Pitt roster down to eight players

PITTSBURGH -- The Pitt women's basketball team is losing its sophomore class.

Pepper Wilson, Sarah Ogoke and Kate Popovec are leaving the Panthers, who were 16-15 overall and 5-11 in the Big East this season.

The 6-foot-6 Wilson started 27 games at center, averaging 7.4 points and 4.4 rebounds. The 6-3 Popovec averaged 2.9 points and 3.9 rebounds. Ogoke, a 5-9 guard, averaged 1 point and 1.4 rebounds in 28 games.

Pitt's active roster is down to eight players, all of them freshmen or juniors.

The Panthers failed to make the NCAA tournament under coach Agnus Berenato, causing the school to lose thousands of dollars last week when it played host to early round tournament games that drew sparse crowds.