Pitt women defeat Clemson in front of 3,305
By Karen Price
Published: Sunday, Feb. 16, 2014, 4:39 p.m.
The Pitt women avenged a loss to Clemson earlier this season with a 56-43 win Sunday in front of 3,305 at Petersen Events Center.
Led by junior Brianna Kiesel with 20 points and sophomore Loliya Briggs with 16, Pitt improved to 11-15 overall and 3-9 in the ACC. It was the seventh annual Pink the Petersen game to raise money and awareness for breast cancer research, and it was also senior day, with Pitt honoring Asia Logan, Marquel Davis and Ashlee Anderson.
A week earlier, the Panthers led Wake Forest at halftime, 40-23, only to lose the game, 74-70. After holding Clemson to eight points until Charmaine Tay hit a pair of free throws with 48 seconds left in the first half and Paige Mosley made a layup, Pitt led at the break, 33-12.
“The first thing (coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said at halftime) was do not let up,” Logan said. “We thought about Wake Forest.”
Clemson (11-16, 3-10) shot 54.5 percent from the field in the first seven minutes of the second half, while Pitt made just one of its first nine attempts and cut Pitt's lead to 38-26, but got no closer. The Panthers shot 50 percent from the 3-point line (9 of 18) and 32.6 percent from the floor (14 of 43) overall.
The Panthers play their final home game of the season on Feb. 27 against N.C. State.
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