9:30 PM ET, March 23, 2009
Pitt comes up with big plays when needed, holding off Gonzaga's charge
SEATTLE -- Cycling through Shavonte Zellous' mind was a constant thought as the minutes ticked away and Pittsburgh's season hung precariously."Anything less than the Sweet 16 would be a failure," she said.And just in time for the Panthers, Zellous made sure their season will continue in the round of 16.
• Pittsburgh escaped Gonzaga's upset bid and advanced to the Sweet 16 for the second straight season and second time overall.
• Shavonte Zellous, who scored 31 points vs. Montana on Saturday, scored 22 of her 24 points in the second half, including 10-for-12 from the free-throw line.
• Gonzaga, in its second tournament appearance, failed to duplicate the magic that its men's team created in 1999 when they advanced to their first Sweet 16 in their second tournament appearance.
-- ESPN research
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Team Stat Comparison
|FG Made-Attempted||21-58 (.362)||20-59 (.339)|
|3P Made-Attempted||2-11 (.182)||5-11 (.455)|
|FT Made-Attempted||16-16 (1.000)||20-22 (.909)|
|Fouls (Tech/Flagrant)||15 (0/0)||16 (0/0)|