MOUNT ST. MARY'S (2-4) at PITTSBURGH (3-2)
Tuesday, Nov. 26, 7 p.m.
Pittsburgh, Pa. | Petersen Events Center
MOUNT UPDATE: The Mount will look to win back-to-back games for the first time this season with Tuesday night's game at Pittsburgh on Tuesday, Nov. 26 at 7 p.m. The Mount has never beaten Pitt in the six all-time meetings.
LAST TIME OUT: Down by three points with 1:25 to play, Mount St. Mary's outscored Campbell 7-0 the rest of the way to pick up a 68-64 win on Nov. 23. The home win helped the Mount improve to 2-4 on the year and 1-1 at Knott Arena. Senior Sydney Henderson scored a season-high 27 points, while fellow senior Ashley Christie added a season-best 14 and sophomore Jody Chickey chipped in with a career-high 13 points. The Mount outrebounded the Fighting Camels, 31-27, with a career-high seven coming from freshman Kaitlyn Eisenhard off the bench.
ABOUT PITT: Under first-year head coach Suzie McConnell-Serio, the Panthers are off to a 3-2 start, most recently beating Loyola (Md.) by a final score of 60-54 on Nov. 23. Pitt is led offensively by Brianna Kiesel and her 14.2 points per game to go with Asia Logan's 12.2 points per game. In the early going, the Panthers have been outrebounded in all five of their games this season. Pitt is 1-1 at the Petersen Events Center on the year with a win over Bucknell in the season opener and a 48-45 loss to Lafayette on Nov. 17.
ALL-TIME SERIES VS. PITTSBURGH: Tuesday will mark the seventh time the Mount has played Pitt in the last eight seasons. The Panthers have taken all of the six previous meetings by an average of 25.0 points. Five of the six all-time meetings have taken place in Pittsburgh. The only home game for the Mount in the series came in 2007, when Pitt defeated the Mount, 82-31.
LAST TIME VS. PITTSBURGH: The Panthers outscored the Mountaineers by nine points in both halves to finish with a 67-49 win on Dec. 20, 2012. Jessie Kaufman paced the Mount's offense with 11 points on the day. Pitt received 20+ point performances from Asia Logan (26 points) and Brianna Kiesel (23 points).
MOUNT VS. THE ATLANTIC COAST CONFERENCE: Of the 15 teams that make up the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Mount has faced six of them. The Mount is 1-20 all-time against teams in the current ACC, including a 0-16 mark since moving to Division I in 1988-89 and 0-9 since Bryan Whitten took over the program in 2007-08. The Mount's lone win was a 57-44 victory over Notre Dame on Dec. 19, 1981, at the Penn Holiday Tournament in Philadelphia, Pa
AMONG MOUNT ELITE: Senior Sydney Henderson is averaging 22.3 points per game this season through six games. Stretched throughout an entire season, that pace would place her in fifth in Mount history for scoring average for a season. The school record for points per game for a single season is 29.3 set by Denise Kenney during the 1975-76 campaign.
HITTING THE GLASS: Following a season-high 43 rebounds on Nov. 19 against Lehigh, the Mount outrebounded Campbell, 31-27 on Nov. 23. During the 2013-14 campaign, the Mount is 2-1 when outrebounding its opponent.
UP NEXT: The Mount heads to Annapolis, Md. to take on Navy on Tuesday, Dec. 3, at 7 p.m.