Tatiana Thompson

Women's Basketball

Hoyas Host Panthers on Monday at McDonough

WASHINGTON – The Georgetown University women's basketball team will host the University of Pittsburgh Panthers in a 7 p.m. matchup on Monday evening at McDonough Arena. The Hoyas are currently 3-1 on the season as they return for their third home contest of the year.
 
GU fell 69-57 to the James Madison University Dukes Friday evening at the Convocation Center in Harrisonburg, Virginia. Senior Dionna White (Baltimore, Md. / Milford Mill) led the Hoyas with 22 points, while graduate student Mikayla Venson (Arlington, Va. / Yorktown / Virginia) added 14. Venson tallied five assists and five rebounds, while White recorded eight boards and two steals. 
 
The Blue & Gray was outrebounded 47-37 and committed 14 turnovers while forcing 11 from the Dukes on eight steals.  Georgetown also had eight blocks in the game.  JMU edged GU in shooting percentage as the Dukes hit 35.8 percent (24 of 67) from the field, while the Hoyas managed 33.3 percent (20 of 60) from the field.  
 
The Hoyas have three players averaging double figures as Venson leads the way with 14.3 ppg.  White is second with 13.8 ppg, while graduate student Dorothy Adomako (Midlothian, Va. / Cosby) rounds out the top three with 13.3 ppg.  White is leading on the glass with 7.0 rpg, and Adomako is right behind her with 6.0 rpg.  Venson has a squad-best 18 assists on the year.  The squad currently holds a +4.0 rebounding margin over opponents as well as a +1.8 margin on turnovers.
 
Aysia Bugg used a career-high 23-point performance to lead Pitt to a 65-48 victory over Cincinnati Friday night at the Petersen Events Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The Panthers are 2-2 on the season, but have not played a game away from home yet this year.  Head Coach Lance White is in his first season at Pitt.  White spent 15 years at Florida State prior to coming to the Panthers.  Pitt was selected 13th in the Atlantic Coast Conference in both of the league's two preseason polls.
 
Georgetown is 24-27 all-time against the Panthers playing every year when Pitt was a member of the BIG EAST Conference.  The Hoyas are 11-11 at home.  The last meeting was a 72-70 Georgetown victory in Pennsylvania during 2012-13, Pitt's final season in the league.  Earlier that year, the Blue & Gray had won the meeting at home 69-57.  GU has won the last five meetings after going 0-5 in the previous five.
 
Live stats and a webcast featuring Monika Moore will be available at www.GUHoyas.com.  Admission for fans will be complimentary.
 
 
 
 
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