Panthers Travel To Boston College On Tuesday Night
2/15/2021 9:02:00 PM
PITTSBURGH – The Pitt women’s basketball team (4-9, 2-8 ACC) will have a quick turnaround as they get set to take on the Boston College Eagles on Tuesday night in Chestnut Hill, Mass. Tuesday’s game will tip at 6:00 pm and will be the Eagles’ first game back after having three straight games postponed due to Covid-19 protocols.
HOW TO FOLLOW
- Tuesday’s game will be aired live on ACC Network Extra with Bill Spaulding and Eric Gallanty on the call.
- You can also listen to the game on 1320AM WJAS radio as the voice of Pitt women’s basketball, Josh Rowntree, will have the call starting at 5:45 pm with the pregame show. The radio call can be heard by clicking HERE.
- Live stats of the game can be found by clicking HERE.
- Live updates throughout the game will also be posted on Twitter by following the Pitt women’s basketball account @Pitt_WBB.
THE SERIES WITH BOSTON COLLEGE
- Tuesday’s meeting will be the 49th game between the two programs with the Eagles owning the 30-18 lead in the all-time series.
- Boston College holds the slim 13-10 edge in games played in Chestnut Hill.
- The Eagles have won four straight in the series including a pair of victories over Pitt last season.
- Pitt’s last win in the series came on Jan. 5, 2017 in Pittsburgh.
LAST TIME OUT – VS. NORTH CAROLINA
- The free throw line was the difference on Sunday afternoon as the Panthers fell to North Carolina at the Pete, 81-72. The Tar Heels connected on 26-of-31 from the charity stripe while Pitt made 10-of-16 in the nine-point loss.
- The Panthers had the deficit cut down to five and had possession with just over a minute to go but the Tar Heels earned a steal and sealed the game at the line.
- Jayla Everett led all scorers with 22 points and four assists while Dayshanette Harris finished with 14 points, seven assists, six rebounds and three steals in the loss.
- Destiny Strother had a strong game off the bench as she netted 12 points while tying a career-high with four three-pointers.
- As a team, Pitt won the rebounding battle 46-41 including a 22-14 edge in offensive rebounds.
- Junior guard Jayla Everett has led the Panthers offensively all season long and currently ranks 12th in the ACC in scoring (14.8 ppg). She also ranks second in the ACC in three-pointers made/game (3.0) while connecting on a team-high 39 triples.
- A bright spot for the Panthers so far this season has been their rebounding, especially on the offensive glass. Pitt currently ranks second in the ACC in offensive rebounds/game (16.1 orpg) while also ranking 15th in the NCAA. In ACC play, Pitt leads the conference by grabbing 16.6 orpg.
- The Panthers return to the court on Tuesday night as they get set to take on Boston College at 6:00 pm. Tuesday’s game will air on ACC Network Extra.
- The Pitt backcourt duo of Jayla Everett and Dayshanette Harris are the third highest scoring backcourt in the ACC overall and in ACC games this season (27.8 ppg / 26.6 ppg – min. 10 ACC GP).
- The Pitt sophomore class continues to produce as Dayshanette Harris has racked up 500+ career points, seventh fastest player to 500 points (39 games), and Amber Brown has 300+ rebounds, second fastest to 300 rebounds (41 games) since 2013-14.
PANTHERS RACKING UP THE POINTS
- The Panthers have scored 70+ points in seven of their 13 games this season, marking the most 70+ point games in a season since 2016-17 (seven).
- Pitt has scored 70+ points in four ACC games so far this season, tied for the most 70+ point outings (2014-15) in conference play since joining the league in 2013-14.
- Pitt is averaging 66.3 ppg through the first 10 ACC games, the highest ppg through the first 10 ACC games in program history.
- In the win over Clemson earlier this year, the Panthers netted 80 points for just the fifth time in an ACC game in program history. The Panthers are 5-0 when they score at least 80 points in a conference game.
- The offense has also put together three of the best scoring quarters since the NCAA switched to the four quarter format in 2015-16. Pitt netted 32 points in the 1st quarter vs. Virginia Tech, 31 points in the first quarter vs. Miami and 31 points in the 4th quarter vs. Clemson.
MOST POINTS SCORED IN A QUARTER
Date Opponent Quarter Points
12/10/20 Virginia Tech 1st 32
2/6/17 Virginia Tech 4th 32
1/21/20 Miami 1st 31
12/13/20 Clemson 4th 31
11/23/16 Slippery Rock 2nd 30
11/9/18 New Orleans 2nd 30
HITTING THE OFFENSIVE GLASS
- The Panthers have done a great job over the last two seasons of attacking the offensive glass.
- Last time out, Pitt snagged a season-high 22 offensive rebounds against the best rebounding team in the ACC. Pitt has two games with 20+ offensive rebounds this season.
- The Panthers have upped their production on the offensive glass this season as they rank second overall (16.1 orpg) and first in ACC games (16.6 orpg).
- The Panthers currently rank 15th in the NCAA in offensive rebounds/game (16.1 orpg).
- Pitt has a pair of forwards who rank inside the top-5 in the ACC in offensive rebounds/game in conference games. Cynthia Ezeja ranks fourth (3.11 orpg) and Rita Igbokwe ranks fifth (3.10 orpg).
- The Panthers return home on Thursday night as they welcome the #3 Louisville Cardinals to the Petersen Events Center for an 8pm tip. Thursday’s game will air on the ACC Network.