2010–11 Pittsburgh Panthers women's basketball team

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2010–11 Pittsburgh Panthers women's basketball
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Conference Big East
2010–11 record 14–17 (5–11 Big East)
Head coach Agnus Berenato
Assistant coach Patty Coyle
Assistant coach Khadija Head
Assistant coach Mallorie Winn
Home arena Petersen Events Center
Seasons
« 2009–10 2011–12 »

The 2010–11 Pittsburgh Panthers women's basketball team represented the University of Pittsburgh in the 2010–11 NCAA Division I women's basketball season. The Panthers, coached by Agnus Berenato, suffered their first losing season since 2004-05. The Panthers are a member of the Big East Conference and play their home games at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Previous season[edit]

The 2010-11 Pitt women's basketball went 16-15, a disappointing finish considering that in December, the team had climbed as high as 15th in the nation in both the AP and Coaches' national polls. Finishing with the 12th seed in the Big East Tournament, the Panthers lost in the first round of the tournament to Louisville, but still earned its fifth straight post-season national tournament appearance in the 2010 Women's National Invitation Tournament. However, Pitt lost its opening game in the WNIT at Toledo.

Offseason[edit]

The Panthers return four starters, losing only starting forward sophomore Pepper Wilson. The offseason was characterized with an unusual turnover in both players and coaching staff. Center/forward Pepper Wilson, sophomore forward Kate Popovec, and sophomore guard Sarah Ogoke transferred, while assistant coaches Jeff Williams, Caroline McCombs, and Yolette McPhee-McCuin all left to pursue additional opportunities. Incoming players include forward Kyra Dunn as well as guards Marquel Davis, Yasmin Fuller, and Asia Logan. This leaves the Panthers with an unusual distribution of players by academic class, with five seniors and six freshman, but with no juniors or sophomores. New coaches include the former head coach of the WNBA's New York Liberty, Patty Coyle, along with Khadija Head, and former Pitt point guard Mallorie Winn.

The women's basketball team enters the season with modest external expectation having been picked to finish 13th in the Big East Conference in a preseason poll of conference coaches.[1] The Panthers started the season receiving two votes in the preseason national top 25 AP Poll.[2]

Roster[edit]

Number Name Height Position Class Hometown
23 Ashlee Anderson 5-9 Guard Freshman (RS) Chicago, IL
42 Leeza Burdgess 6-5 Center Freshman (RS) Miami, FL
22 Chelsea Cole 6-3 Forward Senior Lumberton, NJ
13 Marquel Davis 5-9 Guard Freshman Fredericksburg, VA
33 Kyra Dunn 6-3 Forward Freshman Sacramento, CA
55 Yasmin Fuller 5-8 Guard Freshman Seattle, WA
10 Taneisha Harrison 6-0 Guard Senior Bowie, MD
0 Asia Logan 6-0 Guard Freshman Baltimore, MD
24 Jessica Renaud 5-11 Guard Freshman Downingtown, PA
25 Shayla Scott 6-1 Forward Senior Monroeville, PA
14 Jania Sims 5-7 Guard Senior (RS) Newark, NJ
12 Brittaney Thomas* 5-8 Guard Senior (RS) Montgomery, AL

*Dismissed from the team during the season following the St. Francis (PA) game on December 1, 2010 for a violation of team rules.

Schedule[edit]

Pitt's 2010-11 schedule.

Date Time Opponent# Rank# Site TV Result Attendance Record
Exhibition
Fri, Nov. 5* 7:00 pm Seton Hill Petersen Events CenterPittsburgh, PA Comcast Network^ W 72–55  2,093
Regular Season
Fri, Nov. 12* 11:00 a.m. Youngstown State Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 78–58  4,143 1–0
Wed, Nov. 17* 8:00 p.m. at Minnesota Williams ArenaMinneapolis, MN
(Super Six Series)
BigTenNetwork.com L 63–73  2,752 1–1
Sun, Nov. 21* 2:00 p.m. Radford Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 77–46  1,816 2–1
Wed, Nov. 24* 7:00 p.m. #6 Duke Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA L 55–93  2,720 2–2
Sun, Nov. 28* 2:00 p.m. Loyola (MD) Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 73–45  1,757 3–2
Wed, Dec. 1* 7:00 p.m. at St. Francis (PA) DeGol ArenaLoretto, PA L 71–85  1,237 3–3
Sat, Dec. 4* 6:00 p.m. Mount St. Mary's Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 66–30  1,708 4–3
Tue, Dec. 7 7:00 p.m. #24 DePaul Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network L 51–67  1,972 4–4 (0–1)
Sat, Dec. 11* 2:35 p.m. at Valparaiso Athletics–Recreation CenterValparaiso, IN W 86–51  492 5–4 (0–1)
Sun, Dec. 19* 3:00 p.m. vs. Texas Tech South Point ArenaEnterprise, NV
(Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic)
L 65–78  n/a 5–5 (0–1)
Mon, Dec. 20* 3:00 p.m. vs. Texas–Arlington South Point Arena • Enterprise, NV
(Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic)
W 95–61  1,151 6–5 (0–1)
Tue, Dec. 28* 7:00 p.m. Austin Peay Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 75–53  2,019 7–5 (0–1)
Fri, Dec. 31* 1:00 p.m. at Central Michigan McGuirk ArenaMount Pleasant, MI Comcast Network W 94–78  593 8–5 (0–1)
Wed, Jan. 5* 7:00 p.m. at Duquesne A. J. Palumbo Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(City Game)
L 62–70  1,494 8–6 (0–1)
Sun, Jan. 9 12:00 p.m. at Louisville KFC Yum! CenterLouisville, KY ESPNU L 68–79  9,577 8–7 (0–2)
Wed, Jan. 12 7:00 p.m. at Seton Hall Walsh GymnasiumSouth Orange, NJ W 64–58  375 9–7 (1–2)
Sat, Jan. 15 2:00 p.m. #12 Notre Dame Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network L 50–82  2,650 9–8 (1–3)
Sat, Jan. 22 7:30 p.m. at #2 Connecticut XL CenterHartford, CT L 46–66  9,767 9–9 (1–4)
Wed, Jan. 26 7:00 p.m. at Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY L 60–69  1,076 9–10 (1–5)
Sat, Jan. 29 2:00 p.m. Marquette Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network L 70–74 OT 4,324 9–11 (1–6)
Tue, Feb. 1 7:00 p.m. Cincinnati Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 79–48  2,076 10–11 (2–6)
Sat, Feb. 5 4:00 p.m. at #14 West Virginia WVU ColiseumMorgantown, WV
(Backyard Brawl)
ESPN Plus, "Big East Network Game of the Week" W 60–53  8,025 11–11 (3–6)
Tue, Feb. 8 7:30 p.m. at Rutgers Louis Brown Athletic CenterPiscataway, NJ L 42–54  2,946 11–12 (3–7)
Sat, Feb. 12 2:00 p.m. South Florida Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network W 70–66  2,247 12–12 (4–7)
Tue, Feb. 15 7:00 p.m. Providence Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA CBS College Sports W 60–57  1,820 13–12 (5–7)
Sat, Feb. 19 2:00 p.m. #21 West Virginia Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA
(Backyard Brawl, Pink the Petersen)
Comcast Network L 79–90  5,368 13–13 (5–8)
Wed, Feb. 23 7:00 p.m. at #18 Georgetown McDonough GymnasiumWashington, D.C. L 57–67  655 13–14 (5–9)
Sat, Feb. 26 2:00 p.m. at St. John's Carnesecca ArenaQueens, New York, NY L 63–72  1,567 13–15 (5–10)
Mon, Feb. 28 7:00 p.m. Villanova Petersen Events Center • Pittsburgh, PA Comcast Network L 52–54  1,973 13–16 (5–11)
Postseason
Big East Women's Basketball Championship
Fri, Mar. 4 12:00 p.m. vs. #13 South Florida #12 XL Center • Hartford, CT
(First Round)
BIGEAST.tv W 63–60  N/A 14–16
Sat, Mar. 5 2:00 p.m. vs. #5 Marquette #12 XL Center • Hartford, CT
(Second Round)
ESPN Regional/FSN Pittsburgh/ESPN3 L 61–65  8,302 14–17
*Non-conference game. #Rankings from AP Poll. ^Tape delay.   Postseason ranks represent seeds in the applicable tournament. All times are in Eastern Standard Time.

Rankings[edit]

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Awards and honors[edit]

Pitt hosting West Virginia in the Pink the Petersen edition of the Backyard Brawl on February 19, 2011
  • Shayla Scott was selected as the College/University winner of the Pat Blayden Spirit of Sport Award.[3]
  • Taneisha Harrison was selected to the All-Big East Women’s Basketball Second Team[4]
  • Chelsea Cole was tabbed Honorable Mention All-Big East.[4]
  • Chelsea Cole became just the fourth player in Pitt women’s basketball history to record 1,000 rebounds over a career. She finished with 1,003 boards.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Women's Basketball Picked 13th In Preseason Big East Poll". PittsburghPanthers.com. 2010-10-21. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  2. ^ "2011 NCAA Women's Basketball Rankings - AP Top 25 Preseason". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on 24 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-05. 
  3. ^ "Senior Shayla Scott Receives Pat Blayden Spirit of Sport Award". PittsburghPanthers.com. 2011-02-11. Retrieved 2011-02-12. 
  4. ^ a b "Harrison, Cole Named to All-BIG EAST Teams". PittsburghPanthers.com. 2011-03-03. Retrieved 2011-03-04. 

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