Making her first start of the season, Fred Potvin scored a career-high 19 points, with a career high-tying five 3-pointers, to lead the Pitt women past Virginia, 58-55, Sunday in Charlottesville, Va., for the Panthers’ first ACC victory of the season.
Potvin made her first four 3-point attempts and finished 6 of 12 from the field overall, while sophomore Stasha Carey and freshman Brenna Wise each added 12 points and seven rebounds for Pitt (9-11, 1-6). Wise was 10 of 12 from the free-throw line.
“I am so proud of the way this team battled,” coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. “We found a way to win and hopefully we respond from this and continue to grow as a team. Fred Potvin was exceptional with a career-high 19. She is able to stretch the defense when she is hitting shots like that.”
Pitt is now 3-0 against the Cavaliers (13-8, 3-4) since joining the ACC. The Panthers next play at 7 p.m. Thursday against Duke (15-6, 4-3) at Petersen Events Center.
West Virginia 97, TCU 84: Jessica Morton scored a career-high 26 points and Teana Muldrow had a double-double to lead the No. 25 Mountaineers (16-4, 5-2 Big 12) past the Horned Frogs (11-8, 3-5) in Forth Worth, Texas. Muldrow had 21 points and 10 rebounds for her first double-double of the season. Bria Holmes scored 22 points to move into third on West Virginia’s career list with 1,756.