Asia Logan scored a career-high 36 points and set a Petersen Events Center record for most points scored in a game by a Pitt player as she helped the Panthers hold off William & Mary, 76-74, Sunday afternoon.
Led by Logan, a junior forward who also pulled in a career-high 14 rebounds, and 14 points and 6 rebounds from junior guard Ashlee Anderson, the Panthers (1-1) rallied back from an 11-point deficit early in the first half.
Pitt's first win of the season is also its first victory in the year 2012, snapping a 17-game losing streak that began Jan. 3 with a loss at Villanova last season.
After William & Mary guard Taylor Hilton made a jump shot with eight seconds remaining to tie the score, Pitt's Brianna Kiesel missed a shot for the win off the front of the rim.
Logan, though, grabbed her 12th offensive rebound and drew a foul with three-tenths of a second left. She made both free throws to seal the win.
The Panthers, who trailed, 60-53, at the 8:42 mark of the second half, outrebounded William & Mary, 47-27, and forced 24 turnovers. Pitt shot 94.7 percent (18 of 19) from the free-throw line. Logan made 10 of 11 from the line.
Logan's record-breaking effort topped former Panther Shavonte Zellous' 34 points against West Virginia Jan. 4, 2009.
Senior guard Emily Correal, a Peters Township graduate, led the Tribe (0-2) with 27 points.