Liston lifts Duke to 111-67 rout of Pittsburgh

Published on NewsOK Modified: January 26, 2014 at 5:03 pm •  Published: January 26, 2014

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Pittsburgh protected the ball and passed it well, but making shots was a different story.

The Panthers shot just 30 percent from the floor in their 111-67 loss at No. 3 Duke on Sunday.

Pittsburgh hit 6-of-25 3-point attempts, many of which were open shots against the Blue Devils' matchup zone defense.

"I thought they were really good looks," Pittsburgh guard Brianna Kiesel said. "It's just knocking them down. We struggled a little bit at Notre Dame, and we struggled again this game. But just building off that, if we get those looks, those are going to start falling for us."

Kiesel scored 19 points to lead the Panthers (9-11, 1-5 Atlantic Coast Conference). Asia Logan added 17 points and Loliya Briggs had 12 points for Pittsburgh.

For Duke (20-1, 7-0), Tricia Liston scored 23 points and became the program's all-time leader in career 3-pointers.

Elizabeth Williams added 20 points for the Blue Devils, who shot a season-best 60 percent from the floor and never trailed.

Haley Peters had 16 points and 12 rebounds for Duke. Amber Henson added a career-high 13 points, Oderah Chidom had 12 and Alexis Jones had 11 for the Blue Devils.

"Duke is very talented," Pittsburgh coach Suzie McConnell-Serio said. "If you try to take away an inside presence, they kill you from outside. They're just so balanced and have so many weapons. It was a tough matchup for us across the board. We were undersized, overmatched."

Liston led the way, making 8 of 10 shots from the floor and 3 of 4 3-point attempts.

Her record-breaking 223rd 3-pointer came on a jumper from the left wing with 13:24 left in the first half. The shot gave the Blue Devils a 20-12 lead and started a 15-2 run that helped them take control of the game.

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