PITTSBURGH, PA – Junior All-American Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Rutgers women’s basketball team (14-8, 6-4 BIG EAST) to a 75-61 victory at Pittsburgh (6-15, 2-9 BIG EAST) Feb. 11" />
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Rutgers Defeats Pittsburgh 75-61
  • Posted on February 11, 2004 12:00:00 AM
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  • PITTSBURGH, PA – Junior All-American Cappie Pondexter (Chicago, IL) scored a game-high 21 points to lead the Rutgers women’s basketball team (14-8, 6-4 BIG EAST) to a 75-61 victory at Pittsburgh (6-15, 2-9 BIG EAST) Feb. 11.

    Pondexter nearly registered her first career triple-double, adding a game-best nine rebounds and seven assists. Redshirt junior Nikki Jett (Columbia, SC) posted a season-high 13 points, while sophomore Courtney Locke (San Marcos, TX) established a new career best with seven assists.

    Rutgers shot 50.0 (17-34) percent from the field in the first half, registering 13 assists on the 17 field goals, to build a 38-31 halftime lead. The Panthers scored the first three points after intermission to cut the lead to four (38-34, 19:52), but that was as close as Pitt would get during the second half. RU went on a 12-5 run to get its advantage into double digits (50-39, 15:08), and led by as many as 17 (67-50, 6:59) in the final 20 minutes.

    The Scarlet Knights owned a 39-28 advantage on the boards, using their 21 offensive rebounds to score 18 second-chance points.

    Rutgers will be back in action Saturday, Feb. 14, when the Scarlet Knights host No. 2/1 Connecticut at 7:00 p.m. The game will be shown on the Madison Square Garden (MSG) Network and Fox Sports Net New England, and will be carried live on WCTC 1450 AM and WRSU 88.7 FM.

    Official Basketball Box Score
    Rutgers vs Pittsburgh
    2/11/04 7:00 p.m. at Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, PA
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    VISITORS: Rutgers (14-8, 6-4)
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    32 NEWTON, Chelsea..... f  4-9    0-0    0-0    1  2  3   2   8  2  3  0  0  19
    35 McCULLOUCH, Dawn.... f  4-8    0-0    1-4    2  4  6   1   9  2  2  1  1  20
    34 CAMPBELL, Michelle.. c  1-3    0-0    0-2    1  0  1   4   2  0  1  1  1  15
    03 LOCKE, Courtney..... g  3-5    0-2    0-0    2  1  3   1   6  7  0  0  1  28
    25 PONDEXTER, Cappie... g  9-19   3-4    0-0    3  6  9   3  21  7  3  0  3  38
    00 HURNS, Shalicia.....    3-7    0-0    1-2    4  1  5   4   7  3  2  0  0  23
    13 JETT, Nikki.........    4-7    0-2    5-7    1  1  2   3  13  2  0  0  1  27
    52 CAHOE, Aquisha......    0-1    0-0    0-0    1  0  1   1   0  0  0  0  0   4
    55 RICHMAN, Rebecca....    4-6    0-0    1-2    3  0  3   2   9  0  1  3  0  26
       TEAM................                         3  2  5
       Totals..............   32-65   3-8    8-17  21 17 38  21  75 23 12  5  7 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half: 17-34 50.0%   2nd Half: 15-31 48.4%   Game: 49.2%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-4  50.0%   2nd Half:  1-4  25.0%   Game: 37.5%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  6-11 54.5%   Game: 47.1%    4
    
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    HOME TEAM: Pittsburgh (6-15, 2-9)
                              TOT-FG  3-PT         REBOUNDS
    ## Player Name            FG-FGA FG-FGA FT-FTA OF DE TOT PF  TP  A TO BLK S MIN
    45 KINCAID, LaToya..... f  4-11   0-0    6-8    4  3  7   1  14  1  1  0  0  33
    54 STUFFLET, Sheila.... f  2-5    1-1    1-2    1  2  3   3   6  3  2  0  0  26
    55 MORRIS, Allisha..... c  4-6    0-1    0-0    1  2  3   2   8  0  0  1  0  21
    10 HUGHES, Brooke...... g  0-0    0-0    0-0    0  0  0   0   0  0  1  0  0   4
    22 KUNICH, Amy......... g  3-13   2-8    6-6    1  3  4   3  14  4  3  0  1  40
    03 BROWN, Jennifer.....    0-1    0-0    2-4    1  3  4   2   2  0  1  0  2  14
    24 MOORE, Stacy........    0-1    0-0    3-4    0  2  2   1   3  2  1  0  1  20
    30 HISTED, Katie.......    4-7    2-4    1-2    1  0  1   2  11  1  6  0  0  29
    52 TAYLOR, Cheron......    1-2    0-0    1-2    0  1  1   2   3  0  1  0  1  13
       TEAM................                         3  1  4
       Totals..............   18-46   5-14  20-28  12 17 29  16  61 11 16  1  5 200
    
    TOTAL FG% 1st Half:  8-20 40.0%   2nd Half: 10-26 38.5%   Game: 39.1%  DEADB
    3-Pt. FG% 1st Half:  2-6  33.3%   2nd Half:  3-8  37.5%   Game: 35.7%   REBS
    F Throw % 1st Half: 13-18 72.2%   2nd Half:  7-10 70.0%   Game: 71.4%    7
    
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    Officials: Bill Titus (R), Sally Bell, Bryan Brunette
    Technical fouls: Rutgers-None. Pittsburgh-None.
    Attendance: 615
    Score by Periods                1st  2nd   Total
    Rutgers.......................   38   37  -   75
    Pittsburgh....................   31   30  -   61
    
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