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Location............................................................................................Pittsburgh, Pa. Founded ..........................................................................................................1787 Enrollment ...................................................................................................33,393 Chancellor ..............................................................................Mark A. Nordenberg Athletic Director............................................................................. Steve Pederson Nickname ..................................................................................................Panthers Colors ............................................................................................... Blue and Gold Affiliation ...................................................................................NCAA, Division I-A Home Court ........................................................................Petersen Events Center Capacity........................................................................................................12,508 Conference ................................................................................................. Big East NCAA Varsity Teams............................................................................................19 Men (9): Baseball, basketball, cross country, football, soccer, swimming and diving, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and wrestling Women (10): Basketball, cross country, gymnastics, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field (indoor and outdoor) and volleyball Address ....................................... Department of Athletics P.O. Box 7436 Pittsburgh, PA 15213 Athletics Department Phone ......................................................... (412) 648-8200 Ticket Office Phone ........................................................................ (412) 648-8300

2008-09 Overall Record ....................................................................................25-8 2008-09 Big East Record/Finish .................................................................12-4/3rd Starters Returning/Lost ..................................................................................... 4/2 Returning: Jania Sims* (G), Shaley Scott (F), Sophronia Sallard (F), Pepper Wilson (C) Lost: Shavonte Zellous (G), Xenia Stewart (F) * - Was injured during the first game of the 2008-09 season Letterwinners Returning/Lost ......................................................................... 10/2 Returning: Chelsea Cole (F), Taneisha Harrison (F), Shayla Scott (F), Selena Nwude (C), Sarah Ogoke (G), Sophronia Sallard (F), Jania Sims (G), Brittaney Thomas (G), Kate Popovec (C), Pepper Wilson (C) Lost: Shavonte Zellous (G), Xenia Stewart (G) Newcomers ............................................................................................................2 Ashley Anderson (G), Leeza Burdgess (C) Class Breakdown ................Seniors (1), Juniors (6), Sophomores (3), Freshmen (2)

• Starters Returning (4) Sophronia Sallard, Senior, 5-10, Guard/Forward • ESPN.com Player of the Day vs. Wyoming • 6.6 ppg., 3.0 rpg., 2.6 apg., 33 GP, 19 GS Shayla Scott, Junior, 6-1, Guard • 6.4 ppg., 5.4 rpg., 61 GP, 44 GS

Media Relations Information Associate Athletic Director/Media Relations ..................................... E.J. Borghetti Associate Media Relations Director .............................................. Mendy Nestor Media Relations Director .................................................................Greg Hotchkiss Media Relations Director ..................................................................... Sophia Duck Media Relations Assistant/Women’s Basketball Contact ....................Paul Pancoe Media Relations Coordinator ........................................................... Celeste Welsh Media Relations Fax........................................................................ (412) 648-8248 Press Row Phone ............................................................................ (412) 648-2318 Web site ................................................................... www.pittsburghpanthers.com

Pitt Coaching Staff Head Coach (Alma Mater) ...................... Agnus Berenato (Mount St. Mary’s, ‘80) Record at Pittsburgh/Years ................................................... 114-74/Seventh year Overall Record/Years ..................................................................397-338/25 years Associate Head Coach..................................................Jeff Williams (Howard, ‘87) Assistant Coach ..................................Caroline McCombs (Youngstown State, ‘98) Assistant Coach ................................... Yolett McPhee-McCuin (Rhode Island, ‘04) Director of Operations ............................. Mark Rhodehamel (SUNY Oswego, ‘03) Athletic Trainer ....................................................................................... Jill Conley Strength and Conditioning Coach............................................................ Tim Beltz Equipment Manager ..........................................................................Brian Brigger Video Coordinator ......................................................................... Meghan Bielich Academic Coordinator .........................................................................Jen Tuscano Women’s Basketball Phone ........................................................... (412) 648-8360 Women’s Basketball Fax ................................................................ (412) 648-9152

Jania Sims, Junior*, 5-7, Guard • 2006-07 Big East All-Freshman Team • 5.8 ppg., 4.2 rpg., 4.6 apg., 33 GP, 29 GS Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson, Sophomore, 6-6, Center • All-Big East Freshman Team • Finalist for USA Baseketball U19 Team • 6.8 ppg., 6.4 rpg., 33 GP, 32 GS

• Starters Lost (2) Xenia Stewart • Big East Defensive Player of the Year nominee • All-Big East Second Team Senior, 6-0, Guard, 10.2 ppg., 4.4 rpg., 2.9 apg., 131 GP, 129 GS Shavonte Zellous • Three-time All-Big East First Team, Third Team All-American Senior, 5-11, Guard, 16.9 ppg., 5.7 rpg., 2.5 apg., 133 GP, 119 GS

• Newcomers (2) Ashlee Anderson, 5-9; FR; G; Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young High • The Sporting News Honorable Mention All-American • Selected one of Chicago’s 50 Top Players Leeza Burdgess, 6-5; FR; C; Miami, Fla./Miami Norland High • Invited to Michael White’s Top Ten All-America Camp • Three-time All-County selection

Pitt Women’s Basketball History First Year of Program ........................................ 1914-15, but resumed in 1974-75 Overall All-Time Record ....................................501-494 (.503), beginning in 1974 Number of Postseason Appearances .........................Seven – NCAA (3), WNIT (4) Last Postseason Appearance ................... 2008-09 – NCAA Tournament Sweet 16 First Round - Defeated Montana, 64-35 Second Round - Defeated Gonzaga, 65-60 Third Round - Fell to Oklahoma, 70-59

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ROSTERS NUMERICAL No. 2 10 12 14 22 23 24 25 32 40 42 50

Name Sophronia Sallard Taneisha Harrison Brittaney Thomas Jania Sims Chelsea Cole Ashlee Anderson Sarah Ogoke Shayla Scott Selena Nwude Pepper Wilson Leeza Burdgess Kate Popovec

Cl. SR* JR JR* JR* JR FR SO JR JR* SO FR SO

Pos. G/F G G G F G G G C C C F

Ht. 5-10 6-0 5-8 5-7 6-3 5-9 5-9 6-1 6-5 6-6 6-5 6-3

Hometown/High School/Last School Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/Kansas Bowie, Md./St. John’s College High Montgomery, Ala./Jefferson Davis/Florida Newark, N.J./Shabazz Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young High Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles Monroeville, Pa./Gateway Riverdale, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse Miami, Fla./Miami Norland High Canfield, Ohio/Canfield

Cl. FR FR JR JR JR* SO SO SR* JR JR* SR* SO

Pos. G C F G C G C G/F G G G C

Ht. 5-9 6-5 6-3 6-0 6-5 5-9 6-3 5-10 6-1 5-7 5-8 6-6

Hometown/High School/Last School Chicago, Ill./Whitney Young High Miami, Fla./Miami Norland High Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley Bowie, Md./St. John’s College High Riverdale, Md./Eleanor Roosevelt Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles Canfield, Ohio/Canfield Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/Kansas Monroeville, Pa./Gateway Newark, N.J./Shabazz Montgomery, Ala./Jefferson Davis/Florida Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse

ALPHABETICAL No. 23 42 22 10 32 24 50 2 25 14 12 40

Name Ashlee Anderson Leeza Burdgess Chelsea Cole Taneisha Harrison Selena Nwude Sarah Ogoke Kate Popovec Sophronia Sallard Shayla Scott Jania Sims Brittaney Thomas Pepper Wilson

* Denotes redshirt

Head Coach: Agnus Berenato (Mount St. Mary’s, 1980) Associate Head Coach: Jeff Williams (Howard, 1987) Assistant Coach: Caroline McCombs (Youngstown State, 1998) Assistant Coach: Yolett McPhee-McCuin (Rhode Island, 2004) Director of Operations: Mark Rhodehamel (SUNY Oswego, 2003) Video Coordinator: Meghan Bielich (Clarion, 2006)

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CLASS BREAKDOWN

ROSTERS GEOGRAPHIC BREAKDOWN Alabama (1) Brittaney Thomas - Montgomery

New York (1) Sophronia Sallard - Syracuse

Florida (1) Leeza Burdgess - Miami

Ohio (1) Kate Popovec - Canfield

Illinois (1) Ashlee Anderson - Chicago

Pennsylvania (2) Shayla Scott - Monroeville Pepper Wilson - Pittsburgh

Maryland (2) Taneisha Harrison - Bowie Selena Nwude - Riverdale

Texas (1) Sarah Ogoke - Sugar Land

New Jersey (2) Chelsea Cole - Lumberton Jania Sims - Newark

Seniors (1) Sophronia Sallard* Juniors (6) Chelsea Cole Taneisha Harrison Selena Nwude* Shayla Scott Jania Sims* Brittaney Thomas* Sophomores (3) Sarah Ogoke* Kate Popovec Pepper Wilson Freshman (2) Ashlee Anderson Leeza Burdgess

HEIGHT BREAKDOWN

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

POSITIONAL BREAKDOWN

5-7 .............................................Jania Sims 5-8 ................................. Brittaney Thomas 5-9 .................................. Ashlee Anderson Sarah Ogoke 5-10 ............................... Sophronia Sallard 6-0 .................................Taneisha Harrison 6-1 .......................................... Shayla Scott 6-3 .........................................Chelsea Cole Kate Popovec 6-5 ...................................... Selena Nwude Leeza Burdgess 6-6 ......................................Pepper Wilson

Agnus BERENATO..............bare-ah-NOT-oh TANEISHA Harrison .............. Tah-KNEE-sha Selena NWUDE ...........................WOO-day Sarah OGOKE ............................ ah-GO-kee SOPHRONIA Sallard ......... sa-FRONE-ee-ah JANIA Sims ................................ja-KNEE-ah

Forwards (3) Chelsea Cole - 6-3, Junior Sophronia Sallard - 5-10, Senior* Shayla Scott - 6-1, Junior Guards (6) Ashlee Anderson - 5-9, Freshman Taneisha Harrison - 6-0, Junior Sarah Ogoke - 5-8, Sophomore* Jania Sims - 5-7, Junior* Brittaney Thomas - 5-8, Junior* Centers (3) Leeza Burdgess, 6-5, Freshman Selena Nwude - 6-5, Junior* Kate Popovec - 6-3, Sophomore Pepper Wilson - 6-6, Sophomore

* Redshirt

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fter a second straight Sweet 16 appearance and its third consecutive trip to the NCAA Tournament, the Pitt women’s basketball team is ready to make the jump to the next level and the tools to do so are in place.

and causes problems as far as matchups in the guard position are concerned.” With an ability to score from down low and on the perimeter (35 threes a year ago), Scott will be one of the biggest threats in the Panther lineup on a nightly basis. Despite the losses from last season, Pitt will Head coach Agnus Berenato has led the return four players with All-Big East accolades. Panthers to record-breaking seasons year after Chelsea Cole (6-3, Jr., Forward, Lumberton, year, and looks forward to another season getN.J.), Taneisha Harrison (6-0, Jr., Guard, Bowie, ting underway. Md.), Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson (6-6, So., CenPitt will look to build upon three straight ter, Pittsburgh, Pa.) and Sims have all earned trips to the NCAA Tournament and will prepare All-Big East Freshmen Team honors to do so with a bit of home court w within the past three years. advantage as the Panthers host the “Our returning group of girls first and second rounds of the NCAA is one that has yet to find their idenTournament at the Petersen Events tity,” said Berenato. “Mallorie Winn, Center for the second time in the Mercedes Walker and Shavonte Zelpast four years. lous all created it for their respective “Hosting in 2006-07 was treteams and we are anxious to see mendous for us,” Berenato said. “It is who steps up now. Expectations a great compliment to the University are higher, which means we have and the athletic departmet to be to work harder, but I am confident selected to host again. The women’s this group will answer the call.” basketball committee in conjuction Joining the team this season with our staff runs a first class event will be 5-9, freshmen guard Ashlee and we expect nothing short of that Anderson (Chicago, Ill./Whitney this year.” Young) and 6-5, freshman center The Panthers have now had Leeza Burdgess (Miami, Fla./Miami four consecutive 20-win seasons and Norland). After signing with the three trips to the NCAA Tournament Panthers, but sitting out a year due under Berenato. The milestones and to NCAA transfer rules is Brittaney program firsts continue to pile up. Thomas (5-8, Jr*., Guard, MontAfter another record-setting season gomery, Ala.). Thomas played two in 2008-09, what is in store for this seasons at Florida before making upcoming season? the move to Pitt. “We will need to build on what “Ashlee and Leeza bring two we have done in the past three seadifferent styles to the table,” Berenato Shayla Scott returns as Pitt ’s leading scorer aft er averaging sons and continue the momentum in said. “Ashlee, a two or three guard, is nearly nine points per game last season. 2009-10,” said Berenato. a gutsy player who comes from a very “The next step is to move past athletic family and an established the Sweet 16 and ultimately reach our goal of Sophronia Sallard, the lone senior, is com- program that has instilled a winning philosphy. a National Championship.” ing off a season in which she averaged career- Look for her to make some noise this season The Panthers head into the 2009-10 season bests in points per game (6.6) and rebounds with her style of play.” losing two key seniors that comprised the most per game (3.0). She played in all 33 games and “Leeza is a highly motivated player that successful class in Pitt history in Shavonte Zelstarted 14 of 16 Big East contests. gets better by the day. As time goes by she will lous and Xenia Stewart. Over their four years, Sallard has shown that she is a capable of- prove to have a big impact on this team.” the Panthers went 95-39 (.709) as the two Redshirt junior forward Selena Nwude (6fensive weapon with the departure of the two combined to score nearly 40 percent of Pitt ’s leading scorers from last season in Zellous and 5, Jr.*, Forward, Riverdale, Md.), returns after points. Stewart. She tallied a career-high 20 points on an injury riddled two years. Nwude sat out the Despite the loss of Zellous, a third-team 9-of-15 shooting in Pitt ’s 61-53 overtime win at 2007-08 season after injurying her knee in the Associated Press All-American and Stewart, a Rutgers, the first time they had ever beaten the final regular season game of 2006-07. After 2008-09 All-Big East Second Team selection, the rehabing, Nwude again suffered a setback with Scarlet Knights in Piscataway. Panthers look to add yet another banner to the Shayla Scott also enters the 2009-10 season an injury to the same knee and was forced to rafters of the Petersen Events Center. coming off a career year, averaging 8.7 points miss the first half of the 2008-09 season. She Key components helping Pitt in its quest per game and a team-high 6.7 rebounds per returned to the lineup and played in 16 games this season will be senior Sophronia Sallard game. This season, she will look to make the last season. If she can remain healthy this year, (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/Kansas) and julook for her production to pick up as her minmove to wing from the post position. niors Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) “Shayla is going to add a lot of versatility to utes increase. and Jania Sims (Newark, N.J./Shabazz). our team,” said Berenato. “She’s highly skilled Sims will be getting back into action after having suffered a season-ending injury just five minutes into last year’s season opener against Texas A&M at the State Farm Tip Off Classic. “We’re really, really exicted to have Jania back this year,” Berenato said. “She’s a very talented and true point guard, she is my coach on the court. She’s a difference maker and has a little razzle to her that gets everyone fired up.” Joining Sims as returners competing for a spot in the starting lineup will be Sallard and Scott.

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on Dec. 31. The Big East schedule has yet to be finalized, but the Panthers will welcome Connecticut, Georgetown, Louisville, Rutgers, St. John’s, S Seton Hall, Syracuse and West Virginia. Pitt will t travel to Cincinnati, DePaul, Marquette, Notre Dame, Providence, South Florida, Villanova and W Virginia. West “Having Connecticut and Louisville in the national championship game last year obiovusly t tells you something about our conference,” Berenato said. “I’m excited to compete in the biggest and best conference in the country again this season and I’m sure we, as a conference, will not disappoint college basketball f fans.”

Sophronia Sallard will be looked upon to provide leadership to a young Panther team in 2009-10. Schedule Pitt starts the season off at home during the month of November. The opener will be against North Florida on Nov. 17. Pitt will look to avenge a 90-83 loss last season in Gainsville when the Florida Gators come to town on Nov. 20. “We’re really looking forward to the return of Florida on the schedule this season,” Berenato said. “They are a top 25 team and to host them here at Pitt is awesome!” The Panthers will host St. Francis on Nov. 24 before hosting their annual Thanksgiving Tournament Nov. 27-28. Pitt opens the month of December with a roadtrip to Youngstown State on Dec. 2 before returning home for two straight games against Western Michigan on Dec. 5 and Valparaiso on Dec. 8. The Panthers will hit the road for three straight games at Penn State on Dec. 12, at Western Kentucky on Dec. 22 and at Austin Peay on Dec. 20 before coming home to finish the 2009 calender year. Cross town rival Duquesne comes to the PEC on Dec. 29 while Mount St. Mary’s rounds out the non-conference schedule

G Guards Fresh faces will fill the guard positions in t Pitt lineup this season. Sims, back from inthe j jury, will be joined by Sallard, Harrison, Thomas, S Sarah Ogoke (Sugar Land, Texas/Dulles), and rookie Anderson. Harrison, a strong candidate for last seas son’s sixth man award, is due for a breakout y year after playing in all 33 games making 13 s starts last season, gaining valuable minutes. S Standing at 6-0 with a quick first step, she will be a legitmate scoring threat after averaging 8 points per game in 2008-09. 8.5 Thomas should fill a scoring role in the Pitt lineup this season. “She loves to play,” says Berenato. “She is strong and can take it inside or come off a screen and shoot with accuracy.” Ogoke will serve as Sims’ backup at the point. Last season she provided depth off the bench in 23 games. She could also see action at the two-spot as well. “As a group these girls will have to gel together in order for us to be successful. We lost two great players, but are now in the position where anyone can step up. Competition will be fierce and everyone will be a better player because of it.” Forwards/Posts The Panthers return a strong cast of forwards and centers this season, highlighted by All-Big East Freshman selection and USA Basketball U19 team finalist Pepper Wilson. Cole, Nwude, Kate Popovec (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) and newcomer Leeza Burdgess (Miami, Fla./Miami Norland) join Wilson to form a dynamic cast this season. Wilson will anchor the center position for the Panthers having producing 6.8 points per game and 6.4 rebounds per game in 32 starts last season. A knee injury forced her to withdraw from

the USA U19 squad but she is expected to be back and ready for fall practice. “It was an unfortunate setback with the knee injury, but Pepper is really working hard on getting back to the team,” Berenato said. Cole enters her junior campaign with a career .454 shooting percentage (108-for-241) and is known for her defensive effort. “Chelsea is a quick twitch athlete, on eof the most athletic ladies on the team,” Berenato said. “She’s phenomenal with blocking ability and will benefit a great deal with Jania back in the lineup on the offensive end.” Popovec and her blue collar work ethic will bring extra support to the backcourt this season. She played in 27 games, making one start along the way and averaged 4.3 points in just over 13 minutes of playing time per game. An ankle injury in the middle of the season forced a decline in court time, but look for her to battle under the boards yet again this year after averaging 4.8 rebounds per game last season. Burdgess has time to develop with Wilson, Popovec and Nwude, but will be available when called upon througout the season.

Pepper Wilson garnered All-Big East Freshman Team honors and was a finalist for the USA Basketball U19 squad.

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AGNUS BERENATO HEAD COACH SEVENTH SEASON AT PITTSBURGH 397-338 overall record 114-74 at Pitt (7th season) Alma mater: Mount St. Mary’s University, 1980 Hometown: Gloucester City, N.J.

In just six seasons, Agnus Berenato has not only changed the face of the program here at Pitt, but has done so in dramatic fashion. After a second straight trip to the Sweet 16 in 2008-09, the Panther women’s basketball team has grown into a nationally ranked and recognized team, following suit with the strong Pittsburgh tradition of sports teams. For the amazing transformation Berenato has accomplished with the Pitt program, she was awarded a contract extension through the 2015-16 season. Berenato and the Panthers went on to a fourth-straight record setting season, starting with its first-ever invite to the State Farm Tip Off Classic against Texas A&M. Pitt set a school record for wins in a season with 25 as well as winning percentage (.758) following a 25-8 final mark. Among those 25 wins, Pitt defeated then No. 8 Maryland by 29 points for the biggest win over the highest ranked team in school history. Their 22-win regular season tied the 2006-07 squad for the most in school history. They also tallied the best Big East finish at 12-4 and entered their Big East Tournament as the No. 3 seed, the best since the 1993-94 season. In postseason play, the Panthers earned the highest seed in school history entering the NCAA Tournament as they were awarded a No. 4 spot in the Oklahoma City Regional. Upon reaching the 20-win mark for the fourth consecutive season, the Panthers’ success was awarded with several national rankings. Pitt finished the season with a No. 15 ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, tying the highest-ever ranking in the coaches poll. In the Associated Press poll during the year, the Panthers held the No. 14 ranking, tying the best ever in the AP poll. Three Panthers earned All-Big East honors following the season highlighted by Pitt ’s first three-time All-Big East First Team selection in Shavonte Zellous. Zellous was also named to the Big East All-Tournament team. Xenia Stewart was named to the second team while freshman Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson garnered All-Big East Freshmen honors. Another first for Pitt was the All-America honors received by Zellous. Pitt’s first AllAmerican was awarded Associated Press Third

Team All-America accolades and also marked the Panthers’ first WNBA draft pick when she was taken 11th overall in the first round by the defending champion Detroit Shock. Zellous was also a Region I State Farm Coaches All-American, marking two straight years that a Pitt player as achieved that honor. Following the season, freshman Shawnice Wilson became the first Panther to compete for a spot on the USA Basketball U19 team. Wilson was a finalist before having to withdraw due to injury. Berenato’s impact on the program has reached far beyond the court and the win/loss column, however, as she has put Pitt women’s basketball on the map. Over the past two seasons, Pitt was on national, regional or local television 31 times and received unprecedented coverage on the national scene. In 2007-08, Pitt became just the 10th school in the last 20 years to advance to the Sweet 16 in just its second ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Panthers also became the first since 2000 when they upset No. 3-seed and 12thranked Baylor in the second round, 67-59. Also in 2007-08, the team tied the then school record for wins in a season with 24, reached the semifinals of the Big East Tournament by defeating No. 9 Notre Dame, and received a No. 6 seed in the NCAA Tournament. That win over Notre Dame marked Pitt ’s first-ever win over a top 10 school and was one of four victories over top 15-ranked teams that season – another school record. Individually, Pitt had four players honored on All-Big East teams including Shavonte Zellous on the first team, Marcedes Walker on the second team and Chelsea Cole and Taneisha Harrison on the All-Freshmen squad. Walker became Pitt ’s first-ever four-time All-Big East team member and also earned her second Region I State Farm Coaches All-America team honor as a senior, which was also a first for a Panther player. The Panthers earned their highest-ever ranking in the top 25 polls with a No. 14 Associated Press mark and No. 15 in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll. Under Berenato’s guidance, Pitt has had four consecutive 20-win seasons and four consecutive

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BACKGROUND ON BERENATO Full Name: Agnus McGlade Berenato Birthdate: Dec. 9, 1956 Husband: Jack Berenato Children: Theresa Marie (26), Andrew (25), Joey (21), Clare (19), Christina (16) Education: Mount St. Mary’s, 1980 High School Coaching Experience: Holy Cross High School (1 year) Head Coach — 1981 College Coaching Experience: Rider (4 years) Head Coach — 1982-85 Georgia Tech (2 years) Assistant Coach — 1987-88 Georgia Tech (15 years) Head Coach — 1989-2003 Pittsburgh (Seventh year) Head Coach — 2003-Present Honors: • Commencement speaker at Oakland Catholic High School (2009) • Commencement speaker at Seton Hill University (2009) • Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Seton Hill University • Named by Pitt Magazine as one of its “12 Phenomenal Women” (2009) • Named to the Board at Magee-Women’s Research Institute and Foundation in Pittsburgh • Keynote speaker for the PGA/Oakmont Golf Clinic ASPIRE • Seventh District Order of Eastern Star’s Coach of the Year (2009) • Host of Women’s and Girls of Distinction Awards Dinner (2009) • East End Cooperative Ministries (EECM) co-host along with husband Jack (2009) • Bicentennial Medal of Distinction from Mount St. Mary’s University (2008) • Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year (2006 and 2008) • Women and Girls Foundation Honoree (2007) • Inducted into Camden County [NJ] Sports Hall of Fame (2005) • Named a finalist for the prestigious Pittsburgh ATHENA Award (2005) • Girl Scouts Woman of Distinction - Sports and Fitness in 2005 • Recipient of the “Native Son” award, presented annually by the Philadelphia Sports Writers’ Association (2004) • WBCA Head Coach of the All-Star team at the 2003 Final Four in Atlanta • Two-time State of Georgia Division I Coach of the Year by the Atlanta Tip-off Club (1992, 2003) • Honored as a member of Marquis Who’s Who in 2002-03 and 2003-04 • Honored as a member of Strathmore Who’s Who in 2002-03 • Inducted into the Rider Hall of Fame (2002) • GAHPERD College Coach of the Year (2000) • National Girls & Women in Sports Day College Coach of the Year (2000) • Recipient of an honorary doctorate in Humane Letters from Mount St. Mary’s (1995) • Recipient of the “Distinguished Alumni” award from the Mount St. Mary’s National Alumni Association • Basketball Club of South Jersey Hall of Fame • Jackie Joyner-Kerse Volunteer Award

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post-season tournament appearances, which are both school bests. Prior to the 2006-07 season, Berenato made clear her intentions of being a participant at the NCAA Tournament -- Pitt ’s first in school history. After the loss of senior Mallorie Winn to injury, Berenato’s goals did not change. In fact, they intensified playing to the most wins in Pitt history with a 24-9 record -- including a 71-61 win over James Madison in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. That 2006-07 squad earned its first-ever ranking in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll and was ranked in the AP poll for the first time since 1979. Marcedes Walker was named Pitt ’s first Kodak/WBCA District I All-American in 16 years and Shavonte Zellous earned the Big East’s Most Improved Player award. Walker and Zellous were also named to the All-Big East First Team and freshman Jania Sims earned All-Freshman team honors. In 2005-06, Pitt concluded the season at 2211, which at the time, tied the school record for wins. In addition, the Panthers finished above .500 with a 9-7 Big East Conference record and secured a sixth-place finish -- the Panthers’ highest since 1995. All of that success landed Pitt in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament for just the fourth time in school history -- something many had not predicted at the beginning of the season after being picked to finish 13th of 16 teams in the Big East Conference. The Panthers again surpassed expectations advancing to the semifinals of the WNIT with three victories. Two Pitt players earned All-Big East honors when Marcedes Walker (First Team) and Mallorie Winn (Second Team) were announced on March 3, 2006 at the conference’s annual banquet. Under Berenato’s guidance in 2004-05, the Panthers began to make significant strides in becoming a top-notch program worthy of hosting an event such as the NCAA Tournament. On the court, Walker became the first Pitt freshman in school history to nab All-Big East honors. Off the court, 10 of Berenato’s players earned at least a 3.0 grade-point average to give the Panthers an All-America Academic Team nomination. The success is a credit to Berenato’s character and the fact that she practices what she preaches to her team. Her passion for women’s basketball has helped make her players better students and better people. She has things to do, goals to achieve, and plans to see them through – the faster, the better. Since joining Pitt from Georgia Tech prior to the 2003-04 season, Berenato has worked with her staff to make the Panthers a perennial postseason team. The success has been apparent, jumping from six wins in her first year with the Panthers to 13 her second season and more than 20 wins each of the last four years (22, 24, 24, 25). Among her accomplishments at Pitt: • First appearance in the prestigious State Farm Tip Off Classic, featured nationally on ESPN 2 • Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson as a finalist for the

USA Basketball’s U19 team • Shavonte Zellous was named an Associated Press third team All-American • Shavonte Zellous became the first Pitt player taken in the WNBA draft (11th overall, first round) • Set the school win record for the third straight season (25) • Highest ranking in school history -- No. 14 in AP and No. 15 in Coaches (2008-09) • Ranked No. 15 in the final USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll (2008-09) for the program’s highest postseason ranking

Berenato won her 100th game at Pitt during the 2008-09 season with a 72-63 win over West Virginia in the Backyard Brawl at the Petersen Events Center.

• Back-to-back NCAA Sweet 16 appearances • The Panthers defeated the highest ranked team in school history -- No. 8 Maryland (2008-09) • Took the team on a tour of Italy and Greece in the Summer of 2008 • The Panthers advanced to their first-ever Sweet 16 appearance in 2008 • A school record four wins over ranked teams in a season (2007-08) • Pitt was ranked No. 16 in the final USA Today/ ESPN Coaches poll (2007-08) for the program’s first postseason ranking • Pitt was on national or regional television 18 times during the regular season in 2007-08 • Pitt and Penn State marked the first ever women’s basketball TV broadcast on the Big Ten Network. • Pitt was ranked in the top 25 preseason polls for the first time (both AP and USA Today/ESPN Coaches Polls) • Pitt was on ESPN2 for the first time in the regular season at Notre Dame (2-10-08) • Led Pitt to its first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2007 • Pitt won its first-ever game in the NCAA Tour-

nament with a 71-61 win over James Madison on March 18, 2007 • Most wins in school history in 2006-07 and 2007-08 (24) • First time ever ranked in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches poll (2006-07) • First ranking in the AP poll since 1979 (2006-07) • Fastest team ever to 20 wins (2006-07) • School record 12-0 start (2006-07) • Marcedes Walker was named a Kodak/WBCA District I All-American – Pitt ’s first in 16 years (2006-07) • Shavonte Zellous was named the Big East’s Most Improved Player -- Pitt ’s first ever “We’re building a top-notch program here and everything that’s happening is a step in that direction,” Berenato said. “We want all of our players to strive to play on national teams and to be the best they can be on the court and in the classroom.” A subject of importance with Berenato is her devotion to the community and her work in Pittsburgh and surrounding areas is extensive. She recently received her second Dapper Dan Sportswoman of the Year award in last three years (2005 and 2007), a prestigious award in the city of Pittsburgh given to someone who succeeds athletically, as well as makes a difference in the community. She was also recently named by Pitt Magazine as one of its “12 Phenomenal Women” due to her successes on the court and her contributions off the court. In May of 2009, Berenato was awarded with an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters from Seton Hill University and delivered the commencement speech to their spring graduates. Berenato has been named to the Board at Magee-Women’s Research Institute and Foundation in Pittsburgh. She is an advocate of the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation’s Race For The Cure – a charity organization for the prevention and treatment of breast cancer. In addition to her local involvement, Berenato initiated Pitt ’s annual Pink the Petersen event, which takes place at a game every season and helps to promote awareness and raise funds for breast cancer. The Panthers and the Susan G. Komen Foundation join forces for the annual event, which has become extremely successful in the Pittsburgh area. In 2008, Berenato was recognized by her alma mater, Mount St. Mary’s, when she received the Bicentennial Medal of Honor. She has been honored by the Girl Scouts Trillium Council as the Sports and Fitness honoree at their Women and Girls of Distinction ceremony, earned induction into the Camden County [N.J.] Sports Hall of Fame, and was named a finalist for the prestigious ATHENA Award. In the spring of 2004, Berenato received the “Native Son Award,” an annual award presented by the Philadelphia Sports Writers Association to a native of the Philadelphia area who has achieved success in athletics. Berenato has made a name for herself throughout the University of Pittsburgh and the community for her dynamic public speak-

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ing ability, and she has been invited to be the keynote speaker at several local middle and high school events and banquets. The Greensburg YWCA Sportswoman’s Banquet, auctioneer for Research for Women’s Health Issues and Magee Women’s Hospital luncheon keynote speaker are just a few of the events at which she has spoken. As she did in Atlanta, she also takes pride in speaking at the local Kiwanis, Lions, and Rotary Clubs in Western Pennsylvania. This past spring, Berenato spoke at the commencements of Oakland Catholic High School in Pittsburgh and Seton Hill University, was the keynote speaker for ASPIRE (Area Students Participating in Rewarding Education) and served as the honorary chair of the Girl Scouts of Distinction Awards Luncheon and the East End Cooperative Ministry gala. As a popular speaker for Pitt alumni functions, Berenato has appeared from Napa, Calif., to Bal-

Coach Berenato is a strong supporter for the fight against breast cancer. She joined forces with the Susan G. Komen Foundation and initiated Pitt ’s annual Pink the Petersen event.

timore/Potomac to Chicago, to name just a few. Locally, Berenato served as the commencement speaker at Mt. Alvernia High School, keynote speaker for Family Enterprise Award Banquet and the Big Brothers, Big Sisters annual dinner. She was also the keynote speaker for the 2007 Non-Profit Leadership Conference and the 2006 YMCA State Conference and is an annual speaker at the YMCA Scholar-Athlete Banquet. In 2007 and 2008, Berenato served as a panelist on “Balancing Family and Coaching” at the annual WBCA Convention at the Final Four. Her community projects include: Juvenile Diabetes, Read 365, Healthy for Life Conference and she co-hosted a basketball clinic with former Steeler’s Coach Bill

Cohwer for Family Resources, among her other activities. Berenato reached a personal milestone in 2005 as she collected her 300th career victory with an 85-81 win over Big East foe Georgetown. Upon Berenato’s hiring, University of Pittsburgh Chancellor Mark A. Nordenberg said, “We believe the University of Pittsburgh women’s basketball program has unlimited potential, and in Agnus Berenato we have found the perfect person to make that potential a reality. Anyone who meets Agnus for the first time cannot help but be impressed with both her knowledge and enthusiasm. Certainly with over 300 career victories, her ability as a coach is obvious. Just as exciting, Agnus has demonstrated a record of commitment to academics and the complete development of her student-athletes. It will be exciting to watch our program grow, on and off the court, under her leadership.” Guiding Georgia Tech to the postseason in each of her final four years, including the 2003 NCAA Tournament, Berenato owned a 223-209 (.516) record with the Yellow Jackets. She mentored the team to its first postseason championship by capturing the 1992 National Women’s Invitational Tournament, compiling a 20-13 overall record. In her final season at Georgia Tech, the team finished 20-11 and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. The Yellow Jackets upset No. 22 Georgia, 65-61, en route to starting the season with an 11-1 record. Berenato’s squad made it to the semifinals of the ACC Tournament before falling to eventual champion and Final Four participant Duke. The Yellow Jackets also recorded a school-record 10-game winning streak. In five of her last seven seasons at Georgia Tech, Berenato led the Yellow Jackets to victories over top-15 opponents. A two-time recipient of the Women’s NCAA Division I Coach of the Year award in the state of Georgia by the Atlanta Tip-off Club, Berenato is a recognized recruiter as well as a successful coach. Her 2002 recruiting class was ranked among the top 15 in the nation by such publications as the All-Star Girls Report. Additionally, Athlon magazine ranked her 2001 class 13th nationally. Berenato has coached 13 all-conference honorees, including Walker, Winn and Zellous and Georgia Tech’s Sonja Mallory, who was selected in the WNBA Draft, chosen 24th overall by the New York Liberty. Berenato also served two years as an assistant coach at Georgia Tech (1986-87). She was responsible for recruiting and coaching Tech’s frontcourt players. Before arriving at Georgia Tech, Berenato spent four years as the head women’s basketball coach at Rider University, compiling a 60-55 record. In her first season at Rider, Berenato guided the Broncs to their best record in school history with a 26-7 mark . Following that year, she was named New Jersey Coaches Association (NJCA) Coach of the Year for her efforts while Rider was named its Team of the Year.

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While at Rider, Berenato was also the women’s volleyball coach for four years, posting a 66-51 record, including a school-record 25-12 mark in 1983. She was inducted into the Rider Hall of Fame in February, 2002. A 1980 graduate of Mount St. Mary’s College in Emmitsburg, Md., Berenato earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology and was a three-year starter on the basketball team. Playing for former NBA star and current ESPN analyst Fred Carter, she was a two-time captain for the Mountaineers and after serving eight years on the college’s Board of Trustees, she is a Trustee Emeritus. Berenato is currently a weekly voter in the USA Today/ESPN Coaches Poll, a member of the Women’s Basketball Coaches Association (WBCA), the Naismith Hall of Fame committee and is a member of the Girl Scouts Alumnae Association. In the past, she has been a member of the Kodak All-America Selection Committee, East Regional Championship Committee, the Atlanta Women’s Network, Inc., the Georgia Women’s Intersport Network, and Atlanta Women in Sports. She also received the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Volunteer Award for exemplary volunteerism from the Jesse Draper Boys’ and Girls’ Club of Atlanta a few years ago. Additionally, she was selected by the Institute of International Sports as one of its Sports Ethics Fellows in 1996. A native of Gloucester City, N.J., Berenato and her husband Jack have five children: Theresa Marie (26), Andrew (25), Joey (21), Clare (19) and Christina (16).

BERENATO YEAR BY YEAR Season School Record 1981-82 ......... Rider .............................26-7 1982-83 ......... Rider ...........................14-14 1983-84 ......... Rider ...........................11-15 1984-85 ......... Rider .............................9-19 1988-89 ......... Georgia Tech ...............14-14 1989-90 ......... Georgia Tech ...............13-17 1990-91 ......... Georgia Tech ...............15-13 1991-92 ......... Georgia Tech ...............20-13 1992-93 ......... Georgia Tech ...............16-11 1993-94 ......... Georgia Tech ...............12-15 1994-95 ......... Georgia Tech ...............14-16 1995-96 ......... Georgia Tech ...............14-13 1996-97 ......... Georgia Tech ...............15-12 1997-98 ......... Georgia Tech ...............11-17 1998-99 ......... Georgia Tech ...............13-14 1999-00 ......... Georgia Tech ...............17-14 2000-01 ......... Georgia Tech ...............14-15 2001-02 ......... Georgia Tech ...............15-14 2002-03 ......... Georgia Tech ...............20-11 2003-04 ......... Pitt ................................6-20 2004-05 ......... Pitt ..............................13-15 2005-06 ......... Pitt ..............................22-11 2006-07 ......... Pitt ................................24-9 2007-08 ......... Pitt ..............................24-11 2008-09 ......... Pitt ................................25-8 PITT TOTALS..........................114-74 (.606) TOTALS ...............................397-338 (.540)

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JEFF WILLIAMS ASSOCIATE HEAD COACH

CAROLINE McCOMBS ASSISTANT COACH

SEVENTH SEASON Alma mater: Howard, 1987

FIFTH SEASON Alma mater: Youngstown St., 1998

eff Williams is in his seventh year on the Pitt women’s basketball staff and enters his fourth season as its Associate Head Coach under Head Coach Agnus Berenato. With nearly two decades of basketball coaching experience, Williams works with the post players and assists in recruiting, preseason and postseason conditioning, scouting and community involvement. “It is a tremendous honor to work for one of the best head coaches in the country,” said Williams on Berenato. “Agnus is an outstanding motivator and teacher. We all look forward to the challange of trying to compete for a Big East and National Championship this year.” Williams’ work with the Panthers has been on display with the development of Marcedes Walker as she immediately became one of the top scorers and rebounders in the Big East Conference as a freshman. In 2006, Walker continued to be a dominant force in the paint earning All-Big East honors and in 2007, was not only named First Team All-Big East, but also a Division I Kodak/WBCA All-America. Williams was also instrumental in bringing in Pitt ’s most highly touted recruiting class over the past few years including Selena Nwude, ranked as the No. 4 center and No. 40 prospect overall. Before coming to Pitt, Williams spent two years on Berenato’s Georgia Tech coaching staff. In 2002-03, Williams helped the Yellow Jackets to a 20-11 record and a berth in the NCAA Tournament. Additionally, for the second straight year, he helped bring in a nationally ranked recruiting class, including two Street & Smith’s All-America honorees. The prior year, the Yellow Jackets’ class was ranked among the top 15 in the nation by a number of recruiting services and media outlets, including a No. 11 ranking by the All-Star Girls Report. Williams has coached both men’s and women’s college basketball as well as professional basketball. Prior to Georgia Tech, he was the head coach for the Atlanta Justice where he helped lead the National Women’s Basketball League squad to both the regular-season and playoff championships in 2001. Before joining the Justice, Williams served the previous five years as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator at Howard University in Washington, D.C. At Howard, Williams helped lead the team to four league titles and three NCAA Tournament appearances. His recruiting class during the 1997-98 season was ranked the nation’s 12th best. A 1987 graduate of Howard with a degree in therapeutic recreation, Williams also was an assistant coach for the men’s teams at George Mason and South Carolina State. Williams is married to the former Tamecia McCoy and has one daughter, Montana (17/18) and a son McCoy Zachary (2).

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aroline McCombs enters her eleventh season in the collegiate women’s basketball ranks and fifth season with the Pitt Women’s Basketball team. Prior to coming to the University of Pittsburgh, McCombs spent six seasons at Valparaiso University as both an assistant coach/recruiting coordinator and associate head coach. McCombs spearheads the Panthers recruiting efforts. She is also responsible for the development of Pitt’s perimeter players, including former Panther and three-time All-Big East First Team member and Third-team All-America, Shavonte Zellous, as well as, All-Freshmen team members Jania Sims (2006-2007) and Taneisha Harrison (2007-2008). McCombs will continue to assist with scouting opponents and is responsible for scheduling Pitt ’s nonconference games. McCombs is also very active in the community, speaking to the seven Panther Club chapters across the state. “We are excited to return nine letterwinners from last year’s Sweet 16 team,” said McCombs. “Each season we have gained valuable experience from our competitive schedule and runs in the NCAA Tournament. Our ladies have been working hard on the court and in the weight room to compete for a National Championship!” McCombs, a native of Medina, Ohio, began her career at Valparaiso University, coaching there from 1999-2005. Prior to the 2004-05 season, McCombs was promoted to associate head coach and maintained that position until joining the Panthers. During her career at Valparaiso, McCombs assisted the Crusaders in many team accomplishments. In 2001-02, the Crusaders won a schoolrecord 26 games and advanced to the WNIT quarterfinals, were MidContinent Conference regular-season champions and tournament finalists and posted the top turnaround of any Division I school. That success was repeated in the 2003-04 season as the Crusaders were the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament champions. McCombs also coached the Crusaders to two NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament appearances during the 2003 and 2004 seasons. In addition to their work on the court, Valparaiso earned a spot among the WBCA Academic Top 25 teams from 1999-2004. McCombs graduated from Youngstown State in 1998 with a degree in dietics. While attending Youngstown State, McCombs earned an impressive list of accomplishments for the Penguins’ basketball team, including places on the Mid-Continent Conference Second Team in 1996 and 1998, and on the Mid-Continent All-Tournament Team three consecutive years from 1996-98. She also left her mark in the record books at Youngstown State. At guard she started 112 of 115 career games and scored 1,577 career points, finishing her career as the school’s sixth leading scorer. McCombs is also among the school leaders with 146 career three-pointers, 493 assists, and 236 steals. After McCombs graduated from Youngstown State, she played European professional women’s basketball, competing in the Czech Basketball Federation and European Cup in 1998. She continued her education, receiving her master’s degree from Valparaiso in 2001. That year, she was also inducted into the Medina County Sports Hall of Fame in Ohio. McCombs was inducted into the Youngstown State Athletics Hall of Fame in October 2008.

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MARK RHODEHAMEL

YOLETT MCPHEE-MCCUIN

DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS THIRD SEASON Alma mater: SUNY Oswego, 2003

ASSISTANT COACH SECOND SEASON Alma mater: Rhode Island, 2004

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olett McPhee-McCuin enters her second season as an assistant coach with the Pitt women’s basketball program. McPhee-McCuin came to Pitt from the University of Portland, where she served as an assistant during the 2007-08 season. At Pitt, McPhee-McCuin will serve a role in recruiting, as the staff ’s academic liaison and will be a vital part of player development and on-floor coaching. “This year has been an awesome experience and a blessing for me. My first Sweet 16 experience was second to none,” McPhee-McCuin said. I am excited to move on and prepare for an even further run in the NCAA’s this upcoming season!” A former point guard at Rhode Island, McPhee-McCuin went on to coach one year at Frank Phillips College in Borger, Texas, and two years at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff. While at Pine Bluff, McPhee-McCuin earned her Master’s degree in physical education, graduating with a perfect 4.0 grade point average. Throughout her career, McPhee-McCuin has made a great impact at every stop. At Frank Phillips, she helped a down program to a 16-13 record. As a coach for two seasons at Arkansas Pine-Bluff, she helped to develop league all-freshman team member Arica Green and aided the squad to its first postseason appearance in the SWAC Tournament. At the University of Portland, McPhee-McCuin spearheaded the recruiting efforts and, in addition to working primarily with the guards, she also was in charge of the marketing efforts. Portland clinched a 14-15 record, which was the best in 10 years, and directed guard Katie Burris, who went from averaging less than one point per game, to all-conference honorable mention honors. As a player at Rhode Island, McPhee-McCuin played in 56 games in two seasons and helped lead the Rams to the 2004 Atlantic-10 Conference championship game. McPhee-McCuin began her collegiate career at Miami-Dade Community College, where she averaged 9.0 points and 6.9 assists per game. She was an all-state and all-region selection and ranked third in the nation in assists per game in 2002. McPhee-McCuin has broken many barriers for a female from the Bahamas. She was the first Bahamian female to graduate high school and sign a National Letter of Intent to a Division I school for basketball and became the first to coach at a Division I school as well. In the Bahamas, McPhee-McCuin developed a foundation known as “Back2Basics”, which is geared to the development of young boys and girls through education and sports. As a point guard, she led the 18U Junior National Team to a silver medal in the FIBA National Games. McPhee-McCuin is a proud member of the “So You Want to be a Coach” program through the WBCA, and the Black Coaches and Administrators Association. She resides in Pittsburgh with her husband, Kelly McCuin.

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ark Rhodehamel enters his third season as Pitt’s Director of Basketball Operations after serving as the Panthers’ Facilities and Operations Assistant for one year. As the director of women’s basketball operations, Rhodehamel coordinates and oversees all travel for the women’s basketball team, most recently including a second NCAA journey originating on the west coast and culminating in a Sweet Sixteen appearance. He also serves as the program’s liaison to numerous offices throughout the campus, community and within the athletic department. In addition, Rhodehamel acts as the co-director for Coach Berenato’s summer basketball camps. Rhodehamel also finds time to give back to the Pittsburgh Community alongside the program’s popular coaches and players. The Panthers log significant community service hours including free basketball clinics and most recently, a trip to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Prior to his more direct work with the women’s basketball team, Rhodehamel acted as the Assistant Tournament Manager for the NCAA Women’s Basketball Championship first and second rounds held at the Petersen Events Center. “From the employees that greeted our guests at the airport all the way through the conclusion of the opening rounds at the Petersen, our City of Champions shined as a host in 2007,” said Rhodehamel. “I am thrilled that we will be playing this season for the opportunity to advance to the Sweet Sixteen for a third consecutive year in front of a packed house of our own fans. Our ladies defeated two opponents [Montana and Gonzaga hours from their home campuses] and fell to a third [Oklahoma, minutes from their home campus] in front of thousands of opposing fans last year. We’ll be relying heavily on our Panther fans to create the same supportive atmosphere for us once we earn our fourth consecutive NCAA Tournament berth.” Also in his first year at PITT, Rhodehamel aided with facilities updates and game day operations for basketball, football, gymnastics, wrestling and volleyball. In 2006, Rhodehamel worked as an Operations Intern for the Mellon Arena/SMG. His main responsibility was to aid the front of house Event Manager with events ranging from NHL games to family events such as Disney on Ice. The 2003 graduate of SUNY Oswego earned his degree in Public Justice while serving as a three-time captain of the men’s swimming team. His athletic career was highlighted by capturing the Eastern Zone 200-meter free relay record in the summer of 2000, medaling five times at the SUNY Conference meet and medaling three times in the 2002 Empire State games. Rhodehamel later served as a coach on the Empire State Games, Liverpool High School, and Liverpool JETS Swim Club staffs. In 2006, Rhodehamel earned his Master’s of Science in Sport Management from Slippery Rock University. He resides in Munhall with his wife, Laura.

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SOPHRONIA SALLARD 2 5-10 • Sr.* • Guard/Forward Syracuse, N.Y. Nottingham HS/Kansas 2009-10 OUTLOOK A hard-nosed player that gives it all on the court both in games and in practice.... will look to take more of a leadership role as the veteren of the Panther team m this season. REDSHIRT JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09) Sophronia Sallard appeared in all 33 games, starting 19 during her junior season n with the Panthers…started the final 19 games of the season…scored 14 points in n a victory over instate rival Penn State…scored 12 points and was a perfect five-for-five from the field against Youngstown State…recorded a season-high eightt rebounds against Wagner…scored 11 points and added five rebounds at Floridaa A&M…scored a career-high 20 points in Pitt ’s overtime win at Rutgers…scored 13 3 points and added five assists at Louisville…scored 10 points on a perfect five-for-fivee from the field in a victory over St. John’s…tied a season-high with three steals in n the win over Gonzaga during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. REDSHIRT SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08) Sophronia Sallard played in 32 games during the season, while starting eight.... named ESPN.com’s Player of the Day for her efforts against Wyoming in the NCAA A Tournament...posted a career game with 15 points against Wyoming, including 13 3 in the first half...started in the overtime win over #13 WVU grabbing eight reboundss and scoring six points...earned her first start at Pitt and grabbed a game-high 10 0 rebounds in the win over Seton Hall...played substantial minutes in the win at Vil-lanova contributing on defense...had valuable minutes at St. John’s, helping Pitt tt to the win with two points, two rebounds and two blocks...played 19 minutes att Wagner adding eight points and a career-high six steals...had a career night againstt Cal Poly with 10 points in 20 minutes of play...grabbed a career-high four reboundss in win over Mount St. Mary’s...sat out most of the preseason with minor injuries.... gained more and more minutes as the season progressed. SOPHOMORE SEAON (2006-07) Due to transfer eligibility rules, Sallard sat out the 2006-07 season. FRESHMAN SEASON (2005-06) As a freshman with the Jayhawks, she played in 15 games with one start...averaged d 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds per game in limited action...recorded a six-rebound d game versus New Orleans and posted a solid performance at nationally ranked d Oklahoma with three points, four rebounds and two assists. HIGH SCHOOL A star out of Nottingham High School, Sallard was listed by Blue Star as the 25th-ranked player in the nation...earned first-team all-league honors, named CNY Playerr of the Year in 2004 and 2005, the Metro Player of the Year, and a fifth-team Streett & Smith’s All-American as a junior...ranked the 15th-best wing player and 88th-bestt player in the country by Mike White’s adidas Top 10 All-Star Girls Report. PERSONAL Sophronia Sallard was born on April 30, 1987...is the daughter of the late Deborah h Sallard and Greg Jones...has four brothers, Damon, Daquan, Kareem and Jarvis and d two sisters, Shameera and Simia...an administration of justice major.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 20 at Rutgers (2-10-09) Rebounds: 10 vs Seton Hall (2-6-08) Assists: 6 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) Steals: 6 at Wagner (12-30-07) Blocks: 3 vs. WKU (12-30-08) FG Made: 9 at Rutgers (2-10-09) FG Attempted: 15 at Rutgers (2-10-09) 3-pt. FG Made: 1, seven times; last vs. Montana (3-21-09) 3-pt. FG Attempted: 3, twice; last at FAMU (12-19-08) FT Made: 4 at FAMU (12-19-08) FT Attempted: 5, twice; last at FAMU (12-19-08) Minutes: 37 vs. Wyoming (3-22-08)

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Opponent MIN Texas A&M 5 Western Michigan 17 Penn State 21 Elon 13 Youngstown State 23 Duquesne 23 Maryland 17 West Virginia State 18 Wagner 23 Florida A&M 23 Florida 17 Western Kentucky 22 West Virginia 30 Providence 24 DePaul 33 USF 27 Seton Hall 32 Syracuse 20 Georgetown 15 Marquette 23 Notre Dame 25 Rutgers 33 Connecticut 22 Villanova 31 Cincinnati 25 West Virginia 29 Louisville 37 St. John’s 27 DePaul 37 Louisville 29 Montana 29 Gonzaga 28 Oklahoma 20

FG 0-1 2-5 6-9 0-4 5-5 2-6 2-7 2-3 1-9 3-8 1-2 4-6 2-10 3-7 4-10 3-6 5-8 3-7 0-1 2-6 1-3 9-15 2-9 3-5 4-10 2-5 6-9 5-5 6-13 1-3 2-5 2-8 2-7

3PT 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-1 1-3 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-1 0-2 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0

YEAR 2005-06* 2007-08 Big East 2008-09 Big East

G-GS 15-1 32-8 15-3 33-19 16-14

FG-FGA 13-38 42-111 14-45 95-217 54-116

PCT .342 .378 .311 .438 .466

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-5 0-2 7-26 2-12

PCT .000 .200 .000 .269 .167

FT-FTA 1-5 7-10 4-6 22-29 10-13

PCT .200 .700 .667 .759 .769

REB-AVG 20-1.3 80-2.5 35-2.3 98-3.0 38-2.4

PF-FO 14-0 44-0 18-0 53-0 28-0

TOTALS Big East

80-28 15-3

150-366 14-45

.409 .311

8-31 0-2

.258 .000

30-44 4-6

.681 .667

198-2.5 35-2.3

111-0 18-0

FT 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-2 4-5 0-0 0-0 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

R 0 2 5 5 3 5 3 3 8 5 1 3 4 4 3 1 1 1 2 5 0 1 1 4 6 3 1 1 6 5 3 1 2

A 0 6 3 3 3 5 3 2 4 1 5 3 1 1 1 3 4 3 1 2 2 3 4 2 3 3 5 3 1 2 1 4 1

B 0 0 0 1 1 1 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 1

S PTS 0 0 2 4 1 14 0 0 2 12 3 5 1 7 0 4 3 4 2 11 0 3 0 8 1 6 3 7 0 9 1 8 0 12 2 7 0 0 0 4 0 2 1 20 1 4 0 6 1 8 2 4 0 13 1 10 0 12 1 2 0 5 3 4 1 4

CAREER TOTALS A 14 30 12 88 41

TO 12 32 18 58 31

BLK 1 9 4 14 2

ST 3 25 10 32 13

MIN-AVG 127-8.5 508-18.1 172-11.5 798-24.2 433-27.1

PTS-AVG 27-1.8 106-3.8 32-2.1 219-6.6 120-7.5

132 12

102 18

24 4

60 10

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JANIA SIMS 14 5-7 • Jr.* • Guard Newark, N.J. Shabazz HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Looks to return after appearing in just one game last season...will provide instant spark to the Panther offense as a potent offensive threat. JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09) Played in just one game before being sidelined by for the remainder of the season...was 2-of-2 2 of 2 from the charity stripe with one assist in five minutes of action against Texas A&M. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08) Jania scored 13 points, had five rebounds, four assists sist si stss and and three thre th reee steals stea st eals ls in in win win over over James Jam James es Madison... Mad M adison...

matched her career-high of 17 points against Cal Poly in just 24 minutes on 7 of 11 shooting...scored a career-high 17 points against Duke at the Maggie Dixon Classic in Madison Square Garden...Pitt ’s most consistent player at Maryland, scoring 14 points, five steals, four assists and three rebounds... scored Pitt ’s first five points in win over Arizona and went on to a 12-point game...scored 12 points and added five rebounds and three assists in win over Charlotte...sat out the second half of the season due to ineligibility. FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07) Sims was named the starting point guard for the Panthers shortly after a season-ending injury to All-Big East guard Mallorie Winn...Sims played in all 33 games while starting 29...named to the Big East

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 17 twice last vs. Cal Poly (12-18-07) Rebounds: 12 vs. DePaul (2-24-07) Assists: 11 vs. Cincinnati (3-4-07) Steals: 5 at Maryland (11-27-07) Blocks: 2 twice; last vs. WVU (2-20-07) FG Made: 7, three times last vs. Cal Poly (12-18-07) FG Attempted: 14, twice last at Maryland (11-27-07) 3-pt. FG Made: 2 twice last vs. Cal Poly (12-18-07) 3-pt. FG Attempted: 4 vs. RMU (12-5-06) FT Made: 8 vs. Robert Morris (12-5-06) FT Attempted: 8 twice; last vs. James Madison (3-18-07) Minutes: 42 vs. Marquette (1-9-07)

All-Freshman team...scored 11 points, including 7 of 8 from the free throw line, and had five assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament...had a solid game vs. Marquette in the Big East Tournament with nine points, seven assists and four rebounds...set her career high with 11 assists and just two turnovers vs. Cincinnati in the Big East Tournament...just missed a triple-double with 12 rebounds, nine points and nine assists in win over DePaul...contributed six rebounds and five assists vs. WVU...scored nine and added five assists and four rebounds at Connecticut...played 37 minutes in win over Cincinnati, adding six points and three rebounds...grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds and added seven points in win over Villanova...led the team at Providence with six assists on the day... returned to the starting lineup vs. Notre Dame contributing nine points, seven assists and six rebounds...had eight points, a career-high eight rebounds and seven assists in win over Marquette... hit all six free throw attempts in the last :27 to clinch win over Robert Morris...finished the RMU game with 13 points and a season-best seven rebounds... played 39 minutes in win over Penn State logging seven points, seven assists and six rebounds...led the team with 16 points and 38 minutes at Akron in the win...grabbed a key offensive rebound with time running down in Pitt ’s last-second win over Boise State...also dished out the assist to Shavonte Zellous, who hit a game-winning three-pointer with 1.8 seconds remaining...hit key free throws down the stretch in Pitt ’s win over Utah...had six points and five assists in win at St. Bonaventure...nearly picked up a triple-double with nine assists, eight points and six rebounds in win over Mount St. Mary’s...earned a start in her first collegiate game, scoring 12 points.

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3PT FT R A 0-0 2-2 0 1 ---DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.---

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HIGH SCHOOL Sims guided Shabazz to an unprecedented fifth straight Essex County Tournament title, to a third Tournament of Champions title in four years and a No. 8 ranking nationally by USA Today after a perfect 33-0 season...averaged 11.8 points, 6.4 assists and 3.2 steals per game as a senior, earning All-Newark and All-Essex County First Team honors... a Star-Ledger All-Senior Team and All-Pickpocket Team member as well, Sims was a 2005 candidate for New Jersey Miss Basketball and earned NJSIAA North All-Star Team honors...as a senior, Sims surpassed the 1,000-point plateau and finished her Bulldog career with 1,197 points...named the Most Improved Player in the county by the StarLedger, which gave Shabazz its prestigious Team of the Year honor...honored as secondteam all-state, the Watchung Conference Player of the Year and to the All-Watchung Conference Team...four-year starter at Shabazz and led the Bulldogs to an impressive overall mark of 117 wins and only nine losses...recorded a school-record 169 assists as a junior, surpassing the previous school record of 151 held by All-Big East selection Matee Ajavon of Rutgers.

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PERSONAL Jania Sims was born on May 17, 1988...daughter of Denise and Richard Sims...has one brother, Jabir and two sisters, Jakia anf Janel...social sciences major.

CAREER TOTALS

YEAR 2006-07 Big East 2007-08 Big East 2008-09 Big East

G-GS 33-29 16-12 14-13 1-1 1-1

FG-FGA 64-212 26-79 50-111 5-8 0-3

PCT .302 .329 .450 .625 .000

3FG-FGA 13-49 6-20 7-16 0-0 0-0

PCT .265 .300 .438 .000 .000

FT-FTA PCT 52-78 .667 17-27 .630 28-36 .778 1-2 .500 2-2 1.000 ---DNP-inj.---

REB-AVG 137-4.2 71-4.4 41-2.9 5-5.0 0-0.0

PF-FO A 71-1 152 35-1 67 31-1 48 2-0 5 0-0 1

TOTALS Big East

48-43 17-13

114-326 31-87

.349 .356

20-64 6-20

.313 .300

82-116 18-29

178-3.7 76-4.5

2.1 37-1

.706 .621

201 72

TO 86 36 39 3 0

BLK 12 5 2 1 0

ST 19 9 28 2 0

MIN-AVG 1022-31.0 463-28.9 385-27.5 30-30.0 5-5.0

PTS-AVG 193-5.8 75-4.7 135-9.6 11-11.0 2-2.0

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14 6

47 11

1412-29.4 493-29.0

330-6.8 86-5.1

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CHELSEA COLE 22 6-3 • Jr. • Forward Lumberton, N.J. Rancocas Valley HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK With the loss of Marcedes Walker to graduation, Chelsea will be expected to play a substantial role in the paint this season...more of a finesse post and is quick on her feet. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09) Chelsea Cole appeared in 32 games, serving as a key reserve during her sophomore season with the Panthers…scored a season-high 11 points against West Virginia State…grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds in Pitt ’s 32-point victory over South Florida…provided key spark off the bench by scoring nine points, grabbing 11 rebounds and adding, a career-high tying, five blocked shots in a two-point victory at Syracuse…tallied an impressive eight rebound, six point, four steal and two block performance in Pitt ’s victory over Cincinnati…tied a season and career-high with five blocked shots in the Gonzaga win during the second round of the NCAA Tournament. FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08) Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team..Played in all 35 games and earned a start in five of those contests...scored 10 points and had a career-high four assists at Marquette...had eight rebounds and six points against Connecticut... led all scorers and set her career high with 17 against Seton Hall...also earned her first career start in that win...gave a solid performance against Providence with seven points and seven rebounds...had an outstanding game at Cincinnati with 10 rebounds, eight points and a team season-best five blocks...came off the bench to score six points and seven rebounds...had a solid game at No. 15 DePaul with nine rebounds and eight points in the win...pulled down eight rebounds in 44-point win at Wagner...had eight rebounds in 24 minutes in the win over Duquesne...came off the bench at Maryland and added solid minutes in the post for Pitt with five points and five rebounds...earned her first double-digit rebound game at Mount St. Mary’s with 11...had a strong game against Arizona with eight points and six rebounds in 14 minutes...began her collegiate career playing eight minutes against Charlotte and grabbing four rebounds. HIGH SCHOOL Cole attended Rancocas Valley High School...finished her career with 1,334 points and over 1,000 rebounds...averaged 19 points, 17 rebounds and three blocks per game as a senior...Cole was named All-State two times, All-Area once, All-South Jersey three times and All-Burlington County three times...was named Gatorade Rookie of the Year as a freshman...in 2005, Cole broke the school record for most points for a sophomore in a single season with a total of 360...Cole also broke a school record by grabbing 29 rebounds in a game and holds the record for most blocked shots in a single game with 11...Cole is a three time All-Liberty Division and All-Burlington County first team honoree and a two-time Burlington County All-Star...as a starter in her junior season, she averaged 16 points 17 rebounds and six blocks per game...Cole was named the 50th best player in the country by the All Star Girls Report. PERSONAL Chelsea Cole is the daughter of Terry Cole and Edward Woods…born July 16, 1989...has one brother Jordan…undeclared.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 17 vs. Seton Hall (2-6-08) Rebounds: 12 vs. USF (1-17-09) Assists: 4 at Marquette (2-23-08) Steals: 4 vs. Cincinnati (2-21-09) Blocks: 5, three times; last vs. Gonzaga (3-23-09) FG Made: 8 vs. Seton Hall (2-6-08) FG Attempted: 9, four times last vs. WVSU (12-13-08) 3-pt. FG Made: N/A 3-pt. FG Attempted: N/A FT Made: 5 vs. Syracuse (1-9-08) FT Attempted: 6 vs. Arizona (11-10-07) Minutes: 30 at Providence (1-7-09)

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FG 0-1 2-5 1-2 2-5 2-2 0-1 1-3 5-9 3-5 0-0

YEAR 2007-08 Big East 2008-09 Big East

G-GS 35-5 16-5 32-0 16-0

FG-FGA 59-133 37-70 49-108 24-54

PCT .444 .529 .454 .444

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 40-60 20-30 20-34 13-19

PCT .667 .667 .588 .684

REB-AVG 175-5.0 83-5.2 170-5.3 108-6.8

TOTALS Big East

67-5 32-5

108-241 61-124

.448 .491

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

60-94 33-49

.638 .673

345-5.1 191-5.9

2-5 0-1 1-2 0-2 2-5 2-7 4-6 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-3 1-1 2-4 2-3 2-4 3-4 3-6 2-6 0-1 2-4 1-3 2-2

3PT 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT R 0-0 2 1-2 5 0-0 2 0-0 4 2-3 3 0-0 0 0-0 3 1-2 5 0-0 9 0-0 3 ---DNP--0-0 1-4 6 0-0 0-0 7 0-0 2-3 8 0-0 2-2 8 0-0 0-0 12 0-0 0-0 6 0-0 1-1 11 0-0 2-2 10 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 6 0-0 0-2 4 0-0 1-1 7 0-0 2-3 8 0-0 1-3 7 0-0 2-2 5 0-0 0-0 7 0-0 1-2 7 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 6 0-0 1-2 2

A 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 1 0

B 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 1 0

S PTS 1 0 0 5 0 2 0 4 0 6 0 0 0 2 0 11 0 6 0 0

1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

1 1 3 0 2 2 5 1 1 1 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 5 1

2 0 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 2 0 4 2 0 0 1 0 1 1 1

5 0 4 2 4 4 9 4 2 0 0 2 5 6 5 8 6 5 0 4 2 5

CAREER TOTALS PF-FO 69-0 38-0 45-0 27-0 114-0 65-0

A 17 10 13 6

TO 28 13 37 26

BLK 38 21 34 21

ST 21 7 21 14

MIN-AVG 564-16.1 285-17.8 539-16.8 312-19.5

PTS-AVG 158-4.5 94-5.9 118-3.7 61-3.8

30 16

65 39

72 42

42 21

1103-16.4 597-18.7

276-4.1 155-4.8

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TANEISHA HARRISON 10 6-0 • Jr. • Guard Bowie, Md. St. John’s College HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Aggressive and tough guard who will dive after loose balls...should be a big contribuontributor to the lineup this season as she can play four postions if needed...Can score re from frrom nearly anywhere on the court. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09) Taneisha Harrison appeared in all 33 games, starting 13 during her sophomore ho omo ore season with the Panthers…played 38 minutes off the bench in Pitt ’s opener ag against gain nst No. 10 Texas A&M, scoring 12 points and adding five rebounds…scored 16 6 points poin nts and added a season-high seven rebounds against Youngstown State…recorded ord ded da career-high 12 assists in Pitt ’s 29-point victory over No. 8 Maryland… scored oreed 17 17 points against Wagner…contributed 13 points, six rebounds and three assists sissts off off the bench in a two-point victory at Syracuse…hit 7-of-11 field goals for 15 5 points poin nts against Marquette…came off the bench and scored a season-high tying 17 7 points poin nts in a victory over Notre Dame. FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08) Named to the Big East All-Freshman Team..Played in all 35 games on the year eaar and an nd started four...contributed strong minutes off the bench in the win over #13 3 WVU WV VU -- scored eight points and had three steals...earned a start at Marquette and d added add ded three points and two rebounds in 28 minutes...grabbed a season-high eight rebounds... ou und ds... came off the bench to score 13 in Pitt’s win over Seton Hall...led the Panthers with 18 18 points in the win over Louisville...dished out a season-best five assists and scored d seven sevven in Pitt’s win at Cincinnati...scored 11 off the bench in Pitt’s win over Syracuse...had se...h had an outstanding game at Wagner scoring 23 points in just 21 minutes...she surpassed rp passsed her previous career high of 12 points in the first half alone with 13 points...played .p playyed 31 minutes in her start against Duke at the Maggie Dixon Classic in Madison Square Squaare Sq Garden...earned her first career start against Harvard...one of Pitt’s most aggressive greessiive players at Maryland, scoring six points in 20 minutes...scored 11 points in 25 minutes miinuttes in the win over Arizona...played her first collegiate action against Charlotte sc scoring coriing three points and adding three rebounds. HIGH SCHOOL Taneisha Harrison helped St John’s College High School to a IAABO Girls Invitati taational on nal Tournament Championship as a freshman, a Dell Curry Tournament Championship io onsh hip hi as a sophomore and a Bishop Walsh Invitational Girls Championship as a sophosoph ho ho homore....Owned a career field goal percentage of 68 percent...Averaged 16 p points, oin nts, nine rebounds and 4.5 assists per game as a senior on her way to being named am med da Third Team All-Met...the 6-0 guard earned WCAC third team all-conference honors hon o ors as a sophomore and WCAC second team all conference honors as a junior...Harrison arrriso on was also a co-high scorer in the Bishop Walsh Invitational Girls Tournament and an nd was was wa named Honorable Mention All-Met by the Washington Post...as a starter in herr juni junior io ior io season, Harrison averaged 15 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game…Hare…Haarrison was invited to attend the adidas Top Ten Camp as a sophomore...a member mberr of of the 2005-06 Fairfax Stars Nike Elite Travel Team, finishing second place in 2005...in 005...i.in the 15U division, Harrison advanced with her team to the AAU Nationals...in in n 2004 200 04 04 she received the United States National Physical Education Award with a 3.0 0 GPA. GPA A. PERSONAL Taneisha Harrison is the daughter of Trina and Michael Harrison…born Dec. 14, 14 14 1989...has one sibling Michael…undeclared.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 23 at Wagner (12-30-07) Rebounds: 8 at Notre Dame (2-10-08) Assists: 12 vs. Maryland (12-7-08) Steals: 3, five times; last vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) Blocks: 2, twice; last at Seton Hall (1-20-09) FG Made: 9 at Wagner (12-30-07) FG Attempted: 15 vs. USF (1-17-09) 3-pt. FG Made: 3, three times; last vs. WKU (12-30-08) 3-pt. FG Attempted: 6 vs. USF (1-17-09) FT Made: 6 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) FT Attempted: 10 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) Minutes: 38 vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08)

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3PT FT R A B 1-4 3-8 5 1 0 1-1 1-2 4 5 0 1-3 1-2 3 5 0 3-5 2-2 5 4 0 3-4 1-1 7 5 0 0-4 0-0 4 2 0 1-3 1-2 4 12 1 2-2 1-2 5 3 0 1-3 6-10 3 1 0 0-3 2-4 2 3 0 1-3 0-0 5 3 0 3-3 0-0 1 2 0 1-2 0-0 3 1 2 0-0 0-1 5 2 0 1-3 2-2 1 1 0 1-6 4-4 5 0 0 1-2 2-2 0 1 2 1-3 4-4 6 3 0 0-2 2-4 2 1 1 1-2 0-0 4 1 1 0-1 5-5 3 3 0 2-5 0-0 3 2 1 0-7 2-2 3 3 0 0-1 0-0 0 1 0 2-4 2-2 2 1 0 1-2 1-2 6 1 0 0-1 0-0 1 1 0 0-2 0-0 2 5 0 0-1 1-1 2 2 0 1-7 0-0 2 2 0 0-0 2-2 1 2 0 0-2 2-2 3 1 0 0-3 3-4 4 1 0

FG 4-13 5-9 3-9 4-11 6-8 5-13 2-6 6-9 5-11 3-11 3-10 5-9 2-5 0-4 3-8 4-15 3-8 4-10 1-10 7-11 6-13 5-12 0-11 1-3 2-4 2-9 0-2 4-8 1-3 1-8 1-5 2-7 1-5

G AME S PTS 2 12 3 12 0 8 0 13 3 16 3 10 1 6 2 15 0 17 1 8 0 7 0 13 0 5 1 0 0 9 1 13 0 9 0 13 2 4 0 15 1 17 0 12 0 2 0 2 0 8 0 6 0 0 1 8 0 3 1 3 1 4 1 6 1 5

CAREER TOTALS YEAR 2007-08 Big East 2008-09 Big East

G-GS 35-4 16-1 33-13 16-2

FG-FGA 84-220 37-93 101-280 44-133

PCT .382 .398 .361 .331

3FG-FGA 14-64 8-27 29-94 11-43

PCT .219 .296 .309 .256

FT-FTA 30-46 12-20 50-70 24-28

PCT .652 .600 .714 .857

REB-AVG 86-2.5 38-2.4 106-3.2 46-2.9

TOTALS Big East

68-17 32-3

185-500 81-226

.370 .358

43-158 19-70

.272 .271

80-116 36-48

.689 .750

192-2.8 84-2.6

PF-FO 72-2 29-0 58-0 23-0 130-2 52-0

A 55 31 81 27

TO 58 34 64 34

BLK 6 4 8 7

ST 38 17 25 6

MIN-AVG 691-19.7 314-19.6 816-24.7 359-22.4

PTS-AVG 212-6.1 94-5.9 281-8.5 123-7.7

136 58

122 68

14 11

63 23

1507-22.1 673-21.0

493-7.3 217-6.9

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SELENA NWUDE 32 6-5 • Jr.* • Forward Riverdale, Md. Eleanor Roosevelt HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Looking forward to first injury-free season...will add depth to the post forr the Panhters and be a big presence in the paint. JUNIOR SEASON (2008-09) Nwude returned from a season-ending injury in 2007-08 midway through the oints season and played in 16 games for the Panthers...scored a season-high eight points es of on 4-of-5 shooting from the field and grabbed three rebounds in nine minutes ed a action off the bench in her first game back against Western Kentucky...grabbed llied season-high four rebounds at Connecticut in 15 minutes of playing time...tallied four points and three rebounds against Oklahoma in the NCAA Tournament. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2007-08) Selena Nwude sat out the 2007-08 season to recover from a knee injury and took a medical redshirt. FRESHMAN SEASON (2006-07) er of Nwude played in 27 games for the Panthers as a rookie...sat out the remainder orgethe season with a knee injury suffered in the final regular season game at Georgeason town...grabbed nine rebounds vs. West Virginia...had her best game of the season d five at Connecticut with 14 points and seven rebounds in 21 minutes...contributed oints points and four rebounds in win at Providence...had a then-career-high points d her and rebounds with 10 and 10 vs. USF...the 10 points and 10 rebounds marked n’s... first career double-double...scored five points in 10 minutes against St. John’s... gave the team great minutes in the win over Marquette adding six points and red a three rebounds...had a then-season-high six rebounds vs. East Carolina...scored 4 key career-high nine points and five rebounds in win over Boise State...played 14 ucket minutes with Marcedes Walker on the bench in foul trouble...scored on a bucket ah... under the basket and added the free throw to give Pitt a lead at the half vs. Utah... scored seven points in win over Mount St. Mary’s...played 10 minutes in her first collegiate game, a win over California (Pa.). HIGH SCHOOL nters Nwude enters college after being ranked No. 14 overall and second among centers by Scout.com...the All-Star Girls Report ranked her as the nation’s No. 4 centerr and anor No. 40 prospect overall...Nwude has a long wingspan at 6-5 and helped Eleanor Roosevelt High School to the 2005 Maryland state championship...Nwude is a land two-time all-county honoree and was named All-Metropolitan [Virginia, Maryland or in and Washington, D.C.] and The Gazette All-Prince George County as a junior 2005. In addition, she earned a nomination for DC Metropolitan Area Player off the Year in 2005-06...As a junior, Nwude averaged 16 points, 12 rebounds and nine blocks per game...Nwude was invited to participate in the prestigious Adidass Top 10 Camp in the summer of 2006. PERSONAL nuel Selena Nwude was born March 17, 1988...is the daughter of Glenda and Emmanuel ajor. Nwude...has one sister, Tasha and one brother, Emmanuel Jr...psychology major.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 14 at UConn (2-17-07) Rebounds: 10 vs. USF (1-20-07) Assists: 1 vs. East Carolina (12-19-06) Steals: 1, twice; last at Seton Hall (1-20-09) Blocks: 2 twice; last at UConn (2-13-07) FG Made: 5 at UConn (2-13-07) FG Attempted: 10 at UConn (2-13-07) 3-pt. FG Made: N/A 3-pt. FG Attempted: N/A FT Made: 4 at UConn (2-13-07) FT Attempted: 10 at UConn (2-13-07) Min Minutes: 21 at UConn (2-17-07))

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3PT FT R ---DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.--0-0 0-0 3 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-2 1 0-0 0-0 3 ---DNP-----DNP--0-0 0-0 3 ---DNP--0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 4 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 2-2 1 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-2 1 ---DNP-----DNP--0-0 0-0 0 ---DNP---0-0 2-2 3

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G-GS 27-0 16-0 16-0 13-0

FG-FGA 31-73 21-48 11-24 5-13

PCT .425 .438 .458 .385

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 22-35 12-20 5-8 3-6

PCT .629 .600 .625 .500

REB-AVG 80-3.0 50-3.1 23-1.4 17-1.3

PF-FO 49-1 22-0 14-0 12-0

A 1 0 3 2

TO 18 5 3 3

BLK 14 9 8 6

ST 1 0 3 2

MIN-AVG 244-9.0 151-9.4 106-6.6 86-6.6

PTS-AVG 84-3.1 54-3.4 27-1.7 13-1.0

TOTALS Big East

33-0 29-0

42-97 26-61

.432 .426

0-0 0-0

.000 .000

27-43 15-26

.627 .576

103-3.1 67-2.3

63-1 34-0

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SHAYLA SCOTT 25 6-1 • Jr. • Guard Monroeville, Pa. Gateway HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Will show her versatility as both a prominent post player as well as a shooter who can step behind the arc and bury the jumper...will be seen in more of a leadership role with the departure of All-American Shavonte Zellous. SOPHOMORE SEASON (2008-09) Shayla Scott started in all 33 games for the Panthers during her sophomore phomore seasea ea-son...averaged 8.7 points per game and a team-high 6.7 reboundss per game... game me... notched five double-doubles on the year...set career-high numberss in everyy stastatistical category, including rebounds with 18 against Notre Dame...went ..wen e t 5-for-9 5-ffor-9 59 and added six rebounds in Pitt ’s 86-57 dismantling of No. 8 Maryland...hit land nd.. ...h .hit two tw wo wo key three pointers in overtime to seal a victory over Rutgers on the hee road...was road...w was 4-of-6 from the field and finished with 11 points against Montanaa in the NCAA NCAA First Round game. FRESHMAN SEASON (2007-08) Shayla Scott played in 28 games during the season and started 11...she ..s . he suff suffered ereed an ankle injury during the season that hampered her playing time...scored ....s .score r d nine re nin ni ne ne points on 4-of-6 shooting against Connecticut...returned from an injury jury that thatt kept th kep ept her out four games to score nine points in 17 minutes in win at DePaul...earned ul...eearneed her her he first career double-double against Ohio with 12 points and 10 rebounds...scored und ds....ssco coreed 10 points and added three assists and two blocks in win at Mount St. t. Mary’s Marryy’’s in in 26 26 minutes...grabbed nine rebounds in win over Arizona...earned a start art in in her heer fi h firrst rst rs career game scoring nine points and adding eight rebounds in 30 minutes. minute t ss.. te HIGH SCHOOL Shayla Scott enters Pitt ranked as the No. 145th overall and 27th best forward forrward rd in in the tth he country by the All-Star Girls Report...named to the fab five WPIAL Q QUAD her UA AD A in nh eerr er sophomore so oph phom omo orre junior season and was a second team WPIAL QUAD A honoree in her ned d numerous numero ero er ou u uss year...Scott is a three-time third team all-state honoree and has earned player of the week honors by the Post-Gazette...as a freshman, Scott tt was was named naame n med the Eat ‘n Park Hospitality Group Freshman Player of the Year...as a sophomore sop opho homo more mor re m....as a junior jun jun niio or she was named to the AAU National Championship All-America team...as a e. am Scott averaged 15.8 points, eight rebounds and three assists per game. PERSONAL Shayla Scott is the daughter of Jennifer Bruce Scott, a former player err an and nd se ssecond econ ond nd on ne brother bro other er leading scorer in Pitt women’s basketball history, and Rod Scott…hass one en’ss basketball baskettballl ba Tyler (15)...Niece of current Pitt Associate AD and former Pitt women’s ee (S SA AA AC) and and nd coach Kirk Bruce…member of the Student Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) d professional prro offes essiional al Blue and Gold society...graduated high school with honors...media and communications major.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 14 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) Rebounds: 18 vs. Notre Dame (2-3-09) Assists: 4, twice; last vs. Maryland (12-7-08) Assists: 4, twice; last vs. Maryland (12-7-08) Steals: 3, twice; last vs. DePaul (3-8-09) Blocks: 4 vs. Syracuse (1-9-08) FG Made: 6 at Syracuse (1-24-09) FG Attempted: 14 at Rutgers (2-10-09) 3-pt. FG Made: 3, three times last vs. Louisville (3-9-09) 3-pt. FG Attempted: 7, twice; last vs. Louisville (3-9-09) FT Made: 7 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) FT Attempted: 8 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) Minutes: 40 at Rutgers (2-10-09)

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2008-09 G AME

BY

Opponent MIN Texas A&M 19 Western Michigan 26 Penn State 21 Elon 21 Youngstown State 25 Duquesne 32 Maryland 37 West Virginia State 25 Wagner 24 Florida A&M 35 Florida 37 Western Kentukcy 29 West Virginia 32 Providence 23 DePaul 30 USF 20 Seton Hall 26 Syracuse 37 Georgetown 37 Marquette 32 Notre Dame 35 Rutgers 40 Connecticut 21 Villanova 25 Cincinnati 32 West Virginia 26 Louisville 31 St. John’s 20 DePaul 37 Louisville 39 Montana 28 Gonzaga 37 Oklahoma 22

3PT 0-0 0-2 2-4 0-2 0-1 0-1 2-4 0-1 1-3 1-3 2-5 0-1 1-1 0-3 0-2 3-5 0-1 1-5 0-1 1-2 1-3 2-5 2-7 3-4 1-4 2-5 1-4 2-4 1-3 3-7 2-4 1-3 0-2

FG 0-1 5-8 3-6 3-6 4-5 2-9 5-9 5-11 2-8 3-6 3-11 1-3 2-6 1-9 2-8 3-7 5-10 6-13 4-9 4-8 5-13 5-14 3-11 3-8 2-11 3-10 1-6 3-7 3-9 4-11 4-6 2-9 2-10

G AME FT 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 5-6 2-2 1-2 4-6 7-8 2-2 0-0 3-3 3-4 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 5-5 4-4 1-2 1-1 0-1 0-2 1-2 2-2 0-0

R 2 6 10 6 5 5 6 14 8 9 6 9 5 2 2 7 7 7 11 4 18 12 6 2 5 4 6 5 12 3 5 8 4

A 0 2 3 4 2 3 4 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 5 1 1 2 0 2 3 3 0 0 0 0 0 3 1 2 1 3 2

B 0 2 0 3 3 1 0 2 2 1 0 3 0 0 2 0 1 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 2

S PTS 0 0 2 10 0 10 2 6 1 13 0 6 2 13 0 14 1 12 2 9 0 8 0 5 0 8 0 2 2 5 1 9 0 10 2 13 0 10 2 9 0 11 1 12 0 8 0 9 0 10 1 12 0 4 0 9 3 7 1 11 1 11 2 7 0 4

CAREER TOTALS YEAR 2007-08 Big East 2008-09 Big East TOTALS Big East

G-GS 28-11 14-2 33-33 16-16 61-44 30-18

FG-FGA 42-112 18-54 103-278 52-150 145-390 70-204

PCT .375 .333 .371 .347 .372 .343

3FG-FGA 5-18 1-7 35-102 20-56 40-120 21-63

PCT .278 .143 .343 .357 .333 .333

FT-FTA 17-28 7-11 46-60 17-22 63-88 24-33

PCT .607 .636 .767 .773 .716 .727

REB-AVG 106-3.8 44-3.1 221-6.7 103-6.4 327-5.4 147-4.9

PF-FO 75-2 36-0 74-1 38-1 149-3 74-1

A 21 12 61 21 82 33

TO 25 8 46 17 71 25

BLK 24 13 30 11 54 24

ST 13 3 26 9 39 12

MIN-AVG 508-18.1 223-15.9 961-29.1 467-29.2 1469-24.1 690-23.0

PTS-AVG 106-3.8 44-3.1 287-8.7 141-8.8 393-6.4 185-6.1

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SARAH OGOKE 24 5-9 • So. • Guard Sugar Land, Texas Dulles HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK A hard worker who will look to improve and build off a solid freshman an n camcam mpaign. FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09) Ogoke played in 23 games as a freshman...played in her first collegiate gamee aagainst gain nst Texas A&M...scored three points in 14 minutes of action at Western Michigan...was an n...wa waas was 3-for-3 from the field against Youngstown State, finishing with six points...scored sco ored da season-high eight points after going 2-for-2 from behind the arc as well ass at at the th he free throw line and added three assists against Wagner...grabbed a season-high iggh fou four ur rebounds against Oklahoma in the Sweet 16 round of the NCAA Tournament ment me HIGH SCHOOL Sarah Ogoke helped lead Dulles High to a 34-5 record her senior season and and two tw wo wo district championships...First Team All-District 23 5A in 2007-08 and second nd team teaam in 2006-07...Texas Association of Basketball Coaches All-Region Team...Houston Housto on Top 20 Award winner...Greater Houston Area Association All-Star...averaged ged ed 10.5 10..5 points, 4.2 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 4.0 steals from the wing...named Dulles lees Best Beest st All-Around Athlete in 2007-08...also a three-year letterwinner in track...Nati onal Naation nal Honor Society candidate, who won the Academic Excellence Award. PERSONAL Ogoke is the daughter of Edith and Samuel Ejiogu…born June 25, 1990...has has one ha on ne brother, Samuel (14) and three step siblings, Nneka, Adaeze and Amanze...plans e...plan ns ns to major in pharmacy.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 8 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) Rebounds: 4 vs. Oklahoma (3-29-09) Assists: 3 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) Steals: 1, four times; last vs. Oklahoma (3-29-09) Blocks: 1 at Providence (1-7-09) FG Made: 3 vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) FG Attempted: 5 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) 3-pt. FG Made: 2 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) 3-pt. FG Attempted: 4 at Providence (1-7-09) FT Made: 2, twice; lastt att Louisville Louiisvill ille (2-28-09) ((2 2-28 28-09) 09) last ttempted: ttemp emptted: ed d 2, 2, ffour our times; FT Att last att Louisville Lou Lou Loui uisvill isvilllle (2-28-09) (2-2 2 28 28-0 8 09)) 8-09) last Min in nute utt s: 14, 14, tw ttwice; twi wice ice; ice; Minutes: last st vs. v Wa vs W agne g r (12 ((12-16-08) 12 16 12166 08) last Wagner

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2008-09 G AME Opponent MIN Texas A&M 5 Western Michigan 14 Penn State 4 Elon 7 Youngstown State 12 Duquesne Maryland 2 West Virginia State 9 Wagner 14 Florida A&M 7 Florida 0 Western Kentucky 4 West Virginia Providence 12 DePaul 3 USF Seton Hall 8 Syracuse Georgetown Marquette 3 Notre Dame 1 Rutgers Connecticut 5 Villanova 1 Cincinnati 2 West Virginia Louisville 3 St. John’s 8 DePaul Louisville Montana 4 Gonzaga Oklahoma 9

FG 0-0 1-5 0-1 0-2 3-3 0-0 0-2 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-4 0-1 1-2

1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-2

0-0 1-3

BY

G AME

3PT 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0

FT R 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 0 0-0 2 ---DNP--0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 3 2-2 2-2 1 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 1-2 0 ---DNP--0-4 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 ---DNP--0-0 0-0 0 ---DNP-----DNP--0-0 0-1 0 0-0 0-0 0 ---DNP--0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-2 0 ---DNP--0-0 2-2 0 0-0 0-0 0 ---DNP-----DNP--0-0 0-0 1 ---DNP---0-1 1-1 4

A 0 0 0 1 1

B 0 0 0 0 0

S PTS 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 6

0 1 3 1 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0

0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 8 0 0 3

0 0

1 0

0 0

0 0

0

0

0

2

1 0

0 0

0 0

2 0

0 0 0

0 0 0

1 0 1

0 2 0

0 0

0 0

0 0

2 0

1

0

0

0

0

0

1

3

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G-GS 23-0 10-0 23-0 10-0

FG-FGA 11-33 3-12 11-33 3-12

PCT .333 .250 .333 .250

3FG-FGA 3-10 0-4 3-10 0-4

PCT .300 .000 .300 .000

FT-FTA 6-10 2-5 6-10 2-5

PCT .600 .400 .600 .400

REB-AVG 14-0.6 1-0.1 14-0.6 1-0.1

PF-FO 9-0 2-0 9-0 2-0

A 9 1 9 1

TO 8 5 8 5

BLK 1 1 1 1

ST 5 2 5 2

MIN-AVG 137-6.0 46-4.6 137-6.0 46-4.6

PTS-AVG 31-1.3 8-0.8 31-1.3 8-0.8

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KATE POPOVEC 50 6-3 • So. • Center Canfield, Ohio Canfield HS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Popovec enters the 2009-10 season coming off a solid freshman campaign...can play the four or five and has shown the tenacity needed to play the post in the competitive Big East Conference...looks to be more of an offensive factor with the departure of the Panthers’ two leading scorers due to graduation. FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09) Kate Popovec played in 27 games during the 2008-09 season, making one start... collected a season-high 13 rebounds at Western Michigan in her second careergame, adding eight points and an assist in the winning effort...tallied two doubledoubles on the year, at Duquesne (15 points and 12 rebounds) and against West Virginia State (17 points and 10 rebounds)...17 points scored against WVSU was a season-high...missed a double-double against Villanova by one rebound, scoring 12 points and grabbing nine rebounds against the Wildcats...prior to injurying her ankle in early January, Popovec led the Panthers in rebounds, grabbing 7.2 per game off the bench...earned her first start against DePaul on March 8. HIGH SCHOOL Kate Popovec was a Sporting News Honorable Mention All-America...McDonald’s All-America nominee...three-time All-State team member at Canfield High including a first team nod in 2008...four-time All-MAC Conference first team member...three-time All-MAC Player of the Year...four-time All-Northeastern Ohio Inland District team member...All-Northeastern Ohio Inland District Player of the Year in 2008...Ohio Girls Basketball Report named Popovec to their Dream Team...at Canfield High School, Popovec broke numerous school records including 1,400 points and 1,100 rebounds...also holds the school record for single game blocked shots (10) and single season blocks (84)...hit the 1,000-point milestone early in her senior year...member of the National Honor Society and holds a standing in the top 10 in her graduating class. PERSONAL Daughter of Ken and Renee Popovec...has two sisters -- Michelle (29) and Julianne (21)...born March 20, 1990...sister Michelle played basketball at Allegheny and father played football at Columbia...plans to have a double major in communications and journalism.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 17 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) Rebounds: 13 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) Assists: 3 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) Steals: 1, four times; last vs. WKU (12-30-08) Blocks: 4 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) FG Made: 7 at Duquesne (12-3-08) FG Attempted: 7, four times; last vs. WKU (12-30-08) 3-pt. FG Made: N/A 3-pt. FG Attempted: N/A FT Made: 5 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) FT Attempted: 8 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) Minutes: 24 at Duquesne (12-3-08)

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2008-09 G AME OPPONENT Texas A&M Western Michigan Penn State Elon Youngstown State Duquesne Maryland West Virginia State Wagner Florida A&M Florida Western Kentucky West Virginia Providence DePaul USF Seton Hall Syracuse Georgetown Marquette Notre Dame Rutgers Connecticut Villanova Cincinnati West Virginia Louisville St. John’s DePaul Louisville Montana Gonzaga Oklahoma

MIN 12 19 22 23 17 24 16 22 21 20 6 15 15 8

FG-A 0-0 4-7 1-2 4-5 3-4 7-7 1-3 6-7 1-5 2-6 0-0 5-7 0-2 2-4

3 6 3 11 22 14 6 12 16 2 7 9

1-1 1-2 0-0 0-1 4-7 0-1 1-1 1-1 2-5 0-1 0-0 1-3

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0-1

BY

G AME

3P-A FT-A R 0-0 0-0 5 0-0 0-0 13 0-0 0-2 4 0-0 3-4 7 0-0 0-2 5 0-0 1-2 12 0-0 2-4 7 0-0 5-8 10 0-0 1-2 8 0-0 3-4 8 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 8 0-0 3-4 5 0-0 0-1 1 ---DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.-----DNP-inj.--0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 1 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-1 2 0-0 4-5 9 0-0 0-2 7 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-1 6 0-0 0-0 0 0-0 0-0 2 0-0 0-2 2 ---DNP---0-0 0-0 3

A 0 1 0 0 1 0 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 0

B 0 1 2 2 1 0 1 3 4 1 0 0 2 1

S 0 0 1 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

P 0 8 2 11 6 15 4 17 3 7 0 10 3 4

0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 1

0 0 0 0 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0

0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

2 2 0 0 12 0 2 2 4 0 0 2

0

0

1

0

CAREER TOTALS YEAR 2008-09 Big East TOTALS Big East

G-GS 27-1 11-0 27-1 11-0

FG-FGA 47-83 12-25 47-83 12-25

PCT .566 .480 .566 .480

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 22-44 7-14 22-44 7-14

PCT .500 .500 .500 .500

REB-AVG 130-4.8 35-3.2 130-4.8 35-3.2

PF-FO 35-0 10-0 35-0 10-0

A 10 3 10 3

TO 18 3 18 3

BLK 22 7 22 7

ST 5 0 5 0

MIN-AVG 358-13.3 116-10.5 358-13.3 116-10.5

PTS-AVG 116-4.3 31-2.8 116-4.3 31-2.8

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PEPPER WILSON 40 6-6 • So. • Centerr Pittsburgh, Pa. Westinghouse HSS 2009-10 OUTLOOK Dramatically improved throughout her freshman campaign, will lookk to do the the th same this coming season...will take on more of a workload followingg an All-Big Alll-Big East Freshman selection...finalist for the USA Basketball U19 squad ad prior prio or to o knee injury...projected starter at center for Pitt. FRESHMAN SEASON (2008-09) Pepper Wilson made 32 starts and played in 33 games during her freshman fresh sh hma man man season with the Panthers...scored eight points and grabbed nine rebounds eboun un ndss in in her first collegiate game against Texas A&M...racked up three double-doubles do oub bl s on bl bles on the season; against South Florida (12 points, 10 rebounds), against Marquett Marq rq que uette (13 points, 17 rebounds) and against St. John’s (12 points and 11 rebounds)... b un bo ndss)).... scored a season-high 16 points against Louisville in the semifinals of the the he Big Big ig East Championship...tied a season-high with four blocked shots in thee Gonzaga Gonzag aga win during the second round of the NCAA Tournament...earned all-tournament ourn naam n nam meeen ntt n team honors after scoring 25 points on 11-of-17 shooting and grabbing bingg 11 11 rere reebounds in the Pitt Thanksgiving Tournament...second on the team in rebounding ebo oun nd d diing at 6.4 boards per game...named to the Big East All-Freshman team.. HIGH SCHOOL Shawnice “Pepper” Wilson was named the City League Player of the he Year Year eaar as as a junior and senior while at Westinghouse...four-time All-City League...2005 gue. gu e...20 e.. e. 2005 05 Freshman of the Year...District and Player of the Year in as a junior and nd senior... sen niior or... second team All-State in 2007-08...Post-Gazette Fab Five City League ue team... teeam am... invited to the prestigious adidas Top Ten All-America Camp...Was ranked ran nked keed 23 23 out of the top 50 seniors in the 2008 High School Slam Magazine...scored ne....ssco orreed d 1,540 points in her career...National Honor Society member and graduated grad du d uateed d first in her class. PERSONAL Daughter of Carl Wilson and Marcella Holmes...born August 8, 1990...has .h has seven sev eveen n siblings -- Andrea (26), Carletta (20), Carla (19), Carl (18), Carl (16), Keisan Keis i an an (1) (1 1)) and Aliyah (1)...uncle Michael Wilson played basketball in Argentin naa profespro ofes fesssionally...plans to major in child psychology.

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CAREER HIGHS Points: 16 vs. Louisville (3-9-09) Rebounds: 17 vs. Marquette (1-30-09) Assists: 4 vs. Marquette (1-30-09) Steals: 3 vs. Marquette (1-30-09) Blocks: 4, twice; last vs. Gonzaga (3-23-09) FG Made: 7 vs. Louisville (3-9-09) FG Attempted: 12 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) 3-pt. FG Made: N/A 3-pt. FG Attempted: empted emp d: N/A 3-pt. FT Made: 4 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) FT Attempted: 4, four times; last lastt vs. vss Mar Ma M arqu rquett tte ((1-3 1-3 1 30-09) 0 09) Marquett (1-30-09) Minutes: 35 vs. Notre Dame (2-3-09)

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2008-09 G AME OPPONENT Texas A&M Western Michigan Penn State Elon Youngstown State Duquesne Maryland West Virginia State Wagner Florida A&M Florida Western Kentucky West Virginia Providence DePaul USF Seton Hall Syracuse Georgetown Marquette Notre Dame Rutgers Connecticut Villanova Cincinnati West Virginia Louisville St. John’s DePaul Louisville Montana Gonzaga Oklahoma

MIN 33 23 28 22 25 21 18 24 23 24 37 17 15 11 27 21 18 20 21 33 35 15 20 9 9 26 15 25 21 24 16 14 30

FG-A 3-6 6-12 1-6 6-8 5-9 4-6 3-8 4-7 3-5 2-5 4-7 2-5 0-2 2-4 3-7 6-8 1-6 4-4 1-6 5-9 2-7 0-1 0-7 0-2 1-2 4-5 0-2 5-9 1-6 7-8 1-5 4-6 3-11

BY

G AME

3P-A 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-A 2-2 3-4 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-2 0-0 3-4 2-2 2-2 1-1 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 3-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-2 2-2 2-3 1-2 2-4 0-0 2-2 0-0

R 9 6 10 6 5 5 4 8 6 5 10 9 2 2 4 10 4 7 8 17 12 3 2 1 1 10 4 11 9 3 2 7 8

A 0 2 0 0 1 1 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

B 2 0 4 0 0 1 1 1 2 0 1 3 2 0 0 1 0 3 2 3 3 0 0 0 1 3 2 1 1 1 1 4 1

S 0 0 2 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 1 0

P 8 15 4 14 11 8 6 8 10 6 8 7 2 6 7 12 2 9 2 13 4 0 0 0 2 8 2 12 3 16 2 10 6

CAREER TOTALS YEAR 2008-09 Big East TOTALS Big East

G-GS 33-32 16-16 33-32 16-16

FG-FGA 93-201 34-81 93-201 34-81

PCT .463 .420 .463 .420

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

PCT .000 .000 .000 .000

FT-FTA 37-49 13-20 37-49 13-20

PCT .755 .650 .755 .650

REB-AVG 210-6.4 98-6.1 210-6.4 98-6.1

PF-FO 75-1 37-1 75-1 37-1

A 17 8 17 8

TO 73 35 73 35

BLK 44 21 44 21

ST 17 6 17 6

MIN-AVG 720-21.8 320-20.0 720-21.8 320-20.0

PTS-AVG 223-6.8 81-5.1 223-6.8 81-5.1

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BRITTANEY THOMAS 12 5-8 • TR-Jr.* • Guard Montgomery, Ala. Jefferson Davis HS/Florida 2009-10 OUTLOOK A tough, gritty and aggressive guard that will help fill the void of WNBA First-Round Draft selection Shavonte Zellous adn Xenia Stewart. 2008-09 SEASON Brittaney Thomas sat out the 2008-09 season due to NCAA transfer rules. FLORIDA Played in 60 games for the Gators during her freshman and sophomore seasons... named SEC Player of the Week for her efforts in Florida’s win over Xavier...scored 18 points against Georgia as a sophomore...started seven games. HIGH SCHOOL 2006 McDonald’s All-America nominee at Jefferson Davis High...Street & Smith’s High School All-America Honorable Mention...invited to the prestigious adidas Top Ten All-America Camp in 2004 and nd 2005...received 200 2 005...re r ceeiv ived ed ranking rran ankingg of No. 27 shooti sho ootingg nalist guard in the the country ccou ount ntry ry by by All-Star AllAl l-St Star ar Girls Gir irls ls Report Rep Repor ortt in 2006...2006 200 2006. 6 ...20 2006 06 fin nal alis istt for for Alabama Alab Al abam amaa State Player All-State...Alabama 6A A SSta tate te P Pla laye yerr of the Year...6A First Team Al lll State...Al Alabama Super Five All-State Team...fi Team Te am...fi finalist for for Alabama A abama Miss Basketball. Al PERSONAL PE PER RSONAL A Daughter D Da ughter of Mike ug Mike aand nd d Jacqueline JJaaaccquel quel qu eliin ne Thomas...born Thom Th mas as....b bo orrn August Auggu Au usstt 27, 27 7,, 1988...father 198 988 8.... ..ffaath ther er played plaayyeed basketball Montgomery bask ba s etballll at at Auburn Aubu Au burrn n University Uni Uni nive vveers errssiitty ty o off M ontg on tgomer omer om ery ry (AUM)...administrati ((A AUM) UM)).... UM ..ad admi minis nist ni stra rati tion on of on of justi justi ju sticcee major.

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ASHLEE ANDERSON 23 5-9 • FR • Guard Chicago, Ill. Whitney Young HS

HIGH SCHOOL Ashlee Anderson was an Illinois Basketball Coaches Association All-State Third Team selection following her senior year in which she led Whitney Young to a runner-up finish at the state championship...averaged 12.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a senior...Street and Smith Honorable Mention AllAmerica...McDonald’s All-American Nominee...attended 2008 Mike White Top 10 All-American Camp following her junior season…led Whitney Young to its first ever state championship in 2008...averaged 11.4 points, 5 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game as a junior…named a Chicago Top 50 Player…voted a Chicgohoops. com Top Area HS Baller…selected as a Public Windy City West Top 3 Conference Player…a Chicago Defender Top Girls Hoop Star…awarded Chicago Public League all-section honors and a Chicago Tribune special mention…voted prep athlete of the week on March 4th, 2008…led team to city championships in 2006, 2007 and 2009…an Adidas Top 10 Underclassmen Camp participant following her freshman season...played AAU basketball for the Lady Fire…ranked 122nd best player overall by Mike White…ranked the 90th best player overall and 17th in her position by Dan Olson. PERSONAL Nickname is Snaxs…daughter of Alonzo and Cynthia Anderson…has two older brothers and an older sister...mom’s cousin graduated from Pitt…an undecided major.

LEEZA BURDGESS 42 6-5 • FR • Center Miami, Fla. Miami Norland HS

HIGH SCHOOL Recorded Norland Girl’s Basketball’s top GPA all four years…led Norland to an 32-0 undefeated season and state championship during senior year…averaged a double-double her junior (14.5 ppg, 12.5 rbg) and sophomore (11.5 ppg, 12 rbg) seasons…named second team all-county following her junior season…led team in blocks as well as blocks in a single game (8)…an Adidas Top 10 Underclassmen Camp participant following her sophomore season…led team to Florida Class 6A state runner up finishes her freshman and sophomore seasons…named third team all-county following her sophomore season…averaged 7.8 points and 6.5 rebounds as a freshman…named an all-conference honorable mention following her freshman season…played AAU basketball for Team Breakdown…also competed in volleyball…led volleyball team to a district appearance her senior year...graduated cum laude from School for Advanced Studies-Wolfson with a weighted grade point average of 5.34...completed 19 college credits at Miami Dade College. PERSONAL Daughter of Verdell and Shirley Bender...born October 31, 1990...mother played volleyball and basketball at Florida...Uncle Vincent Kendrick was drafted by the Atlanta Falcons in 1974 and also played for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers....Uncle Preston Kendrick was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in 1975...an undecided major.

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Date 11/16/08 11/20/08 11/24/08

Opponent vs Texas A&M at Western Michigan PENN STATE

Score 50-56 L W 88-60 W 80-59

Att. 7954 784 2080

High Points (23)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (23)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (23)ZELLOUS, Shavonte

11/28/08 11/29/08 12/3/08 12/07/08 12/13/08 12/16/08 12/19/08 12/21/08 12/30/08

ELON ^YOUNGSTOWN STATE at Duquesne MARYLAND WEST VIRGINIA STATE WAGNER at Florida A&M at Florida WESTERN KENTUCKY

W 84-49 W 99-42 W 66-47 W 86-57 W 85-37 W 98-41 W 89-59 83-90 L W 93-50

323 2791 1063 3223 2548 2354 127 1377 3402

01/04/09 1/7/09

*WEST VIRGINIA *at Providence

W 72-63 69-77 L

4528 251

(22)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (20)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (15)POPOVEC, Kate (26)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (17)POPOVEC, Kate (26)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (27)STEWART, Xenia (42)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (17)STEWART, Xenia (17)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (34)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (28)ZELLOUS, Shavonte

01/10/09 01/17/09 01/20/09 01/24/09 01/27/09 01/30/09 02/03/09 02/10/09 2/15/09 02/18/09 02/21/09

*DEPAUL *SOUTH FLORIDA *at Seton Hall *at Syracuse *at Georgetown *MARQUETTE *NOTRE DAME *at Rutgers *at Connecticut *VILLANOVA *CINCINNATI

62-69 L W 79-47 W 76-40 W 77-75 W 50-39 W 86-54 W 82-70 WOT 61-53 42-95 L W 70-54 W 68-53

3552 4379 525 1647 617 5684 3813 3203 9987 3120 6443

2/24/09 2/28/09

*at West Virginia *at LOUISVILLE

W 72-60 51-75 L

1275 11335

03/02/09 3/8/09 3/9/09 03/21/09 03/23/09 3/29/09

*ST. JOHN’S vs DePaul vs LOUISVILLE vs Montana vs Gonzaga vs Oklahoma

W 79-60 W 62-59 63-69 L W 64-35 W 65-60 59-70 L

3386 8957 9588 2270 10343

(26)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (27)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (29)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (15)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (19)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (31)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (29)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (20)SALLARD, Sophronia (16)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (23)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (16)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (16)STEWART, Xenia (25)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (15)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (18)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (18)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (24)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (31)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (24)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (18)ZELLOUS, Shavonte

Home games in CAPS * Big East Conference game

Attendance Summary Home Away Neutral Total

Games 15 12 6 33

Attend 51626 32191 39112 122929

Avg/Game 3442 2683 6519 3725

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High Rebounds (9)WILSON, Pepper (13)POPOVEC, Kate (10)SCOTT, Shayla (10)WILSON, Pepper (7)POPOVEC, Kate (7)HARRISON, Taneisha (12)POPOVEC, Kate (7)POPOVEC, Kate (14)SCOTT, Shayla (9)COLE, Chelsea (9)SCOTT, Shayla (10)WILSON, Pepper (9)SCOTT, Shayla (9)WILSON, Pepper (7)COLE, Chelsea (8)COLE, Chelsea (8)STEWART, Xenia (8)COLE, Chelsea (12)COLE, Chelsea (11)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (11)COLE, Chelsea (11)SCOTT, Shayla (17)WILSON, Pepper (18)SCOTT, Shayla (12)SCOTT, Shayla (6)SCOTT, Shayla (10)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (8)COLE, Chelsea (10)WILSON, Pepper (6)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (6)SCOTT, Shayla (11)WILSON, Pepper (12)SCOTT, Shayla (5)SALLARD, Sophronia (9)ZELLOUS, Shavonte (8)SCOTT, Shayla (9)ZELLOUS, Shavonte

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RECORD ALL GAMES CONFERENCE NON-CONFERENCE

OVERALL (25-8) (12-4) (13-4)

HOME (14-1) (7-1) (7-0)

AWAY (8-4) (5-3) (3-1) TOTAL

SEASON BOX SCORE

NEUTRAL (3-3) (0-0) (3-3)

3 POINT

F THROW

REBOUNDS

## Player

gp-gs

min

avg

fg-fga

pct

3fg-fga pct

ft-fta

pct

off

01 ZELLOUS, Shavonte Conference-Only... 33 STEWART, Xenia Conference-Only... 25 SCOTT, Shayla Conference-Only... 10 HARRISON, Taneisha Conference-Only... 40 WILSON, Pepper Conference-Only... 02 SALLARD, Sophronia Conference-Only... 50 POPOVEC, Kate Conference-Only... 22 COLE, Chelsea Conference-Only... 14 SIMS, Jania Conference-Only... 32 NWUDE, Selena Conference-Only... 24 OGOKE, Sarah Conference-Only... Team Team

33-33 16-16 33-33 16-16 33-33 16-16 33-13 16-2 33-32 16-16 33-19 16-14 27-1 11-0 32-0 16-0 1-1 0-0 16-0 13-0 23-0 10-0

1103 559 1083 528 961 467 816 359 720 320 798 433 358 116 539 312 5 0 106 86 137 46

33.4 34.9 32.8 33.0 29.1 29.2 24.7 22.4 21.8 20.0 24.2 27.1 13.3 10.5 16.8 19.5 5.0 0.0 6.6 6.6 6.0 4.6

245-591 120-280 128-294 51-137 103-278 52-150 101-280 44-133 93-201 34-81 95-217 54-116 47-83 12-25 49-108 24-54 0-3 0-0 11-24 5-13 11-33 3-12

.415 .429 .435 .372 .371 .347 .361 .331 .463 .420 .438 .466 .566 .480 .454 .444 .000 .000 .458 .385 .333 .250

59-161 29-83 29-63 12-29 35-102 20-56 29-94 11-43 0-0 0-0 7-26 2-12 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-10 0-4

.366 .349 .460 .414 .343 .357 .309 .256 .000 .000 .269 .167 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .000 .300 .000

198-253 97-129 74-96 38-48 46-60 17-22 50-70 24-28 37-49 13-20 22-29 10-13 22-44 7-14 20-34 13-19 2-2 0-0 5-8 3-6 6-10 2-5

.783 .752 .771 .792 .767 .773 .714 .857 .755 .650 .759 .769 .500 .500 .588 .684 1.000 .000 .625 .500 .600 .400

62 31 64 25 84 39 43 25 88 42 37 19 50 13 63 41 0 0 11 5 3 0 70 38

Total.......... Conference- Only...

33 16

6626 3226

883-2112 .418 399-1001 .399

162-456 .355 74-227 .326

482-655 224-304

.736 .737

575 862 1437 43.5 278 392 670 41.9

516 4 246 2

477 475 210 236

188 221 2410 89 92 1096

73.0 68.5

Opponents...... Conference- Only...

33 16

6625 3225

684-1908 .358 353-942 .375

145-465 .312 68-229 .297

411-575 210-294

.715 .714

440 731 1171 35.5 235 362 597 37.3

573 7 284 4

407 578 219 251

112 192 1924 59 95 984

58.3 61.5

SCORE BY PERIODS: Pittsburgh Opponents

1st 2nd 1155 1239 940 976

OT 16 8

def tot

avg

pf

dq a

to

blk

stl

pts

avg

127 64 67 27 137 64 63 21 122 56 61 19 80 22 107 67 0 0 12 12 11 1 75 39

5.7 5.9 4.0 3.3 6.7 6.4 3.2 2.9 6.4 6.1 3.0 2.4 4.8 3.2 5.3 6.8 0.0 0.0 1.4 1.3 0.6 0.1

74 36 77 31 74 38 58 23 75 37 53 28 35 10 45 27 0 0 14 12 9 2 2 2

0 0 2 0 1 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

101 47 62 30 46 17 64 34 73 35 58 31 18 3 37 26 0 0 3 3 8 5 5 5

20 8 7 5 30 11 8 7 44 21 14 2 22 7 34 21 0 0 8 6 1 1

35 17 52 23 26 9 25 6 17 6 32 13 5 0 21 14 0 0 3 2 5 2

747 366 359 152 287 141 281 123 223 81 219 120 116 31 118 61 2 0 27 13 31 8

22.6 22.9 10.9 9.5 8.7 8.8 8.5 7.7 6.8 5.1 6.6 7.5 4.3 2.8 3.7 3.8 2.0 0.0 1.7 1.0 1.3 0.8

189 95 131 52 221 103 106 46 210 98 98 38 130 35 170 108 0 0 23 17 14 1 145 77

96 52 98 49 61 21 81 27 17 8 88 41 10 3 13 6 1 0 3 2 9 1

Total 2410 1924

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2008-09 G AME -B Y -G AME S TATISTICS DATE PITT 11-16 Texas A&M PITT 11-20 Western Michigan Penn State 11-24 PITT Elon 11-28 PITT YSU 11-29 PITT PITT 12-3 Duquesne Maryland 12-7 PITT WVSU 12-13 PITT Wagner 12-16 PITT PITT 12-19 Florida A&M PITT 12-21 Florida WKU 12-30 PITT WVU 1-4 PITT PITT 1-7 Providence DePaul 1-10 PITT USF 1-17 PITT PITT 1-20 Seton Hall PITT 1-24 Syracuse PITT 1-27 Georgetown Marquette 1-30 PITT Notre Dame 2-3 PITT PITT 2-10 Rutgers PITT 2-15 Connecticut Villanova 2-18 PITT Cincinnati 2-21 PITT PITT 2-24 West Virginia PITT 2-28 Louisville St. John’s 3-2 PITT DePaul 3-8 PITT PITT 3-9 Louisville Montana 3-21 PITT Gonzaga 3-23 PITT Oklahoma 3-29 PITT

FG 12 19 38 21 18 28 17 31 15 39 28 16 20 32 14 36 17 32 27 19 31 31 18 39 24 22 23 27 25 20 17 28 30 13 28 24 18 14 16 35 29 30 25 20 17 30 21 24 20 24 26 22 17 27 24 32 21 22 20 25 14 26 21 20 25 23

FGA 47 52 82 59 60 67 53 63 49 58 64 55 47 69 64 72 54 78 63 59 63 66 62 77 58 54 68 61 57 58 65 72 67 54 62 66 59 50 61 70 78 66 65 56 68 65 47 55 44 65 66 57 41 61 62 65 65 63 54 51 48 58 58 59 64 74

PCT .255 .365 .463 .356 .300 .418 .321 .492 .306 .672 .438 .291 .426 .464 .219 .500 .315 .410 .429 .322 .492 .470 .290 .506 .414 .407 .338 .443 .439 .345 .262 .389 .448 .241 .452 .364 .305 .280 .262 .500 .372 .455 .385 .357 .250 .462 .447 .436 .455 .369 .394 .386 .415 .443 .387 .492 .323 .349 .370 .490 .292 .448 .362 .339 .391 .311

3P 4 6 5 5 4 7 4 6 4 6 4 4 5 11 4 2 0 7 6 6 8 10 3 3 9 6 0 5 5 5 2 8 6 3 4 7 2 4 3 6 2 7 5 0 2 8 2 4 7 8 4 5 3 3 3 4 6 2 5 2 4 4 2 5 8 3

3PA 13 16 12 11 13 20 9 15 17 11 13 20 7 21 16 8 3 14 15 11 14 22 9 12 20 11 11 9 16 15 19 21 12 14 18 17 14 11 14 14 10 12 18 10 19 19 14 8 18 20 15 18 10 9 11 9 21 8 19 7 22 10 11 11 21 13

PCT .308 .375 .417 .455 .308 .350 .444 .400 .235 .545 .308 .200 .714 .524 .250 .250 .000 .500 .400 .545 .571 .455 .333 .250 .450 .545 .000 .556 .313 .333 .105 .381 .500 .214 .222 .412 .143 .364 .214 .429 .200 .583 .278 .000 .105 .421 .143 .500 .389 .400 .267 .278 .300 .333 .273 .444 .286 .250 .263 .286 .182 .400 .182 .455 .381 .231

FT 22 12 7 13 19 17 11 16 8 15 6 11 12 11 5 11 7 27 39 15 13 18 11 12 6 22 23 18 14 17 11 15 10 11 17 20 12 7 19 10 10 15 6 13 6 27 10 18 6 12 16 11 14 18 9 11 11 16 18 17 3 8 16 20 12 10

FTA 30 22 10 19 29 28 14 18 12 20 8 12 18 16 6 19 9 34 36 25 16 23 14 19 9 28 31 22 20 25 17 17 10 14 24 24 15 13 26 15 15 19 6 20 10 31 15 22 9 19 25 18 19 23 18 19 17 23 25 23 6 12 16 22 16 15

PCT .733 .545 .700 .684 .655 .607 .786 .889 .667 .750 .750 .917 .667 .688 .833 .579 .778 .794 .806 .600 .813 .783 .786 .632 .667 .786 .742 .818 .700 .680 .647 .882 1.000 .786 .708 .833 .800 .538 .731 .667 .667 .789 1.000 .650 .600 .871 .667 .818 .667 .632 .640 .611 .737 .783 .500 .579 .647 .696 .720 .739 .500 .667 1.000 .909 .750 .667

REB 37 42 48 36 42 49 23 46 19 40 44 34 30 38 28 61 28 59 52 35 39 33 33 55 32 37 35 62 39 37 42 55 42 30 47 37 48 34 36 50 42 48 39 38 37 55 25 37 26 43 43 40 30 32 37 42 38 50 28 38 26 39 38 37 51 45

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PF 22 23 15 10 22 20 18 17 19 17 13 11 14 19 16 9 21 12 21 25 19 18 15 16 19 11 22 22 21 15 14 16 15 13 18 22 16 19 17 17 18 14 13 16 21 14 17 11 15 11 14 18 17 19 20 15 16 14 16 19 12 10 15 16 15 14

A 3 12 25 6 11 19 12 20 12 23 17 10 11 23 11 21 13 20 11 8 16 15 7 17 16 10 6 17 17 14 9 17 17 7 18 12 7 7 9 17 19 19 16 53 9 22 7 12 18 12 8 14 10 14 20 18 12 6 13 10 12 13 11 12 15 8

TO 22 20 12 26 18 12 22 19 26 17 17 18 22 10 19 15 26 13 17 21 17 9 18 10 22 16 14 25 16 18 18 14 16 21 21 18 18 20 14 13 9 18 10 11 17 12 8 7 18 11 4 15 25 11 14 14 12 13 16 21 14 6 18 15 16 9

BS 5 5 5 3 4 6 0 7 0 7 3 2 3 4 0 9 5 12 3 9 1 1 3 11 0 7 6 10 2 2 8 7 10 4 11 2 6 2 3 11 6 6 1 10 1 2 4 1 1 4 6 4 5 4 2 5 4 8 1 4 3 1 4 10 3 6

ST 5 12 11 4 6 6 5 8 5 11 7 3 2 7 7 6 4 8 11 4 1 8 3 8 7 4 16 6 6 3 4 7 7 5 8 8 4 6 5 8 7 1 6 5 5 11 4 0 1 7 10 0 4 14 6 2 7 7 9 10 2 8 9 9 5 8

PTS 50 56 88 60 59 80 49 84 42 99 66 47 57 86 37 85 41 98 89 59 83 90 50 93 63 72 69 77 69 62 47 79 76 40 77 75 50 39 54 86 70 82 61 53 42 95 54 70 53 68 72 60 51 75 60 79 59 62 63 69 35 64 60 65 70 59

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• (0-1) Scott, Stewart, Wilson, Zellous, Sims • (10-2) Scott, Harrison, Wilson, Zellous, Stewart

2008-09 S TARTERS Texas A&M 11-16 Western Michigan 11-20 Penn State 11-24 Elon 11-28 Youngstown State 11-29 Duquesne 12-3 Maryland 12-7 West Virginia State 12-13 Wagner 12-16 Florida A&M 12-19 Florida 12-21 Western Kentucky 12-30 West Virginia 1-4 Providence 1-7 DePaul 1-10 USF 1-17 Seton Hall 1-20 Syracuse 1-24 Georgetown 1-27 Marquette 1-30 Notre Dame 2-3 Rutgers 2-10 Connecticut 2-15 Villanova 2-18 Cincinnati 2-21 West Virginia 2-24 Louisville 2-28 St. John’s 3-2 DePaul 3-8 Louisville 3-9 Montana 3-21 Gonzaga 3-23 Oklahoma

Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G) Zellous (G)

Sims (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G) Stewart (G)

Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Popovec (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C) Wilson (C)

• (14-4) Scott, Stewart, Wilson, Zellous, Sallard • (1-0) Scott, Stewart, Popovec, Zellous, Sallard

Stewart (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Harrison (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F) Sallard (F)

Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F) Scott (F)

L, 50-56 W, 88-60 W, 80-59 W, 84-49 W, 99-42 W, 66-47 W, 86-57 W, 85-37 W, 98-41 W, 89-59 L, 83-90 W, 93-50 W, 72-63 L, 69-77 L, 62-69 W, 79-47 W, 76-40 W, 77-75 W, 50-39 W, 86-54 W, 82-70 W, 61-53 (OT) L, 42-95 W, 70-54 W, 68-53 W, 72-60 L, 51-75 W, 79-60 W, 62-59 L, 63-69 W, 64-35 W, 65-60 L, 59-70

2008-09 I NDIVIDUAL S UPERLATIVES Points........................................................................ 42.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Florida (12-21-08) Field Goals Made ...................................................... 13.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Florida (12-21-08) .................................................................................. 13.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Montana (3-21-09) Field Goal Attempts .................................................. 27.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Montana (3-21-09) Field Goal Pct. (min 5 made) .................................... 1.000 (7-7) ................................ Kate Popovec ...................................................... at Duquesne (12-3-08) .................................................................................. 1.000 (5-5) ................................ Sophronia Sallard ................................................ Youngstown State (11-29-08) 3-PT Field Goals Made .............................................. 5................................................ Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Seton Hall (1-20-09) 3-PT Field Goal Attempts .......................................... 9................................................ Shavonte Zellous ................................................. Penn State (11-24-08) 3-PT Field Goal Pct. (min 2 made) ............................ 1.000 (3-3) ................................ Taneisha Harrison ............................................... Western Kentucky (12-30-08) .................................................................................. 1.000 (2-2) ................................ Xenia Stewart ...................................................... Gonzaga (3-23-09) .................................................................................. .750 (3-4) .................................. Shayla Scott......................................................... Villanova (2-18-09) .................................................................................. .750 (3-4) .................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Florida (12-21-08) .................................................................................. .750 (3-4) .................................. Xenia Stewart ...................................................... at Florida A&M (12-19-08) .................................................................................. .750 (3-4) .................................. Taneisha Harrison ............................................... Youngstown State (11-29-08) Free Throws Made.................................................... 14.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) Free Throw Attempts ................................................ 16.............................................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) Free Throw Pct. (min 4 made) .................................. 1.000 (6-6) ................................ Xenia Stewart ...................................................... Villanova (2-18-09) .................................................................................. 1.000 (4-4) ................................ Taneisha Harrison ............................................... at Syracuse (1-24-09) .................................................................................. 1.000 (4-4) ................................ Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Seton Hall (1-20-09) .................................................................................. 1.000 (4-4) ................................ Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Montana (3-21-09) .................................................................................. 1.000 (5-5) ................................ Xenia Stewart ...................................................... Penn State (11-24-08) ...................................................................... ........... 1.000 (5-5) ................................ Taneisha Harrison ............................................... Notre Dame (2-3-09) .................................................................................. .929 (13-14) .............................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. at Florida (12-21-08) .................................................................................. .875 (14-16) .............................. Shavonte Zellous ................................................. vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) Rebounds.................................................................. 18.............................................. Shayla Scott......................................................... Notre Dame (2-3-09) .................................................................................. 17.............................................. Pepper Wilson..................................................... vs. Marquette (1-30-09) Assists ....................................................................... 12.............................................. Taneisha Harrison ............................................... vs. Maryland (12-7-08) .................................................................................. 9................................................ Xenia Stewart ...................................................... South Florida (1-17-09) Blocked Shots ........................................................... 5................................................ Chelsea Cole ....................................................... at Syracuse (1-24-09) .................................................................................. 5................................................ Chelsea Cole ....................................................... vs. Gonzaga (3-23-09)

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2008-09 TEAM H IGHS Points

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PITT 99 vs. Younstown State (11-29-08) 42 at Connecticut (2-15-09) 39 vs. YSU (11-29-08)/WKU (12-30-08) 12 vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) 82 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) 41 at Louisville (2-28-09) .672 (39-58) vs. Younstown State (11-29-08) .250 (17-68) at Connecticut (2-15-09) 11 vs. Maryland (12-7-08) 0 at Providence (1-7-09) 21 vs. Maryland (12-7-08)/vs. USF (1-17-09) 8 three times .583 (7-12) vs. Notre Dame (2-3-09) .000 (0-11) at Providence (1-7-09) 29 at Florida A&M (12-19-08) 6 three times 36 at Florida A&M (12-19-08) 6 at Rutgers (2-10-09) 1.000 (10-10) at Seton Hall (1-20-09)/Rutgers (2-10-09) .579 (11-19) vs. WVSU (12-13-08) 61 vs. WVSU (12-13-08) 28 vs Louisville (3-9-09) 25 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) 3 vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) 12 vs. Wagner (12-16-08) 1 five times 16 at Providence (1-7-09) 0 vs. Villanova (2-18-09) 25 at Louisville (2-28-09) 4 at West Virginia (2-24-09)

Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low Hi Low

Field Goals Field Goal Att. Field Goal Pct. 3PT Field Goals 3PT Field Goal Att. 3PT Field Goal Pct. Free Throws Free Throw Att. Free Throw Pct. Rebounds Assists Blocks Steals Turnovers

OPPONENTS 95 by Connecticut (2-15-09) 35 by Montana (3-21-09) 31 by Florida (12-21-08) 13 by Seton Hall (1-20-09) 66 by Florida (12-21-08)/Syracuse (1-24-09) 44 by Cincinnati (2-21-09) .490 (25-51) by Louisville (3-9-09) .241 (13-54) by Seton Hall (1-20-09) 10 by Florida (12-21-08) 0 by Wagner (12-16-08) 22 by Fla. (12-21-08)/Montana (3-21-09) 3 by Wagner (12-16-08) .714 vs. Maryland (12-7-08) .000 (0-3) by Wagner (12-16-08) 27 by Connecticut (2-15-09) 3 by Montana (3-21-09) 31 by Connecticut (2-15-09) 6 by WVSU (12-13-08) 1.000 (16-16) by Gonzaga (3-23-09) .500 (3-6) by Montana (3-21-09) 55 by Connecticut (2-15-09) 19 by Youngstown State (11-29-08) 22 by Connecticut (2-15-09) 6 by Western Michigan (11-20-08) 10 by Providence (1-7-09) 0 by four teams 14 by Louisville (2-28-09) 0 by West Virginia (2-24-09) 27 at Western Michigan (11-20-08) 8 by Villanova (2-18-09)

* School record

2008-09 P OINTS -R EBOUNDS -A SSISTS Opp. Texas A&M 11-16 WMU 11-20 Penn State 11-24 Elon 11-28 YSU 11-29 Duquesne 12-3 Maryland 12-7 WVSU 12-13 Wagner 12-16 Florida A&M 12-19 Florida 12-21 WKU 12-30 WVU 1-4 Providence 1-7 DePaul 1-10 USF 1-17 Seton Hall 1-20 Syracuse 1-24 Georgetown 1-27 Marquette 1-30 Notre Dame 2-3 Rutgers 2-10 Connecticut 2-15 Villanova 2-18 Cincinnati 2-21 West Virginia 2-24 Louisville 2-28 St. John’s 3-2 DePaul 3-8 Louisville 3-9 Montana 3-21 Gonzaga 3-23 Oklahoma 3-29

Cole 0-2-0 5-5-1 2-2-0 4-4-1 6-3-0 0-0-0 2-3-0 11-5-2 6-9-1 0-3-0 DNP 5-6-1 0-7-1 4-8-1 2-8-0 4-12-2 4-6-1 9-11-0 4-10-0 2-2-1 0-0-0 0-6-0 2-4-0 5-7-0 6-8-0 5-7-0 8-5-0 6-7-0 5-7-0 0-0-0 4-5-1 2-6-0 5-2-0

Harrison 12-5-1 12-4-5 8-3-5 13-5-4 16-7-5 10-4-2 6-4-12 15-5-3 17-3-1 8-2-3 7-5-3 13-1-2 5-3-1 0-5-2 9-1-1 13-5-0 9-0-1 13-6-3 4-2-1 15-4-1 17-3-3 12-3-2 3-3-2 2-0-1 8-2-1 6-6-1 0-1-1 8-2-5 3-2-2 3-2-2 4-1-2 6-3-1 5-4-1

Nwude DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ 8-3-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 3-1-0 11-0-3 DNP DNP 2-3-0 0-0-0 0-1-1 2-4-1 0-0-0 2-1-0 2-1-0 0-2-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP 2-0-0 DNP 4-3-1

Ogoke 0-0-0 3-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-1 6-2-1 DNP 0-0-0 0-3-1 8-1-3 0-2-1 0-0-0 3-0-0 DNP 0-1-0 0-0-0 DNP 2-0-0 DNP DNP 2-0-1 0-0-0 DNP 0-0-0 2-0-0 0-0-0 DNP 2-0-0 0-0-0 DNP DNP 0-1-1 DNP 3-4-0

Popovec 0-5-0 8-13-1 2-4-0 11-7-0 6-5-1 15-12-0 4-7-1 17-10-3 3-8-0 7-8-0 0-1-0 10-8-0 3-5-0 4-1-0 DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ 2-0-0 2-1-0 0-0-0 0-2-0 12-9-2 0-7-0 2-2-0 2-2-0 4-6-1 0-0-0 0-2-0 2-2-1 DNP 0-3-0

Sallard 0-0-0 4-2-6 14-5-3 0-5-3 12-3-3 5-5-5 7-3-3 4-3-2 4-8-4 11-5-1 3-1-5 8-3-3 6-4-1 7-4-1 9-3-1 8-1-3 12-4-1 7-1-3 0-2-1 4-5-2 2-0-2 20-1-3 4-1-4 6-4-2 8-6-3 4-3-3 13-1-5 10-1-3 12-6-1 2-5-2 5-3-1 4-1-4 4-2-1

Starters underlined DNP^ - Did not play due to injury DNP - Coaches decision

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Scott 0-2-0 10-6-2 10-10-3 6-6-4 13-5-2 6-5-3 13-6-4 14-14-3 12-8-2 9-9-3 8-6-2 5-9-3 8-5-1 2-2-0 5-2-5 9-7-1 10-7-1 13-7-2 10-11-0 9-4-2 11-18-3 12-12-3 8-6-0 9-2-0 10-5-0 12-4-0 4-6-0 9-5-3 7-12-1 11-3-2 11-5-1 7-8-3 4-4-2

Sims 2-0-1 DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^ DNP^

Stewart 5-6-1 8-3-5 17-4-6 14-5-3 9-3-6 9-4-3 22-4-0 6-7-2 12-6-6 27-4-0 15-8-0 17-6-4 12-2-2 18-8-1 4-7-2 3-3-9 8-3-4 11-2-4 11-5-2 6-2-3 17-4-7 2-2-3 8-3-0 11-1-2 16-1-3 8-1-1 5-3-2 12-5-4 14-5-0 7-3-5 3-6-4 12-2-3 10-3-1

Wilson 8-9-0 15-6-2 4-10-0 14-6-0 11-5-1 8-5-1 6-4-1 8-8-0 10-6-2 6-5-1 8-10-0 7-9-0 2-2-0 6-2-0 7-4-0 12-10-0 2-4-1 9-7-0 2-8-0 13-17-4 4-12-1 0-3-1 0-2-0 0-1-0 2-1-0 8-10-1 2-4-0 12-11-0 3-9-0 16-3-1 2-2-0 10-7-0 6-8-0

Zellous 23-4-0 23-7-3 23-4-2 22-5-4 20-3-4 13-5-3 26-5-2 10-6-5 26-5-1 21-7-2 42-4-6 17-6-4 34-5-4 28-1-1 26-6-5 27-7-2 29-11-5 15-7-6 19-6-3 31-4-3 29-7-3 15-5-3 16-5-1 23-10-5 16-6-5 25-6-2 15-6-2 18-3-2 18-4-2 24-4-1 31-9-2 24-7-1 18-9-2

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2008-09 S CORING B REAKDOWN (percentage of total points in parenthesis) Opponent Front Court Texas A&M 11-16 8 (16.0) Western Michigan 11-20 42 (47.7) Penn State 11-24 32 (40.0) Elon 11-28 35 (41.7) Youngstown State 11-29 48 (48.5) Duquesne 12-3 34 (51.5) Maryland 12-7 32 (37.2) West Virginia State 12-13 54 (63.5) Wagner 12-16 31 (31.6) Florida A&M 12-19 33 (37.1) Florida 12-21 19 (22.9) Western Kentucky 12-30 43 (46.2) West Virginia 1-4 21 (29.2) Providence 1-7 16 (23.2) DePaul 1-10 14 (22.3) USF 1-17 28 (35.4) Seton Hall 1-20 16 (21.1) Syracuse 1-24 31 (40.3) Georgetown 1-27 16 (32.0) Marquette 1-30 32 (37.2) Notre Dame 2-3 17 (20.7) Rutgers 2-10 12 (19.7) Connecticut 2-15 16 (38.1) Villanova 2-18 26 (37.1) Cincinnati 2-21 20 (29.4) West Virginia 2-24 33 (45.8) Louisville 2-28 29 (56.8) St. John’s 3-2 41 (51.9) DePaul 3-8 27 (43.5) Louisivlle 3-9 29 (46.0) Montana 3-21 21 (32.8) Gonzaga 3-23 21 (32.3) Oklahoma 3-29 15 (25.4)

Back Court 42 (84.0) 46 (52.3) 48 (60.0) 49 (58.3) 51 (51.5) 32 (48.5) 54 (52.8) 31 (35.5) 67 (67.4) 56 (62.9) 64 (77.1) 50 (53.8) 51 (70.8) 53 (76.8) 48 (77.4) 51 (64.6) 60 (78.9) 46 (59.7) 34 (68.0) 54 (62.8) 65 (79.3) 49 (80.3) 26 (61.9) 44 (62.9) 48 (70.6) 39 (54.2) 22 (43.1) 38 (48.1) 35 (56.5) 34 (54.0) 43 (67.2) 44 (67.7) 40 (67.8)

Sr. 28 (56.0) 31 (35.2) 40 (50.0) 36 (42.9) 29 (29.3) 22 (33.3) 48 (55.8) 16 (18.8) 38 (38.8) 48 (53.9) 57 (68.7) 34 (36.6) 46 (63.9) 46 (66.7) 30 (48.4) 30 (38.0) 37 (48.7) 26 (33.8) 30 (60.0) 37 (43.0) 65 (56.1) 17 (27.9) 24 (57.1) 34 (48.6) 32 (47.1) 33 (45.8) 20 (39.2) 30 (38.0) 32 (51.6) 31 (49.2) 34 (53.1) 36 (55.4) 28 (47.5)

Jr. 2 (4.0) 4 (4.5) 14 (17.5) 0 (0.0) 12 (12.1) 5 (7.6) 7 (8.1) 4 (4.7) 4 (4.1) 11 (12.4) 3 (3.6) 8 (8.6) 6 (8.3) 7 (10.1) 9 (14.5) 8 (10.1) 12 (15.8) 7 (9.1) 0 (0.0) 4 (4.7) 2 (2.4) 20 (32.8) 4 (9.5) 6 (8.6) 8 (11.8) 4 (5.6) 13 (25.5) 10 (12.7) 12 (19.4) 2 (3.2) 3 (4.7) 4 (6.2) 9 (15.2)

Ties 8 0 0 2 1 3 3 0 0 0 4 1 8 5 11 3 0 6 2 0 0 6 0 4 6 4 1 0 4 0 2 14 5

Time Led 9:23 38:27 38:35 37:56 36:27 30:14 36:01 39:11 39:45 39:53 12:38 37:41 25:57 10:50 20:01 36:28 38:53 35:57 18:59 36:13 39:43 13:20 0:00 29:27 30:44 18:41 0:00 39:46 21:17 2:22 22:09 17:19 0:23

So. 12 (24.0) 27 (30.7) 20 (25.0) 23 (27.4) 35 (35.4) 16 (24.2) 21 (24.4) 40 (47.1) 35 (35.7) 17 (19.1) 15 (18.1) 23 (24.7) 15 (20.8) 6 (8.7) 16 (25.8) 29 (36.7) 23 (30.3) 35 (45.5) 18 (36.0) 28 (32.6) 28 (34.1) 24 (39.3) 12 (28.6) 16 (22.9) 26 (38.2) 25 (34.7) 12 (23.5) 23 (29.1) 15 (24.2) 14 (22.2) 21 (32.8) 15 (23.1) 14 (23.7)

Fr. 8 (16.0) 26 (29.5) 6 (7.5) 25 (29.8) 23 (23.2) 23 (34.8) 10 (8.6) 25 (29.4) 13 (13.3) 13 (14.6) 8 (9.6) 20 (21.5) 5 (6.9) 10 (14.5) 7 (11.3) 12 (15.2) 4 (5.3) 9 (11.7) 2 (4.0) 17 (19.8) 6 (7.3) 0 (0.0) 0 (0.0) 14 (20.0) 2 (2.9) 10 (13.9) 6 (11.8) 16 (20.3) 3 (4.8) 16 (25.4) 4 (6.3) 10 (15.4) 9 (15.2)

Starters 38 (76.0) 68 (77.3) 62 (77.5) 69 (82.1) 69 (69.7) 46 (69.7) 73 (84.9) 53 (62.4) 77 (78.6) 71 (79.8) 80 (96.4) 59 (63.4) 61 (84.7) 54 (78.3) 51 (82.3) 59 (74.7) 61 (80.3) 55 (71.4) 42 (84.0) 63 (73.3) 63 (76.8) 49 (80.3) 36 (85.7) 49 (70.0) 52 (76.5) 57 (79.2) 39 (76.5) 61 (77.2) 51 (82.3) 60 (95.2) 52 (81.3) 57 (87.7) 42 (71.2)

Bench 12 (24.0) 20 (22.7) 18 (22.5) 15 (17.9) 30 (30.3) 20 (30.3) 13 (15.1) 32 (37.6) 21 (21.4) 18 (20.2) 3 (3.6) 34 (36.6) 11 (15.3) 15 (21.7) 11 (17.7) 20 (25.3) 15 (19.7) 22 (28.6) 8 (16.0) 23 (26.7) 19 (23.2) 12 (19.7) 6 (14.3) 21 (30.0) 16 (23.5) 15 (20.8) 12 (23.5) 18 (22.8) 11 (17.7) 3 (4.8) 12 (18.8) 8 (12.3) 17 (28.8)

2008-09 L EAD -D EFICIT C OMPARISON Opponents Texas A&M 11-16 Western Michigan 11-20 Penn State 11-24 Elon 11-28 Youngstown State 11-29 Duquesne 12-3 Maryland 12-7 West Virginia 12-13 Wagner 12-16 Florida A&M 12-19 Florida 12-21 Western Kentucky 12-30 West Virginia 1-4 Providence 1-7 DePaul 1-10 USF 1-17 Seton Hall 1-20 Syracuse 1-24 Georgetown 1-27 Marquette 1-30 Notre Dame 2-3 Rutgers 2-10 Connecticut 2-15 Villanova 2-18 Cincinnati 2-21 West Virginia 2-24 Louisville 2-28 St. John’s 3-2 DePaul 3-8 Louisville 3-9 Montana 3-21 Gonzaga 3-23 Oklahoma 3-29

Largest Lead 4 37 34 35 57 19 31 48 57 34 8 43 10 9 9 37 41 10 12 32 15 8 N/A 16 20 12 0 28 12 1 29 6 2

Largest Deficit 9 N/A N/A 2 2 4 2 N/A N/A N/A 9 1 6 18 7 2 N/A 1 8 5 N/A 8 53 4 3 12 26 0 10 13 6 7 27

Lead Changes 8 0 0 1 5 4 6 0 0 0 8 8 11 2 16 4 0 4 2 1 0 6 0 5 8 3 0 0 7 4 2 16 1

Time Behind 21:54 0:00 0:00 0:16 2:37 7:06 2:02 0:00 0:00 0:00 23:45 1:47 8:10 25:45 13:41 1:46 0:00 1:16 20:16 3:15 0:00 23:03 39:50 7:46 6:00 17:24 38:30 0:00 17:41 36:28 14:31 16:37 35:08

Tied 8:43 0:00 0:00 1:48 0:56 2:40 1:57 0:49 0:15 0:07 3:37 0:32 5:53 3:25 6:18 2:46 1:07 2:47 0:45 0:32 0:17 3:37 0:10 2:47 3:16 3:55 1:30 0:14 1:02 1:10 3:20 7:04 4:31

Result L, 50-56 W, 88-60 W, 80-59 W, 84-49 W, 99-42 W, 66-47 W, 86-57 W, 85-37 W, 98-41 W, 89-59 L, 83-90 W, 93-50 W, 72-63 L, 69-77 L, 62-69 W, 79-47 W, 76-40 W, 77-75 W, 50-39 W, 86-54 W, 82-70 W, 61-53 (OT) L, 42-95 W, 70-54 W, 68-53 W, 72-60 L, 51-75 W, 79-60 W, 62-59 L, 63-69 W, 64-38 W, 65-60 L, 59-70

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C AREER D OUBLE -D OUBLES

2008-09 S UPERLATIVES ...

CAREER DOUBLE DIGIT SCORING

FIRST HALF Most points scored in the first half .............................. 51 at Florida A&M (12-19-08) Fewest points scored in the first half ..............................21 at Connecticut (2-15-09) Fewest points allowed in the first half............................... 17 by Seton Hall (1-20-09) Most points allowed in the first half............................... 47 by Connecticut (2-15-09) Best FG % in the first half ....................64.0 (16-25) vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) Worst FG % in the first half ................................ 23.5 (8-34) at Connecticut (2-15-09) Best FG % by an opponent in the first half .................. 57.7 (15-26) by Louisville (3-9-09) Worst FG % by an opponent in the first half ................18.8 (6-32) by PSU (11-24-08) SECOND HALF Most points scored in the second half ........................................56 vs. WKU (12-30-08) Fewest points scored in the second half .........................21 at Connecticut (2-15-09) Fewest points allowed in the second half ................................. 10 by Montana (3-21-09) Most points allowed in the second half ......................... 48 by Connecticut (2-15-09) Best FG % in the second half................... 69.7 (23-33) vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) Worst FG % in the second half..........................20.8 (5-24) vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08) Best FG % by an opponent in the second half .......................50.0 (11-22) by Cincy (2-21-09) Worst FG % by an opponent in the second half...... 15.4 (4-26) by Georgetown (1-27-09)

Player ........................... 2008-09 ........ Career Selena Nwude ...........................0 ................. 1 Chelsea Cole ..............................0 ................. 1 Shayla Scott ...............................5 ................. 6 Kate Popovec .............................2 ................. 2 Pepper Wilson ...........................3 ................. 3

Player ........................... 2008-09 ........ Career Jania Sims ..................................0 ............... 12 Taneisha Harrison ....................14 ............... 20 Chelsea Cole ..............................1 ................. 4 Shayla Scott .............................16 ............... 18 Sophronia Sallard ......................8 ................. 9 Selena Nwude ...........................0 ................. 2 Pepper Wilson ...........................9 ................. 9 Kate Popovec .............................5 ................. 5

CAREER DOUBLE DIGIT REBOUNDS Player ........................... 2008-09 ........ Career Chelsea Cole ..............................3 ................. 6 Jania Sims ..................................0 ................. 2 Sophronia Sallard ......................0 ................. 2 Shayla Scott ...............................6 ................. 7 Selena Nwude ...........................0 ................. 1 Kate Popovec .............................3 ................. 3 Pepper Wilson ...........................7 ................. 7

CAREER 20-POINT GAMES Player ........................2008-09 ...... Career Taneisha Harrison ......................0 ................. 1 Sophronia Sallard ......................1 ................. 1

GAME Most points scored ............................................. 99 vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) Fewest points scored .......................................................42 at Connecticut (2-15-09) Fewest points allowed .........................................................35 by Montana (3-21-09) Most points allowed ....................................................... 95 by Connecticut (2-15-09) Best FG % .............................................62.7 (39-58) vs. Youngstown State (11-29-08) Worst FG % ...................................................... 25.0 (17-68) at Connecticut (2-15-09) Best FG % by an opponent .................................... 49.0 (25-51) by Louisville (3-9-09) Worst FG % by an opponent ...................................... 21.9 (14-64) by WVSU (12-13-08) MISCELLANEOUS Largest margin of victory ...........................57 vs. YSU (11-29-08)/Wagner (12-16-08) Smallest margin of victory ..........................................2 (77-75) at Syracuse (1-24-09) Largest margin of defeat..................................... 53 (95-42) at Connecticut (2-15-09) Smallest margin of defeat.................. 6 vs. Texas A&M (11-16-08)/Louisville (3-9-09) Largest halftime lead ............................................................................25 three times Smallest halftime lead ........................................ 1 (28-27) at West Virginia (2-24-09) ................................................................................................. vs. Montana (3-21-09) Largest halftime deficit ....................................... 26 (47-21) at Connecticut (2-15-09) Smallest halftime deficit .................................................1 (28-27) by DePaul (3-8-09) Largest rebounding margin .......................................... 33 (61-28) vs. WVSU (12-13-08) Smallest rebounding margin .........................................................3 (43-40) at WVU (2-24-09) Opponent’s largest reb. margin ..................................18 (55-37) at Connecticut (2-15-09) Opponent’s smallest reb. margin .................................................. 1 vs. Gonzaga (3-23-09)

2008-09 R ECORD W HEN ... Leading at the half ................. 22-2 Trailing at the half.................... 2-5 Tied at the half ........................ 1-0 Scores 100+ points .................. 0-0 Scores 90-99 points ................. 3-0 Scores 80-89 points ................. 8-1 Scores 70-79 points ................. 7-0 Scores 60-69 points ................. 6-3 Scores fewer than 60 points .... 1-3 Holds opp. to 41-50 points ...... 6-0 Holds opp. to 31-40 points ...... 4-0 Holds opp. to under 30 points . 0-0 Shoots 50% FG or better.......... 4-0 Shoots 40-49% FG ................. 14-2 Shoots 39% or under FG .......... 6-5

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Holds opp. under 30% FG ........ 8-0 Shoots higher FG% than opp. 22-1 Shoots lower FG% than opp. ... 3-6 Shoots higher FT% than opp. 17-2 Shoots lower FT% than opp..... 8-5 Outrebounds opp. ................. 24-1 Outrebounded by opp. ............ 1-6 Versus ranked opp. .................. 2-4 Versus non-ranked opp.......... 23-3 In overtime .............................. 1-0 Games decided by 3 pts or less2-0

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Game 1 (0-1, 0-0 Big East) Nov. 16, 2008 #10 Texas A&M 56, #23 Pitt 50 Pete Maravich Assembly Center (13,472)

Game 2 (1-1, 0-0 Big East) Nov. 20, 2008 Pitt 88, Western Michigan 60 University Arena (5,421)

BATON ROUGE, LA -- Texas A&M is one of the best defensive women’s basketball teams in the country. The Aggies are athletic, they press, they are physical, they make it difficult for teams to get open shots. That stout defense is why the Aggies advanced to the Elite Eight last year and is a reason they are ranked No. 11 and considered a legitimate Final Four contender. It is hard to score against them and as Pitt found out yesterday, it is darn near impossible without the starting point guard. Pitt also plays great defense, so the Aggies and Panthers staged an oldfashioned defensive slugfest in the State Farm Tip-Off Classic before a crowd of 7,954 at LSU’s Pete Maravich Assembly Center. The Panthers, who played the final 35 minutes without starting point guard Jania Sims because of a knee injury, couldn’t find enough points to win the game and dropped a 56-50 decision to the Aggies. Texas A&M coach Gary Blair acknowledged that it isn’t always fun to watch his team play because they work so hard on defense and fans generally like to see offense. But he was quick to defend the Aggies’ style. In his mind, two teams playing great defense against each other is not ugly, it is a thing of beauty. Sims went down with the score tied, 7-7, and Stewart, a senior, had to step in and finish the game at point guard. She said she had not played the position since she was a freshman. Pitt had only three assists but had 22 turnovers. Pitt ’s leading scorer, senior Shavonte Zellous, was being harassed the entire game by Texas A&M defensive whiz Danielle Gant. Zellous finished with a game-high 23 points but she scored 14 of those points from the free-throw line and she made only 3 of 16 shots. Despite the offensive struggles, Pitt led 25-23 at the half and 35-34 with 10:27 to play in the game but the Aggies used a 9-2 run over the next three minutes to pull away. They maintained at least a six-point cushion the rest of the way. Texas A&M got a boost off the bench from guard Sydney Colson, who had ACL surgery in July and was only supposed to play limited action. But Colson played 22 minutes and had 12 points, including two key 3-pointers. -- Paul Zeise, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

KALAMAZOO, Mich. -- The Pitt women’s basketball team (1-1) earned its first win of the season in convincing fashion Thursday night with an 88-60 victory at Western Michigan (0-2). Shavonte Zellous led all scorers with a 23-point performance, including 20 in the first half. “We came out here today and had a business-like approach,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “The team came out and went to work and got it done. This was a total team effort today. When we had players come off the bench, there was no drop off and that is great when you can do that.” Every player scored for the Panthers in the 28-point victory. Freshman Pepper Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) scored 15 on the night and added six rebounds and two assists. Junior forward Sophronia Sallard (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/Kansas) dished out a career-high six assists on the night and senior Xenia Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) is now just 16 points from 1,000 for her career with eight on the night. Pitt jumped out to a quick lead and never relinquished it as the Panthers shot an outstanding 52.8 percent from the field (19 of 36) in the first half. Pitt led 42-24 entering the lockerroom, led primarily by the dominating 20-point first half performance by Zellous. At one point in the middle of the half, she scored 12 straight points for the Panthers. The 18-point advantage for the Panthers was due in large part to a Western Michigan drought for over six minutes, as well as Pitt forcing 14 Broncos’ turnovers. It was more of the same to start the second half as Pitt charged to an 18-3 run to start the half on 7 of 12 shooting from the field. The Panthers went on to shoot 38 of 82 for the game for 46.3 percent shooting from the field. Pitt had 25 assists on the night and just 12 turnovers while forcing 26 Western Michigan turnovers.

Pitt (50) Player Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Sims-G Scott-F Sallard Harrison Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (88) Player Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Stewart-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Min. 36 33 32 5 19 5 38 15 5 12

FG-FGA 2-6 3-6 3-16 0-3 0-1 0-1 4-13 0-1 0-0 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 3-7 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 1-2 2-2 14-16 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-8 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

12-47

4-13

22-30

FG-FGA 1-6 2-4 2-10 1-1 4-10 0-1 0-0 0-1 4-11 0-0 0-0 5-8

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 3-7 0-0 0-0 2-4

FT-FTA 0-0 2-3 5-8 2-2 1-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-2

19-52

6-16

12-22

Texas A&M (56) Player Min. Elonu-F 21 Micheaux-C 34 Starks-G 33 Smith-G 22 Gant-G 34 Buchanan 5 Carter 0+ Baker 1 White 19 Collins 2 Assarian 7 Colson 22 Team Totals 200

RB 6 9 4 0 2 0 5 2 0 5 4 37

PF 5 2 4 0 1 1 4 0 3 2

A 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0

TO 1 3 6 0 3 1 7 1 0 0

BLK 0 2 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

S 0 0 2 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

PTS 5 8 23 2 0 0 12 0 0 0

22

3

22

5

5

50

RB 8 4 4 3 13 0 0 0 3 0 0 1 6 42

PF 3 4 3 1 4 0 0 0 2 1 1 4

A 1 1 1 3 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 3

TO 1 4 4 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 2 4

BLK 1 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 2

PTS 2 6 9 5 9 0 0 0 13 0 0 12

23

12

20

5

12

56

Halftime-PITT 25-23; FG pct. - PITT .255, TAMU .365; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .308, TAMU .375; FT pct. - PITT .733, TAMU .545. A - 7,954; Officials - Eric Brewton, Tina Napier, Wesley Dean

Min. 26 23 33 31 31 26 11 14 19

FG-FGA 5-8 6-12 9-20 5-9 4-11 4-11 2-5 1-5 4-7

3FG-FGA 0-2 0-0 3-5 1-1 0-2 0-2 0-0 1-2 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 3-4 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

200

38-82

5-12

7-10

3FG-FGA 1-1 0-1 1-1 1-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-3

FT-FTA 3-4 4-5 3-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-2 1-1

5-11

13-19

Western Michigan (60) Player Min. FG-FGA Banktson-F 23 6-10 M Giden-F 30 4-14 Cleary-F 22 1-9 Delahoussaye 24 3-8 Dwyer-G 28 2-4 Dreher 9 0-0 Vest 14 1-5 Harvey 2 0-0 Iaquaniello 11 1-1 Fletcher 2 0-0 Wilson 10 1-2 R Giden 4 0-0 Loney 21 2-6 Team Totals 200 21-59

RB 6 6 7 4 4 3 5 0 13 2 48

PF 2 2 1 1 1 3 1 0 3

A 2 2 3 5 5 5 1 0 1

TO 0 4 1 1 1 1 0 0 4

BLK 2 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

S 2 0 1 3 3 2 0 0 0

PTS 10 15 23 12 12 8 5 3 8

15

25

12

5

11

88

RB 6 5 8 3 1 2 1 0 0 0 1 1 4 4 36

PF 3 1 1 1 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

A 0 0 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

TO 2 5 1 5 0 1 3 0 3 1 2 0 2

BLK 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0

S 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

PTS 16 12 6 7 7 0 2 0 2 0 2 0 6

10

6

26

3

4

60

Halftime-PITT 42-24; FG pct. - PITT .463, WMU .356; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .417, WMU .356; FT pct. - PITT .700, WMU .684. A - 784; Officials - Becky Blank, Rod Creech, Tom Hallead

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 3 (2-1, 0-0 Big East) Nov. 24, 2008 Pitt 80, Penn State 59 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 4 (3-1, 0-0 Big East) Nov. 28, 2008 Pitt 84, Elon 49 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

PITTSBURGH -- Senior Xenia Stewart scored her 1,000th career point in Pitt ’s largest victory over Penn State in school history, a, 80-59 win at the Petersen Events Center Monday night. Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) scored 17 points on the night and now sits at 1,001 points in her career, becoming the 16th player in school history to hit the milestone. “It’s rare when someone does everything you ask,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “We’ve asked Xenia to play five different positions and she does it all for the team. She’s very unselfish. She puts the team first. She has tremendous focus and intensity. She shows tremendous leadership. She’s a warrior and for her to get her to break 1,000 points, was special.” The win is the biggest over Penn State in school history, surpassing the 86-69 Panther win on Feb. 12, 1983. It also marks a considerable improvement for the Panthers under sixth-year head coach Agnus Berenato as her first game in 2003 against the Lady Lions ended in a 96-44 defeat. The domination by the Panthers in this year’s game was from the very beginning. Pitt never trailed in the game and held a commanding 43-18 lead at the half. The Panthers held the Lady Lions to just 18.8 percent from the field during that time (30.0 percent for the game) and forced 18 total turnovers in the contest. Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) had a special night of her own as she picked up the second double-double of her career with 10 points and 10 rebounds, and was able to honor her mother, Jennifer Bruce Scott, prior to the game. Jennifer Bruce was the Big East Player of the Year in 1984 and helped lead her team to the Big East regular season title. The 1983-84 team was honored prior to the game for their 25th anniversary of the championship. The top scorer on the night was again senior Shavonte Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones) with 23 points and four rebounds. Zellous is averaging 23.0 points through three games this season. Freshman Pepper Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) added 10 rebounds and junior Sophronia Sallard (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/Kansas) scored 14. In addition to honoring the 1983-84 team, the current team did some celebrating of its own as Pitt raised its 2008 Sweet 16 banner in a ceremony prior to the game.

PITTSBURGH—Pitt ’s women’s basketball team records its largest win of the season with an 84-49 victory over Elon in the second game of the Pitt Thanksgiving Tournament, this afternoon, at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers improved to 3-1 on the year and will play Youngstown State in the championship game on Saturday. Five players scored in double figures for the Pitt, including a game-high 22 from senior Shavonte Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones). Zellous recorded her fourth consecutive game with more than 20 points. Additionally, senior Xenia Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and freshman Shawnice Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) each scored 14, while sophomore Taneisha Harrison (Bowie, Md./St. John’s College High School) chipped in 13 and freshman Kate Popovec (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) recorded a career-high 11 in the game. The Panthers jumped out to an early double-digit lead, 24-13, thanks to a layup from Stewart. Later Harrison gave the Panthers their largest lead of the game at 42-22, with a pair of made free throws in the first half. Pitt held a 16-point lead at the half, 44-28, as the Panthers shot 51.6 percent from the field. Following intermission, the Panthers increased their lead to 58-32 with a 14-4 run that was sparked by four points from Wilson. Pitt continued to dominate, forcing 10 second-half turnovers by Elon. Pitt held the Phoenix without a field goal the last three minutes and 30 seconds of play. In the first game of today’s Pitt Thanksgiving Tournament, Youngstown State defeated Weber State 67-60. Nikita LaFleur scored a game-high 24 points off the bench for the Penguins.

Penn State (59) Player Trogele-F Lewis-C Grant-G O’Rourke Quinn-G Phillips Gray Womack Mark Wolff Team Totals

Elon (49) Player Wall-F Cotton-C Taylor-G Davis-G Bell-G Sturlodottir Medley Harper Dellapenta Keto Luedtke Team Totals

Pitt (80) Player Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-F Stewart-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Min. 15 27 38 36 11 8 13 11 16 25

FG-FGA 1-7 2-4 6-18 0-9 0-3 1-2 2-4 0-1 2-3 4-9

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-5 0-2 1-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-2 6-9 6-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-6 2-4 0-0

200

18-60

4-13

19-29

Min. 21 28 29 31 36 21 8 4 22

FG-FGA 3-6 1-6 8-21 3-9 5-11 6-9 1-2 0-1 1-2

3FG-FGA 2-4 0-0 2-9 1-3 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 2-2 5-10 1-2 5-5 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-2

200

28-67

7-20

17-28

RB 1 6 7 5 1 0 0 3 6 6 7 42

PF 2 2 3 3 2 0 4 5 1 0

A 2 1 1 4 1 1 0 1 0 0

BLK 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 2

PTS 2 5 20 6 0 3 5 4 6 8

11

TO 2 0 1 6 1 3 1 1 2 0 1 18

22

4

6

59

RB 10 10 4 3 4 5 2 0 4 7 49

PF 4 3 2 0 4 4 1 0 2

A 3 0 2 5 6 3 0 0 0

TO 1 1 6 0 1 0 1 0 2

BLK 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

S 0 2 0 0 2 1 0 0 1

PTS 10 4 23 8 17 14 2 0 2

20

19

12

6

6

80

Halftime-PITT 43-18; FG pct. - PITT .418, PSU .300; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .350, PSU .308; FT pct. - PITT .655, PSU .607. A - 2080; Officials - Bill Titus, Sue Blauch, Kathy Ridilla

Pitt (84) Player Harrison-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Min. 28 27 21 25 18 3 26 24 2 16 10

FG-FGA 3-7 3-5 4-6 2-8 1-5 0-0 3-12 1-6 0-1 0-2 0-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 4-5 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0

200

17-53

4-9

11-14

Min. 28 21 22 37 35 13 14 7 23

FG-FGA 4-11 3-6 6-8 6-11 6-11 0-4 2-5 0-2 4-5

3FG-FGA 3-5 0-2 0-0 3-5 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 0-0 2-2 7-8 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4

200

31-63

6-15

16-18

RB 2 5 1 3 1 0 4 0 0 1 1 5 23

PF 2 4 3 3 2 0 1 0 0 2 1

A 2 1 0 4 0 0 3 2 0 0 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 1 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 1 0

PTS 10 7 11 4 2 0 10 2 0 3 0

12

TO 2 3 1 3 1 1 2 4 1 1 2 1 22

18

0

5

49

RB 5 6 6 5 5 5 4 0 7 3 46

PF 3 2 2 2 2 3 1 0 2

A 4 4 0 4 3 3 1 1 0

TO 1 2 4 4 4 1 1 1 1

BLK 0 3 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

S 0 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 1

PTS 13 6 14 22 14 0 4 0 11

17

20

19

7

8

84

Halftime-PITT 44-28; FG pct. - PITT .321, Elon .321; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .400, Elon .444; FT pct. - PITT .889, Elon .786. A - 323; Officials - John Morningstar, Carol Comanita, Michel Schmidt

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 5 (4-1, 0-0 Big East) Nov. 29, 2008 Pitt 99, Youngstown State 42 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 6 (5-1, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 3, 2008 Pitt 66, Duquesne 47 Palumbo Center (5,358)

PITTSBURGH - The Pitt women’s basketball team (4-1) claimed the Pitt Thanksgiving Tournament title with an 99-42 victory over Youngstown State Saturday evening, behind 20 points from senior guard Shavonte Zellous. Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones) was named the tournament Most Valuable Player for contributing 42 points on the weekend to lead the team in scoring in both games. The 20 points against Youngstown State marks her fifth consecutive 20-point game this season. Also on the all-tournament team were senior Xenia Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and freshman Pepper Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse). The 57-point victory is the largest for a Pitt team since it defeated C.C.A.C 112-25 on Jan. 22, 1977. Pitt currently holds a +27 point margin over its five opponents this season. “I thought this was a great win,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “Everyone contributed. We had five players with double figures and we set a new Petersen Events Center record for field goal percentage. We had an unselfish team. They made the extra pass.” The Panthers shot an outstanding 67.2 percent (39 of 58) from the field for the game, including 69.7 percent in the second half. The 67.2 percent accuracy for the game is a Petersen Events Center record for women’s contests. Pitt also had five players score in double figures, and every active player on the team scored at least six points in the win. Sophomore Taneisha Harrison (Bowie, Md./St. John’s College) had an outstanding game as well with 16 points, seven rebounds, five assists and three steals, while Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) scored a career-high 13. Pitt began to truly pull away late in the first half and began the second half with a 19-0 run. The total run from the end of the first to the middle of the second half, totaled 32 consecutive points for the Panthers to stretch the Pitt lead to 39 points at 63-24.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Kate Popovec scored 15 points and didn’t miss a field-goal attempt, Shavonte Zellous had 13 and No. 24 Pittsburgh opened the second half with a decisive run to beat city opponent Duquesne 66-47 Wednesday night. The Panthers (5-1) stretched a 27-23 lead at halftime into a 42-27 advantage with a 15-4 run. Zellous started the run with a 3-pointer and Popovec ended it with a layup. Keri Pryor scored 18 points for Duquesne (6-2), which was held to 29.1 percent shooting (16-of-55). Popovec, who was 7-of-7 from the floor but missed one of two free throws, had 12 rebounds as Pitt held a 44-34 edge. The double-double was the first for Popovec, who leads the team in rebounding off the bench as a freshman. Pitt improved to 19-8 in the all-time series agains the Dukes with the 19point victory. The game was played at the same time, but on Duquesne’s home floor, as the No. 3 Pitt men’s team defeated the Dukes 78-51 at the Petersen Events Center.

Youngstown State (42) Player Min. Gurgnus-F 28 Scott-F 26 Lafleur-C 21 Westley-G 19 Nortey-G 26 Middlebrooks 15 Manuel 20 Alexander 17 March 14 Gasparek 9 Pendleton 5 Team Totals 200

Pitt (66) Player Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Stewart-G Sallard Cole Popvec Team Totals

Pitt (99) Player Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Stewart-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

FG-FGA 0-2 2-6 3-3 2-6 1-8 1-2 0-3 1-8 4-9 1-2 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-5 2-6 1-2 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 5-6 1-2 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

15-49

4-17

8-12

Min. 25 25 28 29 29 23 12 12 17

FG-FGA 4-5 5-9 7-14 6-8 4-8 5-5 2-2 3-3 3-4

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 2-4 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 5-6 1-1 4-5 1-1 0-0 2-2 2-3 0-0 0-2

200

39-58

6-11

15-20

RB 1 3 5 1 1 0 1 1 1 0 1 4 19

PF 1 4 2 0 0 1 2 2 2 0 5

A 3 1 0 1 6 0 1 0 0 0 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 1

PTS 0 9 7 7 2 2 0 2 10 3 0

12

TO 1 5 0 3 4 4 3 1 1 0 2 2 26

19

0

5

42

RB 5 5 3 7 3 3 3 2 5 4 40

PF 2 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 3

A 2 1 5 5 6 3 0 1 1

TO 1 3 3 2 3 2 2 0 1

BLK 3 0 1 0 0 1 1 0 1

S 1 1 1 3 3 2 0 0 0

PTS 13 11 20 16 9 12 6 6 6

17

23

17

7

11

99

Duquesne (47) Player Britcher-F Pollino-F Pryor-G Frederick-G Little-G Babe Thompson Pyle Peck Team Totals

Min. 32 21 27 34 35 23 4 24

FG-FGA 2-9 4-6 5-14 5-13 3-8 2-6 0-1 7-7

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 3-7 0-4 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-2

200

28-64

4-13

6-8

Min. 21 24 34 34 40 13 11 13 10

FG-FGA 1-3 1-4 8-13 1-9 3-16 0-3 1-5 0-1 1-1

3FG-FGA 1-2 0-0 2-4 0-4 0-4 0-1 1-4 0-1 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-2 0-0 3-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

200

16-55

4-20

11-12

RB 5 5 5 4 4 5 0 12 4 44

PF 3 2 3 2 2 0 0 1

A 3 1 3 2 3 5 0 0

TO 3 4 4 2 2 1 0 1

BLK 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 0

S 0 1 0 3 0 3 0 0

PTS 6 8 13 10 9 5 4 15

13

17

17

3

7

66

RB 3 3 0 12 6 2 0 4 1 3 34

PF 1 2 1 1 2 1 1 0 2

A 4 0 0 1 3 0 1 1 0

TO 3 0 2 5 3 3 0 1 1

BLK 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 3 4 18 5 8 2 5 0 2

11

10

18

2

3

47

Halftime-PITT 27-23; FG pct. - PITT .438, DU .291; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .308, DU .200; FT pct. - PITT .750, DU .917. A - 1,063; Officials - Bill Titus, Joe Vaszily, Natasha Harris

Halftime-PITT 44-22; FG pct. - PITT .672, YSU .306; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .545, YSU .235; FT pct. - PITT .750, YSU .667. A - 2791; Officials - John Orminski, Carol Comanita, Kevin Pethtel

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 7 (6-1, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 7, 2008 #24 Pitt 86, #8 Maryland 57 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 8 (7-1, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 13, 2008 #16 Pitt 85, West Virginia State 37 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 20 of her 26 points in the second half to lead No. 24 Pittsburgh to an 86-57 upset of No. 8 Maryland on Sunday. Xenia Stewart had 22 points, Shayla Scott added 13 and Taneisha Harrison had a career-high 12 assists for Pittsburgh (6-1), which won its sixth straight and beat a top 10 opponent for the second time in school history. “This is the biggest win in our program’s history,” Pittsburgh coach Agnus Berenato told the crowd after the game. Kristi Toliver scored 12 points and Lynetta Kizer had 10 for Maryland (7-2), which committed 22 turnovers in losing for the first time since a season-opening defeat at Texas Christian. “Pitt just outworked, outhustled and outcompeted us for 40 minutes,” Maryland coach Brenda Frese said. “All of the credit goes to Pitt. They did everything right. Everything we did was disappointing because we didn’t compete.” Pittsburgh scored the first six points of the second half behind a free throw from Harrison, a basket from Pepper Wilson, and a 3-pointer from Zellous for a 45-32 lead. The Panthers handed Maryland its biggest loss since a 74-44 defeat to Duke on March 6, 2005. “I just thought it was an awesome performance,” Berenato said. “We were well prepared, and it showed. It was a great victory.”

PITTSBURGH - Pitt improved to 7-1 on the season behind five players in double digits as the 16th-ranked Panther women’s basketball team defeated West Virginia State, 85-37, Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. “I think this is how you have to win,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “We had five players in double figures today, and so many of our players contributing all different kinds of key stats. That’s players stepping up and that’s what good teams do.” Freshman Kate Popovec (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) scored a career- and game-high 17 points and added 10 rebounds in the 48-point victory. Pitt has now won each of its seven games by an average of 33.9 points. Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) earned career highs in both points and rebounds with 14 each in just 25 minutes of play. Also scoring in double figures on the day were Taneisha Harrison (Bowie, Md./St. John’s College) with 15 points on 6 of 9 shooting, Chelsea Cole (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) with 11 points and Shavonte Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones) with 10 points. Pitt led by 14 at the half, 36-22, but pulled away early in the second and held the Yellow Jackets to just 15 points in the second half, while scoring 49. Pitt post players had most of the action as they out-scored West Virginia State 58-12 in the paint. The Panthers shot 50.0 percent on the day (36 of 72) and out-rebounded the Yellow Jackets 61-28 for the most Pitt rebounds since it totaled 61 on Nov. 20, 2007 at Mount St. Mary’s last season -- an 82-31 victory.

Maryland (57) Player Liles-F Coleman-F Kizer-C Strickland-G Toliver-G

West Virginia State (37) Player Min. FG-FGA Coleman-F 39 5-15 Mingo-F 37 4-22 Finkton-C 20 1-7 Sierra-G 26 0-3 Setter-G 13 2-4 Alleyne 1 0-1 Davis 2 0-0 Hale 20 0-3 Matteson 20 2-7 Clough 21 0-2 White 1 0-0 Team Totals 200 14-64

Wiley-Gatewood

Barrett Oyefuwa Mingo Team Totals Pitt (86) Player Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Scott-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Min. 33 26 25 26 33 22 15 4 16

FG-FGA 3-6 3-9 4-9 2-4 4-11 2-4 2-2 0-0 0-2

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-2 3-3 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-4 2-2 2-4 0-0 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-0 2-3

200

20-47

5-7

12-18

Min. 29 18 32 39 37 17 10 2 16

FG-FGA 8-11 3-8 10-22 2-6 5-9 2-7 1-3 0-0 1-3

3FG-FGA 3-3 0-0 4-8 1-3 2-4 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-4 0-0 2-2 1-2 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-4

200

32-69

11-21

11-16

RB 7 9 4 1 2 2 1 1 0 3 30

PF 4 1 2 3 0 1 0 1 2

A 0 2 1 1 3 4 0 0 0

TO 4 4 3 2 4 0 4 0 1

BLK 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 0 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

PTS 9 8 10 5 12 7 4 0 2

14

11

22

3

2

57

RB 4 4 5 4 6 3 3 0 7 2 38

PF 3 2 3 2 3 1 1 0 4

A 0 1 2 12 4 3 0 0 1

TO 0 0 3 2 2 1 0 0 2

BLK 0 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 1

S 1 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 1

PTS 22 6 26 6 13 7 2 0 4

19

23

10

4

7

86

Halftime-PITT 39-32; FG pct. - PITT .464, UM .426; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .524, UM .714; FT pct. - PITT .688, UM .667. A - 3,223; Officials - Sue Blauch, Kathleen Lynch, Denise Brooks-Clauser

Pitt (85) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-5 0-0 0-0 2-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

4-16

5-6

Min. 25 28 24 31 28 18 15 9 22

FG-FGA 5-11 3-6 4-7 5-18 6-9 2-3 5-9 0-2 6-7

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-4 2-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 4-6 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 5-8

200

36-72

2-8

11-19

RB 3 6 4 0 1 0 0 4 5 1 0 4 28

PF 3 2 4 2 0 0 0 1 0 4 0

A 2 3 0 2 0 0 1 1 2 0 0

TO 1 2 2 3 1 0 0 6 3 1 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 12 9 2 2 6 0 0 0 6 0 0

16

11

19

0

7

37

RB 14 7 8 6 5 3 5 3 10 0 61

PF 0 3 1 0 2 1 1 0 1

A 3 2 0 5 3 2 2 1 3

TO 1 2 2 3 1 3 1 1 1

BLK 2 0 1 2 0 0 1 0 3

S 0 1 1 2 2 0 0 0 0

PTS 14 6 8 10 15 4 11 0 17

9

21

15

9

6

85

Halftime-PITT 36-22; FG pct. - PITT .500, WVSU .219; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .250, WVSU .250; FT pct. - PITT .579, WVSU .833. A - 2,548; Officials - Angela Lewis, Carol Comanita, Kathy Lonergan

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 9 (8-1, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 16, 2008 #16 Pitt 98, Wagner 41 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 10 (9-1, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 19, 2008 #16 Pitt 89, Florida A&M 59 Gaither Gym (3,365)

PITTSBURGH - The Pitt women’s basketball team’s dominance continued Tuesday night with a 98-41 win over Wagner as the 16th-ranked Panthers improved to 8-1 on the season. “I am really proud of our team,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “Wagner did a great job, they fought until the end. Now we just need to focus on working hard and getting better. I think our girls really enjoy that. They like playing basketball with each other and the girls like wearing a Pitt uniform. They’re a group that wants to get better.” Pitt had all five scorers tally double figure points, including 26 from senior guard Shavonte Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones), and the team contributed a school record-tying 12 blocks in the win. Also scoring in double figures were Taneisha Harrison with 17, Shayla Scott and Xenia Stewart with 12 and Pepper Wilson with 10. Scott (Monroeville, Pa./ Gateway) added eight rebounds and Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) added six rebounds and six assists. Pitt out-rebounded the Seahawks 59 to 28 and forced 26 turnovers. The Panthers yet again shut down the opposing team’s leading scorer as Wagner’s Andrea Reed scored just six points on the night. Pitt led 46-23 at the half, but pulled away in the second, outscoring Wagner 52-18 in the second half for the 57-point victory.

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — The Pitt women’s basketball team can light up a scoreboard. The No. 16 Panthers’ 89-59 win Friday night over Florida A&M was the fourth straight game and eighth in the last nine that they eclipsed the 80-point mark. Yet, it was Pitt ’s defense that kick-started the scoring at Gaither Gym. The Panthers (9-1), winners of nine straight, held FAMU (4-5) to one basket from the floor in the game’s first 7:58. Their long arms disrupted the Rattlers’ passing lanes and Pitt turned 17 FAMU turnovers into 26 points. “We like to get out and play defense,” Panthers coach Agnus Berenato said. “We like to play strong on-ball defense.” Senior Xenia Stewart scored a season-high 27 points to lead the Panthers, hitting 3 of 4 shots from 3-point range. “Xenia is our warrior,” Berenato said. “She’s so strong and so mentally tough. But that’s just how she plays.” FAMU’s 3-point shooting was one of the team’s few bright spots. The Rattlers hit 6 of 11 shots from the 3-point line. Freshman Tameka McKelton led Florida A&M, shooting 3-for-4 from behind the arc and scoring 17 points. Rattlers coach LeDawn Gibson said Pitt’s defense was tough to overcome, as was the knowledge that FAMU was hosting a nationally ranked foe. Shavonte Zellous scored 21 points for the Panthers and pulled down seven rebounds, while Shayla Scott had nine rebounds and nine points. Antonia Bennett added nine points for FAMU, while Melissa Daniels scored seven points with seven rebounds. The Rattlers were without second-leading scorer Stephanie Foster for most of the game. Foster, suffering from the flu, played just seven minutes.

Wagner (41) Player Poole-F Patterson-F Clark-C Stokes-G Reed-G Swartley Hicks Thorpe Team Totals

Pitt (89) Player Scott-F Stewart-G Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (98) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Min. 29 14 17 37 35 21 22 25

FG-FGA 3-11 1-5 1-3 0-4 3-6 3-5 3-9 3-11

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 1-2 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 3-3 0-0

200

17-54

0-3

7-9

Min. 24 25 23 27 29 23 14 14 21

FG-FGA 2-8 4-10 3-5 11-21 5-11 1-9 3-5 2-4 1-5

3FG-FGA 1-3 2-3 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0

FT-FTA 7-8 2-2 4-4 3-4 6-10 2-2 0-0 2-2 1-2

200

32-78

7-14

27-34

RB 4 1 2 6 1 3 3 3 5 28

PF 1 2 2 3 4 4 2 3

A 3 0 0 3 3 2 1 1

TO 3 0 2 2 7 2 7 2

BLK 3 0 0 1 1 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 2 1 0 0 0

PTS 7 2 3 2 6 6 9 6

21

13

26

5

4

41

RB 8 6 6 5 3 8 9 1 8 5 59

PF 1 3 2 1 2 0 0 1 2

A 2 6 2 1 1 4 1 3 0

TO 2 2 1 2 3 2 0 0 1

BLK 2 0 2 1 0 2 1 0 4

S 1 1 1 1 0 3 0 1 0

PTS 12 12 10 26 17 4 6 8 3

12

20

13

12

8

98

Halftime-PITT 46-23; FG pct. - PITT .410, WC .315; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .500, WC .000; FT pct. - PITT .794, WC .778. A - 2,354; Officials - Kathleen Lynch, Kathy Ridilla, Kevin Pethtel

Min. 35 34 24 25 26 23 6 7 20

FG-FGA 3-6 9-17 2-5 5-10 3-11 3-8 0-0 0-0 2-6

3FG-FGA 1-3 3-4 0-0 1-2 0-3 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 6-7 2-2 10-12 2-4 4-5 0-0 0-0 3-4

200

27-63

6-15

29-36

FG-FGA 2-11 0-1 1-4 3-10 1-5 6-10 3-7 0-2 0-1 3-6 0-2

3FG-FGA 2-5 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 3-4 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-5 0-0 2-4 0-1 2-2 2-3 2-2 0-0 3-6 1-2 0-0

19-59

6-11

15-25

Florida A&M (59) Player Min. Bennett-F 29 Foster-F 7 Tate-C 22 Jones-G 24 Dawson-G 23 McKelton 20 Hampton 10 Woods 9 Donald 22 Daniels 24 Stallings 10 Team Totals 200

RB 9 4 5 7 2 5 3 2 8 7 52

PF 2 2 4 4 4 2 2 1 0

A 3 0 1 2 3 1 0 1 0

TO 4 3 3 4 0 1 0 1 1

BLK 1 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1

S 2 4 0 2 1 2 0 0 0

PTS 9 27 6 21 8 11 0 0 7

21

11

17

3

11

89

RB 4 0 6 2 2 2 4 0 2 7 1 5 35

PF 2 0 4 4 2 4 1 0 2 3 3

A 1 0 1 2 1 1 0 1 1 0 0

TO 1 2 0 6 4 1 1 1 1 2 1

BLK 2 0 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 1 2

S 1 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 9 0 4 7 4 17 8 0 3 7 0

25

8

21

9

4

59

Halftime-PITT 51-26; FG pct. - PITT .429, FAMU .322; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .400, FAMU .545; FT pct. - PITT .600, FAMU .806. A - 127; Officials - Marissa Whaley, Richelle Brown, Sonny Scyphers

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 11 (9-2, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 21, 2008 #20 Florida 90, #16 Pitt 83 O’Connell Center (12,000)

Game 12 (10-2, 0-0 Big East) Dec. 30, 2008 #19 Pitt 93, Western Kentucky 50 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Sha Brooks had 24 points and eight rebounds and Lonnika Thompson added a career-high 16 points Sunday, sending Florida (No. 24 ESPN/USA Today, No. 20 AP) past Pittsburgh (No. 19 ESPN/USA Today, No. 16 AP) 90-83. The Gators (11-1) won their 11th consecutive game and snapped Pitt ’s nine-game winning streak. Shavonte Zellous scored a career-high 42 points for the Panthers (9-2). She was 13-of-24 from the field, 3-of-4 from 3-point range and 13-of-14 from the line. Zellous, who grew up in nearby Orlando, also had six assists and four rebounds. Xenia Stewart added 15 points for Pitt. Stewart and Zellous helped the Panthers turn a 55-46 deficit into a 70-62 lead midway through the second half. But Thompson hit three consecutive 3-pointers to put the Gators go back in front for good. Florida used some offensive rebounds, a couple steals and four free throws in the final minute to seal the victory.

PITTSBURGH—For the fourth consecutive season, Pitt ’s women’s basketball team earned its 10th win of the season before the month of January, as the Panthers garnered a 93-50 victory over Western Kentucky, this evening, at the Petersen Events Center. Pitt improved to 10-2 on the season. Tonight’s victory was also the 99th win for head coach Agnus Berenato at Pitt, as she has compiled a 99-68 record in her six seasons. This is also the fourth 40-plus margin of victory for the Panthers, this year. Pitt was led by seniors Xenia Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) and Shavonte Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones) with 17 points, a piece. Also scoring in double figures, sophomore Taneisha Harrison (Bowie, Md./ St. John’s College High) added 13 points and freshman Kate Popovec (Canfield, Ohio/Canfield) chipped in 10. Falling one short of tying the school record for blocked shots, Pitt stuffed 11 shots on the night. Junior Sophronia Sallard (Syracuse, N.Y./Nottingham/ Kansas), sophomore Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) and freshman Shawnice Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse) had three blocks each. In the opening stanza, the Panthers and Hilltoppers went through eight lead changes before Pitt took the final lead with a 9-0 run that was sparked by a Popovec layup. The Panthers held a 37-24 advantage at halftime. After the break, Pitt continued to push and extended its lead to 55-26 with an 18-2 run to open the second half.

Pitt (83) Player Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Scott-F Stewart-G Sallard Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

Western Kentucky (50) Player Min. FG-FGA A Brown-F 29 1-6 Magley-F 24 3-10 McNear-G 29 4-15 Rich-G 38 5-9 H Brown-G 28 3-9 Thomas 12 0-1 Owens 20 1-7 Obafemi 10 0-2 House 2 0-2 Johnson 8 1-1 Team Totals 200 18-62

Florida (90) Player Smith-F Dotson-F Brooks-G Sorensen-G Mossor-G Thompson Madu Critton Lucas Henry Team Totals

Min. 37 38 35 37 30 17 0+ 6

FG-FGA 4-7 13-24 3-10 3-11 7-9 1-2 0-0 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-0 3-4 1-3 2-5 1-1 1-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 13-14 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

31-63

8-14

13-16

Min. 31 23 37 31 23 23 8 2 9 19

FG-FGA 2-5 4-9 8-19 5-10 4-9 5-6 1-1 0-0 0-2 2-5

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 0-4 5-10 1-3 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-2 1-2 8-11 0-0 2-2 2-2 1-2 0-0 0-0 2-2

200

31-66

10-22

18-23

RB 10 4 5 6 8 1 0 1 4 39

PF 4 2 3 4 5 0 0 1

A 0 6 3 2 0 5 0 0

TO 6 4 1 1 3 2 0 0

BLK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 8 42 7 8 15 3 0 0

19

16

17

1

1

83

RB 8 2 8 4 2 0 1 0 0 5 3 33

PF 4 4 2 2 2 2 0 0 1 1

A 1 1 3 5 1 0 0 0 1 3

TO 1 3 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 1 0 1 1 0 1 0 0 1 3

PTS 6 9 24 15 11 16 3 0 0 6

18

15

9

1

8

90

Halftime-UF 46-44; FG pct. - PITT .492, UF .470; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .571, UF .455; FT pct. - PITT .813, UF .783. A - 1,377; Officials - June Corteau, Felicia Grinter, Bill Titus

Pitt (93) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Sallard Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-1 0-1 1-3 2-2 0-0 0-1 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 3-6 2-2 4-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

3-9

11-14

Min. 29 32 17 27 25 22 20 4 9 15

FG-FGA 1-3 8-15 2-5 7-21 5-9 4-6 2-5 1-1 4-5 5-7

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-3 0-0 0-3 3-3 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-3 1-1 3-4 3-5 0-0 0-0 1-4 1-2 0-0 0-0

200

39-77

3-12

12-19

RB 6 5 2 2 1 1 7 0 1 2 6 33

PF 3 3 2 0 4 0 1 2 0 0

A 1 0 2 1 2 1 0 0 0 0

TO 5 1 3 1 5 1 2 0 0 0

BLK 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 2 6 11 13 12 0 4 0 0 2

15

7

18

3

3

50

RB 9 6 9 6 1 3 6 0 3 8 4 55

PF 1 2 1 3 2 1 1 2 1 2

A 3 4 0 4 2 3 1 0 0 0

TO 1 1 2 1 4 0 1 0 0 0

BLK 3 0 3 0 0 3 1 0 1 0

S 0 2 1 1 0 0 2 1 0 1

PTS 5 17 7 17 13 8 5 3 8 10

16

17

10

11

8

93

Halftime-PITT 37-24; FG pct. - PITT .506, WKU .290; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .250, WKU .333; FT pct. - PITT .632, WKU .786. A - 3,402; Officials - Kathleen Lynch, Angie Enlund, Kevin Pethtel

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 13 (11-2, 1-0 Big East) Jan. 4, 2009 #19 Pitt 72, West Virginia 63 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 14 (11-3, 1-1 Big East) Jan. 7, 2009 Providence 77, #19 Pitt 69 Alumni Hall (2,620)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Shavonte Zellous had 34 points and No. 19 Pittsburgh scored the game’s last eight points to beat West Virginia 72-63 in the Big East opener for both schools Sunday. Xenia Stewart scored 12 points as Pitt (11-2, 1-0) earned its 10th win in 11 games and the 100th for coach Agnus Berenato in her six seasons at the school. Takisha Granberry scored 22 points for West Virginia (10-3, 0-1), which rallied from a 57-47 deficit to close to within one point at 64-63 on Granberry’s basket with 2:13 remaining. But Zellous scored on Pitt ’s next two possessions, and the Panthers added four free throws in the final minute to win. Zellous, who also had five rebounds and four assists, scored twice and Stewart and Taneisha Harrison each hit 3-pointers during a 10-0 run that gave Pitt its 57-47 lead. Liz Repella scored 18 points and Sarah Miles had 14 for West Virginia.

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) -- Emily Cournoyer scored a season-best 19 points with 11 rebounds to propel Providence to a 77-69 upset of Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/ USA Today, No. 19 AP) on Wednesday night. The Friars’ win overshadowed the performance of Shavonte Zellous, who scored 28 points for Pitt (11-3, 1-1 Big East). Zellous, the nation’s fourth-leading scorer at 23.1 points per game, had 16 in the first half. The win snapped a three-game losing streak for Providence (7-7, 1-1 Big East), which also got 14 points from Mi-Khida Hankins and 13 from Trinity Hull. Providence narrowed a 23-14 deficit with a 12-2 run late in the opening half to take the lead. Catherine Bove’s 3-pointer with two minutes remaining in the first half pushed Providence’s advantage to 34-27. Providence’s 40 points in the first half were a season high for the Friars, who led by as many as 16 with 9:14 to go in the second half. Providence shot 53.8 percent from the field in the second half to Pitt ’s 34.3 percent. The last time the Friars defeated a ranked opponent was Feb. 19, 2008, when they topped then-No. 22 Syracuse 62-58 at home.

West Virginia (63) Player Min. Repella-F 35 Granberry-F 38 Burton-C 32 Miles-G 38 Powell-G 33 Dixon 5 Sanabria 11 Keehan 1 Fullard 7 Team Totals 200

Pitt (69) Player Zellous-G Harrison-G Scott-F Stewart-G Wilson-C Sallard Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (72) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Harrison-G Sallard Cole Nwude Popovec Team Totals

FG-FGA 6-15 9-19 4-6 4-8 0-3 0-1 1-3 0-1 0-2

3FG-FGA 3-8 4-8 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-4 0-0 0-1 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

24-58

9-20

6-9

Min. 32 34 15 33 22 30 15 4 15

FG-FGA 2-6 3-7 0-2 12-20 2-5 2-10 0-1 1-1 0-2

3FG-FGA 1-1 1-1 0-0 3-6 1-2 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-4 5-7 2-2 7-9 0-0 22 0-0 0-0 3-4

200

22-54

6-11

22-28

RB 4 8 4 4 3 1 2 0 1 5 32

PF 4 3 3 3 4 0 0 0 2

A 1 3 0 3 7 0 2 0 0

TO 4 5 2 2 5 0 2 0 1

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 3 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 18 22 8 12 0 0 3 0 0

19

16

22

0

7

63

RB 5 2 2 5 3 4 7 0 5 4 37

PF 2 3 2 2 1 1 0 0 0

A 1 2 0 4 1 1 1 0 0

TO 0 2 1 2 7 2 2 0 0

BLK 0 0 2 0 2 0 1 0 2

S 0 2 0 1 0 1 0 0 0

PTS 8 12 2 34 5 6 0 2 3

11

10

16

7

4

72

Halftime-PITT 34-31; FG pct. - PITT .407, WVU .414; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .545, WVU .450; FT pct. - PITT .786, WVU .667. A - 4,528; Officials - Bonita Spence, Joanne Aldrich, Diana DePaul

Min. 37 14 23 39 11 24 30 12 2 8

FG-FGA 9-20 0-4 1-9 5-13 2-4 3-7 1-2 0-4 0-1 2-4

3FG-FGA 0-3 0-0 0-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-4 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 10-12 0-1 0-0 8-10 2-2 1-2 2-3 0-0 0-0 0-1

200

23-68

0-11

23-31

FG-FGA 0-1 5-6 3-10 4-14 8-13 3-5 0-3 4-9 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-1 0-2 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-1 2-2 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-2 2-2 6-8 3-3 2-3 1-2 0-0 2-2

27-61

5-9

18-22

Providence (77) Player Min. Darrian* 8 Hull* 25 Marandola* 33 Hankins* 30 Cournoyer* 31 Dorsey 20 Wells 20 Bove 25 Clark 8 Team Totals 200

RB 1 5 2 8 2 4 8 1 0 1 3 35

PF 4 0 3 2 3 2 3 1 0 3 1 22

A 1 2 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 0

TO 2 1 1 2 3 2 2 0 0 1

BLK 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 1 0 1

S 2 1 0 6 1 3 3 0 0 0

PTS 28 0 2 18 6 7 4 0 0 4

6

14

6

16

69

RB 4 4 8 3 11 5 0 6 4 7 52

PF 0 2 3 5 3 2 3 2 2

A 0 3 4 2 4 1 1 1 1

TO 2 5 4 4 5 3 2 0 0

BLK 1 0 0 3 4 0 0 1 1

S 1 1 0 0 1 2 0 1 0

PTS 0 13 8 14 19 10 1 10 2

22

17

25

10

6

77

Halftime-PC 40-31; FG pct. - PITT .338, PC .443; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .000, PC .556; FT pct. - PITT .742, PC .818. A - 251; Officials - Patti Fernandes, Tom Danaher, Mark Zentz

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 15 (11-4, 1-2 Big East) Jan. 10, 2009 DePaul 69, #19 Pitt 62 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 16 (12-4, 2-2 Big East) Jan. 17, 2009 Pitt 79, USF 47 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Natasha Williams scored 27 points, Deirdre Naughton added 24 and DePaul rallied from a nine-point second-half deficit to hand No. 19 Pittsburgh its second consecutive loss, 69-62 on Saturday. Shavonte Zellous had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists, but no other Pitt player scored in double figures as the Panthers shot 34.5 percent (20-of58). The Panthers were coming off a 77-69 loss at Providence on Wednesday. Pitt (11-4, 1-2 in Big East) led 43-34 with 18:44 remaining, but then went scoreless for nearly 6 1/2 minutes. Naughton’s 3-pointer put DePaul (13-4, 1-2) ahead for good at 53-52 with 5:53 remaining. Naughton later hit another 3 and scored off Felicia Chester’s steal on consecutive possessions to make it 60-54 with 4:04 to go. The Blue Demons closed it out by outscoring Pitt 7-2 over the last 3:21. DePaul won for the first time in three Big East games, but its two losses were to No. 10 Louisville and No. 12 Notre Dame.

Behind 27 points from senior Shavonte Zellous, the Pitt women’s basketball team (12-4, 2-2 Big East) got back on the winning track with a 79-47 dominating victory over USF (14-5, 1-4 Big East) Saturday afternoon at the Petersen Events Center. The 32-point victory is the largest Pitt win over the Bulls in school history and is the Panthers’ seventh 30-point win this season. “I thought with the week off we really prepared for South Florida,” head coach Agnus Berenato said. “I’ve got to give credit to Xenia Stewart. She gave us 26 minutes running the point, had nine assists and didn’t turn the ball over once. Our seniors knew how much we really needed this win and they came out a little too fast, but I thought their leadership really got us going.” Although there were four lead changes, Pitt pulled away mid-way through the first half with an 11-0 run to take the 22-13 lead for good. Sophomore Shayla Scott (Monroeville, Pa./Gateway) got the team started with two quick three-pointers in the first two and a half minutes of the game. Scott went on to score nine, while adding seven rebounds. Zellous (Orlando, Fla./Jones), in addition to her game-high 27 points, added seven rebounds, three blocks, two assists and two steals in 32 minutes. She shot 3 of 8 from three-point range and was 8-for-9 from the free throw line. The senior guard is currently second in the country and first in the Big East in scoring with 23.8 points per game. Also scoring in double figures for the Panthers in the win were Taneisha Harrison (Bowie, Md./St. John’s College) with 13 points and Pepper Wilson (Pittsburgh, Pa./Westinghouse), who earned her first career double-double with 12 points and 10 rebounds. Chelsea Cole (Lumberton, N.J./Rancocas Valley) grabbed a career-high 12 rebounds on the day and senior Xenia Stewart (Bowie, Md./Riverdale Baptist) dished out nine assists without a single turnover from the point guard position.

DePaul (69) Player Hampton-F Chester-F Williams-C Quigley-G Naughton-G Cattell Threatt Medley Havel Team Totals Pitt (69) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Team Totals

Min. 15 27 35 33 36 13 25 8 8

FG-FGA 3-3 1-3 10-17 2-9 9-18 0-1 0-3 0-2 0-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3 5-10 0-0 0-2 0-1 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-3 7-8 2-4 1-3 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0

200

25-57

5-16

14-20

Min. 30 26 27 37 33 22 20 3 2

FG-FGA 2-8 1-3 3-7 7-19 4-10 3-8 0-2 0-1 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-2 0-0 0-0 3-8 1-2 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 1-4 2-2 1-1 9-14 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

200

20-58

5-15

17-25

RB 1 9 10 3 4 2 2 5 1 2 39

PF 5 4 3 2 0 1 4 1 1

A 3 0 2 6 4 1 1 0 0

TO 1 1 1 4 2 4 2 1 0

BLK 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 1 2 0 2 0 0 1 0 0

PTS 6 4 27 6 24 0 2 0 0

21

17

16

2

6

69

RB 2 7 4 6 3 1 8 0 0 6 37

PF 2 4 2 1 2 3 1 0 0

A 5 2 0 5 1 1 0 0 0

TO 0 1 6 4 3 1 2 1 0

BLK 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 5 4 7 26 9 9 2 0 0

15

14

18

2

3

62

Halftime-PITT 39-34; FG pct. - PITT .345, DU .439; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .333, DU .313; FT pct. - PITT .680, DU .700. A - 3,552; Officials - Barbara Jo Smith, Eric Brewton, Kathy Ridilla

USF (47) Player Denson Lawson Grace Sepulveda Stokes Wynne Ayers Grant Speed Sanders Varney Dalembert Team Totals Pitt (79) Player Scott-F Stewart-G Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Harrison Cole Nwude Team Totals

Min. 24 25 25 15 21 24 4 21 12 14 4 11

FG-FGA 1-6 2-6 2-10 2-5 0-5 1-7 1-1 5-10 0-3 0-2 0-0 3-10

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-6 1-4 0-5 0-2 1-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 1-2 3-4 3-5 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2

200

17-65

2-19

11-17

Min. 20 27 21 32 27 30 27 16

FG-FGA 3-7 1-7 6-8 8-21 3-6 4-15 2-5 1-3

3FG-FGA 3-5 1-2 0-0 3-8 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 0-0 8-9 2-2 4-4 0-0 1-2

200

28-72

8-21

15-17

RB 3 3 3 1 3 2 0 11 1 1 0 5 9 42

PF 5 2 0 2 0 0 1 1 0 2 0 1

A 0 0 3 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 0

TO 0 3 2 3 1 3 0 3 1 0 0 2

BLK 3 1 0 0 0 1 0 2 0 1 0 0

S 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 3 7 7 5 2 2 3 11 0 0 0 7

14

9

18

8

4

47

RB 7 3 10 7 1 5 12 1 9 55

PF 4 3 5 1 1 0 0 2

A 1 9 0 2 3 0 2 0

TO 3 0 5 2 1 2 1 0

BLK 0 0 1 3 0 0 2 1

S 1 2 0 2 1 1 0 0

PTS 9 3 12 27 8 13 4 3

16

17

14

7

7

79

Halftime-PITT 37-19; FG pct. - PITT .389, USF .262; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .381, USF .105; FT pct. - PITT .882, USF .647. A - 4,379; Officials - Mark Zentz, Laura Morris, Kenneth Weiand

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 17 (13-4, 3-2 Big East) Jan. 20, 2009 #25 Pitt 76, Seton Hall 40 Walsh Gym (2,600)

Game 18 (14-4, 4-2 Big East) Jan. 24, 2009 #25 Pitt 77, Syracuse 75 Carrier Dome (33,633)

SOUTH ORANGE, N.J. (AP) — After losing two straight Big East contests and falling out of the women’s basketball Top 25 for the first time in six weeks, the Pitt Panthers wanted to make sure their return to the nation’s elite would be permanent. “Every team has a downfall,” said Pitt senior guard Shavonte Zellous, whose 29 points, 11 rebounds, five assists and four blocks led the Panthers past Seton Hall 76-40 Tuesday night. “We wanted to make a statement that Pitt still has a good team. It’s one of our goals to remain in the Top 25.” After losing consecutive games to Providence and DePaul, the Panthers (13-4, 3-2 Big East) have enjoyed two straight blowout wins. They beat South Florida 79-47 on Saturday. “We know how hard it is to win on the road in this conference,” said Zellous, the nation’s second-leading scorer, averaging 23.8 points per game. “We wanted to come out tonight and throw the first punch.” The Panthers, who never trailed, broke the game open in the first half, going on two big runs. The first, a 10-0 stretch over 3:27, pushed the lead to 22-7 with 10:12 remaining. The second, an 11-0 run over 4:11, put the game out of reach at 36-11 with 3:19 remaining. Zellous scored the final five points of that run, part of her 16 first-half points. “Shavonte is one of the greatest players in the country,” said teammate Sophronia Sallard, who added 12 points. “When she’s on a roll, we just let her go. I kind of enjoy watching it, because she’s fun to watch.” Sallard said that the Panthers took their omission from the Top 25 last week to heart. “Of course, everyone on the team took it personal,” Sallard said. “It’s good to be back in there and we want to stay there.”

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Xenia Stewart hit a pullup jumper from right wing at the final buzzer and No. 25 Pittsburgh held off Syracuse 77-75 on Saturday. The Panthers (14-4, 4-2 Big East) led most of the way and made six straight free throws to take a 75-70 lead with 1:27 to go. Syracuse (13-6, 2-4) then tied it after Erica Morrow swished a 3-pointer from the top of the key and Chandrea Jones converted a driving layup with 19.7 seconds left. Pittsburgh called a timeout with 8.6 seconds to go to set up a final shot, and Stewart was left all alone for the winner after the Orange concentrated on Big East scoring leader Shavonte Zellous. Zellous, who assisted on the winning basket, led Pitt with 15 points on 3-for12 shooting, Shayla Scott and Taneisha Harrison each had 13, Stewart finished with 11, and Chelsea Cole had nine points and 11 rebounds. Pittsburgh has now beaten Syracuse three straight times on the Orange’s home court and has won four straight in the series. But the Orange made this one difficult throughout, concentrating defensively on Zellous, who was averaging 24 points a game. Zellous was 1-for-4 from beyond the arc in the first half and did not attempt another. She scored only six points in the second half, four on free throws, and played the final six minutes with four fouls. Pittsburgh held 10-point leads in both halves, but after a three-point play by Pepper Wilson gave the Panthers a 57-47 lead with 15:07 left, Syracuse continued to display plenty of resolve in the wake of a 54-point loss to top-ranked Connecticut a week earlier. The Orange responded with their second 14-4 run of the game. Tyler Ash began the spurt by converting two follow shots and Morrow finished it with a 3-pointer and driving layup to tie it at 61-all at 9:21. After Vionca Murray hit three free throws to give Syracuse only its second lead of the game, 68-67 with 6:01 left, Scott fed Cole for a layup to give Pitt the lead back and the Panthers managed to hold it. Harrison made four straight free throws and Stewart hit two more to give the Panthers a 75-70 lead with 87 seconds to play.

Pitt (76) Player Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Team Totals

Pitt (77) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Team Totals

Seton Hall (40) Player Womack-F Emery-F Rhodin-F Brown-G Williams-G Booker Joseph Heber Wood Green Team Totals

Min. 26 18 31 32 30 17 27 8 11

FG-FGA 5-10 1-6 10-16 5-8 3-8 3-8 2-7 1-2 0-2

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 5-8 0-1 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 4-4 2-2 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

30-67

6-12

10-10

Min. 32 26 26 21 34 5 11 14 13 18

FG-FGA 3-9 3-11 3-7 0-2 2-7 0-0 1-5 0-3 0-2 1-8

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-4 1-4 0-1 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-2 2-2 0-0 7-8

200

13-54

3-14

11-14

RB 7 4 11 1 3 0 6 0 3 7 42

PF 5 4 0 1 1 0 2 0 2

A 1 1 5 4 4 1 1 0 0

TO 0 2 3 0 3 2 2 2 1

BLK 1 0 4 0 0 2 2 0 1

S 0 0 2 0 3 0 1 0 1

PTS 10 2 29 12 8 9 4 2 0

15

17

16

10

7

76

RB 7 0 1 3 2 0 2 1 2 8 4 30

PF 2 2 3 2 0 0 1 0 2 1

A 1 1 0 1 1 0 0 3 0 0

TO 3 2 1 3 2 1 1 3 3 1

BLK 1 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 6 8 7 0 5 0 3 2 0 9

13

7

21

4

5

40

Syracuse (75) Player Murray-F Michael-F Harris-G Morrow-G Jones-G Gobuty Berry Ward Ash Team Totals

Min. 20 37 20 36 34 28 25

FG-FGA 3-7 6-13 4-4 3-12 4-10 4-10 4-6

3FG-FGA 0-1 1-5 0-0 1-4 1-5 1-3 0-0

FT-FTA 1-2 0-0 1-1 8-14 2-2 4-4 1-1

200

28-62

4-18

17-24

Min. 19 28 31 39 38 10 6 22 7

FG-FGA 1-3 8-14 0-3 5-14 6-22 0-0 0-0 2-8 2-2

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-1 0-1 4-6 2-9 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 5-6 3-3 0-0 2-2 9-12 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0

200

24-66

7-17

20-24

RB 1 7 7 7 2 6 11 6 47

PF 4 1 1 4 2 3 3

A 3 2 0 6 4 3 0

TO 2 0 4 6 2 4 2

BLK 0 2 3 1 0 0 5

S 2 2 0 2 1 0 1

PTS 7 13 9 15 11 13 9

18

18

21

11

8

77

RB 3 7 0 1 10 2 1 7 3 3 37

PF 1 4 4 3 2 1 2 3 2

A 0 1 6 2 0 1 0 2 0

TO 2 4 4 3 1 0 1 2 1

BLK 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 1 5 0 0 0 2 0

PTS 7 20 0 16 23 0 0 5 4

22

12

18

2

8

75

Halftime-PITT 42-39; FG pct. - PITT .452, SU .364; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .222, SU .412; FT pct. - PITT .708, SU .833. A - 1,647; Officials - Kathleen Lynch, Sue Blauch, Bryan Brunette

Halftime-PITT 76-40; FG pct. - PITT .448, SHU .241; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .500, SHU .214; FT pct. - PITT 1.000, SHU .786. A - 525; Officials - Dennis DeMayo, June Corteau, Rachelle Jones

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 19 (15-4, 5-2 Big East) Jan. 27, 2009 #21 Pitt 50, Georgetown 39 McDonough Gymnasium (2,400)

Game 20 (16-4, 6-2 Big East) Jan. 30, 2009 #21 Pitt 86, Marquette 54 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Savonte Zellous scored 15 of her 19 points in the second half to lead No. 21 Pittsburgh to a 50-39 win against Georgetown. Xenia Stewart scored all 11 of her points in the first half for the Panthers. Shayla Scott had her third double-double with 10 points and 11 rebounds. Pittsburgh (15-4, 5-2 Big East) tied its season low for total points, but still won its fourth game in a row. For Georgetown (13-7, 3-4), it was the fewest points the Hoyas have scored since losing to Pittsburgh 70-33 in the final game last season. Karee Houlette led the Hoyas with 11 points. The Panthers trailed 27-23 at halftime, but took the lead with a 13-0 run to open the second half--with nine of the points coming from Zellous--holding Georgetown scoreless for nearly eight minutes. Zellous led the Big East in scoring entering the game, averaging 23.6 points, but she finished the first half with nearly as many fouls--three--as points, picking up a personal and a technical in a skirmish for a loose ball in the final seconds before halftime. After going 1-of-6 from the field in the first half, she came out aggressively in the second half, sparking the Panthers’ moribund offense and helping Pittsburgh build the lead. Both teams struggled on offense before halftime--Pittsburgh’s 23 first-half points tied their lowest output in any half this season. But while the Panthers’ fortunes improved after halftime, the Hoyas’ did not. Georgetown was 4-of-26 in the second half, scoring a season-low 12 points.

PITTSBURGH (AP) -- Shavonte Zellous scored 31 points and No. 21 Pittsburgh won its fifth straight game, 86-54 over Marquette on Friday night. Zellous, the leading scorer in the Big East, moved within 21 points of becoming Pitt ’s third 2,000-point scorer. Pepper Wilson had 13 points and 17 rebounds, and Taneisha Harrison added 15 points for the Panthers (16-4, 6-2). Krystal Ellis scored 13 points for Marquette (12-9, 3-4), which leads the series 4-2. The Golden Eagles struggled from the start and finished 16-for-61 from the field (26 percent). They didn’t make more than nine shots in either half. Zellous shot 6-for-12 and scored 17 points in the first half as the Panthers raced to a 43-21 lead. Pittsburgh outrebounded Marquette 50-36 and outscored the Eagles 32-20 in the paint.

Pitt (50) Player Zellous-G Sallard-F Scott-F Stewart-G Wilson-C Harrison Cole Team Totals

Marquette (54) Player Pachko-F Jones-C Robinson-G Monfre-G McMorris-G Collins Weibel Harris Ellis

Min. 38 15 37 38 21 30 22

FG-FGA 6-16 0-1 4-9 5-14 1-6 1-10 1-3

3FG-FGA 1-8 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-2 0-0

FT-FTA 6-7 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 2-4 2-2

200

18-59

2-14

12-15

FG-FGA 3-10 0-0 2-5 1-11 4-8 0-2 0-0 0-1 1-5 0-1 0-0 0-0 3-6 0-1

3FG-FGA 3-7 0-0 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1

FT-FTA 2-2 2-4 0-0 0-0 1-5 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

14-50

4-11

7-13

Georgetown (39) Player Min. Houlette* 37 Crawford* 19 McNutt* 26 Fuller* 37 Hatton* 20 Magee 11 Wright 2 Cox 5 McBride 25 Williams 3 Kirkland 0+ Reese 3 Butler 9 Roche 3 Team Totals 200

RB 6 2 11 5 8 2 10 4 48

PF 3 2 3 1 2 3 2

A 3 1 0 2 0 1 0

TO 3 3 2 4 1 2 2

BLK 0 0 2 0 2 1 1

S 0 0 0 2 0 2 0

PTS 19 0 10 11 2 4 4

16

7

18

6

4

50

RB 2 2 6 5 5 1 0 0 4 0 0 0 3 1 5 34

PF 2 4 4 3 3 2 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

A 0 0 0 6 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

TO 3 1 1 4 3 2 0 0 3 1 0 0 1 1

BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 1 0 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PTS 11 2 4 3 9 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 6 0

19

7

20

2

6

39

Thomas-Johnson

Halftime-GU 27-23; FG pct. - PITT .305, GU .280. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .143, GU .364; FT pct. - PITT .800, GU .538. A - 617; Officials - Dee Kantner, Mark Zentz, Angie Lewis

Fiedorowicz Thrower Team Totals Pitt (86) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Min. 24 15 26 16 17 11 7 16 27 11 17 13

FG-FGA 2-5 1-5 2-18 0-3 1-2 1-3 1-3 1-2 5-10 0-2 1-5 1-3

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-3 0-3 1-1 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 3-4 0-2 5-6 1-2 0-0 1-2 0-0 2-2 2-2 2-2 3-4 0-0

200

16-61

3-14

19-26

Min. 23 32 33 35 36 22 10 3 3 3

FG-FGA 2-6 4-8 5-9 11-20 2-10 7-11 1-3 1-1 1-1 1-1

3FG-FGA 0-1 1-2 0-0 3-6 1-3 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 3-4 6-7 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

200

35-70

6-14

10-15

RB 1 4 8 2 2 2 0 2 1 1 4 3 6 36

PF 1 2 3 1 2 1 1 1 1 4 1 0

A 1 1 2 1 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0

TO 2 2 1 3 0 0 0 1 3 1 0 0

BLK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2

S 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 3 0 0 0

PTS 7 2 9 1 3 3 3 4 13 2 5 2

17

9

14

3

5

54

RB 5 4 17 4 2 4 2 0 3 0 9 50

PF 4 2 1 1 3 2 2 0 1 1

A 2 2 4 3 3 1 1 1 0 0

TO 2 0 2 1 3 2 2 0 0 0

BLK 2 2 3 0 1 1 1 0 1 0

S 0 2 3 2 1 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 4 9 13 31 6 15 2 2 2 2

17

17

13

11

8

86

Halftime-PITT 43-21; FG pct. - PITT .500, MU .262. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .429, MU .214; FT pct. - PITT .667, MU .731. A - 5,684; Officials - Bill Titus, Denise Brooks-Clauser, Angie Enlund

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 21 (17-4, 7-2 Big East) Feb. 3, 2009 #22 Pitt 82, #19 Notre Dame 70 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 22 (18-4, 8-2 Big East) Feb. 10, 2009 #19 Pitt 61, Rutgers 53 (OT) Louis Brown Athletic Center (8,000)

Pittsburgh (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 29 points, surpassing 2,000 in her career, and No. 22 Pittsburgh beat No. 19 Notre Dame 82-70 on Tuesday night for its sixth straight victory. Xenia Stewart and Taneisha Harrison scored 17 points and Shayla Scott added 11 points and a career-high 18 rebounds for the Panthers (17-4, 7-2 Big East). Pepper Wilson had 12 rebounds for Pittsburgh, which beat Notre Dame for the third time in the past four games. Notre Dame leads the series 17-3. Becca Bruszewski and Erica Solomon scored 14 points for Notre Dame (16-5, 5-4), which has lost four of its past six games. Zellous, the Big East’s leading scorer, became the third player in school history to surpass 2,000 points when she made a one-handed lay-in with 12:30 left in the game. She was fouled on the play by Ashley Barlow, but missed the free throw. Notre Dame, which never led, closed to 49-48 on Erica Williamson’s basket 5 minutes into the second half. Zellous then scored eight points during a 14-6 Pitt run which put the Panthers ahead 63-54. The Irish got no closer than seven points the rest of the way. Zellous scored 11 of Pitt ’s first 21 points but was limited to 12 minutes in the first half because of foul trouble. Pitt raced out to leads of 8-0 and 15-4. The Irish got as close as three points before a late run by the Panthers gave them a 40-31 halftime lead.

PISCATAWAY, N.J. (AP) - Sophronia Sallard scored a career-high 20 points and Shayla Scott hit consecutive 3-pointers in overtime to help No. 19 Pittsburgh beat Rutgers 61-53 on Tuesday night, ending a 13-game losing streak to its Big East rival. Scott finished with 12 points and 12 rebounds and Shavonte Zellous added 15 points for Pitt (18-4, 8-2), which has won seven straight. Epiphanny Prince scored 21 points for Rutgers (13-9, 5-6), which hadn’t lost to Pitt in 11 years. With the game tied at 49 in overtime, Scott hit a 3-pointer from the top of the key to give Pitt a three-point advantage. Prince made a layup to cut the deficit to one before Scott hit another 3-pointer from the corner with 1:16 left to make it a four-point game. Prince missed a 3-pointer in the corner and Sallard hit two free throws to seal the victory. Rutgers held a 41-33 lead with 8:35 left in regulation before Pittsburgh went on a 10-2 run to tie it at 43. Sallard and Scott scored eight of the 10 points during the spurt. Sallard hit a jumper to tie it at 45 on the next possession. Prince missed a floater in the lane with 35 seconds to go and on the ensuing rebound Nikki Speed threw the ball away giving Pittsburgh one last chance to win in regulation. Sallard missed a 15-footer and Scott’s follow was blocked out of bounds with 2.3 seconds left. Zellous caught the ball in the corner off the inbounds, but her jumper bounced off the rim as time expired sending the game to overtime. Zellous, who came in leading the Big East with 24 points a game, was just 5-for-16 shooting. She became the third Pitt women’s basketball player to score 2,000 points when she had 29 points in the Panthers’ 82-70 victory over Notre Dame on Feb. 3. Pitt was averaging 79 points before scoring a season-low against Rutgers. The Panthers struggled to get points against the Scarlet Knights, settling for jumpers. The Panthers, who averaged 21 free-throw attempts a game didn’t take their first until Zellous was fouled on the fastbreak nearly 2 minutes into overtime.

Notre Dame (70) Player Min. Bruszewski-F 30 Williamson-C 10 Barlow-G 32 Lechlitner-G 31 Schrader-G 28 Solomon 23 Watson 19 Novosel 27 Team Totals 200

Pitt (61) Player Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Scott-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (82) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Popovec Team Totals

FG-FGA 7-13 2-4 3-9 3-11 3-15 6-11 2-8 3-7

3FG-FGA 0-1 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-0 1-5 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-2 0-0 2-4 2-3 2-4 0-0 2-2

29-78

2-10

10-15

Min. 25 35 35 31 37 25 5 1 6

FG-FGA 1-3 5-13 2-7 10-18 5-10 6-13 0-0 0-0 1-2

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-3 0-0 4-5 2-3 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 0-1 5-7 5-6 5-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

30-66

7-12

15-19

RB 6 1 3 2 7 8 3 4 8 42

RB 0 18 12 7 4 3 0 0 1 3 48

PF 3 4 2 3 0 4 0 2

A 3 0 4 4 2 1 2 3

TO 0 1 0 2 1 1 0 3

BLK 3 1 0 0 0 1 1 0

S 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 2

PTS 14 6 6 9 8 14 5 8

18

19

9

6

7

70

PF 0 3 2 2 0 4 2 0 1

A 2 3 1 3 7 3 0 0 0

TO 1 3 5 2 2 4 1 0 0

BLK 0 1 3 0 1 0 1 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

PTS 2 11 4 29 17 17 0 0 2

14

19

18

6

1

82

Halftime-PITT 40-31; FG pct. - PITT .455, UND .372. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .583, UND .200; FT pct. - PITT .789, UND .667. A - 3,813; Officials - Sue Blauch, June Courteau, Jesse Dickerson

Rutgers (53) Player Zurich-F Junaid-C Rushdan-G Prince-G Ray-G Speed Vaughn McCurdy Lee Team Totals

Min. 15 43 33 40 30 29 22 10 3

FG-FGA 0-1 5-16 9-15 5-14 1-3 5-12 0-3 0-1 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-6 0-1 2-5 0-1 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 4-4 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

25-65

5-18

6-6

Min. 30 17 11 45 45 33 35 6 3

FG-FGA 2-5 2-4 1-3 7-18 3-15 0-1 5-10 0-0 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-6 0-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-2 1-2 7-8 3-4 0-0 1-4 0-0 0-0

200

20-56

0-10

13-20

RB 3 5 1 12 2 3 6 1 0 6 39

PF 1 2 1 0 1 2 4 2 0

A 1 3 3 3 3 2 0 1 0

TO 0 3 1 1 2 1 2 0 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

S 0 3 1 1 0 0 1 0 0

PTS 0 15 20 12 2 12 0 0 0

13

16

10

1

6

61

RB 2 5 2 8 6 5 8 0 0 2 38

PF 1 3 2 4 1 1 3 1 0

A 2 0 0 3 4 2 0 0 0

TO 1 1 0 2 1 4 1 0 0

BLK 3 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 0

S 0 0 0 2 1 1 1 0 0

PTS 4 5 3 21 9 0 11 0 0

16

11

10

5

5

53

Halftime-PITT 25-24; FG pct. - PITT .385, RU .357. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .278, RU .000; FT pct. - PITT 1.000, RU .650. A - 3,203; Officials - Dennis DeMayo, Lisa Mattingly, Eric Brewton

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 23 (18-5, 8-3 Big East) Feb. 15, 2009 #1 Connecticut 95, #19 Pitt 42 Gampel Pavilion (10,167)

Game 24 (19-5, 9-3 Big East) Feb. 18, 2009 #19 Pitt 70, Villanova 54 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

STORRS, Conn. (AP) -It was a special day for Renee Montgomery. Montgomery became the first active player in UConn history to have her jersey put up in the Huskies of Honor and she scored 20 points to help the top-ranked Huskies beat No. 19 Pittsburgh 95-42 on Sunday. Connecticut scored the game’s first seven points before Shayla Scott hit a 3-pointer for Pitt. UConn then went on a 15-0 run that included five points by Montgomery to build a 22-3 lead just 5 minutes into the game. “The way we played today it would have been hard for anyone to beat us,” Auriemma said. “We played really, really well today.” Shavonte Zellous scored 16 points to lead the Panthers (18-5, 8-3), who never recovered and could only get within 16 points the rest of the game. Maya Moore added her 14th double-double of the season with 18 points and 12 rebounds for the Huskies, while Tina Charles had 18 points and 11 rebounds, and Kalana Greene had 11 points and 11 rebounds. It was second time Connecticut had three players with double-doubles. Tiffany Hayes scored 15 points, marking the 11th time this season UConn has had five players score in double figures. The Panthers were out of this game quickly, unable to contain the Huskies. They didn’t score consecutive baskets until nearly 12 minutes had gone by in the first half. Pitt’s mini 7-0 spurt cut the deficit to 28-12, but Moore quickly answered with a 3pointer and Connecticut was off and running again. The Huskies, including the coaching staff, wore pink sneakers in honor of breast cancer awareness and the Kay Yow Cancer Fund. UConn’s uniforms had a special pink trim while Pittsburgh wore completely pink uniforms.

PITTSBURGH (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 23 points and Shayla Scott hit a pair of 3pointers during a late 11-0 run and No. 19 Pittsburgh withstood Laura Kurz’s 35 points to beat Villanova 70-54 on Wednesday night. Kurz made 14 of 21 shots and all six free throws, but no other Villanova player had more than seven points. Pittsburgh (19-5, 9-3 in Big East) rebounded from a 95-42 loss to No. 1 Connecticut on Sunday by closing to within one victory of its fourth consecutive 20-win season. The Panthers, who have four regular-season games remaining, tied Villanova (17-9, 9-3) for third place in the conference standings but own the tiebreaker by virtue of the win. The top four teams in the conference receive a two-game bye in the Big East tournament. Kate Popovec added 12 points and Xenia Stewart scored 11 for the Panthers, who led 54-50 with 7:20 remaining before going on the decisive run ended by Scott’s 3pointer with 3:03 to play. Scott scored nine points. Pittsburgh, which held a 37-25 rebounding edge, used a 12-2 run to take a 32-20 lead in the first half.

Pitt (42) Player Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Scott-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Villanova (54) Player Kurz-F Karcic-F Elliott-C Getty-G Dougherty-G Weiss O’Connor Jones Grant Swiezynski Scanlon Team Totals

Min. 20 32 22 21 33 27 14 5 15 11

FG-FGA 0-7 6-16 2-9 3-11 4-10 0-11 1-1 0-0 1-2 0-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-3 0-2 2-7 0-0 0-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 4-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-1

200

17-68

2-19

6-10

Connecticut (95) Player Min. Moore-F 29 Charles-C 27 Hayes-G 19 Montgomery-G 31 Greene-G 30 Williams 9 Fernandes 4 Gardler 12 Dixon 20 McLaren 17 Kerns 2 Team Totals 200

FG-FGA 6-18 5-14 4-8 6-11 4-6 1-2 0-0 2-2 0-2 1-2 0-0

3FG-FGA 2-8 0-0 3-4 2-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 4-4 8-10 2-2 6-8 3-3 0-0 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

30-65

8-19

27-31

RB 2 5 1 6 3 3 4 0 4 2 7 37

RB 12 11 3 3 11 2 0 3 0 5 0 5 55

PF 4 2 4 3 2 2 0 0 2 1

A 0 1 4 0 0 3 0 0 1 0

TO 1 3 2 1 2 4 2 1 1 0

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 1 0 0

PTS 0 16 4 8 8 2 2 0 2 0

21

9

17

1

5

42

PF 1 1 4 1 1 2 0 2 1 1 0

A 4 0 4 1 3 1 0 1 6 2 0

TO 2 0 0 1 3 1 1 0 1 3 0

BLK 1 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 3 1 1 2 2 1 0 0 0 1 0

PTS 18 18 15 20 11 2 0 7 2 2 0

14

22

12

2

11

95

Halftime-UConn 47-21; FG pct. - PITT .250, UConn .462. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .105, UConn .421; FT pct. - PITT .600, UConn .871. A - 9,987; Officials - Denise Brooks-Clauser, Ed Sidlasky, Bryan Brunette

Pitt (70) Player Scott-F Stewart-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Min. 36 27 20 30 15 1 23 2 22 9 15

FG-FGA 14-21 2-4 0-2 3-7 1-4 0-0 0-3 0-0 0-2 1-2 0-2

3FG-FGA 1-4 0-0 0-1 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

FT-FTA 6-6 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-1 1-2 2-2 0-0 1-2

200

21-47

2-14

10-15

Min. 25 31 9 36 31 20 24 1 1 22

FG-FGA 3-8 2-6 0-2 8-19 3-5 1-3 2-4 1-1 0-0 4-7

3FG-FGA 3-4 1-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 6-6 0-2 7-8 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-0 0-0 4-5

200

24-55

4-8

18-22

RB 6 4 2 1 1 0 0 0 1 0 3 7 25

PF 3 2 0 2 3 0 0 0 3 2 2

A 0 1 1 2 1 0 0 0 2 0 0

TO 1 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

BLK 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 0 1 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0

PTS 35 4 0 7 2 0 0 1 2 2 1

17

7

8

4

4

54

RB 2 1 1 10 4 0 7 0 0 9 3 37

PF 2 1 0 2 1 1 2 1 0 1

A 0 2 0 5 2 1 0 0 0 2

TO 0 0 0 1 2 1 1 1 0 1

BLK 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 9 11 0 23 6 2 5 2 0 12

11

12

7

1

0

70

Halftime-PITT 34-24; FG pct. - PITT .436, VU .447. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .500, VU .143; FT pct. - PITT .818, VU .667. A - 3,120; Officials - Bonita Spence, Janice Aliberti, Carol Comanita

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Game 25 (20-5, 10-3 Big East) Feb. 21, 2009 #19 Pitt 68, Cincinnati 53 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

Game 26 (21-5, 11-3 Big East) Feb. 24, 2009 #15 Pitt 72, West Virginia 60 WVU Coliseum (14,000)

PITTSBURGH (AP) -Shayla Scott converted a three-point play and made two free throws during a decisive 14-0 run during the second half and No. 19 Pittsburgh overcame some sub-par shooting to beat Cincinnati 68-53 on Saturday. Shavonte Zellous and Xenia Stewart scored 16 points each for the Panthers (20-5, 10-3 in Big East), who assured themselves of a fourth consecutive 20-win season. Zellous made only 6 of 22 shots while being held seven points below her 23.0 average, but also had six rebounds and five assists. The Panthers withstood their 36.9 percent shooting (24 of 65) by holding a 43-26 advantage in rebounding. Pitt led 41-40 following Kahla Roudebush’s layup for Cincinnati (13-13, 3-10) with 14:10 remaining before outscoring the Bearcats 22-3 over the next nine minutes, a stretch that included the 14-0 run. Jill Stephens scored 17 points for Cincinnati.

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 25 points, overcoming first-half foul trouble, to help No. 15 Pittsburgh beat West Virginia 72-60 on Tuesday night. The Panthers (21-5, 11-3 Big East) were down by 12 in the first half, but used a 44-point second half to win for the 10th time in their past 11 games. Zellous picked up her second foul with 12:18 remaining in the first half and was forced to sit for the next seven minutes as her team cut the deficit to eight. She returned with 5:19 left in the half and the Panthers went into the locker room up 2827. Pitt started the second half with six consecutive points, but West Virginia (15-12, 3-10) wouldn’t go away as Takisha Granberry made a 3-pointer to halt Pitt’s momentum. With the Mountaineers leading by two, Zellous’ layup started a 12-0 run to seal the victory. Liz Repella scord 17 points and Granberry added 16 for West Virginia. Pitt ended the game on a 15-7 run to secure the victory and clinched at least a No. 3 seed for the Big East Tournament.

Cincinnati (53) Player Bellman-F Stephens-F Sanders-G Roudebush-G Morgan-G Schuster Stevens Jones Team Totals

Pitt (72) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (68) Player Scott-F Stewart-G Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Min. 28 31 40 35 40 7 5 14

FG-FGA 3-6 8-12 3-9 4-9 1-5 1-1 0-1 0-1

3FG-FGA 3-4 0-2 1-4 2-5 0-2 1-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-1 2-2 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 3-4

200

20-44

7-18

6-9

Min. 32 36 9 36 25 20 22 2 4 14

FG-FGA 2-11 6-10 1-2 6-22 4-10 2-4 2-3 0-1 1-1 0-1

3FG-FGA 1-4 3-5 0-0 2-6 0-1 2-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 5-5 1-2 0-0 2-3 0-0 2-2 2-3 0-2 0-0 0-2

200

24-65

8-20

12-19

RB 4 7 0 1 7 2 0 3 2 26

RB 5 1 1 6 6 2 8 0 1 7 6 43

PF 3 4 2 0 2 2 0 2

A 6 1 2 5 4 0 0 0

TO 2 2 6 2 3 1 0 2

BLK 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

PTS 9 17 9 10 2 3 0 3

15

18

18

1

1

53

Min. 29 26 26 31 35 25 15 7 6

FG-FGA 2-5 3-10 4-5 9-21 3-11 2-9 2-4 0-0 1-1

3FG-FGA 0-1 2-5 0-0 1-6 0-1 1-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 4-4 0-2 6-10 2-2 1-2 1-3 2-2 0-0

200

26-66

4-15

16-25

FG-FGA 4-5 3-9 6-14 6-12 2-10 0-2 1-5

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-1 2-5 3-7 0-2 0-0 0-3

FT-FTA 2-6 2-2 3-3 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-3

22-57

5-18

11-18

RB 3 4 10 6 1 6 7 1 1 3 43

PF 1 2 4 4 1 0 1 1 0

A 3 0 1 2 1 1 0 0 0

TO 0 0 0 1 2 0 1 0 0

BLK 0 0 3 0 0 0 1 2 0

S 2 1 1 2 2 0 2 0 0

PTS 4 12 8 25 8 6 5 2 2

14

8

4

6

10

72

RB 6 5 4 6 6 1 4 8 40

PF 2 4 3 3 3 0 3

A 0 4 0 3 7 0 0

TO 1 3 4 1 6 0 0

BLK 2 0 2 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 10 8 17 16 5 0 4

18

14

15

4

0

60

PF 2 2 1 2 0 0 2 0 1 1

A 0 3 0 5 3 1 0 0 0 0

TO 1 0 1 5 0 1 2 0 0 0

BLK 0 1 1 0 0 0 2 0 0 0

S 0 1 0 0 1 0 4 1 0 0

PTS 10 16 2 16 8 8 6 0 2 0

West Virginia (60) Player Min. Burton-C 40 Miles-G 38 Repella-G 39 Granberry-G 32 Powell-G 33 Dixon 5 Sanabria 13 Team Totals 200

11

12

11

4

7

68

Halftime-PITT 28-27; FG pct. - PITT .394, WVU .386. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .267, WVU .278; FT pct. - PITT .640, WVU .611. A - 1,275; Officials - Bill Titus, Lisa Mattingly, Kevin Pethtel

Halftime-PITT 26-24; FG pct. - PITT .369, UC .455. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .400, UC .389; FT pct. - PITT .632, UC .667. A - 6,443; Officials - Dee Kantner, Jesse Dickerson, John Orminski

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 27 (21-6, 11-4 Big East) Feb. 28, 2009 #8 Louisville 75, #15 Pitt 51 Freedom Hall (18,865)

Game 28 (22-6, 12-4 Big East) March 2, 2009 #14 Pitt 79, St. John’s 60 Petersen Events Center (12,508)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Louisville senior Candyce Bingham had a career day in her last home game. She scored a career-best 26 points, making 10-of-12 free throws to help No. 8 Louisville beat Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 15 AP) on Saturday to secure the second seed in the Big East tournament next week. Fellow senior Angel McCoughtry added 22 points and grabbed seven rebounds. Shavonte Zellous scored 15 and had six rebounds for the Panthers, and Sophronia Sallard scored 13. Sallard made one field goal, scoring two points, in the second half after making all five of her field goals in the first half. Though the Panthers had four players 6-3 or taller on their roster, compared to Louisville’s tallest player, 6-2 Keshia Hines, the Cardinals outscored them 44-18 in the paint and had 15 offensive rebounds. Hines had 12 points and 10 rebounds. The Cardinals never trailed and put the game away with a 15-point run in the second half, after the Panthers got within three. Pittsburgh couldn’t overcome its 25 turnovers. Louisville built a 20-9 lead in the first half before Pittsburgh rallied to cut the deficit to 24-20 on a 3-pointer by Zellous. Louisville extended the lead to six at the half. The Panthers closed to 39-36 and was down 47-42 before Louisville took over scoring the next 15 points -- including six by Bingham. McCoughtry’s 3-pointer, her last shot in Freedom Hall as a Cardinal, gave the Cardinals a 73-47 advantage for its biggest lead of the game.

PITTSBURGH -- Shavonte Zellous scored 18 points in her final home game and Pittsburgh (No. 20 ESPN/USA Today, No. 14 AP) rebounded from a loss by defeating St. John’s 79-60 on Monday night. The Panthers (22-6, 12-4 in Big East) opened up a 13-point lead at halftime and had few problems in tying the school record for regular-season victories. Pitt was coming off a 75-51 loss to No. 7 Louisville on Saturday. Sky Lindsay scored 16 points and Kelly McManmon had 12 for St. John’s (16-13, 4-12), which dropped its fifth in six games. Zellous, who has 2,136 points, and Xenia Stewart each ended their regular-season careers at home for the Panthers, who are 92-37 the past four seasons after going 3970 the previous four. Stewart scored 12 points, giving her 1,284 for her career. Pepper Wilson added 12 points and 11 rebounds and Sophronia Sallard had 10 points for Pitt, which previously clinched third place in the Big East standings.

Pitt (51) Player Sallard-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Scott-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

St. John’s (60) Player Stevens-F McCorvey-F Ledbetter-F Lindsay-G McManmon-G Moore Murphy Hodges Hart Mitchell Team Totals

Louisville (75) Player Bingham-F Stephen-F Rucker-C McCoughtry-G Byrd-G Burke Howard Jackson Hines Team Totals

Min. 37 15 37 31 26 13 18 3 8 12

FG-FGA 6-9 0-2 4-11 1-6 2-6 0-2 3-4 0-0 0-0 1-1

3FG-FGA 1-1 0-0 1-4 1-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-1 2-2 6-8 1-2 1-2 0-0 2-2 2-2 0-0 0-0

200

17-41

3-10

14-19

Min. 38 27 5 33 33 11 13 6 34

FG-FGA 8-15 0-1 2-2 7-18 3-7 0-3 1-5 0-0 6-10

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 2-3 0-0 0-2 1-4 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 10-12 2-3 0-0 6-8 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

27-61

3-9

18-23

RB 1 4 6 6 3 1 5 0 2 2 0 30

RB 4 2 1 7 2 2 0 0 10 4 32

PF 2 1 4 1 3 2 2 0 1 1

A 5 0 2 0 2 1 0 0 0 0

TO 6 2 5 4 5 2 0 0 1 0

BLK 0 2 0 1 0 0 1 0 0 1

S 0 0 1 0 2 0 0 0 1 0

PTS 13 2 15 4 5 0 8 2 0 2

17

10

25

5

4

51

PF 1 2 1 2 4 0 3 3 3

A 1 2 0 4 6 1 0 0 0

TO 2 2 2 2 1 0 0 0 2

BLK 0 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 2

S 1 2 0 4 4 0 2 0 1

PTS 26 2 4 22 6 0 3 0 12

19

14

11

4

14

75

Halftime-UL 35-29; FG pct. - PITT .415, UL .443. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .300, UL .333; FT pct. - PITT .737, UL .783. A - 11,335; Officials - Wesley Dean, Denise Brooks-Clauser, James Marable

Pitt (79) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

Min. 19 26 23 38 37 8 14 8 13 14

FG-FGA 3-10 3-5 0-4 6-10 5-11 0-1 0-2 2-4 2-6 3-9

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 0-0 1-1 2-8 0-0 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-4 3-4 0-0 3-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 1-1

200

24-62

3-11

9-18

Min. 27 20 25 34 36 15 16 8 3 16

FG-FGA 5-5 3-7 5-9 6-13 4-9 4-8 3-6 0-2 0-1 2-5

3FG-FGA 0-0 2-4 0-0 1-1 1-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-1 2-3 5-8 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-1

200

32-65

4-9

11-19

RB 1 8 4 4 2 0 0 5 2 6 5 37

PF 5 0 2 3 3 2 1 1 1 2

A 1 4 2 4 5 1 0 0 1 2

TO 3 2 3 1 1 0 1 0 1 1

BLK 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 0 1 0 2 1 0 0 0 0 2

PTS 8 9 0 16 12 0 0 4 4 7

20

20

14

2

6

60

RB 1 5 11 3 5 2 7 0 1 6 1 42

PF 2 3 4 2 2 0 1 0 0 1

A 3 3 0 2 4 5 0 0 0 1

TO 4 1 2 4 0 0 2 0 0 1

BLK 0 0 1 0 1 0 1 0 0 2

S 1 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

PTS 10 9 12 18 12 8 6 0 0 4

15

18

14

5

2

79

Halftime-PITT 43-30; FG pct. - PITT .492, SJU .387. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .444, SJU .273; FT pct. - PITT .579, SJU .500. A - 3,386; Officials - Bruce Morris, Sue Blauch, Kathy Ridilla

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Game 29 (23-6, 12-4 Big East) March 8, 2009 #14 Pitt 62, DePaul 59 XL Center (16,294)

Game 30 (23-7, 12-4 Big East) March 9, 2009 #5 Louisville 69, #14 Pitt 63 XL Center (16,294)

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Shavonte Zellous took a few seconds at halftime to pause and relax. The moment to reflect was all she needed to get herself going in the second half as she scored 15 of her 18 points after the break to help No. 14 Pittsburgh hold off DePaul 62-59 on Sunday night in the quarterfinals of the Big East tournament. Pittsburgh (23-6) led 60-55 on Xenia Stewart’s free throw with 1:40 left, but DePaul (23-9) wasn’t done. Deirdre Naughton had a three-point play and Keisha Hampton hit one free throw to cut the deficit to 60-59 with 44.7 seconds left. Stewart scored 14 points and Sophronia Sallard added 12 for Pitt. Trailing 49-40, DePaul went on a 13-5 run to cut the deficit to 54-53 on Williams’ layup. She had a chance to complete the three-point play and tie it, but missed the free throw. Naughton got her first basket on a layup during the spurt. She came in averaging 15.7 points, but missed her first 10 shots. She finished with eight points, going 2-for-15 from the field. Stewart hit a jumper and Zellous had a three-point play to make it 59-53. Williams’ layup set up the exciting finish. Pitt built its lead early in the second half turning a two-point edge into a 45-33 advantage with a 12-2 spurt. Zellous, the Big East’s second-leading scorer at 22.6 points, ignited the burst with her first basket of the game. Naughton was held scoreless until she hit two free throws with just over a minute left in the first half to give DePaul a 28-27 lead at the break. Zellous was 0-for-6 from the field and had three points at the intermission. She wasn’t the only Panthers player to struggle from the field. The team was just 9-for-34 (27 percent). DePaul wasn’t much better going 9-for-35 (26 percent). Third-seeded Pittsburgh got a bye through the first two rounds of the tournament. The Blue Demons advanced to the quarterfinals by beating West Virginia 75-72 in overtime. DePaul won the regular-season meeting between the teams, beating Pittsburgh 69-62 on Jan. 10.

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - For the second straight year, Louisville and Connecticut will meet in the Big East championship game. The fifth-ranked Cardinals aren’t scared of the big, bad Huskies, even after losing to the No. 1 team in the country by 35 points earlier this season. McCoughtry scored 31 points and grabbed 14 rebounds to help No. 5 Louisville (29-3) hold off 14th-ranked Pittsburgh 69-63 on Monday night setting up the championship rematch. Trailing 63-62 with 1:40 left, McCoughtry’s three-point play gave Louisville a twopoint edge with 1:12 left. After a turnover by Xenia Stewart, McCoughtry hit a pull-up jumper from the wing with 23.5 seconds remaining to make it 67-63. Deseree Byrd hit two free throws for the final margin. Shavonte Zellous scored 24 points to lead Pittsburgh (23-7). Trailing by 10 at the break, Pittsburgh rallied to within one behind Zellous. She scored seven points as the Panthers opened the second half with a 14-4 run to cut the deficit to 46-45. McCoughtry and Louisville answered scoring the next eight points to make it 5445 with 11:06 left in the game. Pitt wasn’t done, going on a 18-8 burst to take a 63-62 lead - its first lead since early in the first half. Pepper Wilson, who had a career-high 16 points, hit back-to-back layups to cap the run and give the Panthers the edge. Third-seeded Pittsburgh made it to this round by edging DePaul 62-59 on Sunday night. Pitt faced Louisville on Feb 28 at the Cardinals senior day. Louisville won 75-51 as Candyce Bingham scored 26 points. In the first half Monday, Louisville struggled early on and was trailing 14-13 before going on a 12-2 run to take a 25-16 advantage. McCoughtry had six points during the burst. Pittsburgh then scored six straight to make it a three-point game. But Louisville rebuilt its double-digit margin rattling off 11 of the next 12 points and led 41-31 at the half.

DePaul (59) Player Williams-F Hampton-F Threatt-G Quigley-G Naughton-G Cattell Medley Havel Team Totals

Pitt (63) Player Wilson-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Scott-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Popovec Team Totals

Pitt (62) Player Popovec-C Zellous-G Sallard-F Scott-F Stewart-G Harrison Cole Wilson Team Totals

Min. 36 26 29 32 36 7 11 23

FG-FGA 9-16 4-13 3-7 3-9 2-15 0-2 0-2 0-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 2-4 1-2 3-7 0-6 0-1 0-0 0-1

FT-FTA 3-6 2-4 0-0 2-2 4-5 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

21-65

6-21

11-17

Min. 2 35 37 37 35 9 24 21

FG-FGA 0-1 4-14 6-13 3-9 5-11 1-3 2-6 1-6

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-1 0-0 1-3 1-3 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 10-13 0-0 0-1 3-4 1-1 1-2 1-2

200

22-63

2-8

16-23

RB 6 3 2 4 10 0 2 1 10 38

PF 3 2 1 3 0 2 3 2

A 2 1 0 3 5 0 1 0

TO 3 0 0 1 2 1 1 1

BLK 1 0 0 0 1 0 1 1

S 0 1 1 1 4 0 0 0

PTS 21 12 7 11 8 0 0 0

16

12

12

4

7

59

RB 0 4 6 12 5 2 7 9 5 50

PF 0 1 1 2 1 2 3 4

A 0 2 1 1 0 2 0 0

TO 0 1 5 1 1 1 3 1

BLK 0 2 3 0 1 0 1 1

S 0 0 0 3 3 0 1 0

PTS 0 18 12 7 14 3 5 3

14

6

13

8

7

62

Halftime-DU 28-27; FG pct. - PITT .349, DU .323. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .250, DU .286; FT pct. - PITT .696, DU .647. A - 8,957; Officials - Mark Zentz, Angie Lewis, Joanne Aldrich

Louisville (69) Player Rucker-F Bingham-F McCoughtry-F Stephen-G Byrd-G Burke Howard Jackson Reid Hines Team Totals

Min. 24 39 29 39 38 14 10 7

FG-FGA 7-8 6-17 1-3 4-11 1-6 1-8 0-1 0-0

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-2 0-0 3-7 1-3 1-7 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 2-4 12-15 0-0 0-2 4-4 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

20-54

5-19

18-25

Min. 5 39 39 12 38 25 1 3 15 23

FG-FGA 0-0 4-11 13-19 1-1 1-4 1-3 0-0 0-0 3-7 2-6

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-2 0-2 0-0 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-4 5-6 0-0 3-4 0-0 0-0 0-0 3-3 4-6

200

25-51

2-7

17-23

RB 3 4 5 3 3 2 0 2 6 28

PF 3 2 4 1 3 0 2 1

A 1 1 2 2 5 2 0 0

TO 1 5 4 1 4 1 0 0

BLK 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 2 0 1 1 4 1 0 0

PTS 16 24 2 11 7 2 0 0

16

13

16

1

9

63

RB 0 8 14 0 1 1 0 0 4 7 3 38

PF 3 1 3 3 2 1 0 1 2 3

A 0 1 2 0 6 0 1 0 0 0

TO 0 4 6 1 5 3 0 0 0 1

BLK 1 1 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 5 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 11 31 2 5 3 0 0 9 8

19

10

21

4

10

69

Halftime-UL 41-31; FG pct. - PITT .370, UL .490. 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .260, UL .286; FT pct. - PITT .720, UL .739. A - 9588; Officials - Dennis DeMayo, Barb Smith, Bonita Spence

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball 2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t Game 31 (24-7, 12-4 Big East) March 21, 2009 #14 Pitt 64, Montana 35 Bank of America Arena (10,000)

Game 32 (25-7, 12-4 Big East) March 23, 2009 #14 Pitt 65, Gonzaga 60 Bank of America Arena (10,000)

SEATTLE, Wash. (AP) - Shavonte Zellous scored 15 of her 31 points in the first half to keep Pitt even with energized and inspired Montana, and the superior talent of the fourth-seeded Panthers took over in the second half of a 64-35 win on Saturday night in the first-round of the Oklahoma City Regional. Zellous carried Pitt in the first half and the Panthers defense did the rest. Pitt held 13th-seeded Montana to just 10 second-half points, tying the tournament record for fewest points allowed in a half. Connecticut gave up just 10 to Long Island in the second half of a first-round game in 2001. While Pitt coach Agnus Berenato claims her team doesn’t have any stars, it’s clear they’d be lost without Zellous. As her teammates struggled with Montana’s plodding, methodical pace in the first half, Zellous kept knocking down contested shots in traffic, and rarely missed when she found herself open in space. She then took advantage of Montana’s countless mistakes in the second half as a one-point Pitt (24-7) lead at halftime turned into a comfortable rout. Zellous scored six straight in barely 1 minute as part of the Panthers’ 13-2 run to open the second half that finally dimmed any upset hopes for the 13th-seeded Lady Griz. Zellous hit 13 of 27 shots and grabbed nine rebounds. Shayla Scott added 11 points, including a pair of 3-pointers during Pitt’s decisive charge to start the second half. The undersized and less athletic Lady Griz did their best to negate the Panthers superior talent in the first half. They handled Pitt’s trapping pressure defense in the early going and milked the shot clock on nearly every possession. But when the shots stopped falling, the Lady Griz quickly found themselves looking up at a huge deficit and getting worn down by the intensity of every possession against Pitt’s aggressive defense. Mandy Morales led Montana (28-5) with 11 points and eight assists, but her entire team struggled in the second half. Morales scored with 18:33 left in the second half to keep Montana within 28-27, but the Lady Griz missed their next eight shots and added seven turnovers to a 10minute scoreless drought that was finally broken on Britney Lohman’s free throw with 8:20 left. By then, Montana was in a 49-28 hole and the 2,000 or so Lady Griz fans that made the eight-hour trek from Missoula to Seattle were left without much of a growl. Montana didn’t score another field goal until Jessa Loman Linford’s turnaround in the lane with 4:30 left, but Montana was just 4 of 22 shooting in the second half. The Lady Griz were trying for their first tournament win since beating San Diego State in the first round of the 1995 tourney as a No. 12 seed. Montana, which won its 21st Big Sky regular season title this season, has now dropped its last eight tourney games.

SEATTLE (AP) - Shavonte Zellous carried Pittsburgh back to the round of 16. Barely. Zellous scored nine of her 24 points in the final 4 minutes, and Pittsburgh capitalized on Gonzaga’s youthful mistakes in the closing minutes of a 65-60 win in the second-round of the Oklahoma City Regional on Monday night. The 12th-seeded Bulldogs made life extremely difficult for the No. 4 seed Panthers, but it was Zellous and Pitt’s experience coming through at the end. Zellous scored on a pair of drives off Gonzaga turnovers in the final 2 minutes then hit a pair of free throws to put the Panthers up 63-60 with 15.9 seconds left after another Gonzaga mistake. When Janelle Bekkering’s 3-pointer missed with 6 seconds left, the Panthers were headed to the regional semifinals for the second straight year. Xenia Stewart capped the victory with a pair of free throws with 3 seconds left and the Panthers assured themselves a date with either top-seeded Oklahoma or No. 9 seed Georgia Tech in the round of 16. Last year, Pitt advanced to the regional semis for the first time in school history before getting bounced by eventual national finalist Stanford. Zellous struggled through one of her toughest outings of the season, only to come through with crucial plays in the closing minutes as Gonzaga showed the signs of a team playing just its three NCAA tournament game in school history. Neither team shot very well, but Pitt (25-7) was 20 of 22 at the free-throw line, the only two misses by Zellous. For all the great plays spunky Gonzaga point guard Courtney Vandersloot made in helping the Zags stay even with Pitt for most of the night, she was responsible for two tipped passes that turned into breakaways by Zellous in the closing minutes. Vandersloot led the Bulldogs (27-7) with 18 points, seven assists and seven rebounds. Heather Bowman, the Bulldogs’ leading scorer, battled her way to 15 points, but scored only one basket in the final nine minutes. The second half was a constant back-and-forth swing of momentum, neither team able to put together a sustained run and build any sort of cushion. The biggest lead for either team was Pitt’s final five-point margin. The Panthers led to 51-47 with 7:41 left and seemed on the verge of finally pushing ahead for good. But like most of the second half, Gonzaga wasn’t done. Vandersloot scored on a floater and Bowman’s three-point play on the low block pushed Goznaga ahead by one. The Zags lead was three after Vandersloot’s smooth drive out of a timeout with 3:46 left, but Zellous pulled Pitt even with a 3 and Stewart’s 3 put the Panthers up 57-56 moments later.

Montana (35) Player Min. Ena-F 18 Beck-F 23 Lohman-C 35 Morales-G 38 Rogers-G 38 Nance-Johnson 10 Stender 9 Linford 20 Ware 2 Guardipee 5 Robinson 2 Team Totals 200

Gonzaga (60) Player Frieson-F Schaefer-F Bowman-C Bekkering-G Vandersloot-G Lorenzo Standish Raap Bowen Team Totals

Pitt (64) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Stewart-G Zellous-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals

FG-FGA 0-4 2-6 2-5 5-11 2-13 0-2 0-0 2-4 0-0 0-2 1-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-3 0-1 1-4 2-11 0-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 1-4 0-0 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

14-48

4-22

3-6

Min. 29 28 16 34 30 24 21 4 5 9

FG-FGA 2-5 4-6 1-5 13-27 1-1 1-5 2-4 0-0 1-2 1-3

3FG-FGA 1-1 2-4 0-0 1-5 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 1-2 0-0 4-4 1-2 2-2 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-2

200

26-58

4-10

8-12

RB 5 1 4 4 1 2 1 5 0 1 0 2 26

RB 3 5 2 9 6 1 5 1 0 2 5 39

PF 2 0 2 4 0 2 2 0 0 0 0

A 1 0 0 8 1 0 0 1 0 1 0

TO 3 1 0 4 3 3 0 0 0 0 0

BLK 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0

S 0 0 0 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 0 5 5 11 8 0 0 4 0 0 2

12

12

14

3

2

35

PF 1 1 2 1 1 1 2 0 0 1

A 1 1 0 2 4 2 1 1 0 1

TO 1 1 0 1 0 1 1 0 0 1

BLK 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

S 0 1 0 4 1 1 1 0 0 0

PTS 5 11 2 31 3 4 4 0 2 2

10

13

6

1

8

64

Pitt (65) Player Sallard-F Scott-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Team Totals

Min. 38 16 38 35 27 13 6 4 23

FG-FGA 2-6 4-7 5-15 2-8 6-16 0-0 0-2 1-2 1-2

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-3 0-0 1-4 0-2 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-1

FT-FTA 0-0 1-1 5-5 4-4 6-6 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-0

200

21-58

2-11

16-16

Min. 28 37 14 35 4018 28

FG-FGA 2-8 2-9 4-6 6-21 3-5 2-7 1-3

3FG-FGA 0-0 1-3 0-0 2-4 2-2 0-2 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 2-2 2-2 10-12 4-4 2-2 0-0

200

20-59

5-11

20-22

RB 8 2 7 5 7 0 0 0 4 5 38

PF 3 3 1 5 2 0 0 1 0

A 2 0 2 0 7 0 0 0 0

TO 3 1 4 3 4 2 0 0 1

BLK 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1

S 1 0 0 2 5 0 0 0 1

PTS 4 10 15 9 18 0 0 2 2

15

11

18

4

9

60

RB 1 8 7 7 2 3 6 3 37

PF 2 4 2 3 1 3 1

A 4 3 0 1 3 1 0

TO 3 4 1 2 2 3 0

BLK 0 0 4 0 1 0 5

S 3 2 1 0 1 1 1

PTS 4 7 10 24 12 6 2

16

12

15

10

9

65

Halftime-PITT 24-24; FG pct. - PITT .339, GU .362; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .455, GU .182; FT pct. - PITT .909, UM 1.000. A -2270 ; Officials - Michael Price, Gator Parrish, Shelley Nakasone

Halftime-PITT 26-25; FG pct. - PITT .448, UM .292; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT .400, UM .182; FT pct. - PITT .667, UM .500. A -2,853 ; Officials - Gator Parrish, Shelley Nakasone, Darren Krzesnik

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2009-10 Pitt Women’s Basketball

2 0 0 8 a n d 2 0 0 9 N C A A To u r n a m e n t S w e e t 1 6 P a r t i c i p a n t

Game 33 (25-8, 12-4 Big East) March 29, 2009 #4 Oklahoma 70, #15 Pitt 59 Ford Center (10,000) OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. (AP) - Whitney Hand couldn’t quite remember her teammate’s buzzer-beating 3pointer that started Oklahoma’s big run. And it took a few moments for her to remember the wild scoop shot that she contributed to that surge. Looking back, the game seemed to be as much of a blur for her as she made it for Pittsburgh. Hand set new career highs with 22 points and eight rebounds, and the top-seeded Sooners rolled to a 70-59 win over Pitt on Sunday night to reach the regional finals of the NCAA tournament for only the second time in school history. Oklahoma (31-4) put the game away with a 20-2 second-half surge that included Hand’s crazy shot that bounded its way into the basket. The Sooners were hardly bothered by foul trouble that kept Courtney Paris off the court much of the game, getting double-digit scoring from all five starters. Paris, the Sooners’ All-American center, made waves on her senior night earlier this month when she promised that Oklahoma would win its first national title or she’d pay back her scholarship money. So far, it has been Hand - who missed the last four games of the regular season with a broken left index finger - that’s been Oklahoma’s go-to girl in the NCAA tournament. And while she won’t take the credit, her coach is ready to give it to her. Shavonte Zellous scored 18 points on 7-for-20 shooting to lead Pitt, which lost in the round of 16 for the second straight year. Oklahoma, which made its only other regional final appearance in 2002 on its way to the national championship game, advances to face sixth-seeded Purdue (25-10) on Tuesday night. Hand hit three 3-pointers and scored 15 points in the second round against Georgia Tech to shake the rust off after three miserable games in which she went a combined 2-for-22 and got shut out twice. As it turned out, that was just a preview of what was to come. She hit four 3-pointers and scored 17 of the Sooners’ first 32 points as Oklahoma shrugged off Paris’ early foul trouble. After Paris went to the bench with her second foul, the Sooners outscored Pitt 15-7 over the next 3 1/2 minutes and stretched their lead to 39-25 on Nyeshia Stevenson’s 3-pointer with 3:03 left before halftime. Then, after Paris went to the bench with her fourth foul early in the second half, Hand came through with her circus shot in the lane. Hand gave an open-mouthed grin and got a few pats on her backside from her teammates before stepping to the line to complete her three-point play and make it 60-37 with 13:18 remaining. Oklahoma’s lead grew to 27 on Jasmine Hartman’s free throw shortly thereafter, and Pitt only made a dent in the lead by closing the game on a 12-0 run. Ashley Paris, Courtney’s twin sister, had 12 points and 12 rebounds for Oklahoma while her sister narrowly missed out on her 127th career double-double with 10 points and nine rebounds. Danielle Robinson and Stevenson, making her third straight start in place of the injured Amanda Thompson, scored 10 apiece. Thompson, who played only 3 minutes total in the first two rounds because of an injured left foot, logged another 3 minutes after the game was out of hand in the second half. Pitt went just 23-for-74 from the field - including a 1-for-12 stretch to start the second half. It got bad enough for the Panthers that even in the middle of their 10-2 run to got the lead below 20 points, freshman Kate Popovec fell into the lane before Zellous could attempt the front end of a one-andone and Pitt lost possession. The Panthers already had to overcome a raucous home crowd for the Sooners, who were playing less than a half-hour from their campus. More than an hour before the game, the crowd was already showing its favoritism. When an image of Paris and two teammates walking down a hallway was flashed on the big screen in the second half of the Purdue-Rutgers game, fans applauded and yelled. The Sooners then got one standing ovation when they first stepped into the arena, huddling and jumping up and down near the unoccupied Pitt bench, and another as they ran back off the court after warmups. Pitt (59) Player Sallard-F Wilson-C Zellous-G Scott-G Stewart-G Harrison Cole Ogoke Nwude Popovec Team Totals Oklahoma (70) Player Stevenson-F Paris, A.-F Paris, C.-C Robinson-G Hand-G Olajuwon Roethlisberger Winchester Thompson Hartman Vining Team Totals

Min. 20 30 35 22 37 19 15 9 6 7

FG-FGA 2-7 3-11 7-20 2-10 4-11 1-5 2-2 1-3 1-4 0-1

3FG-FGA 0-0 0-0 2-5 0-2 1-2 0-3 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0

FT-FTA 0-0 0-0 2-2 0-0 1-4 3-4 1-2 1-1 2-2 0-0

200

23-74

3-13

10-15

Min. 29 32 23 29 34 3 22 2 3 11 12

FG-FGA 3-9 5-14 4-14 4-6 7-11 0-0 1-6 0-0 0-0 1-1 0-3

3FG-FGA 3-7 0-0 0-0 0-0 4-8 0-0 1-3 0-0 0-0 0-0 0-3

FT-FTA 1-2 2-3 2-2 2-2 4-4 0-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 1-2 0-0

200

25-64

8-21

12-16

RB 2 8 9 4 3 4 2 4 3 3 3 45

PF 1 1 3 3 3 1 1 0 1 0

A 1 0 2 2 1 1 0 0 1 0

TO 0 2 4 1 2 0 0 0 0 0

BLK 1 1 0 2 0 0 1 0 1 0

S 1 0 1 0 1 1 1 1 1 1

PTS 4 6 18 4 10 5 5 3 4 0

14

8

9

6

8

59

RB 0 12 9 6 8 0 6 0 0 1 1 8 51

PF 0 0 4 4 3 0 1 0 1 2 0

A 0 3 1 5 3 0 0 0 0 1 2

TO 2 1 3 2 4 1 1 0 0 1 1

BLK 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

S 0 0 1 2 2 0 0 0 0 0 0

PTS 10 12 10 10 22 0 3 0 0 3 0

15

15

16

3

5

70

Halftime-OU 41-32; FG pct. - PITT 38.5, OU 45.9; 3-pt. FG pct. - PITT 20.0, OU 41.7; FT pct. - PITT 50.0, OU 100.0. A -10,343 ; Officials - Tine Napier, Mary Day, Bonita Spence

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