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Women's Basketball Travels to Pittsburgh for Dec. 4 Face-Off, 7 p.m.
Courtesy:JMUSports.com Release:12/02/2013
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5-2 (0-0 CAA) Wednesday, Dec. 4 | 7 PM
Peterson Events Center (Pittsburgh, Pa.)
4-3 (0-0 ACC)
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THE BASICS
Where: Peterson Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pa. (capacity: 12,508)
Tickets:
General admission tickets are $5.  Purchase tickets here.

Parking: Parking is available in the OC Lot off Allequippa Street for $5 on a first come, first served basis. Click here to see a parking map.
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Local Radio: WHBG 1360 AM (Harrisonburg, Va.)

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> Pitt Video: Pitt Panthers All-Access (subscription based)

LAST MATCH-UP
Dec. 29, 2007 – Wagner Classic; Staten Island, N.Y. – Pittsburgh 69, JMU 61

PITTSBURGH SCOUTING REPORT
• The Panthers are 4-3 overall this season, including 2-2 at home.  Their last time out (Dec. 1), they fell to Buffalo 66-62.
As a team, Pittsburgh is shooting 39.5 percent from the field and holds a +6.6. scoring margin on opponents (64.1 pts to 57.6 pts).  Brianna Kiesel leads the team in points per game (15.0).
Second on the team in points per game is Asia Logan, the only other Panther averaging double digits (12.3).  She also leads the team in rebounding with 8.4 boards per outing.
Pittsburgh is being outrebounded by opponents 38.4 to 44.7.  The biggest difference comes on the offensive glass as Pitt opponents are grabbing 34.1 percent of their missed shots compared to the Panthers’ 25.9 percent of missed-shot recoveries.

JMU FAST BREAK
After starting the season 5-0, the Dukes lost back-to-back games against Mississippi State (65-52) and Wright State (79-77) to close out the Gulf Coast Showcase, moving to 5-2 this year.  They finished the tournament in fourth place.
Senior Kirby Burkholder led three JMU players averaging double-digit scoring at the Gulf Coast Showcase with 18.3 points per game.  Junior Toia Giggetts, who scored a season-high 16 points against Mississippi State, averaged a second-best 12.3 points per game while sophomore Precious Hall tallied 11.7 points per game.
Redshirt junior Lauren Okafor notched her first double-digit scoring game in a JMU uniform with 10 points against Wright State.
Overall, the Dukes are snagging 11.6 more rebounds than their opponents this season, picking up 43.3 while opponents grab 31.7 per game.  Of JMU’s 268 missed shots, the Dukes have recovered 44.8 percent of them while allowing opponents to only pick up 28.8 percent of their 257 missed shots. They have also outscored opponents on second-chance opportunities 17.1 to 8.0.

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