By MyFM's Jake Archer - The Boston College men's hoops team staged a comeback and then ran right over Pittsburgh on Tuesday night by a score of 81-58. The victory was the Eagles' first on the road in the Atlantic Coast Conference since March 3rd, 2015 at Virginia Tech. They had lost 23 straight games on the road in the conference and needed to get off that track badly, to say the least. It also snapped an 11 game skid against Pittsburgh.
They did not exactly take down an opponent that was doing well however, as the Panthers now have a 14 game ACC losing streak and sit at 8-19 overall on the year. Despite the struggles, Pitt opened up a big lead early that stretched to 15 points in the first half. BC would need to show up and battle back, which they did to finish off the half and go into the break only down 2.
In the second half, the Eagles came out firing again and went on a 9-0 run to take the lead. They were not looking back from there. Star guard Jerome Robinson was frustrated early in the game (only 2 points at the half) but led the way for BC with 27 points. His classmate and fellow guard Jordan Chatman chipped in with 17 points in the win. Freshman forward Vin Baker Jr. had 11 off of the bench. Pittsburgh was buoyed by freshman guard Parker Stewart dropping 16 points and junior guard Jared Wilson-Frame putting in 11 off of the bench.
This was a huge win for the Eagles as they showed some determination to not just fold when things got tough. On the flip side, Pittsburgh has to feel pretty awful about this one as they gave it away in a bad fashion. BC will now return home to host Notre Dame on Saturday. They'll be seeking their first win against the Fighting Irish since ND joined the ACC in 2013.