Local Teams

National Basketball Association
Pittsburgh 69, Boston College 67
When: 4:00 PM ET, Saturday, January 8, 2022
Where: Petersen Events Center, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Officials: # Tommy Morrissey, # Lee Cassell, # Mark Schur
Attendance: 7876

John Hugley scored a career-high 32 points and grabbed 13 rebounds to help Pittsburgh rally past visiting Boston College for a 69-67 win in an Atlantic Coast Conference contest on Saturday.

Hugley surpassed his previous high of 27 points against The Citadel in the season opener on Nov. 9. Jamarius Burton contributed 14 points and Femi Odukale had 11 for Pittsburgh (6-9, 1-3 ACC), which snapped its two-game losing streak.

Makai Ashton-Langford scored a career-high 23 points to lead Boston College (6-7, 1-2), which dropped its fourth straight game. Jaeden Zackery added 12 points and Brevin Galloway 11 for the Eagles.

Boston College was ahead 36-32 at halftime after leading by as many as 11 points in the opening period.

Mouhamadou Gueye's dunk with 13:59 remaining gave Pittsburgh its first lead since the midway point of the first half at 42-40. The Panthers would push their lead up to 52-44 after Hugley's dunk with 10:07 left.

BC mounted a 12-4 run to tie the game at 56 after Justin Vander Baan's three-point play with 5:47 to play.

Pitt scored eight of the next nine points to pull ahead 64-57 with 2:55 left. A 7-0 run capped by Ashton-Langford's 3-pointer re-tied the game with 1:39 remaining.

Hugley's two free throws with 1:01 on the clock made it 66-64. Ashton-Langford and Galloway each missed 3s in the final minute before Burton sank two free throws with 17 seconds left.

T.J. Bickerstaff's three-point play pulled BC within 68-67 with 13 seconds to go. Hugley made one of two free throws with four seconds remaining and Ashton-Langford missed a contested layup at the buzzer.

Pittsburgh is off until Tuesday night when it visits ACC foe Syracuse. Boston College returns home to face Georgia Tech in another ACC matchup on Wednesday night.

--Field Level Media

Top Game Performances
Boston College   Pittsburgh
Makai Ashton-Langford 23 Scoring John Hugley 32
Makai Ashton-Langford 4 Assists Femi Odukale 4
T.J. Bickerstaff 8 Rebounds John Hugley 13
Makai Ashton-Langford 5 Free Throws Made John Hugley 15
Makai Ashton-Langford 3 Steals John Hugley 2
Quinten Post 2 Blocks Jamarius Burton 1
Team Stats Summary
Team Points FG% 3PM-3PA FTM-FTA Assists Rebounds Blocks Steals Turnovers
Boston College 67 38.6 9-23 14-19 12 26 6 8 10
Pittsburgh 69 44.4 6-14 23-28 13 35 3 6 16