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Men's Hoops Falls To Pittsburgh, 66-59

Feb. 26, 2014

Box Score

Score: Pittsburgh 66, Boston College 59
Records: Boston College (7-21, 3-12 ACC), Pittsburgh (21-7, 9-6 ACC)
Location: Conte Forum, Chestnut Hill, MA
Attendance: 3,329
BC Starters: Magarity (F), Anderson (F), Hanlan (G), Rahon (G), Heckmann (G)
Pittsburgh Starters: Robinson (G), Young (F), Wright (G), Patterson (F), Zanna (F)


  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan scored a game-high 25 points, going 10-for-15 from the floor. He also dished out three assists.
  • Hanlan became the 41st player in Boston College history to reach 1,000 points. He is just the third player to do it in his sophomore season.
  • Junior Patrick Heckmann scored 15 points for the second game in a row. He added four rebounds.
  • Junior Ryan Anderson recorded 10 points, five rebounds and three steals.

    Pittsburgh went on a 21-4 run early in the first half to take a lead that Boston College could not come back from.


  • Boston College started the game with a quick 7-2 run, but Pittsburgh responded with a 21-4 run over the next six minutes to build a 23-11 lead.
  • The Pitt lead reached as many as 15 points with 5:24 left, but the Eagles brought the deficit down to 35-26 at the break.
  • With the Panthers leading 42-29, BC scored eight unanswered points over 2:15 to cut the lead to 42-37.
  • Hanlan brought the Eagles closer, to 49-45 with 8:51 left, with a pair of free throws. Pitt's Talib Zanna scored the next four points in the game to build the advantage back up to 53-45.
  • BC never got closer than five points the rest of the way.

    Boston College
    Points: Olivier Hanlan, 25
    Rebounds: Ryan Anderson, 5
    Assists: Joe Rahon, 5

    Points: Talib Zanna, 21
    Rebounds: Talib Zanna & Cameron Wright, 6
    Assists: Lamar Patterson, 5


  • Sophomore Olivier Hanlan became the third player in Boston College history to reach 1,000 points in his sophomore season. Troy Bell and Craig Smith were the others and they are first and second in career scoring at BC, respectively.
  • Troy Bell, the first player to accomplish the feat, scored his 1,000th point exactly 13 years ago on February 26, 2001 against Morris Brown.
  • Hanlan is the 29th ACC player to reach the 1,000-point plateau as a sophomore. He has 1,018 career points which ranks 39th at BC.
  • The Eagles had 22 points off turnovers compared to Pittsburgh's nine.
  • BC forced a season-high 17 Pitt turnovers.
    Ties: 3
    Lead Changes: 2
    Largest Leads: BC by 5 1st 17:43; Pittsburgh by 15 1st 5:24

    Boston College travels to Wake Forest on Saturday for a 4 p.m. game.

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