pitt to victory

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

January 24, 2015

When Pitt needs a bucket or a momentum boost, it’s no secret who it looks to: Brianna Kiesel. With 3:42 left in the game, the team did just that and the senior point guard delivered. Kiesel drew a foul and made the 3-pointer from the wing, converting the free throw to move Pitt within one, 67-66.Th...

Panthers fall at home to rival Orange 68-60

Panthers fall at home to rival Orange 68-60

By Chris Puzia / Sports Editor

January 22, 2015

Having played three out of its last four games against ranked teams, the Pitt women’s basketball team might have been used to facing top-tier competition on Thursday night.But that experience did not help the Panthers against No. 22 Syracuse.After beating Georgia Tech in overtime in their last game, the Pa...

Seminoles drub turnover-prone Panthers 58-43 in Tallahassee

Seminoles drub turnover-prone Panthers 58-43 in Tallahassee

By Dan Sostek / Assistant Sports Editor

January 15, 2015

The Pitt women’s basketball was unable to ride the momentum of a historic victory over the North Carolina Tar Heels, falling to the 20th ranked Florida State Seminoles on Thursday evening by a final score of 58-43 in Tallahassee.After Pitt jumped ahead 4-2 with 16:21 remaining in the first half, Florid...

Panthers face third straight ranked team on Thursday

Panthers face third straight ranked team on Thursday

By Jeremy Tepper / Staff Writer

January 15, 2015

Stasha Carey admitted it. After beating then-No. 8 North Carolina, she and the rest of the Pitt women’s basketball team reveled in the victory in the locker room.“We got in the room and danced a lot,” the freshman forward said. “It’s crazy to be able to beat a ranked team knowing we came in a...

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