Boston College Tops Pitt 81-58 For Elusive ACC Road Win

14 February 2018, 2:36 am pittsburgh.cbslocal.com

Boston College Tops Pitt 81-58 For Elusive ACC Road Win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) – Boston College won its first road game in Atlantic Coast Conference play in nearly three years with an 81-58 victory over Pitt on Tuesday.

The Eagles (16-10, 6-7 ACC) hadn’t won a road game in conference play since a March 3, 2015 win at Virginia Tech and had lost 23 straight before playing the Panthers.

Pitt (8-19, 0-14 in ACC) opened up a big lead by the midway part of the first half, but a long Boston College run nearly erased it by halftime. From the 6:42 mark in, the Eagles went on a 16-4 run to close the advantage to 34-32 in favor of Pitt at the break.

Early in the second half, it was more of the same, as the Eagles started on a 9-0 run to take a lead they never relinquished.

Jerome Robinson led the way with 27 points for Boston College. Jordan Chatman scored 17 points, helped by 5-of-12 shooting from 3-point range. Both players were effective in the second half against Pitt’s 2-3 zone, with Robinson penetrating and Chatman shooting open 3-pointers.

Freshman guard Parker Stewart had 16 points to lead the Panthers.

BIG PICTURE

Boston College: Robinson, the Eagles’ leading scorer, had just two points at the half, but was a big part of the Eagles’ second-half run. After shooting 1 of 6 from the floor before the break, he went 10 of 12 the rest of the way. The ACC’s leading scorer in conference play, Robinson has scored 20 points or more in three straight games and five of his last six.

Pitt: The Panthers entered the game 314th in Division I by averaging just eight offensive rebounds per game. They record just two against the Eagles, while conceding 18, which allowed the Eagles to attempt 66 field goals compared to the Panthers’ 48.

UP NEXT

Boston College: Returns home to host Notre Dame on Saturday. The Eagles are 0-9 against Notre Dame since the Fighting Irish joined the ACC in 2013.

Pitt: Will visit Florida State on Sunday. The Panthers beat the Seminoles in 2017, one of four ACC wins over two seasons for Pitt under Kevin Stallings.

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