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Getting to Know -- Cora McManus

Today the Panthers take on Georgetown at 4 p.m. on the road. You can follow the score online or watch through Georgetown's all-access.

Probably the most soft-spoken of the Panthers, sophomore Cora McManus is definitely not a quiet presence on the court. She has earned the start in the past three games and made the most of the opportunity, averaging seven points and six rebounds over that span.

Last season, McManus spent most of the season on the sidelines due to an injury and season-ending surgery. The Seattle native -- who began playing basketball in the sixth grade because her team needed more players -- is ready to be more of a vocal leader in 2013 on and off the court.

Basketball Weekend Preview

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The Pitt men's basketball team returns to action on Saturday when they host league foe Connecticut at noon at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers are coming off another impressive road win at Villanova, 58-43. A few reminders for Saturday's events:

Saturday's contest will be broadcast live on ESPN2 and on the radio at Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6 p.m. or later, the Club will open two hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central.

Stay after the men's game to see the women's squad take on Marquette at 3 p.m., for their annual Girl Scout Day. For tickets for the Girl Scout promotion, contact the Panthers Ticket Office at 1-800-643-PITT (7488).

The game will be broadcast live on Pitt Panthers Television on Comcast 188 or 210 and will be on the radio on WJAS 1320 AM. For additional information on women's basketball gameday, visit Game Day Central.

Basketball Weekend Preview

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Coming off its most impressive and exciting win of the season, a 28-point victory at No. 19 Georgetown, the Pitt men's basketball team is set to host Marquette on Saturday. Game time is set for noon at the Petersen Events Center and will be broadcast live on ESPNU and on the radio at Sportsradio 93.7 The Fan.

Those in attendance, however, will be present to celebrate a special presentation to recognize Pitt's 2,000,000 fans at the Petersen Events Center. Be sure to be in your seats at the half.

Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6 p.m. or later, the Club will open two hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central.

Stick around in Oakland following the men's game and see the women's basketball team host their Big East opener against Villanova at 6 p.m. The Panthers are 9-5 overall and looking for their first conference win on Saturday against the Wildcats. Villanova is 11-2 overall and 1-0 in conference play. They will host Cincinnati Wednesday night prior to traveling to Pittsburgh.

The game will be broadcast live on the Big East Network. Check your local listings. For additional information on women's basketball gameday, visit Game Day Central.

Thursday night, the Pitt women's basketball team defeated Mount St. Mary's, 67-49, to give head coach Agnus Berenato her 159th victory at Pitt. The win marks the most by a head coach in Pitt school history. 


Hometown vs. Hunger



Pitt women's basketball will host its annual Hometown vs. Hunger game on Sunday, Dec. 16 at 1 p.m. when the Panthers host Rider at the Petersen Events Center. Fans who bring a non-perishable bag of food to the game will receive admission for just $1. Additionally, season ticket holders will receive a Panthers Team Store coupon or a $1 ticket for a guest. The food collection will take place in both the Main Lobby, as well as Concourse B. 

Women's Basketball vs. Loyola Highlights

Pitt defeated Loyola (Md.) on Wednesday evening, 57-47, with Ashlee Anderson leading the way with 17 points. Check out highlights from the victory!

Meet the Panthers: Marquel Davis

When Marquel Davis arrived at Pitt three years ago, she made a pledge to herself. The junior would work on her defense first, as there were five upperclassmen in the lineup. Davis believed that would elevate her game and get her on the floor.

"I have tried to perfect my defense each year," said Davis. "When I steal the ball, I am so excited. When I just get a deflection, I get ticked at myself because I know if I was maybe a step ahead or a step more in the gap, then maybe we would have completely gotten the ball."

A native of Fredericksburg, Va., Davis had a team-high 35 steals last season and has 10 so far this campaign through seven games. The guard - who has worn a mask to protect an injury she suffered in preseason - has not given up on her offensive prowess having notched three double figure scoring games this young season. 

Meet the Panthers: Ashlee Anderson

Ashlee Anderson has played more games than any other player on the Pitt roster - and she's still got this season and next to wear the Blue & Gold.

With 67 career games to her credit, the Chicago native arrived at Pitt in 2009 from one of the most heralded high school programs in the nation (Whitney Young). "That was the greatest preparation for me to make the next step. I felt prepared coming to Pitt as a freshman as far as conditioning, traveling, and the competition. I knew I would be prepared for college because we always played against the best teams."

While Anderson has grown to love Pittsburgh (the city), it won't be replacing her affection for her hometown something she knows 'native Pittsburghers' can understand.  "I don't think words can describe my love for Chicago. For anyone that knows me, anyone that meets me, I am the biggest Chicago fan. We have so much love for our city because it offers so much. Growing up on the Southside of Chicago and going to school on the Northwest end, I learned so many things to help me grow as a person and take with me through life."

For the record, the 5-9 guard is a White Sox fan - and in Ashlee's own words is, 'always rooting for the Bulls.'

 

Women's Basketball Makes a Delivery

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Members of the Pitt women's basketball team delivered more than 5,000 pounds of food last week to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. Star 100.7 FM broadcast live from the Petersen Events Center for a week to help bring in donations for their Pack the Pete promotion. The Panthers will continue to encourage food donation when they participate in their Hometown vs. Hunger game on Dec. 16 at the Petersen Events Center against Rider. Fans bringing a non-perishable item to the game will be admitted for just $1. 

Women's Basketball vs. Longwood Highlights

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Meet the Panthers: Abby Dowd



Abby Dowd has had an interesting path to the Pitt campus and more specifically, the women's basketball team.

The 5-9 guard earned MAC All-Rookie team honors her freshman year at the University at Buffalo (2010), but elected to transfer -- albeit without basketball -- after the spring semester. Dowd enrolled at Pitt and got adjusted to life as a 'normal' student, but longings for the basketball court led her to the Petersen Events Center. She attended a game in 2010 and decided to go out on a limb and email the coaches to ask about a walk-on opportunity.  Dowd not only earned that, but her hard work grabbed her a roster spot a few months later.

Dowd's gregarious and sometimes just plain down-right wacky personality can lighten any mood (check out her essay, What I Did This Summer, as an example), but that's not to say the Tipp City, Ohio, native hasn't proved she has a serious side. Her leadership has twice earned her the co-captain title. 


Basketball Preview

With an astounding 165-19 record at the Petersen Events Center, This is OUR house.

The Pitt men's basketball team is back in action Monday and Tuesday night for the NIT Season Tip-Off at the Petersen Events Center. The Panthers will host Fordham Monday at 6 p.m. and will meet up with the winner/loser of Robert Morris vs. Lehigh on Tuesday at 9 p.m.

The team with the best record will advance to the NIT Season Tip-Off Semifinal and Final Rounds on Nov. 21 and 23 at Madison Square Garden.

Additionally, the women's basketball team will host Siena on Tuesday at 1 p.m. at Fitzgerald Field house. The game marks the first time the Pitt women have played in Fitzgerald Field House since March 24, 2006 when they defeated Virginia, 68-58, in the WNIT Quarterfinals.

  • * All week 100.7 FM Star Pittsburgh will be broadcasting from the lobby of the Petersen Events Center in an effort to "Pack the Pete." In conjunction with Star and the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, we're asking for fans to drop off non-perishable food items for a chance to win Taylor Swift tickets.

  • * Fans are reminded that you are able to pass along your tickets to friends and family, sell them online or donate to a charity if you are unable to attend through the Panthers' digital ticketing system. The Panthers Ticket Office opens 2.5 hours prior to tipoff for each game and will call and game day ticket sales (if available) are located at the outside windows at the front of the building.

  • * Monday night's game against Fordham will be broadcast live on ESPN3.com, while Tuesday's contest will be on ESPNU.

  • * Gates to the Petersen Events Center arena will open 1.5 hours prior to tipoff and a free shuttle service begins operating three hours prior to game time.

  • * The Campus View Club opens 90 minutes prior to tip-off during the regular season. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off of 6:00 p.m. or later, the Club will open 2 hours prior to tip-off. For Big East Conference games with a tip-off earlier than 6:00 p.m., the club will open 90 minutes prior.

  • * Download the official Pitt Athletics app on your iPhone, iPad or Android for free, and follow along with the game on gametracker, check out rosters and the upcoming schedule, or browse the numerous other features. Fans can also access live audio and video with a paid, in-application upgrade.

  • * For additional information on all men's basketball game day reminders, visit Game Day Central. For further information on all women's home games, visit Game Day Central.

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The highest ranked recruit in women's basketball program history -- Loliya Briggs -- will have her official debut as a Panther on Friday, Nov. 9 when Pitt hosts Youngstown State in the season opener.

Briggs, a native of Gainesville, Fla., saw her first collegiate season end before it started when she was sidelined during the summer of 2011 with a knee injury.  Despite not being able to play, Briggs was named a team captain prior to last season and has earned the leader role again this winter.


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Pitt women's basketball begins the 2012-13 season on Saturday, Nov. 3 with an exhibition contest versus Lock Haven.  The Panthers and Lady Eagles tip at noon at the Petersen Events Center.

Head Coach Agnus Berenato, who begins her 10th season at Pitt this fall, returns three starters including sophomore Brianna Kiesel. 

The Big East All-Freshman team selection led the Panthers in a host of categories last season, including scoring (13.6), assists (3.0) and minutes per game (36.3). The Utica, N.Y., native -- along with redshirt junior Abby Dowd and redshirt freshman Loliya Briggs -- was named team captain on Thursday. 

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Homecoming 2012 Preview

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Complete Homecoming Events Listing

Homecoming week for the University of Pittsburgh is here and there are numerous activities for everyone. Pitt Live Wire will break down some of the events this week to make sure you get your fill of Pitt events.

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Shavonte Zellous is one of the most recognizable names in Pitt basketball history. The third-leading scorer in Panthers history, Zellous compiled 2,251 points over her illustrious collegiate career. The athletic guard and three-time All-Big East first team honoree is ranked statistically in nearly every category in the Pitt women's basketball record book.

The No. 11 overall selection in the 2009 WNBA Draft has enjoyed a successful career in both the WNBA and overseas.  She averaged 18.6 points for Turkish league club Mersin BSB last season and re-signed with the squad in July.

Zellous averaged 7.5 points and 2.7 rebounds for the Indiana Fever this summer, while earning a start in all 31 regular season games.  The Fever are currently battling the Atlanta Dream in the Eastern Conference semifinal series with game three in the series slated for Tuesday in Indianapolis.  Zellous had 15 points on Sunday to help lead the Fever to a 103-88 win and even the best-of-three series at a game apiece.

We caught up with Zellous for a chat after a Fever practice to see what the former Panther great has been up to.

 


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