Feb. 27, 2014
Pitt at Boston College • Chestnut Hill, Mass. • February 26, 2014
Pitt 66, Boston College 59
•Pitt improved to 21-7 on the year and 9-6 in the Atlantic Coast Conference. The Panthers are currently in fifth place in the ACC with three games to go: at Notre Dame (Saturday), North Carolina State on March 3 and at Clemson (March 8).
•Pitt, which ended a three-game losing streak, won its 21st game of the season. The 21 wins rank as the 16th most in school history.
•Pitt won its ninth conference game of the year. Pitt has totaled 10 or more league regular season wins in 11 of the last 12 seasons.
•Pitt improved to 5-2 in its seven road games this year. Pitt has now claimed seven of its last nine road games and 11 of its last 15.
•With the loss, Pitt’s Jamie Dixon improved to 20-4 all-time vs. previous ACC schools.
•With its 50 percent (23-46) shooting night, Pitt put together its best shooting contest in eight games and best since it shot 51 percent at Maryland on Jan. 25, 2014.
•Pitt outrebounded Boston College by a plus-15 margin (33-18). It represented the second largest rebound margin for Pitt in ACC play this season.
•With his team-high 21 points, Talib Zanna registered his fourth 20-plus scoring game of the season and seventh of his career. He entered this evening’s game needing 21 points to surpass the 1,000-point barrier for his career. He now has 1,000 career points and became the 43rd player in school history to score over 1,000 points this evening.
•With his 14 points, Cameron Wright totaled his 16th double figure scoring game of the year and 20th of his career. Wright also tied a career-high with four offensive rebounds.
•Lamar Patterson notched his 26th double figure scoring game of the year and 63rd of his career. With his team-leading five assists, Patterson now needs just four assists to become the third player in school history to total 1,000 points, 500 rebounds and 400 assists in a career.
•With the win, Pitt has now won 11 of its last 12 games against Boston College. It extended its win streak against Boston College to a series-leading seven consecutive games. Pitt also improved to 10-4 vs. Boston College at Conte Forum and 13-8 all-time in games played in Boston. Jamie Dixon is now a perfect 4-0 vs. Boston College.