Pittsburgh, PA (SportsNetwork.com) - Jamel Artis scored 24 points and pulled down eight rebounds as the Pittsburgh Panthers dispensed with the Boston College Eagles, 71-65, in ACC play at the Petersen Events Center.
Also having an impressive outing for the Panthers (19-10, 8-7 ACC) was Michael Young with 22 points and nine rebounds, while Cameron Wright accounted for 10 points as the Panthers posted their second straight win and the third in the last four outings.
The Eagles (9-18, 1-14), losers of nine in a row, were led by Olivier Hanlan who generated 39 points, shooting 10-of-20 from the field, including 5-of-12 beyond the arc, and a perfect 14-of-14 at the free-throw line. Aaron Brown pitched in with 20 points and five assists, but he was also charged with six turnovers.
Boston College managed to move out to a four-point lead about four minutes into the meeting, but the visitors then allowed the Panthers to connect on an even 50.0 percent from the field in the period, resulting in a 35-30 edge for the hosts at the break.
Pittsburgh made a total of just nine field goals after intermission, but put the game away by converting 18-of-25 at the free-throw line over the final 20 minutes of action.
The Panthers forced 14 turnovers, leading to 20 points, and outscored BC at the charity stripe, 24-17.