Women's Basketball Falls To Pitt, 84-74
Jan. 30, 2001
PITTSBURGH, Pa.–The University of Miami women’s basketball team falls 84-74 on the road to Pittsburgh Tuesday night in a BIG EAST matchup.
Miami drops to 9-10 overall and 2-6 in the BIG EAST, while Pitt improves to 9-11 overall and 3-6 in conference.
Miami is currently on a five-game losing streak, and have not beaten the Panthers in Fitzgerald Field House since the 1995-96 season.
Chanivia Broussard (Miami, Fla.) led the Hurricanes with a game-high 20 points and eight boards. Meghan Saake (Wellington, Fla.) and Alicia Hartlaub (Schaefferstown, Pa.) both had 14 points apiece, while Dalia Clarke (Antigua, West Indies) added 10.
Miami jumped out early in the game with a 6-1 run in the first three minutes of the game, sparked by back-to-back layups from Broussard.
The Hurricanes led the entire first half-shooting 51.5% from the field. Miami took a 45-32 lead into the locker room at halftime.
Miami came out strong in the beginning of the second half, maintaining a double digit lead, until The Panthers went on a 9-0 run with 8:21 remaining in the game to cut Miami’s lead to two (60-58).
Pitt tied the game at 3:17 (70-70) on a made free throw by Mandy Wittenmyer. The Panther’s went on an 11-0 run in the last two minutes of the game, sparked by back-to-back three pointers by sophomore Brooke Stewart.
The Panthers forced 12-second half turnovers outscoring Miami 52-29. Pitt shot 56.3% for the game, compared to 49.2% for Miami.
The Hurricanes return home to face Georgetown Saturday night at 7 p.m. in Knight Sports Complex.